Kick Butts Day Scavenger Hunt

For decades, Big Tobacco has marketed its deadly and addictive products to teens like you. Thanks to a 2009 law passed by Congress, the Food and Drug Administration has restricted some forms of tobacco marketing. However, in the U.S. alone, tobacco marketing still totals $8.5 billion a year – nearly one million dollars each day. […]

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Tips for Keeping the Peace – Managing Temper Tantrums

February 22, 2015 | Parenting & Prenatal, WIC

You’re shopping with your toddler in a busy department store. He or she has spied a toy that you don’t intend to buy. Soon you find yourself at the center of a gale-force temper tantrum. Everyone’s looking at you, and your face is burning with embarrassment. Could you have prevented the tantrum? What’s the best […]

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Youth are price sensitive – Let’s end the tobacco epidemic

February 19, 2015 | Tobacco Prevention

Thanks to moderate cigarette taxes, the Clean Indoor Air Act, and the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program; cigarettes are less accessible, less attractive, and less affordable. Unfortunately, the use of cigars, little cigars, e-cigarettes, and spit tobacco is not declining. Tobacco tax increases are one of the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use, especially […]

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Love Life? Eat well, exercise, get screened.

February 3, 2015 | Cancer Screening, Health, Women's Health

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. All month long we have the opportunity to pay special attention and to do right for our bodies, and making sure our friends and family does the same. Many cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping […]

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Measles Outbreak

February 1, 2015 | Communicable Disease, Immunizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a multi-state outbreak of measles originating from Disneyland Resort Theme Parks in California. This outbreak of 84 cases (as of January 28, 2015) has spread to 14 states including Washington, Oregon, Utah, Nebraska, Arizona and Colorado. While no cases of measles have been reported in […]

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