February 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Doctor, Clinical Research CEO Offers Advice for Staying Healthy During Coronavirus Outbreak

Dr. Fabian Sandoval, CEO and research director at the Emerson Clinical Research Institute in Washington, D.C., offers tips for how people can stay healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.  

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January 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Get a Flu Shot

Get a flu shot. It’s not too late. That’s the advice from Jose Luis Diaz, the communications and marketing director for CCI Health & Wellness Services in Rockville. “What’s amazing is that the county did have a very strong approach at the very beginning. We started vaccinating people very early in the season,” Diaz said. […]

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January 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Hospitals Limiting Visitors Because of Flu

The six hospitals in Montgomery County are limiting visitors because of increased flu activity, the county’s health department said in a Tuesday statement. Any visitor who exhibits flu-like symptoms — which includes fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and muscle aches — will not be allowed to enter the hospital, the statement says. Children under […]

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December 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Flu Season

State health officials say the flu season in Maryland remains minimal but there’s been a slow uptick of “influenza-like illnesses,” or ILI, in patients seen in the state’s emergency rooms. “There’s nothing predicable about the flu season or the vaccine. It’s always a wait and see,” said Debra Aplan, administrator of the Montgomery County’s immunization […]

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October 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County’s Board of Education has voted to seek a waiver from the state of Maryland to start the 2017-2018 school year before Labor Day. 2. Now is the time to get your flu shot. Maryland health officials have confirmed the first […]

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November 6, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of man receiving vaccination

Maryland Health Department Confirms First Flu Case of the Season

The first laboratory-confirmed case of seasonal influenza in Maryland has been diagnosed in an adult in the Baltimore metropolitan area, according to a news release issued by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The individual was not hospitalized. The flu strain was type A (H1N1). “The flu remains a highly contagious disease that […]

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January 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Top Ten MyMCMedia Posts, Jan. 5 – Jan. 11

The top ten posts on the MyMCMedia website for the week of Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: 1. Montgomery County Police plan to review New Jersey video for signs of the missing Hoggle children. 2. A house fire in Damascus causes $300,000 in damage and displaces occupants. 3. Fire at St. Elizabeth Church in Rockville […]

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January 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Flu Epidemic Puts Montgomery County Emergency Rooms on Alert

UPDATED Jan. 9  The flu epidemic sweeping about half of the nation is also having a big impact on emergency rooms at area hospitals in Montgomery County and in local classrooms. For a couple of weeks, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer has reported on his Twitter account that hospitals were busy treating […]

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October 28, 2014 | Staff Writer

Free Flu Vaccines at MCPS Schools Scheduled

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free clinics to provide flu vaccines (FluMist) to MCPS students. On Oct. 31, clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at John F. Kennedy in Silver Spring, Richard Montgomery  in Rockville  and Seneca Valley high schools in Germantown. Parents or guardians must […]

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October 16, 2014 | Staff Writer

President Obama on Ebola: “It’s Not Like the Flu, It’s Not Airborne” (VIDEO)

President Obama met with Cabinet officials and CDC Director Tom Frieden to discuss the government’s response to Ebola on Oct. 15. Here’s an excerpt from that meeting and posted on the White House’s YouTube page:   Related:

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