June Is Men’s Health Month—Get Involved

Did you know there was a month entirely dedicated to raising awareness for issues impacting the health and wellness of men and boys? June will honor the 23rd annual Men’s Health Month. The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June 12-18), a special awareness period created by Congress, and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June […]

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The not-so-sexy topic…sexually transmitted diseases.

Nationally, sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) are on the rise at an alarming rate. There are approximately 1.4 million reported cases of chlamydia which is the highest number of annual cases of any condition ever reported to the CDC. Gonorrhea and syphilis are also increasing and the same trend is happening in Gallatin County. (For more […]

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Seasonal Flu Clinics Advancing the Delivery of Colorectal Cancer Screening

The Flu vaccine is recommended for adults every year. Colorectal cancer screening by High-Sensitivity Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) or Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is recommended for adults over 50 years of age every year. What if we told you there might be a way to combine being vaccinated for influenza and screening for colorectal […]

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Flu Season is Upon Us!

Did you know?? Getting a flu vaccination is the best way to protect against getting the seasonal flu. Who should get vaccinated? Annual vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and over, even for those who received the vaccine for the previous season. When should you get vaccinated? Seasonal flu vaccine is currently […]

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Start Your Day Off Right – Eat Breakfast!

September 16, 2015 | Men's Health, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC, Women's Health

Did you know that September is Better Breakfast Month? Breakfast is an important meal that can help sustain energy throughout the day and even aid in weight management. Eating a good breakfast is especially important for children – growing requires a lot of nutrients! Studies have shown that children who eat a healthy AM meal […]

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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 HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day is observed annually on June 27th to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” Richard Opper, Director of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services wants Montanans to learn the basics and know the facts about HIV: “There are Montanans are living with HIV, but […]

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis is an infection that causes inflammation of the liver and if left untreated may lead to cancer of the liver. Unlike Hepatitis A, which does not cause a long-term infection, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections. The most common types of infectious hepatitis in the United States are Hepatitis A, […]

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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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