Colorectal Cancer Awareness: Don’t take advice from Homer Simpson

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. One of the latest victims of this common disease was the co-creator of “The Simpson’s,” Sam Simon, who succumbed March 8, 2015 after a courageous 4 year battle against colon cancer.  But his created character Homer Simpson said, “Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.”  Here’s […]

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Flu Vaccinations are in Full Swing!

There is a lot of information in the media about regular seasonal influenza. Getting a flu vaccination is the best way to protect against getting the seasonal flu. The regular seasonal flu vaccine contains three vaccine viruses and one of these strains provides protection against the H1N1 virus. The 2014-2015 trivalent or quadrivalent influenza vaccine […]

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Men’s Health Week

June 9, 2014 | Healthy Living, Men's Health

Do men sometimes take better care of their cars than they do their bodies? “Men notice when their car doesn’t perform properly, but they don’t always listen when their body tells them it’s time to see a doctor,” says Dr. Salvatore Giorgianni, science advisor to the Men’s Health Network (MHN). “Men’s Health Month is a […]

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Race for a Cause

Run or Walk for a Cause you Believe in Calling all runners, walkers, strollers…whatever your preferred mode of transportation, there are a number of ways to give back this summer while getting into shape. There’s nothing like competing in your first ever race, and making it over the finish line with friends, family, and community […]

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Do you Have Health Insurance? Open Enrollment is Closing Soon!

Do you have a health insurance plan in place for 2014? Health insurance is now required under the government’s new Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment through the government’s Health Insurance Marketplace closes on March 31, 2014. So if you haven’t enrolled for 2014 yet, now’s the time! This new Health Insurance Marketplace is online at […]

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

By the Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Cancer Screening Program   Are You Up to Date?  Each year, 500 Montanans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. As we step into spring, a time of renewal, it’s important to also renew our knowledge of colorectal cancer. Most people affected by this cancer are above 50 years in age. […]

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News Flash: STD Had Awesome Time on Spring Break

By The Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Communicable Disease Program PANAMA CITY, FL—Following a week long vacation in Florida, local sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea announced it had an awesome time during this year’s spring break. “Oh man, PCB was the best—I was at a new party practically every night and met a ton of cool people,” […]

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