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08.01.2006
Children and the Internet Presentation Offered by Worcester County Child Advocacy Center and Atlantic General Hospital

A study conducted by the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire found that one in five children between the ages of ten and 17 received a sexual solicitation over the Internet in 2000. Solicitation of a minor on ...

07.27.2006
Stephen Decatur Principal Named to Atlantic General Hospital Board of Directors

Lou Taylor, Bishopville native and principal at Stephen Decatur High School, was recently named to the Atlantic General Hospital Board of Directors. Taylor is active in the community, sitting on several boards and committees including the Worcester ...

07.26.2006
Visions for Total Health Conference Scheduled for August 26

The 8th Annual Visions for Total Health Conference, scheduled for Saturday, August 26 at the Ocean City Convention Center, is a day-long event of presentations, exhibits and demonstrations centered around three themes of environmental health, ...

07.20.2006
Atlantic General Hospital Announces Education Calendar for August 2006

Tuesday, August 1 Free Hypertension Clinic & Health Education Rite-Aid, Selbyville; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free Hypertension Clinic National Night Out Henry Park, Berlin; 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. “Quiet Chaos, Cultivate Time” Atlantic ...

06.28.2006
Junior Auxiliary Donates $5000 to Hospital's Nursing Scholarship Fund

The Junior Auxiliary Group (JAG) presents a check for $5,000.00 to Atlantic General Hospital for the James G. and Nancy W. Barrett Nursing Scholarship Program. With the help of JAG and other generous donors, scholarship students will receive full ...

06.26.2006
Atlantic General Hospital Awarded $50,000 Grant for Healthcare Innovation

Atlantic General Hospital was one of two healthcare organizations in the mid-Atlantic region recently awarded a $50,000 grant to fund innovations to improve patient safety. Atlantic General’s grant-winning proposal includes the creation of a ...

06.21.2006
Atlantic General Announced Education Calendar for July 2006

Monday, July 3 Free Hypertension Clinics & Health Education Apple Discount Drugs, Berlin; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Happy Harry’s, Ocean Pines; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 5 Free Hypertension Clinics & Health Education Rite-Aid, ...

06.16.2006
River Run 5K Raises $4,000 for Atlantic General Hospital

Berlin, Md. – Ocean City’s River Run Golf Club closed the course early last Sunday, June 11 to host the River Run 5K Run/Walk and Kiddie K, benefiting the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. The event brought out 71 supporters and ...

06.16.2006
Allstate Agent Donates $500 to Atlantic General Hospital

Beth Gismondi presents a check for $500 to Bob Warfield, chairman of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. The Ocean City-based Allstate agent and Foundation board member received the funds through an Allstate “Agency Hands in the ...

06.13.2006
AGH Associate Named Vice President of International Association of Administrative Professionals Chapter

Diane Brinker, executive assistant in the Public Relations Department at Atlantic General Hospital, was recently elected as the 2006-2007 Vice President of the Small Wonder Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals ...

06.12.2006
Atlantic General Hospital Announces Education Calendar for May 2006

Monday, May 1 Circuit Training AGH Cardiac Rehab Center Berlin Shopping Center; 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Increase your muscular strength and endurance through circuit weight training with Mary Beth Beck, EP. To sign up or for more information, ...

06.09.2006
Taylor Bank Gives $20,000 to Atlantic General Hospital Foundation

Raymond M. Thompson, president of Taylor Bank (right) presents a check for $20,000 to Atlantic General Hospital President and CEO Michael Franklin. This gift is a payment toward Taylor Bank’s $100,000 pledge to the Atlantic General Hospital ...

06.06.2006
River Run Golf Club Holds 5K to Benefit Atlantic General Hospital

The Atlantic General Hospital Associates and Family team gears up for the River Run 5K to be held on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at River Run Golf Club. Seated, from left: Teresa Bland, Zack Keiser, Kaaren Hook, Janis Foley. Standing from left: Mickey ...

06.02.2006
Bone Density Exams Now Offered in Pocomoke

Residents in Pocomoke and the surrounding area no longer have to drive the 30 miles to Berlin for a bone density exam. In another effort to increase access to quality healthcare services in the community, Atlantic General Hospital and Health System ...

05.23.2006
Atlantic General Announces Education Calendar for June 2006

Monday, June 5 Free Hypertension Clinics & Health Education Apple Discount Drugs, Berlin; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Happy Harry’s, Ocean Pines; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 Free Hypertension Clinic & Health Education Rite-Aid, ...

05.16.2006
Six-Week Class Teaches Confidence and Order in Life

Diane Armstrong, certified life coach, will conduct a six-week class titled “Quiet Chaos, Cultivate Time” beginning Tuesday, July 25, 2006. During the course, participants will learn to gain a sense of control over their life situations ...

05.12.2006
Hospital ENCARE Team Offers Free Medication Safety Class

Did you know the effectiveness and safety of a prescription drug can be compromised if it is mixed with certain all-natural herbal remedies or even some foods? Serious complications can also arise from multiple prescription drug interactions or ...

05.12.2006
Acute Low Back Pain

Acute Low Back Pain is one of the most common human afflictions. Approximately ten percent of the U.S. population experiences back pain each year. The lifetime incidence of low back pain has been reported at 60 percent to 80 percent, and has an ...

05.11.2006
How to Improve your Household Air and Your Family's Health Discussed at Visions Conference

While air pollution is a concern for many, few think about the dust, pollen, mold, and fumes that all contribute to poor air quality inside our homes. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the quality of the air inside a home can be up to ...

05.10.2006
Atlantic General Hospital Honors Associates for Years of Service

Atlantic General Hospital honored it associates who have served the hospital for five years at the annual Service Awards Celebration recently held at Harrison’s Harbor Watch restaurant. Seated from left: Markeba Taylor, Bridget Rose, Michelina ...

05.05.2006
Atlantic General Expands Hospital Campus

After an initial ground-breaking in January and the start of vertical construction in mid-April, Atlantic General Hospital administration expects shell space for a new medical office building at the corner of Healthway Drive and Old Ocean City ...

05.04.2006
Health of Coastal Habitats and Your Own Backyard Explored at 2006 Visions for Total Health Conference

Environmental health, one of three tracts of the 2006 Visions for Total Health Conference to be held on Saturday, August 26 at the Roland E Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, will include two break-out sessions by David Wilson, Outreach ...

04.28.2006
Free Screenings Offered at Pocomoke City Health Fair

Residents of lower Worcester County who are concerned about high cholesterol, diabetes or prostate cancer can take advantage of the free screenings that will be offered at the Pocomoke City Health Fair to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006. The health ...

04.28.2006
Breast Surgeon Kertrisa McWhite Speaks at Free Seminar on Breast Cancer in Younger Women

One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. The risk of breast cancer is higher as a woman ages, but the threat is still very real for women under 40. Please join breast surgeon Kertrisa McWhite, M.D., on ...

04.27.2006
May is Stroke Awareness Month: Learn the Signs and Symptoms

The first three hours after an attack are crucial for successful treatment Although the symptoms of stroke are distinct, too few stroke victims recognize them and seek help when a “brain attack” occurs. Signs of a stroke such as sudden ...

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