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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AMP Presents Candlelight Yoga with Live Music Aug. 31

Is there a better way to end the month of August than a session of yoga led by Mike Gaitan? AMP by Strathmore and North Bethesda Sport and Health think they have a winning combination with Thursday evening’s Yoga and Live...

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Raskin to Host Public Forum on Medicaid

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Director, Uma Ahluwalia, is partnering with Congressman Jamie Raskin to discuss Medicaid in Maryland on Sept. 19. The goal of this meeting is for resident to voice how...

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Free Immunizations for Seventh Graders at Germantown, Rockville and Silver Spring Health Centers

Montgomery County health officials are reminding parents of incoming seventh graders to be sure their students show proof of vaccination against Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4)...

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Flooding in Rock Creek Regional Park, Hikers Urged to Use Caution (PHOTOS)

Montgomery Parks officials are warning hikers at Rock Creek Regional Park to use caution because some trails and pedestrian bridges are still flooded following last week’s heavy rains. The banks of Lake Needwood were...

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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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March 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Warns of Rabid Raccoon

Gaithersburg Animal Control officers are warning residents of a rabid raccoon on Wednesday. The raccoon was spotted about 1 p.m. in the 100 block of Gold Kettle Drive. The raccoon was captured, euthanized and tested for rabies. Test results confirmed that the raccoon was infected with the rabies virus. Rabies can be fatal to humans […]

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March 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Remains Healthiest County in Maryland

Montgomery County remains the healthiest county in Maryland, according to an annual ranking conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. “The rankings show that where you live influences how well and how long you live. The local-level data make it clear that good health is influenced by many factors beyond […]

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March 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

MDOT Offers Tips on Avoiding Drowsy Driving

To kick off “Sleep Awareness Week”, Maryland’s Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is offering tips for motorists on avoiding driving while drowsy. Data from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) shows that drowsy driving causes more than 70,000 car accidents each year and being tired at the wheel can be just as dangerous as drunk […]

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March 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Test Your Strength in the Md. State Police Fitness Challenge

The Maryland State Police is inviting residents to test their strength during its annual fitness challenge next month. Participants will run a 3 mile course while performing body weight exercises such as burpees, push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks. Body weight movements such as bear crawls and crab walks will also be included in the workout […]

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February 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Smokehouse Recalls Pet Products Due to Possible Salmonella

Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. based in Sun Valley, California is recalling all package types of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” due to possible contamination with Salmonella.  According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have […]

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January 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Panera Bread Recalls All 2- and 8-Ounce Cream Cheese Products

Panera Bread is recalling all 2-ounce and 8-ounce cream cheese products sold in its U.S. bakery-cafes, the company announced. There have been no reported illnesses, but the company issued the recall “out of an abundance of caution,” according to company information provided by the Food and Drug Administration. This recall was initiated after samples of […]

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January 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Get a Flu Shot

Get a flu shot. It’s not too late. That’s the advice from Jose Luis Diaz, the communications and marketing director for CCI Health & Wellness Services in Rockville. “What’s amazing is that the county did have a very strong approach at the very beginning. We started vaccinating people very early in the season,” Diaz said. […]

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January 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: Takoma Park Officials ‘Stunned’ to Learn Hospital’s Plan to Reduce Health Facilities

When the Maryland Health Care Commission ruled in favor of Washington Adventist Hospital’s request to move from Takoma Park in 2015,  Washington Adventist Hospital President Erik Wangsness told city leaders that the hospital would still provide key health services on the Takoma Park campus. “When the acute hospital services relocate to White Oak in 2019, we will […]

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January 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Hospitals Limiting Visitors Because of Flu

The six hospitals in Montgomery County are limiting visitors because of increased flu activity, the county’s health department said in a Tuesday statement. Any visitor who exhibits flu-like symptoms — which includes fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and muscle aches — will not be allowed to enter the hospital, the statement says. Children under […]

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January 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

SIDS Remains a Threat to Babies, CDC Study Says

A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control says at least 3,500 babies in the United States die each year from sleep-related deaths which includes sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS,  accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes. According to the report, there was sharp decline in sleep-related deaths in the 1990s […]

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