Senior Residents Are Changing the Stigma on Aging (VIDEO)

UPDATED Senior residents at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg are changing the stigma on what it means to age. “We do a lot of rollerblading, we do a lot of biking, we walk quite a bit, we hike, we swim and we both do...

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Trone Foundation Donates $2.5 Million to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda

The David and June Trone Family Foundation has donated $2.5 million to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, the hospital announced on Monday. It’s one of the largest philanthropic gifts ever received by the hospital. According to...

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Maryland Issues Warning About Carfentanil After Three Deaths in Anne Arundel and Frederick Counties

The Opioid Operational Command Center is raising awareness of a carfentanil threat to Maryland communities after three residents in Anne Arundel and Frederick counties died in apparent overdoses from the synthetic opioid....

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Council Recognizes National Child Abuse Prevention Month (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council issued a proclamation today recognizing the month of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. County Councilmember Sidney Katz presented the proclamation and he was joined by representatives...

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African Affairs Advisory Group Launches Mental Health Awareness Campaign (VIDEO)

The African Affairs Advisory Group has launched a Mental Health Awareness campaign this month. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: Harriett Shangarai, chair of the African Affairs Advisory Group, said mental...

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Northwest High Students Learn About Helping Others in First Aid Course (VIDEO)

Some Northwest High School students have been taking a unique First Aid course, where they learn skills for aiding adults, children and infants in case of an emergency. These students are passionate about what they have learned,...

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Health

July 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Warns Residents About Hazardous Toxins in Lakes

The Montgomery County Parks Department is asking residents to use caution near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank after a testing has shown there are elevated levels of a toxic substance produced by algae in the lakes. The lakes, located within Rock Creek Regional Park, tested positive for Microcystin, a hepatoxin, that can cause harm to […]

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July 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Heat Wave Continues in Montgomery County, Heat Advisory Issued

UPDATED Today is going to be another hot one. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-90’s, and it will feel even hotter. Heat values may reach up to 107 degrees, according to the NWS. […]

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July 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Get Real Health Opens New Offices in Rockville (PHOTOS)

Get Real Health, an award-winning, healthcare technology company, has expanded its corporate offices at 51 Monroe Street in the city of Rockville. Local leaders, including Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton and County Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Nancy Floreen and Sidney Katz attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new offices Tuesday. Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce CEO Gigi […]

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July 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Warning From Health Officials: ‘Avoid Eating Caribeña’s Yellow, Maradol Papayas’

The Maryland Department of Health is warning Marylanders to avoid eating Caribeña’s yellow, Maradol papayas because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria, according to a news release. The department’s laboratories administration tested five yellow Maradol papayas collected at a Baltimore retail location and three were confirmed to be contaminated with Samonella. The source of the contamination […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Send Their Thoughts and Prayers to Sen. John McCain

Local leaders are sending their thoughts and prayers to Sen. John McCain, Republican, after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. “You have overcome tough battles before,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen on Twitter. “Cancer just picked the wrong guy to mess with,” said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in a Facebook post. “Wishing rapid recovery […]

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July 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Shady Grove and Washington Adventist Earn Cardiac Care Awards

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, and Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, are being recognized for providing the highest quality care to heart attack patients by the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Get With the Guidelines (GWTG). Shady Grove Medical Center earned the 2017 Platinum Performance Achievement Award, which means it […]

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July 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fight the Bite: Health Officials Say Important to Get Rid of Mosquito Breeding Spots

County officials are urging residents to take steps to protect themselves and their families against the Zika virus. “As we enter the summer mosquito season, everyone should be vigilant about getting rid of mosquito breeding spots,” said Cindy Edwards, senior administrator for Communicable Disease and Epidemiology with Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services. […]

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June 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Health Disparities Within Latino Community Continues, According to Report

A report released by the Latino Health Initiative of Montgomery County found that health disparities continue to be a public health issue facing the Latino community in the county. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined the county’s Latino Health Steering Committee early Wednesday for the release of the third edition of a health status report […]

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June 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Parks Staff Battle Poison Ivy and Rash of Other Weeds at Little Bennett Campground and Area Parks

When Florida residents Washburn and Courtney Wear pulled their motorhome into a campsite at Little Bennett Campground this past week in Clarksburg, the first thing they noticed was a large patch of poison ivy. The Wears said they were concerned about the proximity of the poison ivy to their campsite because they had their dogs […]

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June 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Power Outage Closes Takoma Park Middle School, Hundreds Without Power on a Hot Day

It’s a hot day for the power to go out. Over 370 Pepco customers are without electricity in Montgomery County, according to online outage maps. Takoma Park Middle School Principal Alicia Deeny has tweeted out that the school is closing early because of a power outage. Pepco spokesperson Marcus Beal said the outage was caused […]

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