Get Screened

December 31, 2014 | Cancer Screening, Women's Health

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Each year, an estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and, of those, about one-third will die as a result of the cancer. But cervical cancer is also a highly preventable and treatable cancer, thanks to improved screening and vaccination. January was named as Cervical Health Awareness […]

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What the Heck is HEP?

December 17, 2014 | Communicable Disease

By Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Communicable Disease Program Hepatitis C Virus Awareness What is it? Hepatitis C (HCV) is a virus that attacks the liver. The illness can range from mild, lasting for a few weeks (acute) to a severe lifelong illness (chronic). The CDC estimates 3.2 million individuals are infected with HCV, and 75 […]

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Are You Flu Ready?

National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 7-13) The holiday season is upon us, and unfortunately so is influenza season… Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a serious and contagious illness that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Not to be confused with the stomach virus that’s sometimes referred to as the stomach […]

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Healthy & Easy Crock Pot Meals

December 2, 2014 | Food, Nutrition, WIC

  By Gallatin County WIC The cold weather has arrived, and the first holiday meal is complete. With the non-stop hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s hard to find the time to cook. That means it’s the perfect time to put your crock pot to use! It’s a simple as filling up your […]

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