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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Montgomery County to Hold Free Rabies Clinic Sunday, Aug. 26

Montgomery County holds rabies clinics once a month from April thru September at its Derwood facility. The next clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26. The clinics take place take place at the Montgomery County Animal Services...

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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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August 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

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 relocate to area hotels,  according to officials. Since the incident, the E-wing with 23 resident […]

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August 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County to Hold Free Rabies Clinic Sunday, Aug. 26

Montgomery County holds rabies clinics once a month from April thru September at its Derwood facility. The next clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26. The clinics take place take place at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, located at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For county residents, […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

20 Years Have Passed Since Montgomery Last Considered Condom Distribution

Because of a spike in sexually transmitted diseases, Montgomery County health officials plan to distribute condoms in school wellness centers. The last time the county contemplated condoms in schools was more than 20 years ago, according to a current and former school board member. Distribution hasn’t been considered in her 20 years on the Montgomery […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

To Fight STDs, Condoms to Be Offered in Some High Schools

Health centers in Montgomery County high schools will be offering condoms to counteract the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases seen in a decade, the county Health Department announced Monday morning. The condoms are part of a prevention, education and treatment strategy, said Mary Anderson, a department spokeswoman. Chlamydia cases rose by 17.5 percent from […]

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July 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery College Rockville Campus to Host Salvadoran-American Festival

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined other state and local leaders on the Montgomery College Rockville Campus Monday to announce that the Ninth Annual Salvadoran-American Day Festival will be held at the college. The free festival, hosted by the COTSA, will take place on Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 pm. This year’s event […]

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July 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Adventist Healthcare Student Mental Wellness PSA Contest Results

The results are in for Montgomery Community Media’s Mental Wellness student video contest sponsored by Adventist Healthcare. The video contest challenged youth in middle school and high school to create an original Public Service Announcement (PSA) that highlights the mental wellness issues impacting their lives. Examples of those issues inlcude bullying, depression, stress, anxiety, and […]

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July 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Maker of Swiss Rolls Issues Recall Due to Salmonella Concerns

Flower Foods, Inc has issued a voluntary recall on Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, due to Salmonella concerns in the ingredient whey powder. The ingredient recall was issued by a third-party manufacturer and supplier, according to a news release. Salmonella is an […]

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July 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Copperhead Snake

Officials Urge Residents to Use Caution Following Venomous Snake Bite

Officials from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are urging residents to use caution near wet and wooded areas after a man was reportedly bitten by a copperhead snake at Lake Needwood. “I think humans come a lot closer to these snakes than we think,” said Jonathan McKnight, biologist with the DNR. “They are well […]

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