Health

Montgomery county business managers conflicted as the mask mandate lift is extended

Rockville, MD – Montgomery county extended the lift of its indoor mask mandate but the decision might be temporary. The uncertainty has caused some confusion and concern, especially among people who have businesses to run. The mandate might be reinstated…

RSV cases spike, as parents worry about their children’s safety

Doctors have seen a recent spike in RSV cases across the nation, at a time when it is usually not expected. RSV usually peaks in the winter months of January and February, and now coupled with COVID, parents are concerned with how to keep their children safe.

DC making moves to tackle food insecurity among low income residents

Washington – DC Health partnered with FRESHFARM to provide fresh produce to low income residents through Produce Plus,  a supplemental assistance program overseen by DC Health. Beginning this summer, FRESHFARM will manage the program to connect local farmers and vendors…

Montgomery county voters demand council to strengthen mental health resources

Rockville, MD – In an unusual move, voters are calling on elected officials and candidates seeking office to prioritize mental health and set policies to deal with the growing number of health concerns in the county. 

Cybersecurity concerns grow in hospitals across Maryland

Maryland hospitals are seeing an uptick in ransomware and other cybersecurity threats, mirroring a national trend, and a federal agency is investigating a dozen breaches among healthcare providers in the state. 

Abortion bans disproportionately impact marginalized communities, activists say

A variety of abortion restrictions have been passed in 21 states, with others pending in state legislatures.

More non-prescription meds are coming to vending machines

Vending machines in Maryland can now stock everything from allergy relief to some contraception along with candy or chips under a new state law.

Animals at the Maryland Zoo are getting the animal-friendly COVID vaccine

Animals now are receiving protection from COVID with a vaccine provided by Zoetis at no cost to the zoos. It will be given to 34 animals at the zoo, and they will begin receiving the shots in October of this year.

Maryland holds game in honor of mental health awareness

Maryland football wears green ribbons in honor of mental health awareness for their game against Iowa.

Maryland residents eligible for free medical equipment

The Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use Program provides Maryland residents with donated equipment — such as wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, scooters and even pediatric equipment that have been sanitized and repaired — at no cost.