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August 27, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Maryland Requiere Vacunas Actualizadas de los Estudiantes

Los estudiantes que asisten a las escuelas de Maryland deben tener registros de vacunación actualizados Las escuelas públicas del condado de Montgomery dan la bienvenida a los estudiantes con aprendizaje solo virtual el lunes 31 de agosto. Los funcionarios de salud del condado les recuerdan a los padres que el Departamento de Salud de Maryland […]

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August 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Requires Updated Immunizations for Fall Semester

Students attending Maryland schools must have up-to-date immunization records County public schools welcome back students with virtual-only learning on Monday, Aug. 31. Montgomery County health officials are reminding parents that the Maryland Department of  Health requires students to have up-to-date immunizations.  Parents must submit their student’s immunization records by the first day of school. If […]

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May 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MedStar Seeking Plasma Donations from Recovered Coronavirus Patients for Study

Since March, MedStar Health has been taking part in a yearlong plasma therapy research project, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic. The therapy—which has been used in the past to treat MERS, SARS, H1N1–is intended to help patients seriously ill from the coronavirus. As part of the research project, MedStar is asking people who have recovered […]

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May 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Gets Hero’s Send-Off After Long Battle with Coronavirus

On Monday, a 73 year-old Silver Spring man officially went home after a long battle with the coronavirus. The man had been staying at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney since March. MedStar has not released the patient’s name for privacy reasons. On his 51st day at MedStar, the man was finally cleared for release. […]

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April 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

CDC Encourages Public to Use Cloth Face Coverings to Slow Spread of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends people cover their mouth and nose with a cloth when leaving their home, especially in areas where it may be difficult to practice social distancing. These include grocery stores, pharmacies, mass transit, walking trails, and other settings. The CDC released the advisory on Friday as new studies […]

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March 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Hogan Announces Second Coronavirus Death as Cases Continue to Rise Dramatically

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the second coronavirus-related death in Maryland Friday evening. The patient was a Baltimore County resident in his sixties who suffered from underlying medical conditions. Hogan said in a statement: “A second Marylander has lost his life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On behalf of our entire state, we send […]

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March 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces First Coronavirus Death in Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the first coronavirus-related death in Maryland on social media Wednesday evening. The patient was a Prince George’s County resident in his sixties “who suffered from an underlying medical condition.” Hogan said in a statement: “It is with profound sadness that I announce the first death in Maryland as a result of […]

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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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