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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Donations Needed for Families Displaced at The Children’s Inn

Dozens of patients are out their homes following a structural crack in the roof of the Children’s Inn at NIH last week. The damage caused all 45 patients and their families staying at The Inn to evacuate the building and...

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Health

April 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Fourth Measles Case Confirmed in Maryland

Measles Outbreak is Localized to Zip Codes 21208, 21209 and 21215 The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Friday that a fourth person in Maryland contracted measles this month. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) defines three or more linked cases of measles as an outbreak. Health officials believe the latest case is […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Third Maryland Measles Case Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Wednesday a third measles case in a Maryland resident this year. This confirmation follows two other cases recorded in the state this month. The MDH confirmed one measles case last year, following only one case also tallied during 2017. “It is concerning that three cases of measles have […]

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April 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Vape Pen Confiscated at Cabin John Middle School

A vape pen was confiscated at Cabin John Middle School in Potomac on Tuesday, according to police and officials with Montgomery County Public Schools. Cabin John Middle School is about a mile away from Churchill High School, where a student was hospitalized Tuesday for a medical emergency after ingesting “THC through a vaping device.” Gboyinde […]

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April 17, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

‘Fitness Inspo’: Adina Crawford Challenges Women Of Color To Get Moving

Adina Crawford is a local fitness luminary that inspires people in our community to get out and get moving. “I think it’s really important we uplift and encourage other women to move. I don’t care what race, age, type of runner you are” she wrote. Crawford is a fitness ambassador for many organizations including “Black Girls […]

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April 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Second Case of Measles Confirmed in Maryland

Cases are Household Contacts, and Both Aquired Measles Out of State The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed the second case of measles in a Maryland resident this year. This second case is a household contact of the first confirmed measles case in Maryland. Both individuals aquired measles outside of Maryland when they visited an […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Workgroup to Explore Ways to Combat Rise in Youth Vaping

Montgomery County health officials are suggesting increased education and awareness surrounding vaping to confront the rising use of e-cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. “Vaping can be extremely dangerous for adolescents and young adults due to ongoing brain development,” county health officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement. “Vaping devices can contain high levels […]

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April 10, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

First Confirmed Measles Case In Maryland

Last week, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed the first case of the measles virus in a Maryland resident this year. This makes Maryland the 20th state to have a confirmed case. The case is said to have originated from an office building located in Pikesville just outside of Baltimore. The MDH says that […]

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April 4, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Teen Suicide in Montgomery County

Suicide Prevention experts from EveryMind and umttr join forces to discuss the rise in teen suicides and what you can do to help – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe […]

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March 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Two Parkland Suicides Reveal Lingering Pain of Gun Violence

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among school age youth, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The news that two Parkland, Fla. teenagers have died by apparent suicide in the past week has shocked not only the Parkland community, but many throughout the country.  Both teens, who apparently […]

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March 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Feeding Our Community

Fewer county residents are going without food, yet Jackie DeCarlo, CEO of Manna Food Center, explains why the fight against hunger must continue – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe […]

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