Turning the Tide of American Indian Healthcare

November 30, 2016 | Cancer Screening, Healthy Living

From 2001-2009, death rates from cancer decreased for white men and women. But for American Indians and Alaska Natives, the rate went up. In addition, a study by Department of Health and Human Services in 2013 shows the average life expectancy for American Indians in Montana is 20 years shorter than for non-Indians.¹ The U.S. […]

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Food Safety First!

November 22, 2016 | Food

DPHHS offers holiday food safety tips The holidays are a happy and often chaotic time of year for families. Food safety inadvertently can go by the wayside while people plan for visitors, budget for the holidays, and prepare for festivities. The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is offering numerous food safety tips […]

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Winter Driving Tips

November 21, 2016 | Emergency Preparedness, Safety

Winter driving in Gallatin County can be a scary, nerve-wracking, or flat out dreaded experience for some. And since here in Montana, we are bound to have many days of extreme winter driving conditions, we might as well learn to make the best of it. As holiday travel begins, we’ve compiled some of the the […]

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Great American Smokeout

November 14, 2016 | Tobacco Prevention

Are you going to try quitting? Great American Smokeout–Thursday, November 17 Successfully quitting tobacco is a matter of planning and commitment, not luck. Decide now on your own plan. Some options include using nicotine replacement therapy, enrolling in the Montana Tobacco Quit Line, and using self-help books and pamphlets. For the best chance at success, […]

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Managing Diabetes—It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It.

November 10, 2016 | Uncategorized

Each November, National Diabetes Month is observed to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. The good news is that diabetes can be managed to prevent health problems such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, vision loss and amputation. With proper knowledge and early support, diabetes doesn’t have to […]

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Just Two Doses

Teens who start the HPV series before the age of 15 years will now only need 2 doses of HPV vaccine instead of 3. The vaccine for HPV prevents cancers caused by the human papilloma virus. It’s recommended for both boys and girls between the ages of 11-26 years. This vaccine has been extensively studied […]

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Keep Your Kid’s Chompers Healthy!

November 2, 2016 | Food, Health, Kids & Families

Now that the Halloween dust has settled, and the candy wrappers are disposed of, it’s a good time to re-visit your child’s oral health to be sure they are on track to maintain their beautiful smile and healthy mouth. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) reports tooth decay as the most common chronic childhood […]

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