Underage binge drinking isn’t just someone else’s problem.

If you think Gallatin County is exempt from underage binge drinking, think again. With a focus on improving healthy behaviors and specifically alcohol misuse, the Healthy Behaviors coalition conducted a Community Readiness Assessment to identify problem awareness and readiness for change in relation to underage drinking. The assessment helps community partners understand where to intervene […]

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Don’t Get Ticked.

Warm weather has hit and summer fun is on the way. However, there is one little nuisance that requires careful attention to avoid hindering your outdoor adventures. It’s called a tick, and even though we’ve all heard of them, you may not realize the dangers of a bite- or that biting you is crucial for […]

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National Women’s Health Week 2016

As  National Women’s Health Week comes to a close, we want to leave you with a little food for thought toward living longer, healthier lives. One in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The three most common cancers among women – breast, lung and colorectal – will take the lives of over 136,370 […]

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Personal Perspectives—The Success of Vaccinations.

Dr. James Feist knows from experience the devastation that communicable diseases like measles or mumps can bring to a family and a community. “When I was in training,” said Feist, a retired pediatrician in Gallatin County, “an entire hospital floor was filled with babies with meningitis, a brain infection that can cause deafness, affect learning, […]

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Life with a Mental Illness

Mental Health America recognizes May as Mental Health Month with the goal 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 to protect mental health and […]

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