In Montana, our Backyard is Backcountry

June 19, 2019 | Uncategorized

Search and Rescue professionals define backcountry as anywhere they can’t drive an ambulance. Even short jaunts close to town can be out of reach. There are inherent risks anytime we venture into our breathtaking mountains, but with proper awareness, preparation, and equipment you can prevent unnecessary injury, or even death. Before you head out for […]

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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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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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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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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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Test Your Way. Do it Today!

June 27, 2018 | Uncategorized

National HIV Testing Day is annually observed on June 27th to encourage people of all ages to be tested for HIV. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, a retrovirus that attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the CD4 cells, often called T cells, reducing the body’s ability to fight off infections and disease. As of […]

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Tobacco Breaks Hearts

May 31, 2018 | Uncategorized

It’s common to think of tobacco smoke as a threat to lung health, but the reality is, the effect tobacco has on cardiovascular health is just as dangerous. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) kill more people than any other cause of death worldwide and tobacco is the second leading cause. tobacco use doesn’t just affect the person […]

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Veggies!

May 23, 2018 | Uncategorized

By, Shawnna Filer Today’s topic is “Everything you ever wanted to know about veggies!” (And maybe some things you didn’t know you wanted to know!) I exaggerate, but this edition of the Healthy Gallatin WIC Blog is all about and vegetables. Fun ideas, fun facts, a new recipe, the summer farmer’s markets and our very own […]

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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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