| Mar 30, 2012
Bluegrass player co-owned music store
Frank Javorsek, 70, a bluegrass musician who co-owned the now-closed Blue Ridge Pickin' Parlor music shop in the San Fernando Valley and hosted a bluegrass radio show on KCSN-FM, died March 22 of a...
| Mar 31, 2012
A diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis amounts to a death sentence.
A progressive disease in which damaged lungs continue to scar over, it causes difficulty breathing, particularly with the intake of air. There is no cure.
Doctors for Bill Millan and Jim...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Colonel Donald L. Jordan, 78, of Carp Lake, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, after a prolonged struggle with COPD.
Don was born on Nov. 12, 1933, in Indianapolis, the son of Paul "Smokey" and Viola Jordan of Carp Lake, and had resided most his life in...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Science has shown the dangers of cigarette smoking on lungs-- smoking undermines lung function, causes lung cancer and long-term breathing problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But what about smoking marijuana?
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:14 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Water workouts may trump land-based exercise for people with chronic lung disease and other health problems, according to a small study.
Australian researchers found that exercising in a pool boosted physical endurance and...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Door replacement shifts entrance to City Hospital
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia University Hospitals-East City Hospital officials announced plans for a temporary entrance to the hospital’s main lobby.
From Wednesday through the first...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:55 PM
This week's NATO summit on the future of the war in Afghanistan probably did not get to the matter of burn pits or abandoned latrines.
These are the details of hell. They are also our legacy, in Afghanistan, in Iraq . . . wherever we employ our...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:12 PM
An Indianapolis man too sick to care for his dogs is struggling to make sure his pets will be taken care of.
"They are my life," Douglas Hembree.
But after his second stint in the hospital for COPD, and needing help to breathe, Douglas came to the...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:22 PM
We introduced you to Douglas Hembree Tuesday night. Hembree has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and after being in the hospital twice, he made the tough decision to find a new home for his dogs Sadie and Ziggy.
¿¿"It has got me in tears,&...
| Jun 6, 2012
Herb Reed was in his 20s when he founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953, naming his vocal group after the term used by radio DJs for the vinyl records of the day.
Well into the digital download era — and into his 80s — Reed was still...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Police are investigating whether the death of a 66-year-old Jefferson County man was related to a Friday night storm that left much of the region without power.
The man was found by a neighbor Sunday afternoon in his Blue Ridge Acres home, which was at...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:40 PM
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Md. 0077
Monday, July 9, weigh in at 7:15 to 9:15 a.m., meeting 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-582-2292.
Monday, July 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 33 E. Church St.,...