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

January 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Hospitals Limiting Visitors Because of Flu

The six hospitals in Montgomery County are limiting visitors because of increased flu activity, the county’s health department said in a Tuesday statement. Any visitor who exhibits flu-like symptoms — which includes fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and muscle aches — will not be allowed to enter the hospital, the statement says. Children under […]

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January 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

SIDS Remains a Threat to Babies, CDC Study Says

A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control says at least 3,500 babies in the United States die each year from sleep-related deaths which includes sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS,  accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes. According to the report, there was sharp decline in sleep-related deaths in the 1990s […]

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December 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Re-Bra Program Inspired by Breast Cancer Survivors (VIDEO)

The price of bras for women can vary anywhere between $20-to-$75; and that can be on the low end. Prices are even higher for women if they need a special bra for nursing, after breast cancer surgery or if they need a special size. But for some women, buying a bra, no matter the price […]

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December 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

ALDI Recalls Choceur Chocolate Bar Due to Undeclared Nut Allergen Products on Packaging

ALDI has voluntarily recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging. The recall was initiated after an ALDI employee identified almond pieces in the product. The chocolate bars may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a nut allergy, according to a news release. The […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Set to Open in Bethesda and Silver Spring

RISE, a medical cannabis dispensary, is set to officially open in Bethesda on Saturday, December 1. RISE Bethesda made the announcement on its Facebook page. RISE has plans to begin selling product at its Silver Spring dispensary in the coming weeks, according to Bethesda Beat. Did you hear the big news?!We are OPENING!Saturday: 10am-7pmSunday: 12pm-5pmMonday-Friday: […]

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November 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Announces New Program Aimed to Serve Ambulance Callers Better

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced a new initiative early Wednesday aimed to serve frequent callers for the county’s ambulance service better. The new program titled, “The Montgomery County Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program,” was designed to reduce the growth rate of system demands on the County’s Emergency Medical Services while providing effective heath care for frequent […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

More than 10K Pounds of Empire Chicken Recalled Due to Possible Metal Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is recalling more than 10,000 pounds of Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., products that may be contaminated with metal, according to a news release. According to the USDA, the problem was discovered earlier this month by an Empire employee.  The worker observed metal foreign material […]

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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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