335 articles found in "Health Matters"

How to pack the first aid kit you need

Source: The Billings Gazette

When making summer plans, don't forget the first aid kit. Being prepared could mean the difference between a fun adventure and having to go home early or to the ER. Dr. Bjorn Anderson of RiverStone Health explains what you should pack to stay safe this summer.

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Ease into your spring outdoor activities

Source: The Billings Gazette

The weather is getting better, and it’s important to find and participate in activities that are fun, bring you joy and improve your health. In this week's Health Matters column for The Billings Gazette, Ryan Braley of RiverStone Health talks about how to get started in spring activities without injuring yourself.

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Let’s make Billings walkable for our children

Source: The Billings Gazette

In this week's Health Matters column, Ellie Lanz, a prevention health specialist at RiverStone Health, talks about how creating safe, walkable routes can increase community connectivity. As a city, Billings is prioritizing the need to enhance walkability. Be on the lookout for community forums, walking audit tours and the upcoming Commuter Challenge held in the entire month of June. To reach Ellie, call 406-651-6443.

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Time for Yellowstone County’s wellness checkup

Source: The Billings Gazette

The Community Health Needs Assessment takes a detailed look at Yellowstone County residents’ health and safety every three years. As Eden Sowards explains in this Health Matters column, the assessment, organized by Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare and RiverStone Health, involves hundreds of residents who share their ideas on what our community needs to be healthier.

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How tobacco products pollute our planet

Source: The Billings Gazette

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes contain toxic substances that can harm the environment if they are discarded on the ground or waterways. The best way to prevent this pollution is to avoid using tobacco and nicotine products. If you want help quitting, contact the Montana Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or www.QuitNowMontana.com.

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Compassionate volunteers at home with hospice

Source: The Billings Gazette

Our generous volunteers help RiverStone Health Hospice professional staff provide the best care to patients and their families. To learn more about volunteering, please contact Sarah Rachac at 406.657.6500 or email sarah.rac@riverstonehealth.org.

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Public health covers our whole community

Source: Billings Gazette

Public health is where you are: ensuring that food sold is safe to eat, that water quality is maintained, that people are protected against communicable diseases, that everyone has access to needed high-quality, affordable healthcare. In this Billings Gazette column, Eric Owen of RiverStone Health explains why public health benefits everyone.

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Early prenatal care gives babies best start on life

Source: Billings Gazette

Dr. Jameson Laub, a family doctor at RiverStone Health Clinic, explains why it’s best to resolve potential health risks early in pregnancy for a healthy baby and mom. Prenatal and pediatric care is available at RiverStone Health Clinic. Please call 406.247.3350 for an appointment.

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Learn how to maintain your home septic system

Source: Billings Gazette

Demand for home septic systems is growing in Yellowstone County. If you have a septic system or are planning to move to a home that requires a septic tank, now is the time to learn how to keep that system functioning properly. RiverStone Health registered sanitarian Adam Harris explains how to avoid septic system troubles. For more information, call RiverStone Health Environmental Health Services at 406-256-2770.

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Start your child’s dental care early

Source: Billings Gazette

Dental care should begin even before your child has teeth. Shawnell Miller, dental hygienist with RiverStone Health Dental Clinic, gives tips on preventing dental problems as your child grows.

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