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April 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 6 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, April 6 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Week Two Remote Learning for MCPS:  County school officials held a virtual conversation Saturday with information about the second week of remote learning.  Also, the schools share information on the technology needed for remote learning in this video: 2. […]

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March 6, 2020 | Veronica Canales

CDC Encourages Public to Create Plan to Prepare for Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to cause worldwide concern, the CDC wants everyone to be prepared. They provided a guideline on steps to take before, during and after a Coronavirus outbreak. Its goal is to help household members have a plan in case the virus hits their community. Before a COVID-19 outbreak The best thing […]

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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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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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May 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What You Should Know About the Recall of Eggs

There are at least 35 reported cases of Salmonella infections reported in nine states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Food and Drug Administration linked some of the cases to Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Indiana.  The company voluntarily recalled more than 206 million shell eggs due to a possible contamination […]

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October 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Brem Foundation Offers Assistance for Breast Cancer Detection (VIDEO)

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows that more than 200,000 women and more than 2,000 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. While mammogram screenings can help lower the risk of dying from breast cancer, staff from a local nonprofit, the Brem Foundation, said there are more things […]

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April 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Study Shows Rates of New Diagnosed Cases of Diabetes Increasing in Youth

The rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are on a rise among youth, according to a news release. The report titled, Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002-2012, found that the rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 diabetes in youth increased by […]

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