Health

Local woman battles incurable disease

Diane Nicholson, of Strasburg, tends to her daughter Kari, 21, in their town home. Kari Nicholson, who is on disability, suffers from an incurable kidney disease. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 27th, 2016

STRASBURG – A young Strasburg woman is battling a rare, incurable kidney disease with pain treatments that provide little relief.

Local woman receives new heart valves

Mary Hicks, 95, sits inside  her Woodstock home. HIcks was one of two people in the region who recently had a minimally invasion surgery for heart valve disease.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 27th, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Mary Hicks, a 95-year-old Woodstock resident, was one of the first to receive a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement at Valley Health’s Heart & Vascular Center’s hybrid room in Winchester Medical Center on July 6.

Hospital dedicates new ER, medical building

April McClain, director of inpatient nursing and the emergency department, gives the public a tour along the doctors' and nurses' station inside the new emergency room at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock on Wednesday. The new ER  includes 17 private exam/treatment rooms and dedicated trauma and cardiac care rooms.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 15th, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah Memorial Hospital’s new emergency department and medical building was dedicated yesterday with a ribbon cutting, open and tours, which were open to the public.

25 cases of Zika in Virginia

June 15th, 2016

As of June 9, the Virginia Department of Health has 25 confirmed and probable cases of Zika virus infection in the state.

Hula-Hoop-A-Looza shakes up some fun

Makhi Cotes, 9, a second grade student at Sandy Hook Elementary, spins his fitness ring during their Friday morning Hula-Hoop-A-Looza. Ferguson, a plumbing supply manufacturer, made the fitness hoops out of recycled plastic tubing and donated one to each student. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 4th, 2016

STRASBURG – Sandy Hook Elementary School was full of energy Friday morning as kids received hula hoops from Ferguson Enterprises for a Hula-Hoop-A-Looza.

New dialysis clinic in Winchester

May 9th, 2016

Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, has opened a new dialysis clinic in Winchester.