Safety is Infectious!!

As much as we love to pride ourselves on our individuality, we are also humans who admire and follow the example of others. Who admires someone else the most? Our kids! Our kids idolize us and they follow our lead. What they see is what they believe is right and normal. How can we influence […]

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Help Eliminate the Stigma Attached to Mental Health Services

Mental health is not something that affects some people; it affects all people. We all have a brain and emotions, which means we all have varying mental health needs and those needs change as we move through life. For those in crisis, or those who know someone is crisis, there is help. Trained crisis counselors […]

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Meet Gallatin City-County Health Department’s, Health Program Specialist, Elizabeth Aghbashian

March 26, 2018 | General, Health, Healthy Living

As a Health Program Specialist, I coordinate the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program for low-income, un-insured and under-insured individuals. I also, coordinate a staff of Spanish-speaking community health workers.  In Spanish, they are called “Promotoras.”  I have been in Public Health for more than 20 years, working at both the local and state levels.  […]

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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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