341 articles found in "Health Matters"

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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Take time to compare hospice programs

Source: Billings Gazette

How can you be assured that a hospice will provide high quality care to your family member? Kandra Diefenderfer of RiverStone Health Hospice offers guidance for comparing hospice services.

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Should your home be tested for radon?

Source: Billings Gazette

Make sure that radon doesn’t pose a health risk in your home. Kira Flagstead of RiverStone Health explains why homes should be tested for this colorless, odorless naturally occurring gas and offers a link for Montanans to order a free test kit.

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How’s your New Year’s resolution going?

Source: Billings Gazette

If your healthy New Year's resolution has fallen off course, take these suggestions from Ryan Braley, RiverStone Health wellness service manager. It's time to get back on track for fitness.

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