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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Health

May 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Study Shows Increase in Major Depression Diagnoses

Major depression diagnoses are on the rise, according to a study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. According to the study titled, Major Depression: The Impact on Overall Health, diagnosis rates increased by 33 percent between 2013 and 2016, and climbed fastest among adolescents and millennials. “The high rates for adolescents and millennials could […]

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May 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What You Should Know About the Recall of Eggs

There are at least 35 reported cases of Salmonella infections reported in nine states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Food and Drug Administration linked some of the cases to Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Indiana.  The company voluntarily recalled more than 206 million shell eggs due to a possible contamination […]

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May 3, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Health Center for Uninsured Residents is Celebrating 50 Years in the Community

With an estimated 70,000 people living in Montgomery County without health insurance, MobileMed is a local nonprofit helping to fill the access to healthcare gap. For the last 50 years, staff at MobileMed has provided underinsured and individuals without health insurance with quality health care. “There are health disparities in this county,” said Peter Lowet, […]

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April 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

WUSA 9 Anchor Andrea Roane Announces Retirement During EPIC Awards

After 37 years, WUSA 9 Anchor Andrea Roane announced her retirement during Montgomery Community Media’s Second Annual Excellence in Programming and Innovative Content Awards on April 25. The event, held at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, honored local journalists and content creators for their contributions to local media. Roane received the EPIC Award for Community […]

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April 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Andrea Roane Receives EPIC Award for Community Inspired Content

Award-winning anchor Andrea Roane was honored with the EPIC Award for Community Inspired Content during Montgomery Community Media’s Second Annual EPIC Awards ceremony. Roane, who anchors W*USA 9 news at noon and serves as the station’s health reporter, was presented with the award by NBC 4’s Pat Lawson Muse at The Fillmore in Silver Spring […]

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April 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

City of Gaithersburg Offers Free Rabies Clinic for Cats and Dogs

The City of Gaithersburg will offer free rabies clinics for cats and dogs from April through September, according to a news release. They will 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, there is no […]

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March 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Offers Free Training on Medication Used to Reverse Opioid Overdose

Montgomery County will offer free training on the prescription medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose known as Naloxone. Residents concerned about their loved ones can register to attend the training to learn about reducing unintentional and life-threatening opioid overdoses. The two-hour training will be offered: Monday, April 9, 1 to 3 p.m. […]

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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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