Montgomery Parks Report Elevated Levels of Algae Toxin at Lake Needwood

Pet Owners are Urged to Keep Dogs Out of the Lake Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing...

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County Offers Training on Administering Medication to Treat Opioid Overdoses

Montgomery County is offering free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Residents concerned about a friend or family member with an opioid addiction can register to...

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Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Germantown

A medical cannabis dispensary, Zen Leaf, opened Tuesday in Germantown. It’s the 18th medical cannabis dispensary in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia was at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon cutting...

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Maryland Health Care System Ranks 12th in the Nation

Maryland ranked 12th in a survey that looked at the cost and service quality of health care in each state. Only 11 other states fared better than the Free State. The study was completed by WalletHub, which offers credit scores...

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MCM Connects Adult Mental Health (VIDEO)

National and County Mental Health Statistics Crazy. Nuts. Psycho. Screwball. Bonkers. The words for mental illness are derogatory, negative and plentiful. Experts say that these descriptors often cause sufferers to feel the sting...

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Breathing Easier: Agency Says D.C. Region’s Air Is Cleaner

Your electric cars are working. So is walking to the grocery store. And solar panels on your roofs. The D.C. region’s air is getting cleaner. That’s the word from William Ellis, who works at Pepco and serves as the clean air...

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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks Report Elevated Levels of Algae Toxin at Lake Needwood

Pet Owners are Urged to Keep Dogs Out of the Lake Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green […]

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August 12, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Ofrece Capacitación para Tratar las Sobredosis de Opioides

El Condado de Montgomery está ofreciendo capacitación gratuita sobre el medicamento recetado Naloxona que revierte los efectos de una sobredosis de opioides. Los residentes del condado que requieran de esta capacitación pueden registrarse para asistir a una sesión gratuita. La sesión de capacitación se ofrecerá: Martes 27 de agosto de 6 a 7:30 p.m. Departamento […]

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August 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Offers Training on Administering Medication to Treat Opioid Overdoses

Montgomery County is offering free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Residents concerned about a friend or family member with an opioid addiction can register to attend a free training session. The training session will be offered: Tuesday, August 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Department of […]

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August 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Sistema de Cuidado de Salud de MD ocupa el 12º Puesto de la Nación

Maryland ocupó el puesto número 12 en una encuesta que analizó el costo y la calidad del servicio de atención médica en cada estado. El estudio fue realizado por WalletHub, y ofrece puntajes de crédito y monitoreo. En la clasificación de Maryland, WalletHub dio a conocer que el estado era el cuarto menos costoso. También […]

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August 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Germantown

A medical cannabis dispensary, Zen Leaf, opened Tuesday in Germantown. It’s the 18th medical cannabis dispensary in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia was at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon cutting for the dispensary and spoke to Zen Leaf’s Joshua Kudisch, Michael Vahlsing and Anthony Marsico, as well as state Del. Lily Qi (D-15). According to the […]

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August 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Health Care System Ranks 12th in the Nation

Maryland ranked 12th in a survey that looked at the cost and service quality of health care in each state. Only 11 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 […]

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August 1, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Panel de expertos en Montgomery discute los retos de salud mental

Montgomery Community Media preparó, junto a un panel de expertos e invitados, un evento televisivo donde se discutió el tema de salud mental. A los estudios de MCM llegaron, el martes en la tarde, expertos, invitados y líderes políticos para tratar y discutir el tema de salud mental, el estrés post-traumático y la forma en […]

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July 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCM Connects Adult Mental Health (VIDEO)

National and County Mental Health Statistics Crazy. Nuts. Psycho. Screwball. Bonkers. The words for mental illness are derogatory, negative and plentiful. Experts say that these descriptors often cause sufferers to feel the sting of shame that stops up to half of them from seeking medical attention. The stigma also stops them from talking to loved […]

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July 16, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Breathing Easier: Agency Says D.C. Region’s Air Is Cleaner

Your electric cars are working. So is walking to the grocery store. And solar panels on your roofs. The D.C. region’s air is getting cleaner. That’s the word from William Ellis, who works at Pepco and serves as the clean air partners board chair for the Council of Governments. COG is the organization that says […]

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July 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL Announces Online Wellness and Personal Development Classes

Residents with a library card from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) now have access to wellness and personal development classes online. The service, Learn It Live, is provided through a partnership between MCPL and Recorded Books. Learn It Live offers interactive, live video courses and thousands of recorded courses on health and wellness, spirituality, and […]

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