April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month in order to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma, and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This April, NCADD is highlighting the important public health issue of underage drinking, a problem with […]

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Tips for Unplugging the Kids

Having trouble prying your child’s face away from the screen? You’re not alone! With all of the latest and greatest technological toys, you might find it harder and harder to get your kids to power down their devices. What is Screen Time? Screen time is a term used for activities that are done in front […]

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Mud Season and National Nutrition Month

March in Montana is known as “mud season”- that time of transition when the frozen soil thaws and prepares for the renewal of spring. March is also the time WIC at the GCCHD celebrates National Nutrition Month®. What a great time of year for our families to “bite into a healthy lifestyle” and in due […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness: Don’t take advice from Homer Simpson

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. One of the latest victims of this common disease was the co-creator of “The Simpson’s,” Sam Simon, who succumbed March 8, 2015 after a courageous 4 year battle against colon cancer.  But his created character Homer Simpson said, “Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.”  Here’s […]

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Spring Break and Gonorrhea (GC)

Spring Break should be a fun respite from the stress of college. It’s a time to relax with your friends and unwind from a hard semester of studying, but it’s also time to continue making smart choices. According to a study published in the Journal of American College Health1, the average male reported consuming 18 […]

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