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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Montgomery County to Announce Dementia-Friendly America Initiative

UPDATED On Dec. 5, Montgomery County officials are expected to launch the County Dementia Friendly Initiative. Last year, the Clarksburg-based nonprofit supporting Alzheimer’s research, BrightFocus Foundation, assisted...

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The Children’s Inn Makes a Difference for Many (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is home to many top-notched hospitals and medical facilities. There is one in Bethesda that is in a league of its own. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its...

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January 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Reminded of ACA Open Enrollment Deadline on Jan. 31 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County residents are reminded that open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ends on Jan. 31. You can find information about upcoming enrollment events, here. You can find more information about the Maryland Health Connection, here. Deadline coming soon! Jan. 31 is the LAST day to buy a 2017 plan. We're the only place […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

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 added a low-fee dental discount and health discount program to the prescription discount program (Montgomery RX) that the County has offered since 2004. For more […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

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 steps everyone can take to help ensure their home is safe and radon free. “I encourage every resident […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

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. 13. For more information, visit the county’s website, here. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County is […]

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January 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett to Announce Partnership in Health Discount Program for Residents on Jan. 12

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is expected to join County Councilmember George Leventhal, chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, on Jan. 12 to announce a partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACO) that will provide residents with low cost health services, according to a news release. NACO’s Live Healthy Program helps uninsured […]

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January 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Walgreens Teams Up with Veteran Affairs to Offer Free Flu Shots for Veterans

Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round but the virus is most common during the winter and fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Department of Veterans has partnered with Walgreens Pharmacies nationwide to offer veterans currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system free flu vaccinations, according to a […]

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January 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Releases Statement Following Death of Dr. Ulder Tillman

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released the following statement about the passing of County Health Officer Dr. Ulder Tillman: “I am profoundly sad to announce that Dr. Ulder Tillman, who served 13 years as our County’s health officer and chief of Public Health Services, died this afternoon. “Dr. Tillman was a wise and ardent champion […]

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January 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Health Officer Ulder Tillman Dies Suddenly

Montgomery County officials are mourning the sudden passing of Montgomery County Health Officer Ulder Tillman early Tuesday.   Tillman served as the county’s health officer and chief of Public Health Services for the past 13 years. Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner and Health and Human Services Committee Chair George Leventhal issued the following joint statement […]

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January 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Integrated Health Facility in Rockville Set for Jan. 5

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join county and state leaders for a ribbon-cutting and open house on Jan. 5 to unveil a new innovative facility in Rockville, according to a news release. The Taft Force Project is a collaboration between three local nonprofits, CCI Health & Wellness Services, Cornerstone Montgomery and Interfaith […]

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January 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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 Jan. 1.  The infant girl weighed in at 6 pounds and 13 ounces, according to hospital officials. Imane is […]

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