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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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,...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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,...

Read more
Health

January 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak and Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Taking No Chances With Coronavirus

Although there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia, Montgomery County officials are taking no chances. The appropriate county officials have participated in several informational conference calls with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and the Maryland Department of Health to learn all they can, said […]

Read more

January 27, 2020 | Staff Writer

‘Abundance of Caution’ Leads Rockville to Cancel Lunar New Year Celebration

Community Concerns Result in Cancellation Rockville announced today they are canceling the Lunar New Year celebration scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 at Rockville High School. The decision to cancel the event was made out of an abundance of caution in response to concerns about the coronavirus expressed by the community, according to a press release. […]

Read more

January 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Suburban Hospital Holds Ceremony for New Building

Suburban Hospital in Bethesda held an opening ceremony Friday for its new north building. The opening marks the end of a two-phase reconstruction project that began in 2015. Patients are expected to move into the building the second week of March, with operations and surgeries to begin in the third week of March. The hospital […]

Read more

January 6, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Suburban Hospital to Open New Building on March 2

Suburban Hospital in Bethesda is nearing completion of a two-phase reconstruction project that began in 2015. The opening celebration dedication ceremony will take place on Jan. 24. The opening of the building to the public has been pushed back to March 2 to allow the construction company to work through the punch list and some […]

Read more

January 2, 2020 | Staff Writer

FDA Targets Flavored E-Cigarette Products That Appeal to Young People

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced companies had 30 days to stop manufacturing and selling certain flavors of e-cigarettes that appeal to young people. The action still allows tobacco- and menthol-flavored e-cigarettes but targets fruit flavors and mint. In a statement, Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said: […]

Read more

December 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Travis Gayles on Declining Cancer Rates

We talk with Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County health officer, about declining cancer rates. And even though the rates are falling, what does that mean if you or a loved one receive a cancer diagnosis?

Read more

December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg High School to Host Marijuana Forum

Montgomery County will hold an informational session on marijuana December 14 in Gaithersburg. The interactive forum will be led by legal, health policy, and medical experts. Topics will include the use, risks and benefits of marijuana and the impact the drug has on different age groups. The forum is being sponsored by the County’s Alcohol […]

Read more

November 28, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Bethesda Hosts Annual 10K Turkey Chase

The 37th Annual Turkey Chase will be run on Thanksgiving Day in Bethesda. The event offers four different races suitable for runners of different ages and abilities. There is a 50 meter Tot Trot for kids 8 and under that is $10 for entry, 1K Challenge run for $18, 2 mile Fun Run/Walk for $22 […]

Read more

November 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Offers Assistance to Residents During Open Enrollment Period

Open enrollment for people getting their health and dental insurance through Maryland Health Connection (MHC) began Friday, Nov. 1. MHC is Maryland’s official health insurance marketplace. Residents may visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov  online to browse plans, compare coverage and costs, and enroll for coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2020. Enrollment is open until Sunday, Dec. 15, for […]

Read more

October 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Drug Take Back Day Will Accept Vaping Pens

Collection sites for Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day will be accepting more than just prescription drugs. They’ll be accepting vape pens and e-cigarette devices. The service is free and anonymous. The federal Drug Enforcement Agency, which organizes Drug Take Back Day, cannot accept devices containing lithium ion batteries. If batteries cannot be removed prior to […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter