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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County Launches New Partnership with NaCo’s Live Healthy Program (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Councilmember George Leventhal have announced that Montgomery County will begin participating in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Live Healthy program. The program has...

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Leggett Encourages Homeowners to Test their Homes for Radon (VIDEO)

During the month of January, Montgomery County is joining a nationwide effort to educate homeowners and renters on the dangers of radon gas and the importance of testing their homes. National Radon Action Month focuses on the...

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UPDATED: Remembering Dr. Ulder Tillman (VIDEO)

UPDATED 1.10.17 Funeral services have been announced for Dr. Ulder Tillman. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kensington. The service will follow at 11 a.m. on Jan....

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New Year’s Baby: Girl Born at 12:15 a.m. at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

A Rockville family welcomed a new addition to their family shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center. Benoitte Muzito delivered a baby girl, named Imane, at 12:15 a.m. on...

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March 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Earlier in the week, Gov. Larry Hogan criticized Montgomery County Public Schools over its handling of the rape charges at Rockville High School. On Thursday, at an event in Bethesda, he seemed to tone down his rhetoric, saying he believed the school […]

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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Raskin to Host Health Care Town Hall Meeting on Mar. 25

As the questions surrounding the fate of the Affordable Care Act remain, Rep. Jamie Raskin (Md-8) will host a health care town on Mar. 25. Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation repeal and replace the ACA. Raskin said this event is to inform the public on how residents could be impacted if the measure passes through […]

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March 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 23, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 23rd, in Montgomery County: 1. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are scheduled to celebrate National Reading Month at Carderock Springs Elementary School in Bethesda. 2. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is meeting with the County Council at 1 p.m. about his recommended […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Congressman Delaney Holds Rally in Gaithersburg to Save Affordable Care Act

It’s the first time Gaithersburg resident Steve Higgins can remember, since casting his vote for Jimmy Carter in 1976, that he went out to protest a president. He joined more than 200 residents and elected-officials at Gaithersburg High School on Monday evening in an effort to save the Affordable Health Care Act. “When [President] Trump […]

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March 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan to Spend $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic; Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Larry Hogan announced $50 million Wednesday to address the state’s opioid crisis as well as declaring a state of emergency that would activate the governor’s emergency management authority, creating more rapid coordination between state and local jurisdictions. Hogan also appointed his senior emergency management adviser, Clay Stamp, to lead the state’s coordinated effort to […]

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February 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leventhal Bill Would Require Healthy Options in Vending Machines on County Property (VIDEO)

Montgomery County already is the healthiest county in Maryland. Councilmember George Leventhal wants to make the county the healthiest in the nation, and he’s targeting the snacks and drinks sold in vending machines. He is the lead sponsor for a bill that would require half the items for sale in vending machines on county property […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rare Disease Day to Focus on Research at NIH on Feb. 27 in Bethesda

Did you know that an estimated 25 million Americans are affected by a rare disease? On Feb. 27, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda will host Rare Disease Day to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect, and research collaborations that are making a difference. This year’s global theme is research. […]

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February 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nurses Claim Intimidation by Holy Cross Management

Nurses who are trying to unionize at Holy Cross Hospital claim they are being intimidated by management. Susan Yeh, a nurse at the hospital, said she has been followed by her manager, by security and by human resources when she has tried to meet with colleagues about efforts to organize the nursing staff. National Nurses […]

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February 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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 health is an important topic. “We see a lot of issues in our community that have not been addressed,” said Shangarai, […]

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January 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

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, and recently they organized a First Aid Fair to share information with other students and teachers. Find out […]

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