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September 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Salmonella Infections Linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released a statement Thursday warning people not to eat hummus from Moby Dick House of Kabob because it has been linked to salmonella infections in the state. Since Sept. 10, MDH reports nine confirmed cases of salmonella in Maryland. The exact cause for people getting sick is unclear, but […]

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September 16, 2019 | Staff Writer

New Vaping Laws Aim to Protect Teens

Kellen Leeson, 21, recalls how the proximity of certain stores made buying tobacco products easy when he was a high school student. New laws, introduced today by Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Craig Rice, are designed to protect our youth from access to vaping products. Find out more on MCM Connects: Our Vaping Epidemic live-streaming on […]

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September 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

High School Athletes Not Immune to Ill Effects of Vaping

Vaping has quickly become an epidemic according to the Centers for Disease Control. Montgomery County has certainly not been immune to this nationwide trend. Dr. Philip Corcoran, who works out of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, describes some of the symptoms he has seen, specifically those of high school athletes. Join us on Monday, September 16, […]

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September 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Vaping vs Smoking: What’s the Difference?

There’s a big difference between smoking and vaping says Philip Corcoran, a surgeon in the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Clinic at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. Find out more on September 16, at 7 p.m., when MCM Connects: Our Vaping Crisis, is live-streamed on mcmlive.org and broadcast on cable channels 19, 21 and 995. Experts from across […]

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September 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

The FDA, Vaping, and You

Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Since 2009, FDA has regulated cigarettes, smokeless, and roll-your-own tobacco.  The FDA finalized a rule, effective August 8, 2016, to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems. Despite […]

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September 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

Medical Professional Links ‘Popcorn Lung’ Disease to Vaping

As students begin a new school year, the health risks associated with teenagers vaping are entering the forefront of our public discourse. “Popcorn lung” is only one disease that medicine has linked to vaping, explains Philip Corcoran, a surgeon in the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Clinic at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. It’s a lung disease that […]

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August 26, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

New Hospital Opens in White Oak

Montgomery County has a new hospital. Here are some scenes from inside the Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center:

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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks Report Elevated Levels of Algae Toxin at Lake Needwood

Pet Owners are Urged to Keep Dogs Out of the Lake Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green […]

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August 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Offers Training on Administering Medication to Treat Opioid Overdoses

Montgomery County is offering free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Residents concerned about a friend or family member with an opioid addiction can register to attend a free training session. The training session will be offered: Tuesday, August 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Department of […]

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August 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Germantown

A medical cannabis dispensary, Zen Leaf, opened Tuesday in Germantown. It’s the 18th medical cannabis dispensary in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia was at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon cutting for the dispensary and spoke to Zen Leaf’s Joshua Kudisch, Michael Vahlsing and Anthony Marsico, as well as state Del. Lily Qi (D-15). According to the […]

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