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Leggett to Voice Strong Support for Relocating Washington Adventist Hospital in White Oak

Leggett to Voice Strong Support for Relocating Washington Adventist Hospital in White Oak

The following information was sent to us by Kristina Ellis:

 

 

County Executive Isiah Leggett will cite major job and economic benefits that project provides to East County

 

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

The following infomation was sent to us by James Kisha:

Montgomery County Participates in Third Annual DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Montgomery County Participates in Third Annual DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The following information was sent to us by Lucille Baur:

The Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is working with local law enforcement agencies, government, and public health organizations across the country to present its third “Prescription Drug Take Back Day.”  This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. through2:00 p.m.  The initiative, which began in September of 2010, is part of an effort to prevent the increasing problems of pill abuse and theft that occur nationwide.

Headaches Take Toll On Soldiers

Headaches Take Toll On Soldiers

The following information was sent to us by The Media Relations Department at Johns Hopkins Medicine:

Troops evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan with headaches unlikely to return to duty; heavy helmets a major factor

Headaches, a virtually universal human complaint at one time or another, are among the top reasons for medical evacuation of military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan, and for ongoing depletion of active-duty ranks in those countries, according to research led by Johns Hopkins specialists. Just one-third of soldiers sent home because of headaches return to duty in either place, the research shows. 

The findings, published online in Cephalalgia, the journal of the International Headache Society, highlight one of the fastest-growing causes of medical evacuations from the two prolonged military conflicts. 

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.