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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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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April 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Renowned NIH Researcher Fauci: Measles Is Still a Serious Disease

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said anyone who’s been vaccinated will be safe from the expanding measles outbreak. On Friday, the Maryland health department confirmed a fourth case had been confirmed outside Baltimore, qualifying for the measles cases to be called an “outbreak.” “We need to put […]

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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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