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Farmers' Market Season Opens

The annual farmers' market hosted by Meritus Health in the Robinwood Professional Center's atrium opened for the season in May.

Hospital Donates X-Ray Machine to College

Meritus Medical Center recently donated a portable X-ray machine to the radiography program at Hagerstown Community College.

Lyme Disease and Warm Weather Don't Mix

According to the CDC, more than 30,000 people are infected with Lyme disease every year.

Laundry Pods Pose Hazard to Children

Laundry and dish detergent packets, also called pods, contain a liquid substance with scents similar to candy and attractive to children.

Life Expectancy for White Women Drops

According to other researchers, white women are dying off at a younger age because of suicide, drug overdoses and chronic liver disease.

TRC Recognizes Occupational Therapists

April is Occupational Therapists Recognition Month. WHAG took some time to visit Meritus Health's Total Rehab Care and learn a little more about what an OT specializing in hand therapy provides for patients.

Protect Your Bottom Line During National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Meritus Medical Group's Digestive Disorders Consultants practice is encouraging residents to "protect their bottom line" by being screened.

Resources are Available Locally to Help Those with Eating Disorders

More than 30 million Americans have been clinically diagnosed with an eating disorder.

Meritus Health Provides Heart Health Education With Wine and Chocolate

Meritus Health celebrated National Wear Red Day and good cardiac health on Thursday with red wine, dark chocolate — and the color red.

Meritus Health Offers Cardiac Rehabilitation Program to Improve Heart Health

In recognition of National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, WHAG featured Meritus Health's cardiac rehabilitation program as part of the Feb. 18 newscast.

Meritus Infectious Disease Physician Addresses Zika Virus News

Dr. Mohammed Ali recently spoke with WHAG about the Zika virus making national news and what the Hagerstown community needs to know to be protected.

Four Meritus Nurses Receive New Scholarship

Four Meritus Medical Center nurses recently were selected to receive the new Lorna Christian Critical Care Nursing Scholarship Award during the health system’s annual trauma conference.

Tree of Lights raises more than $9K for pediatric needs at Meritus

Tree of Lights Fundraiser helps meet pediatric needs at Meritus Medical Center

Second annual Living Legacy Foundation rose signing

Meritus Health chief nursing officer Jesus Cepero writes small message Wednesday on behalf of organ and tissue donors and their families. The package will be displayed in the Donate Life America Rose Parade.

Employees Make Hospital Feel a Little More Like Home for Holidays

There is no place like home for the holidays, but employees are Meritus Medical Center tried their best to make the hospital feel a little more like home.

Breast Health Guidelines: Help or hurt?

Dr. Kerri Hesley has seen how mammograms have saved lives.

Cancer Patients Find Peace Through Yoga

Dr. Kerri Hesley, medical director at Meritus Center for Breast Health, leads a yoga class for cancer patients and families.

Meritus Offers Breast Cancer High Risk Assessment

Going beyond the yearly mammogram, doctors at Meritus Medical Center are offering breast cancer risk assessments to help women understand their risk for developing the disease.

Tri-State Residents Urged to get Shots as Flu Season Begins

Sneezing, coughing, headaches and body pains may all just be the signs of a cold. But, with October rolling around, they also could be the early signs of the flu.

Parents Honor Lost Children During Infant Loss Awareness Month

As part of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, parents honored the lives of those they lost during a ceremony.

Meritus CEO: ER Use Up, Patients Sicker

Joseph P. Ross spent 12 hours on Sept. 28 in the Meritus Medical Center Emergency Department — not as a patient, but as a top administrator getting a "stark reminder" of the challenges his team of ER doctors and nurses face on a daily basis.

Palliative care fills 'the gap' for patients experiencing chronic illness, pain in Washington County

Medical professionals in Washington County are offering patients a relatively new method of treatment for serious illness that helps fill the gap between a diagnosis and receiving hospice care: palliative care.

Flu Season is Right Around the Corner

It’s a sickness that takes thousands of lives every year in the U.S., and in just a few days, flu season will officially be upon us.

Officials: Obesity, Mental Health Top Washington County Care Issues

A group of local officials believes obesity and mental health are the most pressing care issues in Washington County after the findings of the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment were revealed Tuesday at Robinwood Professional Center.

Enrollment rises at Washington County Public School health centers

For nearly a decade, two school-based health centers in Washington County Public Schools have helped close the gap for local families and their children in need of health care.
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301-790-8000
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