Category archives for: Health and Wellness

Register for Bike to Work Today


Washington Area Bicyclist Association invites people to sign up to bike to work on May 17.  Read More >>

Community Meeting on Health and Wellness


Montgomery County Recreation has rescheduled the Senior Strategy Planning public meeting that was previously scheduled for March 6 but canceled due to inclement weather. The meeting will now be held on Wednesday, March 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center, 5900 Executive Boulevard, North Bethesda. Residents [...]

Input on Future Health Wanted


To help Montgomery County Recreation develop a three-year plan to enhance and improve recreational programs for older adults that promote their overall health and wellness, the public is invited to attend a community meeting on Wednesday, March 6, to share their suggestions, thoughts and ideas about the types of recreational and wellness programs they would [...]

Free Flu Vaccination


County health officials today announced two additional flu vaccination clinics and urged residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated. Montgomery County clinics will offer FREE vaccinations by appointment only on Friday, January 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Germantown and on Tuesday, January 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Silver Spring. To [...]

Tragic Accident in Chevy Chase

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Two people were killed Monday night in a crash involving three vehicles on the outer loop of the Washington Beltway near Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase, according to Maryland State Police. Read More >>

Health and Human Services Holds Forum


The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is holding a community forum to gather input from the public on the department’s FY2014 operating budget. The forum will be held on Monday, October 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Children’s Resource Center in Rockville. A representative from the Office of Management and [...]

Biotechs Receive Grant to Fight Malaria


Two Biotech companies have won grants to perform research on the battle with Malaria.  One of them is Protein Potential which has one its 3rd innovation grant from NIH.  The company received $300,000 to work with Aduro BioTech of Berkeley, Calif., to develop two novel malaria vaccines to be administered sequentially.  Read More>>

Vinyassa Yoga Flow


Vinyassa Flow Yoga is for beginning and advanced practitioners alike, and includes centering, pranayama (breathwork), flowing sequences of yoga poses that can get a heart pumping and muscles and tendons stretching, seated poses to cool down and savasana, a pose of deep relaxation and rest. The practice is done in a calm atmosphere with soft, [...]

Meditation and Qigong for Health


Learn the secrets of Qigong and Meditation in this special class. You will learn how to use guided imagery and breathing techniques to relax your mind and rejuvenate you energy. We will use selected Qigong movements to gently stretch and strengthen the body. You will find something here to deepen your practice and enrich your [...]

Volunteers Needed to Lead Free Bone Builders Classes


Volunteers are needed to teach free Bone Builders classes at locations in Brookeville, Cabin John, Cloverly, Sandy Spring, Takoma Park and White Oak. The daytime classes help attendees to prevent and slow the development of osteoporosis and increase bone density naturally, an effective alternative to anti-osteoporosis medicines. Osteoporosis causes bones to become thin and brittle. [...]

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