4:05 PM EDT, May 24, 2013
Seminar about knee injuries
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The staff at Robinwood Orthopaedic Specialty Center is hosting a free educational seminar that will discuss why knee injuries are more prevalent among female athletes and what to expect following an ACL tear. The seminar is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Martinsburg High School Auditorium, off King Queen St., Martinsburg. Sports Fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Warner and physical therapist Eric Sampsell will lead the discussion.
This will be followed by a discussion on screening and training techniques for preventing ACL tears. This seminar is open to all athletes, parents and coaches. Learn what you can do to avoid this devastating, season-ending injury.
For more information on the presenters or the topic, go to www.robinwoodortho.com.
Tobacco cessation classes
Tobacco Free for Life classes will be offered at the following times and locations in June.
11 a.m to noon Mondays and Thursdays, June 3 through 13, or Aug. 5 to 15, at Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Instructor is Paula Ernst.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays June 3 through 13, or Aug. 5 to 15, at Western Maryland Hospital Center, third floor conference room, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Instructor is Paula Ernst.
For more information or to register, call 240-313-3360.
Youth skill demonstrations
Junior Hubs Free Youth Combine will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 17, at North Hagerstown High School’s Callas Stadium, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagers-town.
Test your skills in the 40-yard dash, long jump, agility and strength.
There is no charge to participate in the combine.
Also this is our final registration for Junior Hubs youth football and cheerleading.
For more information, call Ron Thomas at 240-217-1597 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chronic disease self-management program
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A new program called Help Yourself Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for those dealing with chronic disease is beginning in the Eastern Panhandle.
Help Yourself is a six-session health-education program to help individuals coping with one or more chronic diseases to take day-to-day responsibility for their care and to increase the skills necessary to manage their disease and work effectively with their health care professional.
In addition, participants will learn problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the every-changing challenges of living with a chronic illness.
Workshops consist of six weekly sessions, two hours each session. Each participant receives a “Living Healthy Life” book.
Help Yourself is free and open to those with one or more chronic condition.
Two new workshops are scheduled to begin June 13. The workshops meet every Thursday (except July 4):
Thursday, June 13 through July 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Dunn Building, 400 W. Stephen St., Martinsburg
Thursdays, June 13 through July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bridges to Healthy Transitions Office, 2008 Professional Court, Martinsburg (by Berkeley Medical Center, formerly City Hospital)
To register or for more information, contact Denise Ryan at 304-267-7130 or email@example.com.
Free Shriners screening
Ali Ghan Shriners Sayara Unit will host a free screening clinic to evaluate children in need of care at Shriners Hospitals for Children from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Community Free Clinic of Washington County, 249 Mill St, Hagerstown.
Children up to 18 years of age with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft palate and cleft lip are eligible for care regardless of the patient or family ability to pay.
For more information, contact Major Warren at 240-527-0434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonnie’s Bus to come to West Virginia
MARTINSBURG, W.Va.— Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit the Eastern Panhandle in June, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to area women.
West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVUH-East Regional Cancer Program are sponsoring the Berkeley County visit. Bonnie’s Bus will be parked at Martinsburg Mall, near the post office entrance, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15.
A service of WVU Healthcare and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown, Bonnie’s Bus is a state-of-the-art digital mammography unit that brings the most advanced digital mammography to communities in West Virginia.
The mammograms are billed to private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare if available. Women who do not have insurance will be covered by the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) or through special grant funds.
No woman older than 40 is turned away.
A physician’s order is required in order to schedule a mammogram and space is limited, according to Graham. Bonnie’s Bus appointments may be made by calling Graham at 304-264-1232.
For more information on Bonnie’s Bus, visit www.wvucancer.org/bonnie.
Yoga classes offered weekly
LAPPANS — Yoga classes take place Thursdays at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 18311 Lappans Road, Boonsboro.
Cost is a $5 drop-in fee for single class visit. Punch cards are available. Gentle Yoga poses to revitalize muscles and promote flexibility.
For more information, call Nancy Poole at 301-455-5546 or email@example.com.