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5 Things You May Not Know About Acupuncture

Each year, millions of people in America use acupuncture, a traditional Chinese approach to improving health. While acupuncture has been used in China for over 2,000 years, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it has become increasingly popular in America over the past few decades. Still, many people are not familiar with what it is and what it can be used for.

“Acupuncture is an effective way to treat many different ailments that people experience,” explains Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine (www.kaplanclinic.com), located in McLean, VA.  “While some people may be skeptical at first, they end up as fans, after they try acupuncture and see how it helps improve their health and well being.”

Montgomery County Urges Citizens to Test Homes for Radon During National Radon Action Month

Montgomery County Urges Citizens to Test Homes for Radon During National Radon Action Month

Radon is Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in U.S.

Late-Term Abortions to be Performed in Germantown

LeRoy Carhart is notorious in the pro-life movement.  He is one of few physicians in the U.S. to openly provide late-term abortions and now he is on the verge of opening two long-term abortion clinics in both Maryland and Iowa.

Dr. Carhart has partnered with Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Md. rather than opening a brand new facility on his own.  He will be working in the very same building formerly operated by Stephen Chase Brigham, another well known abortionist.

"Dr. Carhart will begin performing both early and late-term abortions at Germantown Reproductive Health Services this week", said Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation.

"We think that it's important that women are able to access safe, high-quality abortion care, and do so without having to travel great distances," Saporta said. "Expanding care in Germantown will expand women's access to needed abortion care."

Community Radiology Offers Breast Screenings to Uninsured Women in Montgomery County, MD

OLNEY, Md., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Radiology Associates (CRA) www.communityradiology.com is collaborating with other healthcare organizations to provide digital mammograms, and where appropriate, ultrasound, to uninsured residents of Montgomery County, MD.  These breast imaging services are provided at CRA's Olney Imaging Center to help uninsured women detect potential breast cancer at an early stage.

Free Flu Vaccination Clinics Scheduled For Montgomery County Children Ages 2 to 18

Make Appointments Online or Call 311

Monday, November 1, 2010

9 a.m. to Noon

 

Einstein High School

11135 Newport Mill Road

Kensington

 

Gaithersburg High School

314 South Frederick Avenue

Gaithersburg

Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center Hosts Classes and Meetings in October and November

The Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, located at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, will host a variety of classes and meetings in October and November. A description of these offering is listed below:

• Evening ESOL Classes. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes continue to be open to new students. The Beginner and Intermediate ESOL classes, for all adults who want to learn English, meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost for the classes is $20. There is also a $20 book fee. To sign up for a class or to receive more information, call 240-777-8400.

School Lunches Affected by Slow Economy and Budget Cuts

Education Week reports that due to summer school and transportation budget cuts in Montgomery County schools (and in counties across the country) fewer children are getting free lunches in at least one school district.

The recession has made an impact in school lunch and nutrition programs funded by the Department of Agriculture.  The number of free lunches provided to children in the summer has dropped drastically, and the outcome is proving to be detrimental to low income families.

While the cuts in free lunch assistance are heavy this summer, the program should be stabilized for the fall school year.

To read more, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/08/16/01nutrition.h30.html?tkn=MMLFZq6PoVB8iFvgg7dQ1KSCyQH0m549TsDC&cmp=clp-edweek