This Summer, try Walking and Biking to Work!

May 21, 2018 | Uncategorized

Biking and walking to work and for local errands is a great way to insert exercise and recreation into your everyday schedule. As an alternative to driving, it can save money on gas and car maintenance, reduce traffic congestion and help us stay physically active and healthy, all while protecting the environment and the air […]

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Meet Gallatin Local Water Quality District and Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Big Sky Watershed Corps member, Michelle Pond

April 23, 2018 | Uncategorized

  Join us in recognizing Gallatin County’s women in science; working to maintain the health and wellbeing of our community. I am serving a 10.5 month AmeriCorps term through the Big Sky Watershed Corps, placed at both the water district and the health department’s Environmental Health Services. Here, I get to work on a variety […]

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Keep our Parks Tobacco Free

December 21, 2017 | Uncategorized

Our community parks are constantly full of activity. From young children running and playing to adults sharing quiet time, they are a gathering place for everyone. The parks are meant for everyone to enjoy, and there are significant reasons to keep them tobacco free: Decrease environmental impacts of tobacco and decrease clean-up costs Promote healthy […]

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Fresh, Clean Winter Air

Just as wildfires pollute the air in summer, wood stoves have a huge effect on air quality and health during the winter months. Wood smoke contains a complex mixture of gases and microscopic particles which can get into your eyes and respiratory system causing health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose and illnesses like […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October 2, 2017 | Uncategorized

In the United States, breast cancer affects the lives of many women every year. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women, second only to skin cancer. Cancer occurs because of cellular mutation; rapid, uncontrolled cell growth. In the case of breast cancer, cancerous cells form in the tissue of the breast. […]

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Dog or Cat Bite…Now What?

September 14, 2017 | Health, Immunizations, Uncategorized

At the health department, we follow up with the person bitten to ensure they have received medical care and have an up to date tetanus vaccination. (Less than 5 years if the wound is deep, or less than 10 years if the wound is more superficial.) It is important to clean the affected area immediately […]

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Fruits and Vegetables…More Matters!

August 31, 2017 | Uncategorized

By Christine Bauer MDI RD Intern With fall fast approaching, choose frozen or canned fruits and vegetables when fresh might not be available. Try adding vegetables to your breakfast by making smoothies and savory oatmeal. Also keep fruits and vegetables on-hand for healthy snacking options.  Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption is a good step towards […]

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Grocery Specials and Featured Recipe…Peach Crumble!

August 17, 2017 | Uncategorized

Featured Recipe – Peaches Breakfast Peach Crumble 4 large peaches, diced 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, divided 1/4 tsp nutmeg 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats (do not use quick-cooking oats) 1/4 cup 100% whole wheat flour 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave 2 tbsp unsalted butter or butter substitute   […]

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Put back-to-school immunizations on your to-do list!

Although the start of school may not be on your radar, getting on a vaccination schedule should be. Some vaccines require more than one dose, so it’s important to plan ahead. Below is a list of necessary vaccinations required to attend school or participate in pre-school or a licensed childcare establishment. There are 14 serious […]

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Great Grocery Deals! June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017 | Uncategorized

Featured Item: Sweet Corn Summer calls for a decrease in sweet corn prices, and an increase in flavor. Not only does corn make a great addition to any meal, but it can be used in so many dishes. Try this recipe at your next BBQ! Fresh Corn Pico de Gallo 4 Roma tomatoes 1 cup […]

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