Health

Front Royal girl upbeat despite genetic disorder

Christine Jenkins of Front Royal holds her 10-year-old daughter, Carlie, who has Rett syndrome, a rare genetic neurological disorder that affects mostly females. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Fifth grader Carlie Jenkins can’t walk or talk, but according to her mother Christine “Chrissy” Jenkins, the 10-year-old expresses herself through her eyes.

Recovery

Cindy Bowman, director of nursing at Addiction Recovery Systems, sits inside the methadone dispensing  lab at the new facility on Front Royal Pike in Winchester. Methadone is used to treat heroin addicts in an effort to give up heroin and avoid withdrawal symptoms.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 10th, 2014

The long-awaited Winchester location of Addiction Recovery Systems’ methadone clinic has opened and has started treating area residents battling drug addiction.

Local hotel offers a helping hand

December 5th, 2014

Around the holidays, people will travel to see their loved ones. But some folks are unable to, either due to cost or medical conditions.

Ebola panel discussion to address community concerns

Dr. Kathryn Ganski, dean of the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing at Shenandoah University, talks on Monday about the Ebola panel discussion  planned for 7 p.m. today in Halpin-Harrison Hall's Stimpson Auditorium. Josette Keelor

December 1st, 2014

WINCHESTER — A panel discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University will address the Ebola virus and answer the community’s questions on the threat it still presents to Americans and how residents can protect themselves.

Searching for solutions

Mary Zirkle, left, clinical director of Winchester Community Mental Health Center, listens to a presenter along with Paul Scardino, center,  director of National Counseling Group in Winchester, and Pam Reiman, right, executive director of Bridging the Gaps Inc., during the Community Action Substance Abuse Summit held Tuesday at the  Winchester Medical Center Conference Center. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 18th, 2014

WINCHESTER — Drug addiction is everyone’s problem. That’s the conclusion community members stressed at Tuesday’s Community Action Substance Abuse Summit Call-to-Action event at Winchester Medical Center.

Expo encourages health care providers to pool resources

October 30th, 2014

WINCHESTER — Imagine not being able to hold a pen properly to write a letter, or having only a few fingers available for folding towels. Think how frustrating it would be matching socks with foggy vision, or following instructions you’re not sure you heard properly.

Area doctors: Keep an eye out for vision problems

October 23rd, 2014

Problems with vision are not something people see coming. Though a family history of poor eyesight can indicate a need for vision correction, some of the more serious issues that affect the eyes can come on quickly and require immediate attention.

Talks ease families into emergency care

October 8th, 2014

Important health conversations aren’t easy for aging parents and their children, but area professionals say such discussions are essential.

SU students take stand against assaults

September 23rd, 2014

WINCHESTER — Students at Shenandoah University in Winchester expect a flood of raindrops on Thursday. In fact, that’s exactly what they want.