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

November 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Two Pet Food Makers Voluntarily Recall Dry Dog Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have announced the voluntary recall of two dry dog food brands that may contain an excess of vitamin D. Elevated levels of Vitamin D have been found in dry dog food with the brand name of Nutricsa and Natural Life Pet Products, both sold by Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, […]

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November 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

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 clinics are open to all school-aged children. High School Clinics Scheduled for Nov. 13 There will be three free flu […]

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October 23, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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 15 to 24 in the United States. Montgomery County officials, area hospitals and mental […]

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September 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

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 produced and packaged on June 21 due to the possibility of E. Coli. An investigation involving the Centers for […]

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September 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Sponsored Flu Vaccination Clinics Taking Appointments

Montgomery County Health officials have announced the dates for the county’s annual flu vaccination campaign. County-sponsored seasonal flu vaccination clinics will be held beginning in October, according to a news release. Below are the dates and times. Community Clinics Scheduled for Oct. 15 and 24 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Universities at Shady Grove Building […]

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September 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

County Leaders Discuss Emergency Preparedness During Fair

As the one year anniversary of a catastrophic hurricane season approaches, Montgomery County leaders are using National Preparedness Month to educate residents on the benefits of having a plan in place before disaster strikes. Leaders from Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, the National Cancer Institute, and other local and federal agencies, gathered in Rockville for […]

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September 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Tuesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon until 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 4. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-90’s, and it will feel even hotter. Heat values may reach up to 105 degrees, according to the NWS. A Heat Advisory means that a period […]

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August 30, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Temperatures Expected to be in the 90s with Thunderstorms Late Thursday

Montgomery County issued a hyperthermia alert for Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. With the heat index forecast to be above 95 degrees, the heat is potentially dangerous. County officials urge residents to take precautions for themselves and their pets when spending time outdoors today. Find information on signs of heat-related illnesses and tips […]

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August 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Heat Wave to Continue Wednesday for Montgomery County as NWS Issues Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued another Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid- to upper-90’s. Heat index values may reach between 100 and 105 degrees, according to the NWS. A Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures […]

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August 28, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

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 four high schools to all 25 Montgomery high schools. In a joint memo, Councilmember George Leventhal and school board member […]

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