363 articles found in "Health Matters"

Summer Sun Safety

Source: Billings Gazette

Dr. Justin Watkins with the Montana Family Medicine Residency offers some tips on taking precautions to protect yourself from over-exposure to the sun.

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Keys to Keeping Food Safe

Source: Billings Gazette

One of our Registered Sanitarians with Environmental Health Services describes the four core elements to reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses. The key practices can be summed up by these words: clean, separate, cook, and chill.

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Gardeners’ Market Offers Healthy Foods

Source: Billings Gazette

Shoppers can buy produce directly from backyard growers and farmers at the Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market at South Park. The Market runs from 4:30-6:30pm on Thursdays during the season. Free, family-friendly activities include music, games that encourage exercise, gardening activities, and visits from the Pedal Powered Library bicycle.

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Showcasing Our Work

Source: Billings Gazette

The RiverStone Health Showcase highlights nearly 20 projects staff have undertaken this year in the areas of Health, Education, Leadership & Protection.

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Safe Cleanup After Flooding

Source: Billings Gazette

Marilyn Tapia, our Director of Health Protection, offers these tips for safe cleanup of homes after recent flooding in the region.

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Know your risk to prevent drownings

Source: Billings Gazette

Each day, about ten people die from drowning, and two of them are age 14 or younger. Flood waters represent a clear danger, but drowning can happen quickly, even in pools with lifeguards. Nearly three-quarters of those deaths are associated with alcohol.

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Plan Ahead for Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortages

Source: Billings Gazette

After manufacturing problems led to a yellow fever vaccine shortage, the number of clinics offering the vaccine plunged from 4,000 to 250. RiverStone Health is the only place in Montana that can administer the yellow fever vaccine, which makes it critical for travelers to plan ahead.

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Medicine and Other Strategies Help Manage Chronic Pain

Source: Billings Gazette

Managing chronic pain usually focuses on alleviating pain and increasing function, as Dr. Alexander Nutt, a resident physician with the Montana Family Medicine Residency at RiverStone Health, points out in this Billings Gazette column.

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