Running on Perseverance and Stoutheartedness

There is dedication, motivation, inspiration and commitment in the things we love to do. Let’s face it, most of us are doing things to better ourselves whether health, fitness employment or just self care. As a runner...

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Now Open: Corner Market and Pharmacy in Rockville

The Corner Market & Pharmacy will have a grand opening Friday afternoon after opening its doors last week on Nelson Street in Rockville. It is open from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00a.m. to 7:00p.m....

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Measles Confirmed in Person Who Traveled Throughout Montgomery County

Montgomery County health officials said Thursday that a person who has traveled about the county has a confirmed diagnosis of measles. Because of patient privacy, little has been revealed about the individual. A statement from...

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County Offers Three Training Sessions in June on Use of Nalaxone

Montgomery County offers free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.  The 2-hour training sessions include instruction to administer Naloxone, tips on overdose...

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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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Health

June 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the region from noon until 8 p.m. Monday, due to heat index values up to 105 degrees. A heat advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected.  According to the National Weather Service, the combination of high temperatures and high humidity can create situations […]

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June 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Summer Lunch Program Begins Next Week in Montgomery County

As the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, Montgomery County Public Schools officials are reminding residents in need that the school district remains committed to ensuring that students are receiving a healthy meal free of charge during the summer. Approximately 35 percent of MCPS students are eligible for free and reduced price meals and […]

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June 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Crowds Expected at Norman’s Farm Market Roadside Stands

Norman’s Farm Market vendors expect people to come in droves for their fresh watermelon, peaches, corn and other local produce, they said. Family-run since 1987, Norman’s Farm Market sells produce grown at their farm in Woodbine, MD and other farms within a 100-mile radius. “This has become a nice household Montgomery County name,” said vendor […]

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May 30, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Image of Lifeguard on duty in swimming pool

Water Safety Days Offer Free Swim Lessons and Safety Tips

Two Water Safety Days will offer free swim lessons, lifeguard demonstrations, and safety tips to promote water safety at the beginning of the pool season.  The first will take place Friday, June 1 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer park in Gaithersburg, and the second will take place Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the […]

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May 29, 2018 | Adina Crawford

Running on Perseverance and Stoutheartedness

There is dedication, motivation, inspiration and commitment in the things we love to do. Let’s face it, most of us are doing things to better ourselves whether health, fitness employment or just self care. As a runner nothing feels more rewarding than having these things in the forefront running in a community of numerous accountability […]

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May 25, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Now Open: Corner Market and Pharmacy in Rockville

The Corner Market & Pharmacy will have a grand opening Friday afternoon after opening its doors last week on Nelson Street in Rockville. It is open from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. Sundays. Kevin Kirsch says he and co-owner Jason Kirsch are “thrilled to death with the neighborhood response.”   Store partner Canela Bakery offers fresh bread samples just inside the door, as well […]

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May 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Measles Confirmed in Person Who Traveled Throughout Montgomery County

Montgomery County health officials said Thursday that a person who has traveled about the county has a confirmed diagnosis of measles. Because of patient privacy, little has been revealed about the individual. A statement from the county health department says the person contracted measles outside of the United States; developed symptoms here; and received a […]

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May 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Offers Three Training Sessions in June on Use of Nalaxone

Montgomery County offers free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.  The 2-hour training sessions include instruction to administer Naloxone, tips on overdose prevention, and information on local and national resources. Residents concerned about a friend or relative can register to attend the training. The two-hour training sessions […]

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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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