County Seeks Organizations to Host Naloxone Training Sessions

Montgomery County’s Opioid Response Program provides training to the community on the use of Naloxone to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Naloxone is a nasal spray which is relatively simple to administer. In the...

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County Offers Training on Administering Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose

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

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High School Flu Vaccination Clinics Scheduled for Nov. 13

Montgomery County Health officials will administer three flu shot clinics Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 is an early release day for Montgomery County Public School students. Appointments are required and the...

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Community Dialogue Follows ‘The S Word’ Film Screening at AFI Silver Thursday

Suicides are on the rise in the United States. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rates rose from 1999 to 2016 over 25% and is the second leading cause of death for people ages...

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Safeway, Target Among The Stores Where Ground Beef Recalled for Possible E.Coli

Safeway and Target are among the list of stores where the U.S. Department of Agriculture says contaminated meat was sold. Earlier this month, Cargill Meat Solutions recalled more than 132,000 pounds of its ground beef products...

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Leventhal, Ortman-Fouse Seek Info on Expanding Condom Distributon

Outgoing members of the Montgomery County Council and the school board have told school and health officials they want a condom-distribution plan, devised in the wake of a spike in sexually transmitted diseases, expanded from...

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Health

June 13, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Entra en efecto ley que prohíbe fumar en áreas al aire libre cerca a zona de comidas

A partir de hoy, jueves, entra en efecto la ley que prohíbe fumar en áreas al aire libre donde se sirve comida, como restaurantes o bares al descubierto. Adam Zimmerman, residente de Rockville y defensor de la ley de no fumar, cree que esta medida tiene sentido para el área.  “La gran mayoría de los residentes […]

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June 10, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Opioid Spoon Project Raises Awareness in Rockville

The Opioid Spoon Project held the final stop of its Honor Tour to promote awareness of opioid-related deaths at Rockville Town Square on Friday. As part of the Honor Tour, the Opioid Spoon Project brought an 800-pound spoon sculpture bearing the names of those who have died in the ongoing opioid epidemic. Attendees on Friday […]

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June 5, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Fast-Causal Italian Restaurant Opens on Bethesda Row

A new fast, casual and healthy Italian restaurant has a few things missing from its menu: pizza, pasta, and bread. Prima opened last Wednesday on Bethesda Row, serving free bowls to the public to sample and crowding the restaurant. It took over the corner Taylor Gourmet held. The Italian restaurant is a part of the […]

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May 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Dr Anthony Fauci, NIH NIAID Director

Montgomery Talks: Fighting the World’s Diseases

Thirty-some years ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci marshaled scientists on a little-understood disease called AIDS. Now he warns about measles, an illness thought to be eradicated at the turn of the century – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, […]

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May 20, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Clínica comunitaria ofrece servicios a bajo costo

En pleno corazón de Wheaton, las puertas están abiertas para los residentes del condado de Montgomery, que buscan servicios de salud de calidad y a bajo costo. La clínica comunitaria Proyecto Salud presta atención médica a los inmigrantes, sin importar su estatus inmigratorio, y como su visión lo indica, busca crear acceso sin barreras a […]

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May 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Seeks Organizations to Host Naloxone Training Sessions

Montgomery County’s Opioid Response Program provides training to the community on the use of Naloxone to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Naloxone is a nasal spray which is relatively simple to administer. In the past year, the County has trained more than 1,200 residents to use Naloxone to save someone’s life. The Opioid […]

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May 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Temporarily Unable to Issue Birth Certificates

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ office temporarily closed Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are temporarily not able to provide Maryland birth certificate services in the Vital Records’ office due to a staffing issue. Requests for Maryland birth certificates may be made either online or in person at health departments […]

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May 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Maryland Records 5th Measles Case

Maryland has recorded its fifth measles case, this time again in the Baltimore suburbs. The state Health Department reported the fifth case on Friday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nation has recorded 839 cases of the highly contagious disease, the most in 10 years. In addition to Maryland, states that […]

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May 7, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Children’s National Health System Signs Lease in Old Discovery Communications Building

Children’s National Health System signed a 15-year lease on Wednesday for space in Silver Spring’s Inventa Towers, formerly the headquarters of Discovery Communications. This lease makes Children’s National the first tenant in the space, located at 1 Discovery Place on the corner of Colesville Road and Georgia Ave. Discovery, the company behind popular cable television […]

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April 25, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Director of NIAID Shares Precaution Measures Against Measles

The Maryland Department of Health has confirmed four cases of measles in Maryland which according to the CDC constitutes as an outbreak. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, has given expert advice on preventative measures individuals should follow. Dr. Fauci identified two circumstances for individuals who […]

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