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County Sponsors Flu Vaccination Clinics for Residents

County Sponsors Flu Vaccination Clinics for Residents

 

The following notice was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

County health officials announced the 2011-2012 seasonal flu vaccination clinic schedule and urged residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.  Montgomery County clinics will offer FREE vaccinations by appointment only. 

     The 2011-2012 seasonal flu vaccine includes protection against the H1N1 virus, along with influenza A and influenza B strains.  Only one vaccination is needed this year—there will not be separate vaccinations for H1N1 and seasonal influenza.

“Help Stop the Flu” Campaign

“Help Stop the Flu” Campaign

The following information was sent to us by Susan Griffiths:

Adventist HealthCare’s annual campaign to help prevent the spread of flu in the region begins Monday, September 12th.

Washington Sports Clubs Opening Doors to Hurricane Irene Victims

Although Hurricane Irene is long gone, her fury is still being felt by millions of east coast residents as they wade through her aftermath in an attempt to return to normalcy.  From severe flooding to lost power and water supply, the stories of all of our friends in all our communities affected are as expansive as those who have felt her aftermath.

Bethesda FRESHFARM market

Bethesda FRESHFARM market

 

Maryland Oncology Hematology expands services in northwestern Maryland

Maryland Oncology Hematology expands services in northwestern Maryland

Maryland Oncology Hematology, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, announced today that through the addition of two locations and two-board certified physicians, it is expanding the suite of oncology services it provides. The oncology practice has now expanded from 11 physicians to 13 and from four locations to six.

 

Maryland Oncology Hematology welcomes Drs. Robert Rice and Mohit Narang. They will work alongside other board-certified physicians to treat patients in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and in Owings Mills, Columbia, Greenbelt, Laurel, and Silver Spring, Maryland.

Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Washington, D.C. has the 2nd lowest rate of obese adults in the United States, trailing only Colorado, according to a report from Trust for America’s Heather and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The report, entitled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, investigates weight issues by state, as well as in the District. 

According to the report, 12 states have obesity rates of more than 30 percent.  D.C.’s rate of obese adults, however, is a reported 21%.

Maryland ‘s adult obesity rate is 27.1 percent according to the study, while Virginia’s is 25.9 percent, which ranks them as the 26th and 30th most obese states in the country respectively.

Greenbelt Silver Diner Continues Fresh & Local Initiative

Greenbelt Silver Diner Continues Fresh & Local Initiative

This summer, enjoy fresh produce from local farmers at the Greenbelt Silver Diner's Local Farmer's Market!

Every Saturday, the Greenbelt Silver Diner will offer fresh produce from local farms at its Farmers’ Market from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This initiative is in line with the Silver Diner's fresh and local initiative, offering traditional menu items made with healthier ingredients. Silver Diner offers menu items that are created using locally sourced ingredients, which include: