Montgomery County to Hold Free Rabies Clinic Sunday, Aug. 26

Montgomery County holds rabies clinics once a month from April thru September at its Derwood facility. The next clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26. The clinics take place take place at the Montgomery County Animal Services...

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Running on Perseverance and Stoutheartedness

There is dedication, motivation, inspiration and commitment in the things we love to do. Let’s face it, most of us are doing things to better ourselves whether health, fitness employment or just self care. As a runner...

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Now Open: Corner Market and Pharmacy in Rockville

The Corner Market & Pharmacy will have a grand opening Friday afternoon after opening its doors last week on Nelson Street in Rockville. It is open from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00a.m. to 7:00p.m....

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Measles Confirmed in Person Who Traveled Throughout Montgomery County

Montgomery County health officials said Thursday that a person who has traveled about the county has a confirmed diagnosis of measles. Because of patient privacy, little has been revealed about the individual. A statement from...

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County Offers Three Training Sessions in June on Use of Nalaxone

Montgomery County offers free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.  The 2-hour training sessions include instruction to administer Naloxone, tips on overdose...

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Health Officials Announce Flu Vaccination Campaign

Montgomery County Health officials have announced the dates for the county’s annual flu vaccination campaign. County-sponsored seasonal flu vaccination clinics will be held beginning in late October, according to a news...

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September 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Safeway, Target Among The Stores Where Ground Beef Recalled for Possible E.Coli

Safeway and Target are among the list of stores where the U.S. Department of Agriculture says contaminated meat was sold. Earlier this month, Cargill Meat Solutions recalled more than 132,000 pounds of its ground beef products produced and packaged on June 21 due to the possibility of E. Coli. An investigation involving the Centers for […]

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September 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Sponsored Flu Vaccination Clinics Taking Appointments

Montgomery County Health officials have announced the dates for the county’s annual flu vaccination campaign. County-sponsored seasonal flu vaccination clinics will be held beginning in October, according to a news release. Below are the dates and times. Community Clinics Scheduled for Oct. 15 and 24 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Universities at Shady Grove Building […]

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September 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

County Leaders Discuss Emergency Preparedness During Fair

As the one year anniversary of a catastrophic hurricane season approaches, Montgomery County leaders are using National Preparedness Month to educate residents on the benefits of having a plan in place before disaster strikes. Leaders from Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, the National Cancer Institute, and other local and federal agencies, gathered in Rockville for […]

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September 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Tuesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon until 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 4. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-90’s, and it will feel even hotter. Heat values may reach up to 105 degrees, according to the NWS. A Heat Advisory means that a period […]

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August 30, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Temperatures Expected to be in the 90s with Thunderstorms Late Thursday

Montgomery County issued a hyperthermia alert for Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. With the heat index forecast to be above 95 degrees, the heat is potentially dangerous. County officials urge residents to take precautions for themselves and their pets when spending time outdoors today. Find information on signs of heat-related illnesses and tips […]

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August 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Heat Wave to Continue Wednesday for Montgomery County as NWS Issues Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued another Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid- to upper-90’s. Heat index values may reach between 100 and 105 degrees, according to the NWS. A Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures […]

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August 28, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leventhal, Ortman-Fouse Seek Info on Expanding Condom Distributon

Outgoing members of the Montgomery County Council and the school board have told school and health officials they want a condom-distribution plan, devised in the wake of a spike in sexually transmitted diseases, expanded from four high schools to all 25 Montgomery high schools. In a joint memo, Councilmember George Leventhal and school board member […]

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August 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Donations Needed for Families Displaced at The Children’s Inn

Dozens of patients are out their homes following a structural crack in the roof of the Children’s Inn at NIH last week. The damage caused all 45 patients and their families staying at The Inn to evacuate the building and relocate to area hotels,  according to officials. Since the incident, the E-wing with 23 resident […]

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August 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County to Hold Free Rabies Clinic Sunday, Aug. 26

Montgomery County holds rabies clinics once a month from April thru September at its Derwood facility. The next clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26. The clinics take place take place at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, located at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For county residents, […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

20 Years Have Passed Since Montgomery Last Considered Condom Distribution

Because of a spike in sexually transmitted diseases, Montgomery County health officials plan to distribute condoms in school wellness centers. The last time the county contemplated condoms in schools was more than 20 years ago, according to a current and former school board member. Distribution hasn’t been considered in her 20 years on the Montgomery […]

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