302 articles found in "Health Matters"

Going from post-partum depression back to happy

Source: Billings Gazette

“Having a baby is exciting, but also very stressful. It’s OK to feel a little down when you have a baby,” says Dr. Tom North of RiverStone Health Clinic. “Go ahead and give yourself some credit for doing such a great thing. Know that you’re not alone in feeling sad or depressed. Talking with your medical provider is the first step in getting back to happy.”

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Reduce risk of gatherings during COVID-19 pandemic

Source: Billings Gazette

Yellowstone County event organizers have asked RiverStone Health for recommendations to make their events less risky for spreading the virus. We adapted CDC guidance in the tips listed in this Billings Gazette article. These aren’t requirements, but rather recommendations based on the best available scientific research on the continuing pandemic.

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Back to School vaccinations

Source: Billings Gazette

As you prepare to head back to school, Dr. Annie Morrison of RiverStone Health strongly recommends that you talk to your teen’s doctor about COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccine can be given at the same time as your child’s annual sports physical and other back-to-school vaccinations.

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Join us in celebrating National Community Health Center Week

Source: Billings Gazette

RiverStone Health Clinics are a local Community Health Center that served 13,731 patients in Billings, Worden, Bridger and Joliet last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We still delivered high-quality care to babies, elders and every age in between with 57,485 patient visits in 2020. Join us in celebrating National Community Health Center Week, Aug. 8-14.

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Plan now for a healthy school year

Source: Billings Gazette

Planning ahead will help ensure a smooth transition from summer to classes, says Vicki Sulser, RN, of RiverStone Health. High on the back-to-school planning list is getting vaccinations for children. Call 247-3382 for appointments at RiverStone Health Immunizations.

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Sign up for affordable health insurance by Aug. 15

Source: Billings Gazette

If you need affordable healthcare insurance, you may find a private plan that meets your needs at the federal online Marketplace, healthcare.gov. To learn more, read Jeanne Gates’ column or call RiverStone Health care managers at 651-6540.

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Challenge yourself to be a good neighbor

Source: Billings Gazette

Being a good neighbor can improve your health. Melissa Henderson, community health manager with Health By Design, challenges Yellowstone County residents to take action this summer.

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