December 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles: Three of Six County Hospitals Have No ICU Vacancy

Three out of six hospitals in Montgomery County have no ICU vacancy as of noon Tuesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said at a county council meeting. Also as of noon, one hospital has no acute care bed vacancy, he said. Gayles said there was a period of time over the weekend when five […]

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August 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After-School Care Providers Will Continue to Use School Space This Fall

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) begins the school year on Aug. 31 with virtual-only classes for more than 166,000 students.  However, child care providers, who are already registered within the school system, will use MCPS classrooms to provide their services and support students who enroll in the program. Students enrolled in these programs known as […]

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February 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

How to Take Care of Your Valentine’s Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day is over, yes, but that doesn’t mean your flowers have to die. According to Nancy Bushwick-Malloy, floral designer for Potomac Petals and Plants, flowers can last up to one week with proper care and maintenance. In the MyMCMedia extra video below, she explains how to make your flowers last:

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January 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 30, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 30, in Montgomery County: 1. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. for parts of Montgomery County. 2. In Rockville, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is scheduled to meet with reporters at his weekly briefing at the Council Office Building. Some of the topics he […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Launches New Partnership with NaCo’s Live Healthy Program (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Councilmember George Leventhal have announced that Montgomery County will begin participating in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Live Healthy program. The program has added a low-fee dental discount and health discount program to the prescription discount program (Montgomery RX) that the County has offered since 2004. For more […]

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April 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Diagnosed with Cancer

State’s Attorney John McCarthy announced today that he has been diagnosed with cancer of the neck. According to a news release, McCarthy is being treated by a team of doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital and he is confident that by summer he will be completely recovered. McCarthy continues to manage the operations of the State’s Attorney Office. […]

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February 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Hospitals Report Busy Emergency Rooms in Days Following Blizzard

Hospitals saw an increase in patients seeking health care in the days following the Blizzard of 2016. “Adventist Healthcare emergency departments were very busy with hundreds of patient visits for several days after the snowstorm,” said Shanna Muschik, Adventist Healthcare’s marketing manager. According to Muschik, Shady Grove Medical Center saw close to 200 patients on […]

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January 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Dozens of Dogs Seized from Rockville Home (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police Department’s Animal Service Division (ASD) seized 66 dogs from a Rockville home on January 1st, including some that officials said needed immediate medical care. Montgomery County officials said a search warrant was executed at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 1st at a residence on Glen Mill Road with the search and […]

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April 18, 2014 | Staff Writer

County Executive Reminds Public of ‘Safe Haven’ Law (Photos & Video)

County Executive Ike Leggett announced a public education campaign to remind residents about Maryland’s Safe Haven Law, which provides an alternative to abandoning an unwanted newborn. Leggett made the announcement at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and was joined by Adventist Healthcare’s president William G. Robertson, as well as Dr. Gaurov Dayal, Shady Grove’s chief medical […]

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June 26, 2013 | Staff Writer

100,000 Homes Campaign (Photo & Video)

Montgomery County kicked off its entrance to the nationwide 100,000 Homes Campaign on June 26 as it seeks to find at least 300 volunteers to assess the needs of the most vulnerable homeless residents during a three-day effort in November. The county joins more than 200 communities already in the campaign who have collectively found […]

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