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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August 26, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

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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August 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Onelife Fitness to Open in Olney 2020

Onelife Fitness Sports Club is opening in Olney in either February or March 2020, according to a US Fitness Holdings press release. It will be Onelife Fitness’s second sports club open in Montgomery County, and the 36th sports club open in the nation. Olney’s Onelife Fitness will be located at 17821 Georgia Avenue, in the […]

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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

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 has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green […]

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August 12, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Ofrece Capacitación para Tratar las Sobredosis de Opioides

El Condado de Montgomery está ofreciendo capacitación gratuita sobre el medicamento recetado Naloxona que revierte los efectos de una sobredosis de opioides. Los residentes del condado que requieran de esta capacitación pueden registrarse para asistir a una sesión gratuita. La sesión de capacitación se ofrecerá: Martes 27 de agosto de 6 a 7:30 p.m. Departamento […]

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August 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Offers Training on Administering Medication to Treat Opioid Overdoses

Montgomery County is offering free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Residents concerned about a friend or family member with an opioid addiction can register to attend a free training session. The training session will be offered: Tuesday, August 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Department of […]

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August 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Sistema de Cuidado de Salud de MD ocupa el 12º Puesto de la Nación

Maryland ocupó el puesto número 12 en una encuesta que analizó el costo y la calidad del servicio de atención médica en cada estado. El estudio fue realizado por WalletHub, y ofrece puntajes de crédito y monitoreo. En la clasificación de Maryland, WalletHub dio a conocer que el estado era el cuarto menos costoso. También […]

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August 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Germantown

A medical cannabis dispensary, Zen Leaf, opened Tuesday in Germantown. It’s the 18th medical cannabis dispensary in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia was at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon cutting for the dispensary and spoke to Zen Leaf’s Joshua Kudisch, Michael Vahlsing and Anthony Marsico, as well as state Del. Lily Qi (D-15). According to the […]

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August 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Health Care System Ranks 12th in the Nation

Maryland ranked 12th in a survey that looked at the cost and service quality of health care in each state. Only 11 other states fared better than the Free State. The study was completed by WalletHub, which offers credit scores and credit monitoring. To develop Maryland’s ranking, WalletHub found that the state was the fourth […]

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August 1, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Panel de expertos en Montgomery discute los retos de salud mental

Montgomery Community Media preparó, junto a un panel de expertos e invitados, un evento televisivo donde se discutió el tema de salud mental. A los estudios de MCM llegaron, el martes en la tarde, expertos, invitados y líderes políticos para tratar y discutir el tema de salud mental, el estrés post-traumático y la forma en […]

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July 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCM Connects Adult Mental Health (VIDEO)

National and County Mental Health Statistics Crazy. Nuts. Psycho. Screwball. Bonkers. The words for mental illness are derogatory, negative and plentiful. Experts say that these descriptors often cause sufferers to feel the sting of shame that stops up to half of them from seeking medical attention. The stigma also stops them from talking to loved […]

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