Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fauquier Hospital Relay for Life Team Holds Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Fauquier Health's Relay for Life team will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  on Saturday, March 28, at the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company Firehouse, on Shirley Avenue in Warrenton.

On the menu: spaghetti with meat or veggie sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a drink

Tickets are: 
  • $8 for adults at the door, $7 in advance (by March 26)
  • $7 for senior citizens (60+), $6 in advance (by March 26)
  • $4 for children under 12
  • Kids under 3 eat free, with an adult
For advance tickets, please contact: Trenna at 540-270-3550 or btwarren10@gmail.com; Judy at bodensjl@gmail.com; Betty at bcstarfish8@gmail.com or 540-347-9417; Richard at Richard.shrout@fauquierhealth.org; Chrissy at 571-991-1248 or chrissypatterson.comcast.net; Lois at 540-347-0146; or Karen at kargil5@comcast.net.

Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Fauquier.

Snow CPR at Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Four nurses  at Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center built a snowman, but it wouldn’t stand up, so they quickly decided to do CPR. Just one more example of heroism under difficult (and cold) circumstances.

Fauquier Hospital Pulmonary Function Lab offering FeNo

When you have difficulty breathing, nothing else matters. A relatively new test called fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) can help assess what’s causing the problem. Fauquier Hospital has recently begun offering the tes.

FeNO testing enables your doctors to evaluate inflammation in the lung’s bronchial tubes that makes it difficult to breathe. Nitric oxide gas is produced by everybody, but high levels can mean that your airways are inflamed — a possible sign of asthma.

Your doctor may send you for FeNO testing to diagnose asthma, evaluate a chronic cough, or see how well your medications are treating your asthma. Comparing FeNO results over several visits can be an effective way to make sure you’re getting the right medications in the right amounts to keep you breathing. A respiratory therapist will guide the patient through the FeNO test in Fauquier Hospital's pulmonary function laboratory.

The test is quick and easy to perform.