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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New Hospital Opens in White Oak

Montgomery County has a new hospital. Here are some scenes from inside the Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center:...

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Montgomery Parks Report Elevated Levels of Algae Toxin at Lake Needwood

Pet Owners are Urged to Keep Dogs Out of the Lake Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing...

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Health

July 16, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Breathing Easier: Agency Says D.C. Region’s Air Is Cleaner

Your electric cars are working. So is walking to the grocery store. And solar panels on your roofs. The D.C. region’s air is getting cleaner. That’s the word from William Ellis, who works at Pepco and serves as the clean air partners board chair for the Council of Governments. COG is the organization that says […]

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July 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL Announces Online Wellness and Personal Development Classes

Residents with a library card from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) now have access to wellness and personal development classes online. The service, Learn It Live, is provided through a partnership between MCPL and Recorded Books. Learn It Live offers interactive, live video courses and thousands of recorded courses on health and wellness, spirituality, and […]

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July 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations

Officials with the American Red Cross say there is a shortage of blood at hospitals nationwide. According to the Red Cross, blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. Fewer blood donors and blood drives occurred last week resulting in as many as 17,000 fewer blood donations, the organization said. […]

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July 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County’s Birth Certificate Service Reopens After Temporary Closure

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ reopens at Dennis Avenue Health Center The County’s birth certificate service, which was closed temporarily in early May, is open for business at the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring. Birth certificates are available from the County for any individual born in the State of Maryland after […]

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July 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

When It Gets Hot, Rockville Has A Spot

The City of Rockville operates four cooling centers when the thermometer hits 95-plus degrees, or when a code red air quality alert is issued for Montgomery County. The centers are at the following facilities: • Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Avenue. • Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. • Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 […]

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June 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Beat the Heat During the Dog Days of Summer

With high temperatures forecast to remain in the 90s for the next week, finding ways to stay cool and taking precautions to avoid heat-related illness this summer are essential. The heat can be especially dangerous for those at risk including the elderly, the young, those with existing medical conditions and those that work outdoors. The  […]

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June 27, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Pizza and Bagels Don’t Go With Treadmills and Crunches

The gym might be a “judgment free zone” but the county health department has judged its free pizzas and bagels out of bounds. Planet Fitness has been told that it can no longer offer its monthly free pizza nights or free bagel mornings because it’s a state health code violation. Health department spokesperson Mary Anderson […]

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June 13, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Entra en efecto ley que prohíbe fumar en áreas al aire libre cerca a zona de comidas

A partir de hoy, jueves, entra en efecto la ley que prohíbe fumar en áreas al aire libre donde se sirve comida, como restaurantes o bares al descubierto. Adam Zimmerman, residente de Rockville y defensor de la ley de no fumar, cree que esta medida tiene sentido para el área.  “La gran mayoría de los residentes […]

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June 10, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Opioid Spoon Project Raises Awareness in Rockville

The Opioid Spoon Project held the final stop of its Honor Tour to promote awareness of opioid-related deaths at Rockville Town Square on Friday. As part of the Honor Tour, the Opioid Spoon Project brought an 800-pound spoon sculpture bearing the names of those who have died in the ongoing opioid epidemic. Attendees on Friday […]

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June 5, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Fast-Casual Italian Restaurant Opens on Bethesda Row

A new fast, casual and healthy Italian restaurant has a few things missing from its menu: pizza, pasta, and bread. Prima opened last Wednesday on Bethesda Row, serving free bowls to the public to sample and crowding the restaurant. It took over the corner Taylor Gourmet held. The Italian restaurant is a part of the […]

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