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

November 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Obamacare Assistance: County Offering Assistance for Residents During Shorter Open Enrollment Period 

Despite months of attempts to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment for people getting their health insurance through Obamacare began Wednesday. There are more than 42,000 residents in Montgomery County who qualify to receive insurance through the federal marketplace exchange under the ACA and county health officials are offering assistance this weekend […]

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November 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Here Are the Safety Grades for Five Montgomery County Hospitals

Five Montgomery County hospitals received hospital safety grades from the Leapfrog Group earlier this week. Hospitals in Maryland and nationwide also received grades from the non-profit organization as part of a biannual listing of the country’s safest hospitals. The five hospitals from Montgomery County received grades ranging from “D” to “B.” Suburban Hospital in Bethesda […]

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October 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Health Officials Seek Anyone Who Had Contact with Rabid Cat

A gray domestic short-haired cat with what appeared to be an injured hind leg found in the Pike & Rose area has tested positive for rabies, according to a statement from Montgomery County government. The cat was seen in the area of White Flint Station condominiums, near Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road. Montgomery County public health […]

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October 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Travis Gayles Named County’s New Health Officer

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced the appointment of Dr. Travis Gayles as County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services early Monday. The county council approved his appointment and Gayles started his new role back in September, according to a news release. Gayles is from Chase City, Virginia and completed his Bachelor of […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

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 release. Below are the dates and times: Oct. 30 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Universities at Shady Grove 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville For anyone […]

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August 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

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 Music: A Candlelight Practice. The session begins at 7:30 p.m. at AMP, located in […]

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August 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

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 Medicaid has impacted their families here in Montgomery County. Kick off for the forum begins at 7:00 p.m. and […]

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August 7, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stepped Up Housing Code Inspections Unrelated to Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

Nine new housing code specialists are being hired to increase the frequency of inspections at multi-family dwellings in Montgomery County. The County Council approved a new Landlord-Tenants bill in November, a little more than three months after a natural gas explosion and fire killed seven people at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. The […]

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Maryland Ranks 11th in Health Care Costs

Maryland ranked 11th in a survey that looked at the cost of health care in each state. Only 10 other states fared better than the Free State. The study was completed by WalletHub, which offers credit scores and credit monitoring. To develop Maryland’s ranking, WalletHub found that the state was the fourth least expensive. It […]

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

photo of teen receiving immunization

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) prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Students not in compliance with Maryland vaccination requirements will be excluded from attending school until they provide documentation […]

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