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September 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

As Opioid Epidemic Continues to Sweep the Nation, Local Advocates Call for Accountability

According to the Centers for Disease Control, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. MyMCMedia spoke with Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocates Director, Carin Miller to get more insight from the local community on this growing crisis, something she has experienced firsthand. Recently, a judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 […]

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May 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Maryland Records 5th Measles Case

Maryland has recorded its fifth measles case, this time again in the Baltimore suburbs. The state Health Department reported the fifth case on Friday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nation has recorded 839 cases of the highly contagious disease, the most in 10 years. In addition to Maryland, states that […]

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April 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Fourth Measles Case Confirmed in Maryland

Measles Outbreak is Localized to Zip Codes 21208, 21209 and 21215 The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Friday that a fourth person in Maryland contracted measles this month. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) defines three or more linked cases of measles as an outbreak. Health officials believe the latest case is […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Third Maryland Measles Case Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Wednesday a third measles case in a Maryland resident this year. This confirmation follows two other cases recorded in the state this month. The MDH confirmed one measles case last year, following only one case also tallied during 2017. “It is concerning that three cases of measles have […]

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April 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Second Case of Measles Confirmed in Maryland

Cases are Household Contacts, and Both Aquired Measles Out of State The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed the second case of measles in a Maryland resident this year. This second case is a household contact of the first confirmed measles case in Maryland. Both individuals aquired measles outside of Maryland when they visited an […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Workgroup to Explore Ways to Combat Rise in Youth Vaping

Montgomery County health officials are suggesting increased education and awareness surrounding vaping to confront the rising use of e-cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. “Vaping can be extremely dangerous for adolescents and young adults due to ongoing brain development,” county health officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement. “Vaping devices can contain high levels […]

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April 10, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

First Confirmed Measles Case In Maryland

Last week, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed the first case of the measles virus in a Maryland resident this year. This makes Maryland the 20th state to have a confirmed case. The case is said to have originated from an office building located in Pikesville just outside of Baltimore. The MDH says that […]

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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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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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January 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

SIDS Remains a Threat to Babies, CDC Study Says

A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control says at least 3,500 babies in the United States die each year from sleep-related deaths which includes sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS,  accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes. According to the report, there was sharp decline in sleep-related deaths in the 1990s […]

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