Sistema de Salud de Maryland Ocupa el Quinto Lugar entre los Mejores del País

Un nuevo estudio analiza la atención médica en todo el país y clasifica a Maryland como el quinto mejor estado para la atención médica. WalletHub comparó los 50 estados y el Distrito de Columbia según 44 métricas....

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Maryland Health Care Ranks 5th in the Nation

A new study looks at health care across the country and ranks Maryland as the 5th best state for health care. Only four other states fared better. WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 44 metrics....

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Novavax Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Shows 90% Efficacy Rate

The Gaithersburg biotechnology company, Novavax, announced Monday morning data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials which were conducted in the United States and Mexico. Novavax found that the trial, which began in...

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Novavax Expected to Make Announcement About Data from Vaccine Trials Soon

Novavax CEO Stan Erck said that the company will likely make an announcement about data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials as soon as next week. “I’m happy to say that the data are coming very soon, in fact, we hope...

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La FDA Advierte sobre Comer Cigarras si Tiene Alergias a los Mariscos

Muchos residentes de Maryland se han dado el gusto de comer cigarras o chicharras llenas de proteínas. Sin embargo, algunas personas deberían pensarlo dos veces antes de disfrutar de uno de los insectos comestibles y crujientes...

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FDA Says Don’t Eat Cicadas If You Have Seafood Allergies

Many Marylanders have been indulging by eating protein-filled cicadas. However, some people should think twice before they enjoy one of the crunchy, edible insects that come up from the ground every 17 years. “Yep! We have...

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September 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Grants Awarded for Bethesda Trolley Trail, Other Paths in County

Maryland awarded $16.8 million in grants to improve bicycle, pedestrian and trail improvements throughout the state, including at the Bethesda Trolley Trail and a shared use path on Clarksburg Road. “Over the last year and a half, more and more Marylanders have been walking, riding bikes, and using trails for transportation, recreation, and exercise,” said […]

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September 21, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hasta Ahora 81% de los 9,530 Empleados del Condado han Informado su Estado de Vacunación

El gobierno del condado de Montgomery informó el lunes que más del 80 por ciento de los empleados del condado de Montgomery han informado su estado de vacunación COVID-19 y la información ahora está disponible en el Portal de información COVID-19 del condado. De acuerdo con el Reglamento 19-975 de la Junta de Salud del […]

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September 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Albornoz Celebra el Anuncio de Pfizer sobre la Vacuna Covid-19 para Niños de 5 a 11 Años

La compañía Pfizer anunció en un comunicado de prensa el lunes que un ensayo mostró que su vacuna de covid-19 era segura y generó una respuesta de anticuerpos “robusta” en niños de 5 a 11 años. Tras el anuncio de Pfizer, el vicepresidente del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery Gabe Albornoz expresó, en la reunión […]

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September 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Makes Progress Closing Racial Gap in Vaccinations

Friday afternoon, county health officials offered free vaccinations outside of Afrikutz Barber & Beauty Shop in Silver Spring. Residents who received a free vaccine also received a free haircut. The initiative was aimed at closing the COVID-19 vaccination gap between Black residents and white residents. Black residents currently have a vaccination rate 3% lower than […]

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September 17, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Damascus-Kennedy Football Games Canceled over COVID-19 Quarantines, Injuries

Saturday’s varsity and junior varsity football games between Damascus and John F. Kennedy High School has been canceled due to student-athlete quarantines and injuries at Kennedy, according to a tweet from Damascus High School Athletic Director Cliff Elgin. Both games, which were scheduled for Saturday, will not be made up and will be recorded as […]

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September 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Will Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff and Students

Montgomery College will require staff and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per a release from the college. Exemptions are possible for medical and religious reasons. All faculty and staff must verify full vaccination status by Nov. 8 and all students by Jan. 7, 2022. Students who do not submit verification must apply for […]

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September 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Introduces Five-Point Plan to Enhance COVID-19 Response

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) updated its COVID-19 playbook with a new five-point plan, Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight said during a virtual briefing in front of the county council Tuesday. McKnight designed the plan to enhance and strengthen COVID-19 measures and position MCPS to respond nimbly to the unexpected. The plan is as follows: […]

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September 15, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Warrior Canine Connection Spreads Awareness During National Service Dog Month

September marks National Service Dog Month, a time to celebrate and honor the extraordinary four-legged heroes that dedicate their lives to help human companions – something Warrior Canine Connection does all year round. The organization’s mission focuses on specially trained service dogs helping veterans in need nationwide. This month, they are bringing awareness to just […]

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September 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Updates Quarantine Guidelines 

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has updated its COVID-19 quarantine guidelines. To summarize, in most situations, close contacts of symptomatic students will no longer be required to quarantine unless that student tests positive for COVID-19 or had a known exposure to someone with the virus, said Heather Dublinske, MCPS Coordinator for Student Welfare and Compliance. […]

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September 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Protesters Rally in Chevy Chase for Reproductive Freedom

About 70 people gathered at a park on Shepherd Street in Chevy Chase, carrying signs for reproductive freedom, as they marched together for about one-half mile to the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Monday. The protesters wanted to make their voices heard following Kavanaugh and the majority of the Supreme Court justices’ […]

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