335 articles found in "Health Matters"

Following food trucks and food safety

Source: Billings Gazette

While food trucks are inspected like other restaurants, their tight space, limited staff and mobility pose some special challenges. Our director of Environmental Health Services offers some tips on doing your own food safety check.

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Breastfeeding & Drugs

Source: Billings Gazette

Find out the latest advice from one of our Montana Family Medicine Residency physicians concerning marijuana and other substance abuse during pregnancy and breastfeeding

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Getting children vaccinated

Source: Billings Gazette

Don’t let cost be a reason to delay getting vaccinations. The Vaccines for Children program provides vaccine to children ages 0-18 who are uninsured or under-insured. Get your back-to-school immunizations now to avoid the rush.

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Neighborhood Placemaking

Source: Billings Gazette

Our Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator writes about ways neighbors can get together to foster a sense of place. She links the sense of connection and well-being to improved health. Safe, walkable streets and great parks go a long way toward encouraging a more active lifestyle.

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Childhood Trauma Affects Your Health

Source: Billings Gazette

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study suggests that the more trauma you face as a child, the more likely you are to engage in risky behaviors or have poor health as an adult. You can take a short quiz to find out your ACE score. Knowing your score, may help you understand your past and do something about your future.

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Summer calls for keeping kids safe

Source: Billings Gazette

Between bug bites, sunburns and other preventable injuries and accidents, parents have lots to do to keep their children safe through the summer months. One of the doctors in the Montana Family Medicine Residency offers some tips.

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Contracting Hantavirus Could be Fatal

Source: Billings Gazette

When Montanans clean out cabins, sheds, barns and other out-buildings where mice may be living, they need to follow safety guidelines to avoid the threat of hantavirus.

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Gardeners’ Market Packs Family Fun

Source: Billings Gazette

Shop the Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market for fresh produce from local vendors. The market opens Thursday, June 8, from 4:30-6:30pm at South Park and continues through early October. If you have children, check out the Power of Produce activities, which encourage kids to sample fresh veggies and shop for their favorites.

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