Fall Comfort Food Recipes

October 31, 2013 | Food, General, Heart Health, Nutrition, Recipes

If you’re anything like us, the autumn chill brings on a whole new way of life, replacing iced tea with hot tea or hot chocolate, breaking out the blankets and the good books, and craving a delicious, warm meal. While summer favorites such as watermelon, huckleberries, avocado, and cherries fall out of season, pumpkin, cranberries, […]

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Stay Safe this Halloween!

Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year for kids. Make Trick-or-Treating safe for your little monsters by following a few of these safety tips:   1. When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent falls. 2. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers. 3. Masks can […]

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Protecting Your Child from Pertussis

Parents in Gallatin County typically do everything in their power to protect their children, but keeping kids healthy can sometimes feel like a fulltime job, especially in the colder months. When kids go back to school, the germs seem to come out to play. But beyond the typical runny nose and cold, there are some […]

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How Healthy is Gallatin County: Binge Drinking

  For the past four years, Gallatin County has been the healthiest county in Montana, according to the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. The County Health Rankings assesses health through a variety of factors that include health outcomes (length of life and quality of life), health behaviors (like diet and exercise, tobacco use, and access […]

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Breastfeeding & Going Back to Work/School

October 17, 2013 | General, Parenting & Prenatal

As a parent, you may have heard that breastfeeding has significant health benefits for your child, but did you know that there are significant health benefits for moms as well? From losing that baby weight faster to lowering the risks of certain diseases, here are some good reasons to breastfeed:   • Breastfeeding helps your […]

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Happy Global Hand Washing Day!

October 15, 2013 | Environmental Health, General

Hands, Clean Hands, Reaching Out… “Hands, touchin’ hands, reachin’ out, touchin’ me, touchin’ you…” Surely, Neil Diamond was singing with unspoken reference to properly washed hands in his hit song “Sweet Caroline.” All fun aside, hand washing is the easiest way to reduce and prevent the spread of germs and viruses that make people sick. […]

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Gun Safety in Gallatin County

October 10, 2013 | General, Recreation, Safety

Getting the guns out for hunting season? Here are some tips for doing so safely… With hunting season coming up, gun safety is once again on the top of the mind, especially for those gearing up to take their guns out of their locked safes, clean them, and put them to use in the Montana’s […]

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Animal Bites in Gallatin County

October 8, 2013 | Communicable Disease, General

What would you do if you or someone you know got an animal bite? Did you know that animal bites are reported to your local Health Department? In 2012, 106 animal bites were reported to Gallatin City County Health Department ranging from dogs and coyotes to monkey bites! Here’s what to do if this happens […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Now is the Time October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast health will be in the spotlight throughout the month, but in reality, it should be a priority throughout the year, especially for Montana women. Why? Among Montana women, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. In fact, every year, more than […]

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