Mental Health in LGBTQ Youth

We may have come a long way when it comes to acceptance, but there is still a long way to go. The LGBTQ community still faces discrimination, prejudice, denial of civil and human rights, and family rejection. Youth are especially vulnerable to bullying, teasing, harassment and physical assault. All of these factors put our youth […]

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Tobacco Use in LGBTQ Communities

Nearly one in three lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer adults use tobacco; a rate that is more than double non-LGBTQ adults. For LGBTQ youth in their teens and twenties, tobacco use is the most serious yet preventable health crisis. Increased social stress from being unfairly treated is common in the LGBTQ community, and if […]

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Health in the LGBTQ Community

“And that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength.” Audre Lorde We are proud to support and recognize the month of June as Pride month. Writing about the health of the community is not easy because the community is not a monolith; there are wide […]

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A Family That Eats Together, Stays Together

From the time they drag their little feet out the door until they lay their sleepy heads down at night, kids are on the move. Getting them to stop long enough to have a conversation may seem impossible, but you have a secret weapon for capturing their attention…mealtime! The number one benefit of sitting down […]

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Awareness matters! Vaccinating for HPV can prevent cervical cancer.

There’s good news on the healthcare front—over the past 40 years rates of cervical cancer have dropped dramatically due to widespread access to regular cervical screenings (pap tests). The other good news comes in the form of a vaccine– which protects against Human Papillomavirus, (or HPV), which is the leading cause of cervical cancer. Up […]

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This Season, Spread Holiday Cheer, Not Foodborne Illnesses

December 17, 2018 | Food, Healthy Living

USDA Office of Communications Press (202) 720-9113 Consumer Inquiries (888) 674-6854 WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2018 – If you’re cooking for friends and family this holiday season, it’s important to make sure you’re not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses. A recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service […]

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Art Installation to Normalize Breastfeeding Around Bozeman

Public unveiling of Bozeman Breastfeeds photos will celebrate local breastfeeding families. Montana ranks first in the nation for the rate of exclusive breastfeeding at the ages of three and six months, a wonderful success! However, there is more work to do. A stigma still exists around breastfeeding in public, which can be uncomfortable for new […]

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A Healthy Twist on Thanksgiving Dinner

November 9, 2018 | Food, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and then Christmas and New Years! These holidays can translate into unneeded calories and extra pounds, so here at WIC we have put together a Thanksgiving survival guide. Keep reading for all the healthy alternatives to your favorite recipes and other ideas for your traditional Thanksgiving Day. Planning a […]

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Gallatin County 3rd Quarter Inspection Reports

The Gallatin City-County Health Department, Environmental Health Services performs inspections that assure the safety of the public and the prevention of conditions and practices that endanger public health. Inspections are focused on health-related issues where registered sanitarians determine compliance with the local Health Code and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Rules. An […]

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Meet Jeremy Jenks, Environmental Health Services

Jeremy Jenks Job Title: Sanitarian What do you do? I review wastewater treatment system permits and perform inspections. Why does your work matter?  Wastewater can contaminate our drinking water if not disposed of correctly leading to many deadly diseases. Why did you choose to work in this position? What were you doing before?  I chose […]

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