October 22, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

¿Influenza o Covid-19? Reconocer los Síntomas y Vacunarse contra el Flu Recomiendan Expertos

Según los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), vacunarse contra la influenza es más importante que nunca durante esta época del año, para protegerse y proteger a las personas que lo rodean de la influenza y para ayudar a reducir la carga sobre los sistemas de atención médica que están respondiendo a […]

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October 15, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

County Health Officials Announce Flu Clinic Schedule

Montgomery County health officials urge residents to get a flu vaccination this year and announced the dates to four free clinics. County-sponsored seasonal flu vaccination clinics will include free clinics for residents over the age of 14 and two free clinics specifically for children between the ages of six months to 18-years-old. This year there […]

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October 14, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Maryland Department of Health Launches Statewide Flu Vaccine Campaign

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Department of Health launched the statewide “Fight the Flu” campaign, urging residents to get the influenza vaccine. The multimedia campaign announced on Tuesday will utilize television and social media, according to the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). “Getting vaccinated for the flu every year is important, but this year […]

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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

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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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