Surviving The Sorrow: Losing your spouse to colon cancer

March 24, 2016 | Cancer Screening, Health

I stepped out of the shower and there he was, like it was any other regular day. Staring at me with those enormous sapphire blue eyes I had fallen in love with 10 plus years ago. Russell was dressed in his favorite summer attire, shiny blue athletic shorts and a red cotton tank top. My […]

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Backyard Chicken Farming

Free range eggs, gathered in your own yard are definitely worth the effort it takes to raise them. One taste of those rich golden yolks and you’ll be hooked. There are however, some important precautions to remember. You may think Salmonella comes only from food, but the reality is, it’s a germ that naturally lives […]

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Cheers to St.Patrick!

March 17, 2016 | Community Resources

St. Patrick was an important figure in Irish culture, but he was originally from Britain. He was kidnapped when he was 16 and taken to Ireland to be a slave. He escaped and went back to Britain, but later returned to Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to its people. The celebration began as […]

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The not-so-sexy topic…sexually transmitted diseases.

Nationally, sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) are on the rise at an alarming rate. There are approximately 1.4 million reported cases of chlamydia which is the highest number of annual cases of any condition ever reported to the CDC. Gonorrhea and syphilis are also increasing and the same trend is happening in Gallatin County. (For more […]

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Governor Steve Bullock recognizes March 2016 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

March 10, 2016 | Cancer Screening, Health

In a letter to Marci King Marsh, cancer survivor and advocate for early cancer screening, Bullock outlines his support for raising awareness about colorectal cancers and the need for early detection, diagnosis and treatment. “The vast majority of colon cancer deaths can be prevented through proper screening and early detection. When the disease is caught […]

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Spring Break Savvy

March 9, 2016 | Health, Healthy Living, Recreation, Safety

It’s coming– a week of freedom and fun from school. But because our job is to promote healthy living, we wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t offer a few “reminders” before the festivities begin. Keep in mind; this isn’t a lecture, it’s common sense. Get vaccinated.  If you’re traveling out of the U.S., vaccinations are […]

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Come meet WIC’s new friend, Willow!

March 3, 2016 | Uncategorized

Who is small and fuzzy and absolutely adores fruits and vegetables? Willow! That’s right; it’s our friend Willow the bunny and she is coming to visit the Healthy Gallatin WIC office. Willow loves to teach children (and their parents!) all about food and how it is grown. Introducing children to new fruits and vegetables can […]

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Workplace wellness, it’s more important than you think…

In today’s world, most people spend the majority of their day inside an office and inactivity has become more the norm than the exception. Not only does this affect both physical and mental health, it increases health-related expenses for the employee and employer. Unhealthy lifestyles can also lower productivity, increase absenteeism and lead to job […]

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