Candy Flavored Tobacco

Many kids believe flavored tobacco products are less harmful than their non-flavored counterparts. In fact, the 2011 National Youth Tobacco Survey showed, more than 40 percent of U.S. youth (grades 6-12) who currently smoke, reported using flavored tobacco. Despite a 2009 federal ban on candy and fruit-flavored cigarettes, tobacco companies continue to lure kids with […]

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May is Mental Health Month

For over 65 years, Mental Health America has recognized May as Mental Health Month, with the goals of building public recognition about the importance of mental health to overall health and wellness; informing people of the ways that the mind and body interact with each other; and providing tips and tools for taking positive actions […]

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Bike Safety in Gallatin County

April 28, 2015 | Recreation, Safety

The warm weather in Gallatin County seems to be here to stay, meaning it’s time to dust off those bikes and ride to work, hit some trails, or cruise the town for some fresh air on wheels. In Gallatin County and throughout the state of Montana bikes are considered legal vehicles, which means that cyclists […]

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Make Your Child’s Shots Less Stressful

Vaccines help protect babies and young children against 14 serious diseases. Even though you are keeping her safe from diseases, it’s hard to see your child cry when she gets her shots. But you can take some steps before, during, and after a vaccine visit to ease the pain and stress of getting shots. Read […]

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National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is scheduled to be held April 18-25, 2015. On Saturday, April 25th from 9am-1pm, the Gallatin City-County […]

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Safe Kids Day

On April 26th, 2015, communities across the United States will celebrate Safe Kids Day, a day to celebrate kids, prevent injuries, and saves lives. When it comes to safety for your children, you know the basics: buckle up, wear a helmet, learn to swim, look both ways. Here are some lesser-known tips to make your family […]

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Restaurant Inspection Reports April 2015

By Environmental Health Services (EHS) Have you checked out your favorite Gallatin County Restaurants lately? Although Gallatin County restaurant inspection reports are updated online regularly, here’s a comprehensive list of all establishment’s that have been inspected over the past few months. The State of Montana requires that food establishments be inspected a minimum of one […]

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Home Food Safety Mythbusters

Bacteria can spread throughout the kitchen and get on hands, cutting boards, knives, and countertops. Frequent and proper cleaning can prevent the spread of bacteria and keep your kitchen safe! Keep reading to find out how to effectively clean and sanitize cutting boards. Myth: Lemon juice and salt will clean and sanitize a cutting board. […]

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National Public Health Week

Did you know that the U.S. currently spends MORE but gets LESS when it comes to health care than any other industrialized nation? This is the defining challenge of our generation, but also a challenge that the public health community is uniquely positioned to overcome! During National Public Health Week 2015, the public health community […]

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