Salmonella Infections Linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released a statement Thursday warning people not to eat hummus from Moby Dick House of Kabob because it has been linked to salmonella infections in the state. Since Sept. 10, MDH reports...

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New Vaping Laws Aim to Protect Teens

Kellen Leeson, 21, recalls how the proximity of certain stores made buying tobacco products easy when he was a high school student. New laws, introduced today by Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Craig Rice, are designed to...

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High School Athletes Not Immune to Ill Effects of Vaping

Vaping has quickly become an epidemic according to the Centers for Disease Control. Montgomery County has certainly not been immune to this nationwide trend. Dr. Philip Corcoran, who works out of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda,...

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Vaping vs Smoking: What’s the Difference?

There’s a big difference between smoking and vaping says Philip Corcoran, a surgeon in the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Clinic at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. Find out more on September 16, at 7 p.m., when MCM Connects: Our...

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The FDA, Vaping, and You

Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Since 2009, FDA has regulated cigarettes, smokeless, and roll-your-own...

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Medical Professional Links ‘Popcorn Lung’ Disease to Vaping

As students begin a new school year, the health risks associated with teenagers vaping are entering the forefront of our public discourse. “Popcorn lung” is only one disease that medicine has linked to vaping,...

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October 1, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Empleados de MCPS Ahora Tienen Acceso Gratuito a las Instalaciones Recreativas del Condado

Todos los empleados de tiempo completo de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) tienen acceso ilimitado a todas las instalaciones recreativas y acuáticas del condado. El concejal Gabe Albornoz en una conferencia de prensa en el Centro de Recreación Comunitario Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac en Rockville anunció formalmente la medida. Se le […]

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September 30, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Disparidades Raciales en la Cobertura de Atención Médica

La falta de seguro de salud significa más que enfrentar facturas costosas para pagar por enfermedades catastróficas. Puede significar algo tan simple como hacerse un control de la presión arterial. Y en el condado de Montgomery, la diferencia entre los que tienen y los que no tienen seguro médico cae en líneas raciales, según un […]

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September 30, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Racial Disparities in Health Care Coverage

Lacking health insurance means more than facing expensive bills to pay for catastrophic diseases. It can mean something as simple as getting a blood pressure check. And in Montgomery County, the difference between the haves and have nots falls along racial lines, according to a recent study commissioned by the county council. Among whites, 3.8 […]

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September 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Salmonella Infections Linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released a statement Thursday warning people not to eat hummus from Moby Dick House of Kabob because it has been linked to salmonella infections in the state. Since Sept. 10, MDH reports nine confirmed cases of salmonella in Maryland. The exact cause for people getting sick is unclear, but […]

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September 27, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

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Vacunas Gratis Contra la Influenza

El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Montgomery dio a conocer las fechas de la campaña anual de vacunación contra la influenza. La gripe estacional circula en otoño e invierno, por lo que es importante vacunarse para prevenir enfermedades durante la temporada de gripe. Las jornadas de vacunación contra la gripe estacional […]

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September 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Employees Now Have Free Access to County Recreation Facilities

All full-time Montgomery County Public Schools employees officially have free and unlimited access to all county recreation and aquatics facilities. Councilmember Gabe Albornoz will hold a press conference Saturday morning at the Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center in Rockville to make the announcement formally. He’ll be joined by Recreation Director Robin Riley, […]

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September 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

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Montgomery Health Department to Offer Free Flu Vaccination Clinics

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services has announced dates for its annual flu vaccination campaign. Seasonal flu circulates in the fall and winter, so it’s important to get vaccinated to prevent illness during flu season. The county’s seasonal flu vaccination clinics are launching in late October. Vaccinations are offered to individuals older than […]

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September 23, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Aprenda a Preparar Alimentos Saludables !Gratis!

Celebre el mes de Herencia Hispana aprendiendo cómo preparar alimentos deliciosos que ayudan a prevenir la obesidad y otras enfermedades crónicas. Para mas información llame al 301-896-2244. Puede registrarse aquí.

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September 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Public Invited to Celebrate Roberts’ Life, Donate to Children’s Inn at NIH

Cokie Roberts’ family is inviting the public to participate in celebrating the life of the renowned journalist. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for contributions to The Children’s Inn at NIH, where Roberts served on the Board of Directors since 1992. She lived nearby in Bethesda. MyMCMedia spoke to Jennie Lucca, CEO of […]

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September 20, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Más de 800 Estudiantes Aún No Tienen las Vacunas Necesarias

Más de 800 estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) no cumplen con los requisitos de vacunación de Maryland y pueden ser excluidos de la escuela a partir del lunes 23 de septiembre. Los estudiantes de las escuelas de Maryland deben mostrar prueba de una vacuna Tdap (tétanos-difteria atenuada) y una vacuna […]

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