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March 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

CDC: How to Manage Anxiety and Stress Related to Coronavirus Pandemic

Most people are looking out for the symptoms of COVID-19 — which include a fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  And most of us are practicing social distancing, a term many were not familiar with prior to the coronavirus pandemic. But, many of us may not be aware that it is normal to experience anxiety […]

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March 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

CDC Recommends No Gatherings of 50 or More People

For the next eight weeks, the Centers for Disease Control is recommending canceling or postponing events that consist of 50 or more people throughout the United States. Officials say this action can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the CDC, large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of the coronavirus; […]

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February 3, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

NIH Busca una Vacuna Contra el Coronavirus

El Instituto Nacional de Alergias y Enfermedades Infecciosas (NIAID) en Bethesda está trabajando arduamente para desarrollar una vacuna contra el coronavirus, aunque no se han reportado casos confirmados en Maryland, Washington, D.C. o Virginia. El Centro de Investigación de Vacunas del NIAID, que forma parte de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, está trabajando con la […]

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February 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

NIH Working to Develop Vaccine for Coronavirus

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Bethesda is working hard to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus although there have not been any confirmed cases reported in Maryland, Washington, D.C. or Virginia. The NIAID Vaccine Research Center, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, is working with the biotechnology […]

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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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July 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

RSV Pools to Host Hiring Fair for Lifeguards on July 19 (VIDEO)

Although beaches and pools nationwide are experiencing a life guard shortage, one Montgomery County company is taking steps to stay ahead of the curve. RSV Pools in Gaithersburg is hosting a job fair on July 19. “This is actually something we’re trying that’s new,” Madi Pizer, director of human resources for RSV Pools said. Lifeguards […]

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January 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Walgreens Teams Up with Veteran Affairs to Offer Free Flu Shots for Veterans

Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round but the virus is most common during the winter and fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Department of Veterans has partnered with Walgreens Pharmacies nationwide to offer veterans currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system free flu vaccinations, according to a […]

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March 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Health Update for Montgomery County Maryland on Montontgomery Community Media

CDC Updates Community Health Website

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released, today, the updated Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) online tool that produces public health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describes the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence […]

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October 17, 2014 | Krista Brick

CDC Expanding Outreach to Airline Passengers on Frontier Flight

Passengers on two Frontier Airlines flights between Cleveland and Dallas Fort Worth on Oct. 10 and Oct. 13 are being asking to contact the Centers for Disease Control due to a possible exposure to the Ebola virus. The CDC is now asking those passengers on Frontier Airlines flight 1142 Dallas/Fort Worth to Cleveland on Oct. […]

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