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2010-11-09 13:58:00

Student Health Care Hero Award Winners Saluted at Kickoff Event HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young people from across the state are talking to students and industry professionals about career opportunities in health care during today's Pennsylvania Health Careers Week kickoff event. In its sixth year, the statewide celebration highlights in-demand careers and gives secondary school students the opportunity to explore hands-on health career exhibits, talk with...

2008-08-06 06:00:46

By Shawn Piatek, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Aug. 6--WINDBER -- Windber Medical Center on Tuesday showed off its latest technology at the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center to the husband of the facility's namesake. U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown, was treated to a demonstration of the facility's 3.0-Tesla, 3T, MRI unit. The equipment can identify breast abnormalities while they are still too small to be seen by other diagnostic methods, and provides twice the strength and speed...

2008-07-22 06:00:17

By Randy Griffith, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 22--WINDBER -- Another high-profile Conemaugh Health System executive is moving to Windber Medical Center's "Healing Hillside." Dr. Matthew Masiello has resigned as Conemaugh's vice president for the Office of Community Health to become chief wellness officer and director of community health initiatives at Windber Research Institute. "Clinical health promotion has become the new buzzword," Masiello said. "Windber Research...

2008-07-17 06:00:36

By Randy Griffith, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 17--When he came home from Vietnam 40 years ago, Army veteran Elmer "Snubby" Burket of Windber said he found his world changed. Like many veterans featured in Northern Cambria High School student-produced video, "We Never Got the Welcome Home," Burket felt alienated by many of those around him. Seeing the premiere Wednesday of the students' film helped continue to ease the pain, Burket said. "Not only did you give us our...

2008-06-18 06:00:23

By Patrick Buchnowski, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jun. 18--WINDBER -- Borough Council on Tuesday approved $9,215 from the sewer fund to help pay for the 13th Street surge box project to stop flooding in the borough. The $44,000 job is expected to begin next week, borough officials said at their monthly meeting held at the municipal building. In September, the borough received $30,000 from Somerset County Growing Greener II funds to help pay for the project. A surge box retains...

2008-06-16 06:00:37

By Frank Sojak, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jun. 16--Sheena Endress is a fancy dresser. When it comes to dressing a wound, nothing washes away the pain better than a colorful bandage dotted with cartoon characters, she says. For nearly a dozen years, Endress has been collecting cartoon bandages to donate to hospitals for use on children. Endress' project, called the Cartoon Band-Aid Drive, has attracted many others to assist her in her cause. The total number of bandages that...

2008-06-14 06:00:19

By Randy Griffith, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jun. 14--WINDBER -- Robert Roza Sr. has two starkly contrasting memories of his early life in the Seventh Street neighborhood: Playing darts and his father's mining-accident death. "Back then, they showed the body at the house," Roza said. "That and the cemetery are" ingrained memories. Gazel Francis Roza died was operating a mining car in Berwind Mine 36 when he was crushed against a wall by the engine at age 29. Lives and...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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