| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:01 PM
When the school year begins in less than 10 days, some Washington County Public Schools employees are expected to have one more duty and it’s one that has some school system officials concerned.
Due to a new state law that took effect this summer,...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:58 PM
Under a state law that took effect last year, schools are allowed to stock and use prescription medicine that can save the lives of students with severe allergic reactions. But when school nurses asked doctors to prescribe the epinephrine shots, better...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Do I have to carry the two Epipen’s my doctor prescribed, or can I divide them to accommodate for school and home?
Yes, the 2 EpiPen’s given by your doctor are not to be divided so you can have one for school and for the road. Up to 20% of...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Julie Bowen was on the set of the television show "Boston Legal" four years ago when she got the call from her husband, who was on his way to the hospital with their then-infant son Oliver.
While hanging out in the backyard of their California home,...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Washington County’s state legislators pursued some lofty but unattainable goals this year, along with several more grounded ideas that succeeded.
Sen. George C. Edwards and Del. John P. Donoghue each won a share of the state’s capital...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 7:41 AM
At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Gov. Bob McDonnell signed House Bill 1107 (Greason) and Senate Bill 656 (McEachin), which require local school boards to adopt and implement policies for the possession and administration of epinephrine in Virginia’s public...
| May 14, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Today, May 16, 2012, is the first National Hereditary AngioEdema (HAE) Day designed to bring attention to a disease that affects more than 1 in 10,000 people and that usually strikes in childhood or adolescence.
HAE is a genetic disorder that's...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:15 AM
For the first time in Indiana, the state is recognizing Food Allergy Awareness Week. And it's happening because of a local mom whose son is severely allergic to peanuts.
You can't be too careful in Erica Andert's house.
"We always, always check out...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Last week I was recounting the story of a gravely ill heifer calf that was dying during treatment for bloat. Once it became apparent that it was too late to relieve the bloat with the stomach tube, I retrieved a trocar from my truck. When I got back to...
| Oct 24, 2012
For parents of children with food allergies, navigating everyday life can be like side-stepping land mines.
Play dates, birthday parties and after-school activities all pose potentially life-threatening hazards. And there's Halloween, when candy...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Schools to have school health services
Washington County Public Schools will have school health services for the start of the school year, which is Wednesday, Assistant Superintendent Mike Markoe told the school board Tuesday night.
The school system...