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March 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UPDATE: Nine People in Maryland—Five in MoCo—Have Coronavirus, Hogan Says

Update (6:15 p.m.): Gov. Larry Hogan announced a ninth coronavirus case confirmed in Maryland Tuesday evening. The patient, a woman in her sixties, is a Montgomery County resident, Hogan said. According to Hogan, the coronavirus patient is connected to the Egyptian cruise, which involves five of the state’s other coronavirus cases. “This problem continues to evolve and […]

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January 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak and Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Taking No Chances With Coronavirus

Although there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia, Montgomery County officials are taking no chances. The appropriate county officials have participated in several informational conference calls with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and the Maryland Department of Health to learn all they can, said […]

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March 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rare Disease Community Shares Unspoken Understanding at The Children’s Inn at NIH

Two families staying at The Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda have found comfort meeting others in the “rare disease community.” Lydia Mzame came to The Inn from Mombasa, Kenya to help her 13-year-old son who’s suffered from sickle cell disease since he was four months old. Mzame came with her husband and their two other children. […]

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February 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

The Children’s Inn at NIH Celebrates Rare Disease Day

The Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda celebrated Rare Disease Day on Thursday. Because the holiday celebrates “rare” diseases, the holiday is ideally celebrated on the rarest day of the year, February 29. However, since this year wasn’t a leap year, it was celebrated on February 28. Stephanie Feinberg, the family program assistant at The […]

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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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November 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

The Children’s Inn Makes a Difference for Many (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is home to many top-notched hospitals and medical facilities. There is one in Bethesda that is in a league of its own. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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November 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery Parks Staff Prepares for Dead Ash Trees (PHOTO)

Talk about a pest. Montgomery Parks officials announced this week that a non-native invasive beetle from Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), has been detected in the county and it is destroying Ash trees across the county. The beetle feeds on the trees causing them to die within three years. While only two percent of […]

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June 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

official photo of Larry Hogan

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces He Has Cancer (VIDEO)

Surrounded by his family, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan held a news conference today to announce that he has an advanced form of cancer. “A few days ago I was diagnosed with cancer,” Hogan said. “I will face this challenge with the same energy and determination I’ve relied on to climb every hill and overcome every […]

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May 28, 2015 | Krista Brick

Health Department to Send Letters to Those at Risk for TB Exposure at Rockville High

Students at Rockville High School should expect to get a letter today that will let them know whether they should be tested for exposure to tuberculosis. On Tuesday, students at the school were informed of an active case of TB confirmed at the high school. Montgomery County Department of Heath and Human Services Spokesperson Mary Anderson […]

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May 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Tuberculosis Case Reported at Rockville High

Parents at Rockville High School (RHS) are being informed of a case of active tuberculosis (TB) at the school. “The affected individual is being treated at this time and there is no risk of additional exposure to any students or staff at this time,” wrote Ulder Tillman, Montgomery County health officer, and Billie Jean Benson, […]

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