health

October 4, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Urgent Care. Primary Care. Walk-In Care. Patient First Health Center in Germantown – Now Open – Provides All Three

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Patient First on October 2, 2019 to celebrate the grand opening of its new walk-in treatment center in Germantown. Patient First opened its new medical center in Germantown, on Thursday, October 3. The medical center, located in the Milestone Shopping Center at 21044 Frederick Road, Germantown, will provide […]

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September 30, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Healthy Montgomery 2023 Goals Released

A plan of action for making Montgomery County healthier has recently been released by local health officials. The Healthy Montgomery 2023 plan provides objectives for improving the health of all Montgomery County residents, modeling approaches adopted by the federal Healthy People initiative and the Maryland State Health Improvement Process. Healthy Montgomery 2023 goals are evaluated […]

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September 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

As Opioid Epidemic Continues to Sweep the Nation, Local Advocates Call for Accountability

According to the Centers for Disease Control, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. MyMCMedia spoke with Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocates Director, Carin Miller to get more insight from the local community on this growing crisis, something she has experienced firsthand. Recently, a judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 […]

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July 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

FDA Launches Youth E-Cigarette Prevention TV Ads

The FDA launched youth e-cigarette prevention TV ads for the first time. In addition, there are also plans for new educational resources to teach kids about the dangers of e-cigarette use. This will include new posters for high schools and educational materials for middle schools across the U.S. as part of “The Real Cost” Youth […]

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April 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Fourth Measles Case Confirmed in Maryland

Measles Outbreak is Localized to Zip Codes 21208, 21209 and 21215 The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Friday that a fourth person in Maryland contracted measles this month. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) defines three or more linked cases of measles as an outbreak. Health officials believe the latest case is […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Third Maryland Measles Case Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Wednesday a third measles case in a Maryland resident this year. This confirmation follows two other cases recorded in the state this month. The MDH confirmed one measles case last year, following only one case also tallied during 2017. “It is concerning that three cases of measles have […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Workgroup to Explore Ways to Combat Rise in Youth Vaping

Montgomery County health officials are suggesting increased education and awareness surrounding vaping to confront the rising use of e-cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. “Vaping can be extremely dangerous for adolescents and young adults due to ongoing brain development,” county health officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement. “Vaping devices can contain high levels […]

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December 20, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message from the Universe: The Beginning of a New Journey

“Soon the New Year starts, so now is a great time to: Wipe the slate clean. Focus upon what you really want. Chart your course. Or is that a bit old school? Feels tiring? Ugh! How about an adventurous alternative: Give thanks that your life is exactly as it is. Decide that 2018 will be […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Health Officials Announce Flu Vaccination Campaign

Montgomery County Health officials have announced the dates for the county’s annual flu vaccination campaign. County-sponsored seasonal flu vaccination clinics will be held beginning in late October, according to a news release. Below are the dates and times: Oct. 30 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Universities at Shady Grove 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville For anyone […]

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August 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the lessons learned from the Flower Branch Apartments tragedy one year ago. There are also reports on the Zika virus, the upcoming solar eclipse and more. Watch the show in its entirety below:

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