Coming Soon…Accessible, Affordable Health Insurance

September 30, 2013 | General

Did you know that more than 1 in 5 Montanans and Gallatin County residents of working age do not have health insurance? Are you one of them? Or are you searching for a better, more affordable plan than you have now? Starting October 1, there will be some important new changes to our health system […]

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National Women’s Health & Fitness

Happy National Women’s Health & Fitness Day! Busy women may not have time to work out every day, but there are many factors involved in leading a healthy and happy life. Check out these general guidelines and tips for making healthy living a priority year round: • Laugh often. Laughing not only lowers stress, but […]

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Behind the Scenes: Restaurant Inspections

Behind the Scenes: Gallatin County Restaurant Inspections So you got to work this morning and heard some gossip in the office about the restaurant inspection reports that are now online. Then you turned on your computer, logged onto Healthygallatin.org, and immediately checked the latest scores for your family’s favorite restaurants. Yikes! They have all had […]

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Are You Prepared?

September 17, 2013 | Emergency Preparedness

In recent years, Montanans have had to quickly evacuate their homes most often due to fires, but also from flooding, hazardous materials, and an oil spill. If something like this happened in Gallatin County, would you be prepared? September just happens to be National Preparedness Month, and as the kids are settling back into school, […]

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Bozeman Police Department Happenings

September 13, 2013 | General, Happenings

The Bozeman Police Department is hosting a Community Safety Series which will be held at the Bozeman Public Library Large Community Room September 25, October 2 & 9 at 6:00 p.m.  Topics that will be presented are as follows:   9/25 – Dangerous Drug Identification and Their Use:  Lieutenant Jake Wagner, supervisor of the Missouri […]

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Do I Really Need a Flu Shot?

September 12, 2013 | General, Immunizations

“I’m usually healthy. Do I need a flu shot every year?” The answer is… YES YOU DO! While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

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A Look at Suicide

September 10, 2013 | General, Mental Health

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day: a day when we can all take time to acknowledge the striking reality of the impact that mental illness plays in each of our lives every single day, whether it’s our own struggle or that of a friend or family member. According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention […]

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6 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease

September 6, 2013 | General, Heart Health

Yesterday’s blog was about a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), which highlighted a staggering truth: 200,000 human deaths each year caused by heart disease, stroke, and hypertension deaths are avoidable. Today, we’d like to offer some tips for taking charge of your health:   Make healthy food choices. Choosing […]

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Avoiding Avoidable Death in Gallatin County

September 5, 2013 | General, Heart Health

A new statement from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) highlighted a staggering truth: 200,000 human deaths each year caused by heart disease, stroke, and hypertension are avoidable. Although we encourage you to read the CDC’s report in length, here are some highlights: Nearly ¼ of cardiovascular (heart) diseases are avoidable In 2010, […]

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