For your health by January 3, 2022 | Newspaper


Healthy Berkeley announces new health and wellness appMARTINSBURG – Health Berkeley announced the launch of the Change Your State app to bring health and wellness to local communities.

The app focuses on the areas of mind, movement, and nutrition and is designed to bring a multitude of resources to residents of the community.

The app’s resources will include blog posts, workouts, healthy recipes, and meditations. Users will also be able to track their daily goals and earn points for achieving those goals. All entrants who earn a minimum number of points each month will be entered to win monthly prizes.

There will also be a Change Your State Facebook page and a weekly Change Your State podcast for anyone without a smartphone.

The free app will be available for download Jan. 8 from Apple and Google Play stores by searching for “Change Your State.” The app challenge will run from January 15 to April 15.

For more information, contact Veigel at or DeJarnett at

Narconon New Life Retreat Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education

DENHAM SPRINGS, ca. – Holidays can be difficult for those who have struggled with addiction. This can be a recipe for a relapse between vacation stress and family reunion with alcohol. If you have a loved one struggling with drug or alcohol use, you should seek treatment for them immediately.

Being close to family while on vacation may also have made you notice that they are not doing well and struggling with addiction. Take the time to talk to them, ask them what they may be having trouble with, and discuss the treatment. We hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.

To learn more about the dangers of waiting, visit:

Addiction Screenings – Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals at 1-800-431-1754.

Free 12-Month National Diabetes Prevention Program Bundle

WINCHESTER, VA – Valley Health is offering new sessions of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a free 12-month course designed to help adults at risk for developing diabetes and ready to make lasting changes in their lifestyle. One group will meet virtually on Monday from noon to 1 p.m., while the other will meet in person at Warren Memorial Hospital on Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To be eligible for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, people must be overweight, not have a diagnosis of diabetes, and have one or more of the following: high blood sugar, high blood pressure, family history of diabetes, physical inactivity and history of gestational diabetes.

To find out more, visit, or call 540-536-5108 for the virtual program or 540-636-0314 for the in-person program at Warren Memorial Hospital.

Tai Chi begins at Berkeley Senior Services

MARTINSBURG – Tai Chi will be held Monday at 10:00 am at Berkeley Senior Services on High Street. Casual clothing and masks suggested.

For more information, call Eldon at 304-264-4783.

Hours of the Free Good Samaritan Clinic

MARTINSBURG – The Good Samaritan provides free health care to uninsured and underinsured people. The main clinic is located at 601 S. Raleigh St., Martinsburg. They do not make appointments and provide family medicine care in all clinics except Women’s Health Evening.

The clinic hours are:

• Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

• The first Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.

• Women’s health clinic the third Tuesday at 5 p.m.

• Rescue mission every Monday from 10:30 am to 12 noon.

For more information visit

Program to help maintain health, well-being during the holidays

MARTINSBURG – The annual sled maintenance campaign during the holidays is a free program open to the public. To register, go The campaign runs until January 8.

This program is designed to help participants get through the stressful time of the vacation by maintaining health, maintaining healthy habits, and maintaining general well-being during the vacation season. The goal for Sleigh the Holidays participants is to be active for at least 150 minutes per week and to drink at least six eight-ounce glasses of water on most days of the week. Anyone who achieves the goal will be entered into a raffle.

Sleigh the Holidays offers a team challenge again this year. Any group of two or more can participate as a team. When registering, it is possible to join or create a team and invite other people to participate. The Team Challenge provides support from teammates and friendly competition with others.

Physical activity and water consumption can be tracked on the Sleigh the Holidays webpage. Participants will also receive periodic newsletters provided by WVU Extension with helpful tips for staying focused and staying on track.

For more information, contact Dana DeJarnett at or Angela Lawrence at

Affordable health screenings coming to Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG – Residents living in and around Martinsburg can learn more about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic and serious illnesses through affordable screenings from Life Line Screening. Bethel Assembly of God will be hosting this community event on January 10, 2022 at 2010 Tavern Rd. Martinsbourg.

Screenings can verify:

The level of plaque buildup in your arteries which is linked to the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health.

HDL and LDL cholesterol levels

Risk of diabetes

Bone density as a possible risk of osteoporosis

Kidney and thyroid function, and more

Screenings are affordable and convenient. Free parking is also available.

Prices for special packages start at $ 149, but the consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1287, or visit their website at Pre-registration is required.

Living well program facilitator training

MARTINSBURG – A free leadership training for a program to help people with chronic diseases will be held from January 19 to March 2, 2022 via Zoom. Leaders help others develop the skills they need to manage their chronic illnesses and improve their quality of life. Previous teaching or healthcare experience is not necessary, just a willingness to help others improve their health.

Leaders must attend the seven weeks of free training to be certified. The first session will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on January 19. For the next six weeks, there will be two meetings per week from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday until March 2.

For more information or to register, contact Dana M. DeJarnett at 304-264-1287, ext. 31814 or The registration deadline is January 14th.

Announcement of a new session of the virtual chronic pain self-management program

MARTINSBURG – Living Well, a chronic pain self-management program, is a weekly workshop designed to help people with one or more chronic pain learn to take responsibility for their day-to-day care, increase the skills needed to manage their pain and work effectively with their healthcare professional.

A new Zoom workshop begins January 20 and meets every Thursday until February 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The six-week program will be interactive, informative and fun offering the same content as the face-to-face workshop.

Living Well is free and open to people with chronic pain and other pain-related health conditions. Everyone can benefit from learning the skills to coordinate all the activities needed to manage their health, as well as to help them maintain a full and active life.

Participants will need a computer, phone or tablet to access Zoom. The device must also be equipped with a camera and a microphone. A quiet place and a stable chair are also recommended for joining classes.

To register or for more information, contact Dana M. DeJarnett at 304-264-1287, ext. 31814 or The registration deadline is January 18.


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