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July 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County’s Birth Certificate Service Reopens After Temporary Closure

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ reopens at Dennis Avenue Health Center The County’s birth certificate service, which was closed temporarily in early May, is open for business at the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring. Birth certificates are available from the County for any individual born in the State of Maryland after […]

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June 27, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Pizza and Bagels Don’t Go With Treadmills and Crunches

The gym might be a “judgment free zone” but the county health department has judged its free pizzas and bagels out of bounds. Planet Fitness has been told that it can no longer offer its monthly free pizza nights or free bagel mornings because it’s a state health code violation. Health department spokesperson Mary Anderson […]

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May 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Temporarily Unable to Issue Birth Certificates

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ office temporarily closed Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are temporarily not able to provide Maryland birth certificate services in the Vital Records’ office due to a staffing issue. Requests for Maryland birth certificates may be made either online or in person at health departments […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

To Fight STDs, Condoms to Be Offered in Some High Schools

Health centers in Montgomery County high schools will be offering condoms to counteract the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases seen in a decade, the county Health Department announced Monday morning. The condoms are part of a prevention, education and treatment strategy, said Mary Anderson, a department spokeswoman. Chlamydia cases rose by 17.5 percent from […]

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November 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Obamacare Assistance: County Offering Assistance for Residents During Shorter Open Enrollment Period 

Despite months of attempts to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment for people getting their health insurance through Obamacare began Wednesday. There are more than 42,000 residents in Montgomery County who qualify to receive insurance through the federal marketplace exchange under the ACA and county health officials are offering assistance this weekend […]

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June 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Parks Staff Battle Poison Ivy and Rash of Other Weeds at Little Bennett Campground and Area Parks

When Florida residents Washburn and Courtney Wear pulled their motorhome into a campsite at Little Bennett Campground this past week in Clarksburg, the first thing they noticed was a large patch of poison ivy. The Wears said they were concerned about the proximity of the poison ivy to their campsite because they had their dogs […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

A Warning from Health Officials: Don’t Pick Up that Wild Animal, No Matter How Cute and Cuddly

Montgomery County health officials are warning residents to resist the urge to touch wild animals, including baby squirrels, raccoons and baby foxes. According to Mary Anderson, a spokesperson for Montgomery County, there have been several instances in the last few weeks of county residents bringing young wild animals into their homes and then calling animal […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State Crews Spray for Mosquitoes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The state of Maryland used a truck to help eradicate mosquitoes in two areas of Montgomery County last week. Montgomery County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said the spraying took place in a section of Gaithersburg and in a section of Wheaton. According to Anderson, residents in the spray area received reverse 9-1-1 […]

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August 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the investigation into the fatal explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Silver Spring. There are also reports on mosquito spraying in Montgomery County, upcoming immunization clinics just in time for back to school, new teachers in Montgomery County, the […]

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August 23, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Kay Apartment Communities Answers MCM Questions About Displaced Families

The August 10 natural gas explosion in Silver Spring continues to impact some of the families forced out of their homes. However, Kay Apartment Communities has answered questions MCM submitted about the placement of residents who were left homeless. Clark Melillo, President of Kay Apartment Communities, reports that a total of 24 units were destroyed […]

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