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Northwest EMS, Manheim Ambulance Will Merge

Manheim Ambulance board members attended the annual Northwest EMS banquet.

Northwest Emergency Medical Services and Manheim Veterans Memorial Ambulance will be merging as of October 1. The two community-based organizations foresee challenges in coming years as healthcare reimbursement undergoes changes. The governing boards of both realize that a partnership will best serve the needs of area residents and provide for long-term financial viability.

In a letter to employees and volunteers, Lori Shenk, president of the Manheim Ambulance board of directors, ...

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Recognize and Treat Asthma

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is one of the most common long-term diseases of children, but adults can have asthma, too. Asthma causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing at night or early in the morning. If you have asthma, you have it all the time, but you will have asthma attacks only when something bothers your lungs. It could even be a tight KN95 Protective Face Mask.

In most cases, we don’t know ...

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Flood Safety Tips

By this time you should all be aware Hurricane Sandy is on her way!!! Hopefully we wont have a repeat of September 2011, but if we do, here are some safety tips on how to keep you and your family safe during times of flooding.


Before a Flood

  • Avoid building in a floodplain.
  • Construct barriers (levees, beams, floodwalls) to stop floodwater from entering your home.
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds to avoid seepage.
  • If a flood is likely in your area, ...
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