Chronic Diseases and Wildfire Season

July 26, 2017 | Environmental Health, General, Health

  Health Effects of Wildland Fire Smoke: Recommendations and Precautions Smoke from wildfires can be potentially hazardous to certain populations. Healthy Gallatin has a few recommendations to help those living with a chronic disease stay healthy. Always have an adequate supply of medication (more than five days worth). If you have asthma, make sure you […]

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The Scoop on Dog Poop

April 24, 2017 | Environmental Health, General

Fall—especially before the snow starts piling up—is a great time to clean the back yard, which for many Gallatin Valley residents means scooping the dog poop. After all, there’s nothing worse than having that lingering around after the spring thaw. Cleaning up after your dog can be a stinky job, and it’s not a good […]

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Social Wellness=Nurturing yourself and your relationships

July is Social Wellness Month Celebrate Social Wellness Month by nurturing your social relationships. Volunteer with a group. Call an out-of-state friend. Join a hiking or running club. Social wellness means nurturing yourself and your relationships. It means giving and receiving social support – ensuring that you have friends and other people, including family, to […]

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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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Learning to like lentils…and other such things.

They may not seem like much at first glance, but lentils, dry peas and chickpeas (pulses) are healthy and flavorful. Not many foods have: potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin, and vitamin K. They are full of fiber, protein, folate and iron. Eating these foods instead of red meat could lower your overall risk of dying from […]

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National Suicide Prevention Week

September 7th – 13th is National Suicide Prevention Week and September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. In the United States alone, over 38,000 people die each year by suicide—that’s more than the number of deaths due to motor vehicle accidents—making suicide the #1 injury-related cause of death. Let’s also not forget the number of […]

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National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. This week long event is sponsored by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration), an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to […]

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May is Mental Health Month

For over 65 years, Mental Health America has recognized May as Mental Health Month, with the goals 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 […]

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May is Mental Health Month!

  Mental Health America has recognized May as Mental Health Month for the past 65 years, with the goals 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 […]

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Spring Cleaning? Get the Fomites!

By Environmental Health   Fomites: Here, There, and Everywhere Have you ever thought how germs spread around your home and within your community? The answer is through fomites. Fomites lurk among us as everyday objects. These non-living objects can harbor germs and serve in the transfer of bacteria, viruses, and other disease-causing microbes to yourself, […]

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