January 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 9 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 9, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Shutdown Rally: Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) is inviting the community to rally with him to show support for federal workers, private contractors, and others impacted by the federal government shutdown. Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) and J. David Cox, the president of American Federation of […]

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February 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Karen Mooney, Kelly Collins, Jane de Winter, and Dr. Bruce Fowler. Mooers and the panel discuss Montgomery County’s Drug Court with Assistant States Attorney Karen Mooney, Every Mind’s Kelly Collins stresses the importance of health and wellness programs in the workplace, the […]

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June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Heart Health and More To Be Discussed During ‘Brother 2 Brother’ Seminar

The month of June is celebrated as Men’s Health Month across the country and to raise awareness on preventable health problems among men and boys, the African American Health Program (AAHP) Montgomery County will host an event titled, “Brother 2 Brother,” on  June 12 at the Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, 9727 Georgia Ave., in Silver Spring. […]

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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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April 6, 2016 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

MC Recreation April’s events

Montgomery County Recreation Upcoming Events April 2016  April 1: Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center Modified Schedule 5900 Executive Boulevard N Bethesda, MD 20904 240.777.8070 Due to a dive meet KSAC will have the following modified schedule: April 1: Deep end closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no lap swimming or deep water running. […]

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February 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

photo older African American couple on a walk

Diabetes Education Classes to be Offered in at Gaithersburg and White Oak Libraries

Montgomery County residents can learn how to manage their diabetes by attending free monthly education classes at Gaithersburg and White Oak libraries starting in March. According to a news release, the African American Health Program (AAHP), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is sponsoring the event a long with a Diabetes Dining […]

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April 17, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of graph of Diabetes-Related Complications from 1990 to 2010

CDC Reports Diabetes-Related Complications Declined

Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Rates of lower-limb amputation, end-stage kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, and […]

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April 5, 2013 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

photo older African American couple on a walk

Recreation Offers Diabetes Classes

Montgomery County Recreation and the African American Health program are offering diabetes classes. Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and African Americans experience higher rates of complications due to diabetes.  Basic Must Knows about Diabetes Topics include carbohydrate counting, food label reading, physical activity, medications and blood glucose monitoring: […]

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November 26, 2012 | Diana Belchase

Diaz on Diabetes

My dear friend and incredible suspense author, Lena Diaz, is my guest today.  Lena wants everyone to remember that November is a special month for awareness as well as for giving thanks.  She has opened her heart to share the day she almost lost her daughter to a terrible disease, and hopes her story will […]

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November 14, 2012 | Staff Writer

National Diabetes Month

A majority of Americans recognize the threat diabetes poses to the nation’s health and have a solid understanding about the disease and its consequences, according to a new survey from UnitedHealth Group. November is National Diabetes Month – an opportunity for people to turn awareness into action and play a part in helping to tackle […]

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