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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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August 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Health Care System Ranks 12th in the Nation

Maryland ranked 12th in a survey that looked at the cost and service quality of health care in each state. Only 11 other states fared better than the Free State. The study was completed by WalletHub, which offers credit scores and credit monitoring. To develop Maryland’s ranking, WalletHub found that the state was the fourth […]

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July 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCM Connects Adult Mental Health (VIDEO)

National and County Mental Health Statistics Crazy. Nuts. Psycho. Screwball. Bonkers. The words for mental illness are derogatory, negative and plentiful. Experts say that these descriptors often cause sufferers to feel the sting of shame that stops up to half of them from seeking medical attention. The stigma also stops them from talking to loved […]

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July 16, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Breathing Easier: Agency Says D.C. Region’s Air Is Cleaner

Your electric cars are working. So is walking to the grocery store. And solar panels on your roofs. The D.C. region’s air is getting cleaner. That’s the word from William Ellis, who works at Pepco and serves as the clean air partners board chair for the Council of Governments. COG is the organization that says […]

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July 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPL Announces Online Wellness and Personal Development Classes

Residents with a library card from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) now have access to wellness and personal development classes online. The service, Learn It Live, is provided through a partnership between MCPL and Recorded Books. Learn It Live offers interactive, live video courses and thousands of recorded courses on health and wellness, spirituality, and […]

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July 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations

Officials with the American Red Cross say there is a shortage of blood at hospitals nationwide. According to the Red Cross, blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. Fewer blood donors and blood drives occurred last week resulting in as many as 17,000 fewer blood donations, the organization said. […]

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July 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

When It Gets Hot, Rockville Has A Spot

The City of Rockville operates four cooling centers when the thermometer hits 95-plus degrees, or when a code red air quality alert is issued for Montgomery County. The centers are at the following facilities: • Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Avenue. • Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. • Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 […]

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June 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Beat the Heat During the Dog Days of Summer

With high temperatures forecast to remain in the 90s for the next week, finding ways to stay cool and taking precautions to avoid heat-related illness this summer are essential. The heat can be especially dangerous for those at risk including the elderly, the young, those with existing medical conditions and those that work outdoors. The  […]

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