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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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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September 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

More than 800 Students Still Without Necessary Vaccinations

More than 800 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are not compliant with Maryland immunization requirements and may be excluded from school starting Monday, Sept. 23. Maryland school students must show proof of one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said 834 […]

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September 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCM Connects: Our Vaping Crisis

On September 16, at 7 p.m., county officials, parents and medical professionals discussed ways of protecting our youth from the vaping epidemic, on MCM Connects: Our Vaping Crisis. The program was live-streamed on mcmlive.org and cable channels 19, 21 and 995. If someone you know needs help or would like more information, see our Resources […]

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September 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Nuevo Proyecto de Ley sobre Venta de Cigarrillos Electrónicos

Este lunes, El Concejal Gabe Albornoz junto al Concejal Craig Rice y otros miembros del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, en conferencia de prensa, anunciaron un nuevo proyecto de ley 29-19 que busca prohibir que los establecimientos que fabrican y distribuyen cigarrillos electrónicos, además de los productos para tal fin, operen cerca de las instituciones […]

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September 16, 2019 | Staff Writer

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 protect our youth from access to vaping products. Find out more on MCM Connects: Our Vaping Epidemic live-streaming on […]

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September 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Want to Keep Vape Shops Away from Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Craig Rice are holding a press conference in Rockville on Monday to discuss initiatives to address the vaping crisis. During the press conference, they will talk about ZTA 19-06, a zoning amendment that would prohibit vape shops that distribute e-cigarettes from opening within a half-mile of middle and high […]

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