| 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...
| Jun 8, 2012
Children in urban areas have a higher incidence of food allergies than those in rural America, according to a new study believed to be the first to assess allergic reactions in kids based on geography.
One of the urban centers tracked in the research...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:32 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies with life-threatening allergic reactions to milk or egg often don't get prompt treatment, despite their caretakers having been given medicine to counter the attacks, a new government-funded study shows.
| Jun 30, 2012
| 3:24 PM
RICHMOND — New laws passed by the General Assembly — including voter-identification requirements and repeal of the one-handgun-a-month purchasing restriction — in what was seen as one of the most contentious sessions in years go into...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Jacob Tobin, a fifth-grader at C.C. Lee Elementary school, eats his packed lunch at the opposite end of the table from other children who bring their lunches from home.
It's an extra precaution taken to make sure he doesn't get exposed to peanut...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Facing down a man-eating lion is not the same as facing down an Excel spreadsheet, but try explaining that to your body's stress receptors.
And good luck getting their attention above the din of your stalled commuter train, looming presentation at work,...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Many local schools are scrambling to get ready for the first day back. This year there will be something new in your child's school and it could save a life.
"It can be a matter of life and death," said LaVern Davis, the Associate Director of Health...
| Aug 6, 2012
Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Commissioners, Washington County Board of Education, and Hagerstown Mayor and Council:
WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
County Administration Building
100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown
| 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...
| 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...