Happy 4th of July!

Here in Montana, the 4th of July always seems to represent the start of summer. After a rainy June in Gallatin County, it’s time for fun in the sun and celebrations with friends and family. Along with the celebration—and with fireworks—there are some safety issues to consider in order to make sure that the weekend […]

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National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day is observed annually on June 27th to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” Richard Opper, Director of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services wants Montanans to learn the basics and know the facts about HIV: “There are Montanans are living with HIV, but […]

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Thunder & Lightning Safety

“When thunder roars, go indoors.” Thunder is an immediate warning sign of dangerous conditions outside. Although rain can be a cool relief on hot days, if thunder is heard, anyone outside is in danger of being struck by lightning. Lightning kills an average of 49 people in the United States per year, and hundreds more […]

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Sun Safety – Make it a Daily Priority!

Many people find it hard to believe that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation , each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and colon. Although risk factors vary […]

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