Well and Septic Owner Responsibilities and Educational Opportunities

By Christine Miller, Water Quality Specialist/Hydrogeologist Do you rely on a domestic well for your drinking water supply? If so, have you ever tested your water quality? As a well owner, it is up to you to test your drinking water to ensure it is safe for you and your family. It is estimated that […]

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Try it, you might like it! Tips for parents of picky eaters.

March 15, 2018 | Kids & Families, Nutrition, WIC

Do you feel like pulling your hair out when it comes to getting your preschooler to eat anything but mac & cheese? Would your toddler rather play with Legos than eat anything at all? If you lay awake at night worrying about your child’s nutrition, read on for some helpful tips! In our line of […]

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Meet Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Public Health Nurse, Daniela Lopez-Morales de Hauck

March 14, 2018 | Community Resources, Happenings

In celebration of Women’s History Month, meet some of the amazing women working hard to ensure the health and welfare of our community. How long have you been in this field? I have worked at the health department for 3 years mainly in the immunization/communicable diseases program. I mainly work with the immunizations part of this […]

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Celebrate National Reading AND Women’s History Month With These Great Reads

It’s National Reading Month and Women’s History Month! If you are interested in public health, consider checking out some of these books – all written by awesome ladies. Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson Silent Spring began with a “fable for tomorrow” – a true story using a composite of examples drawn from many real communities […]

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Screening Can Save Your Life

Colorectal cancer screening may not be your favorite topic, in fact, it is probably not even on your mind–but it should be. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and not just in people over 50 years old.1 Ten percent of new colon cancer patients are under 50.2 […]

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Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day!

It’s National Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day! Considering reading these one of these environmental health-related books with your child. In addition to spending quality time with your child and setting them up for success, you’re teaching them the importance of being stewards of our environment. Happy reading! The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss Long […]

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