Cancer and Me

  By Pauline Sager How did it start?  It was in the late 1990’s.  I had always been good at going for my annual PAP test with my doctor, an internist.  But this time, she called me and said that the pap test was abnormal.  I did not think too much about it.  It is […]

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Help “Someone You Love” Prevent Cancer

Each year, about 17,000 women and 9,000 men are affected by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). In fact, 80% of people under the age of 50 will contract the virus at some point in their life. Though many people have never heard of it, HPV can lead to some high risk types of cancer in both men […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Why Pink?

October 5, 2016 | Cancer Screening, Women's Health

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month October brings with it many great things: the start of autumn, beautiful foliage, football games, candy corn, pumpkin lattes… and a lot of pink. In October, we see pink ribbons, pink candies, pink T-shirts, pink bracelets and pink sneakers. In recent years, we have even seen hot pink accents on […]

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World Breastfeeding Week is Coming to Bozeman!

Every year during the first week of August, the global community celebrates breastfeeding families with World Breastfeeding Week and in Bozeman, Montana we celebrate too! World Breastfeeding Week was first observed in 1992 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding to unify breastfeeding promotion internationally and celebrate the Innocenti Declaration. The Innocenti Declaration was enacted in […]

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National Women’s Health Week 2016

As  National Women’s Health Week comes to a close, we want to leave you with a little food for thought toward living longer, healthier lives. One in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The three most common cancers among women – breast, lung and colorectal – will take the lives of over 136,370 […]

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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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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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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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