Montgomery County to Hold Free Rabies Clinic Sunday, Aug. 26

Montgomery County holds rabies clinics once a month from April thru September at its Derwood facility. The next clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26. The clinics take place take place at the Montgomery County Animal Services...

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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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Health

August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

To Fight STDs, Condoms to Be Offered in Some High Schools

Health centers in Montgomery County high schools will be offering condoms to counteract the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases seen in a decade, the county Health Department announced Monday morning. The condoms are part of a prevention, education and treatment strategy, said Mary Anderson, a department spokeswoman. Chlamydia cases rose by 17.5 percent from […]

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July 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery College Rockville Campus to Host Salvadoran-American Festival

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined other state and local leaders on the Montgomery College Rockville Campus Monday to announce that the Ninth Annual Salvadoran-American Day Festival will be held at the college. The free festival, hosted by the COTSA, will take place on Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 pm. This year’s event […]

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July 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Adventist Healthcare Student Mental Wellness PSA Contest Results

The results are in for Montgomery Community Media’s Mental Wellness student video contest sponsored by Adventist Healthcare. The video contest challenged youth in middle school and high school to create an original Public Service Announcement (PSA) that highlights the mental wellness issues impacting their lives. Examples of those issues inlcude bullying, depression, stress, anxiety, and […]

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July 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Maker of Swiss Rolls Issues Recall Due to Salmonella Concerns

Flower Foods, Inc has issued a voluntary recall on Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, due to Salmonella concerns in the ingredient whey powder. The ingredient recall was issued by a third-party manufacturer and supplier, according to a news release. Salmonella is an […]

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July 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Copperhead Snake

Officials Urge Residents to Use Caution Following Venomous Snake Bite

Officials from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are urging residents to use caution near wet and wooded areas after a man was reportedly bitten by a copperhead snake at Lake Needwood. “I think humans come a lot closer to these snakes than we think,” said Jonathan McKnight, biologist with the DNR. “They are well […]

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July 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Heat Wave to Continue Tuesday for Montgomery County as NWS Issues Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued another Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid- to upper-90’s. Heat values may reach up to 109 degrees, according to the NWS. A Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. […]

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July 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon until 8 p.m. Monday. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid- to upper-90’s, and it will feel even hotter. Heat values may reach up to 105 degrees, according to the NWS. A Heat Advisory means that a period of […]

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June 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Free Vaccinations Offered at Health Clinics for Students Entering 7th – 11th Grades

Montgomery County health officials are reminding parents of students entering seventh grade that their student must have one Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Students not in compliance with Maryland vaccination requirements will be excluded from attending school until they provide documentation of the required […]

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June 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Drug Addiction Treatment Center Celebrates 20 Years in the Community

Montgomery Recovery Services in Rockville has served the community for more than 20 years by providing treatment options to individuals struggling with drug addiction. Since trends among drug users and substances available have changed over the last two decades, staff decided to host an open house early Friday to re-introduce their services in light of the […]

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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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