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March 20, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Dr. Travis Gayles Urges Young People to Stay Home

As most people continue to self-quarantine, Montgomery County Health Officer, Dr. Travis Gayles advises young people to stay at home to avoid risk of obtaining the coronavirus (COVID-19). In a video released yesterday, March 19, Dr. Gayles confirms that like elders, young people are at risk too. The video was meant for young people to […]

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March 13, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery County Will Halt Evictions for a 15 Day Period

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, Gov. Larry Hogan decided to issue a “Proclamation and Declaration of State of Emergency and Existence of Catastrophic Health Emergency – COVID-19,” according to the sixth district court of Maryland for Montgomery County Memorandum and Order. The international outbreak of COVID-19 poses an impending danger to the welfare of Montgomery […]

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February 22, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Retired Olympic Gymnast Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes is the first African American female to win an individual Olympic medal in the women’s gymnastics. In total, she won three bronze and one Olympic gold medal between 1992 and 2000. Dawes, 43, now a mother to four young children, is opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnast Academy in Clarksburg in the spring of 2020.   The Silver Spring native […]

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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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December 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Travis Gayles on Declining Cancer Rates

We talk with Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County health officer, about declining cancer rates. And even though the rates are falling, what does that mean if you or a loved one receive a cancer diagnosis?

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November 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Nov. 14 in Montgomery County

Good morning! It’s Thursday, Nov. 14 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. World Diabetes Day: First created in 1991 to help to spread awareness and education. Health officials say diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputation, heart disease, kidney failure and early death. Simple action can reduce the risk. […]

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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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