Have the Kids Cook Tonight!

September 29, 2014 | Food, Nutrition, Parenting & Prenatal, WIC

Healthy Cooking with Kids By Gallatin County WIC Making a homemade meal for the family to enjoy together is usually healthier, less expensive, and a great way for families to bond and connect with each other. Encouraging kids, no matter what the age, to help prepare and cook meals is an even greater benefit for […]

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September is National Preparedness Month!

September 15, 2014 | Emergency Preparedness

“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” For Gallatin County residents, what does is mean to be prepared? It means taking time to learn about local hazards, such as earthquakes, winter storms and flooding. Then, it’s find out how to best prepare for those emergencies. The website Ready.gov has all of the information that everyone […]

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Flu Vaccinations are in Full Swing!

There is a lot of information in the media about regular seasonal influenza. Getting a flu vaccination is the best way to protect against getting the seasonal flu. The regular seasonal flu vaccine contains three vaccine viruses and one of these strains provides protection against the H1N1 virus. The 2014-2015 trivalent or quadrivalent influenza vaccine […]

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All About Rabies!

September 9, 2014 | Communicable Disease, Immunizations

By The Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Communicable Disease Program   Rabies – What is it? Rabies is a preventable infectious virus that attacks the central nervous system of all mammals, including humans, causing swelling of the brain (encephalitis) and ultimately death. Although rabies is rare in humans, death for animals will usually occur within several […]

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Back-to-School Safety Tips

Where did the summer go? In Gallatin County, summer always seems to whiz by, and fall is here before we know it. Most kids in the area started school just before or after Labor Day, and it’s already the season of school buses, pencil sharpeners, and homework! As kids get older, many start to walk […]

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