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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 ...

04.25.2006
The Low-Down on Transferring Your Medical Records

Squeezing a doctor’s visit, a trip to the pharmacy for prescribed medications, and a full-time job into a workday can be difficult for even the most organized individual. A simple transfer of medical records to a specialist or new primary ...

04.21.2006
Lack of Proper Health Care Coverage Plagues Nearly 46 Million Americans

This information is released in an effort to raise awareness of the uninsured and underinsured population in this country in conjunction with National Cover the Uninsured Week, May 1 through 7, 2006. One in seven Americans is going about daily life ...

04.18.2006
Atlantic General Hospital Scores in Top 5 Percent in Patient Satisfaction

A twelve-month patient satisfaction survey conducted by NRC Picker, an international healthcare quality measurement agency, reveals that Atlantic General Hospital is supporting its mission to provide quality care and personalized service to its ...

04.04.2006
Foundation for Cardiovascular Research Gift Makes Wellness Program Possible

With a recent gift of $20,000 to Atlantic General Hospital came the words, “Use it wisely and good luck with your endeavors,” written in the hand of Jean Bellet Green, president of the Foundation for Cardiovascular Research. The ...

03.31.2006
Atlantic General Hospital/Health System now Accepting Applications for the James G. and Nancy W. Barrett Scholarship Program

Berlin – Atlantic General Hospital announced this week that applications for the James G. and Nancy W. Barrett Scholarship Program will be available April 10. The scholarship program provides selected nursing students with full payment of ...

03.29.2006
Atlantic General Hospital Plans an Evening of Cocktails and Hors D'Oeurves for 13th Anniversary Celebration

Ocean City, Md. – A black-tie optional cocktail party will be held at the Ocean City home of Nolen Graves on May 18, 2006 to mark thirteen years since Atlantic General Hospital first opened its doors. Atlantic General Hospital and Health System ...

03.23.2006
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: the surgical biopsy alternative

(released in conjunction with the upcoming "Doctor on Call" radio show scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 14, 2006 on WQMR 101.1FM) It is estimated that about forty percent of women in the United States will develop a lump in the ...

03.20.2006
National Doctors' Day to be Celebrated at Atlantic General Hospital

Berlin, Maryland – On Monday, March 27, 2006 and throughout the week, Atlantic General Hospital will begin the celebration of DOCTORS’ WEEK. National Doctors’ Day is actually on March 30, but Atlantic General Hospital began a ...

03.20.2006
Atlantic General Hospital Reaches out on National Alcohol Screening Day

As part of National Alcohol Screening Day on April 6, 2006, Atlantic General Hospital will be providing outreach, anonymous screenings, and education about alcohol’s effects on health to associates and the public. Anyone who is concerned about ...

03.15.2006
Atlantic General Hospital Announces Education Calendar April 2006

Monday, April 3 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, ...

03.10.2006
Atlantic General Hospital to Co-Sponsor 20th Annual AARP Health Fair

From the top of your head to the tips of your toes: Dozens of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System providers and physicians will be on-hand to provide health screenings and answer questions at this year’s Worcester County AARP Community ...

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