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

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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June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Heart Health and More To Be Discussed During ‘Brother 2 Brother’ Seminar

The month of June is celebrated as Men’s Health Month across the country and to raise awareness on preventable health problems among men and boys, the African American Health Program (AAHP) Montgomery County will host an event titled, “Brother 2 Brother,” on  June 12 at the Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, 9727 Georgia Ave., in Silver Spring. […]

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June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Officials Warn Residents About Heat-Related Dangers

Montgomery County officials are urging residents take precautions to protect themselves, children and pets against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion with the increase in temperatures, according to a news release. Officials are also urging residents to check on their elderly neighbors who may be isolated to be sure they are not […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

image of a tick on human skin, the cause of Lyme Disease

Health Officials Warn Residents About Lyme Disease

As the warmer weather approaches, Montgomery County health officials are urging residents to protect themselves when outdoors against Lyme disease. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention reported 27,203 cases of Lyme disease in 2013. Maryland reported 1,727 cases in 2015 and Montgomery County had 280 reported cases of Lyme disease that same […]

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May 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Cancer Survivor To Be Honored by Humana During National Senior Games (VIDEO)

One local resident is being honored for overcoming significant health issues through swimming. Kate Fisken, who happens to be 75-years-old, is preparing to compete in Humana’s 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham Alabama. She will join more than 10,000 adults over the age of 50 but for Kate, the real victory, is overcoming a devastating […]

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May 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Healthy Montgomery Seeks Public Input on Community Health Improvement Plan

The Healthy Montgomery Steering Committee is seeking the public’s input on the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), according to a news release. Feedback provided to CHIP will help guide the priorities of Healthy Montgomery for the next three years. Healthy Montgomery was launched back in 2009 that brings together the county’s government agencies, the five […]

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May 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Headlines Community Forum About Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy is the featured speaker of a community forum titled, “Challenges and Solutions to Mental Health and Substance Abuse,” that is scheduled from 6 -8 p.m. tonight at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. According to a news release, McCarthy will discuss the decriminalization of mental health and substance […]

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May 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

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 a news release from the hospital, the money will be used to support mental and behavioral health services, including addiction […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

A Warning from Health Officials: Don’t Pick Up that Wild Animal, No Matter How Cute and Cuddly

Montgomery County health officials are warning residents to resist the urge to touch wild animals, including baby squirrels, raccoons and baby foxes. According to Mary Anderson, a spokesperson for Montgomery County, there have been several instances in the last few weeks of county residents bringing young wild animals into their homes and then calling animal […]

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