Fresh, Clean Winter Air

Just as wildfires pollute the air in summer, wood stoves have a huge effect on air quality and health during the winter months. Wood smoke contains a complex mixture of gases and microscopic particles which can get into your eyes and respiratory system causing health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose and illnesses like […]

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Help “Someone You Love” Prevent Cancer

Each year, about 17,000 women and 9,000 men are affected by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). In fact, 80% of people under the age of 50 will contract the virus at some point in their life. Though many people have never heard of it, HPV can lead to some high risk types of cancer in both men […]

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“Growing Up”

January 11, 2017 | Kids & Families

Puberty can be a challenging time for adolescents. Things such as physical changes can bring self-consciousness, and hormonal changes can trigger emotions. Understanding what is happening on a physical and emotional level can help ease the anxiety that may be associated with this stage of life. “Growing Up” workshops are an opportunity for kids ages 9-12 […]

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New Year, New Chance to Quit Tobacco Use for Good!

January 1, 2017 | Health, Healthy Living

Every year, thousands of Montanans look to the new year for a fresh opportunity to change their lives for the better. For Montanans who use tobacco, a great way to accomplish this is to quit for good. The Montana Tobacco Quit Line and American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quit Line are free services available to all […]

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Stay Safe This New Year’s Eve

New Year’s can mean a lot of different things for people in Gallatin County: a fresh new start, a chance for new adventures or to meet new people, a beginning of a New Year’s resolution…all great reasons to celebrate! We’ve compiled a list of great safety tips to follow on New Year’s Eve, no matter your […]

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The Gift of a Lifetime

December 27, 2016 | Health, Healthy Living, Tobacco Prevention

It’s that gift giving—and receiving—time of year again; the time of year that people break out their wallets and typically spend more money than they do during any other month. Sure, the latest and greatest electronic gadget might be a great gift, but there’s something else out there that’s way more meaningful and never gets […]

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Home Visits Work: Let’s Make Them Universal

Nov 14, 2016, 1:31 PM, Posted by Martha Davis Every family deserves an equal opportunity to build a healthy, nurturing environment that helps their kids thrive. That’s where home visits come in. Some of the most fulfilling and valuable experiences of my early career involved working as a home visitor about twenty years ago. I […]

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Turning the Tide of American Indian Healthcare

November 30, 2016 | Cancer Screening, Healthy Living

From 2001-2009, death rates from cancer decreased for white men and women. But for American Indians and Alaska Natives, the rate went up. In addition, a study by Department of Health and Human Services in 2013 shows the average life expectancy for American Indians in Montana is 20 years shorter than for non-Indians.¹ The U.S. […]

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Food Safety First!

November 22, 2016 | Food

DPHHS offers holiday food safety tips The holidays are a happy and often chaotic time of year for families. Food safety inadvertently can go by the wayside while people plan for visitors, budget for the holidays, and prepare for festivities. The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is offering numerous food safety tips […]

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Winter Driving Tips

November 21, 2016 | Emergency Preparedness, Safety

Winter driving in Gallatin County can be a scary, nerve-wracking, or flat out dreaded experience for some. And since here in Montana, we are bound to have many days of extreme winter driving conditions, we might as well learn to make the best of it. As holiday travel begins, we’ve compiled some of the the […]

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