Effective Treatment for Hepatitis C

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In the early 1990s, the first treatments for hepatitis C, a liver infection, were only 6 percent effective and often had harsh side effects. Today’s treatments are up to 95 percent effective and cause few side effects, as one of physicians in the Montana Family Medicine Residency points out.

Education + Healthcare = Success

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Research indicates school-based clinics can improve achievement. RiverStone Health operates clinics at Orchard Elementary and Medicine Crow Middle School that are open to all Billings Public School students & their families.

Health Centers Save Lives & Serve Communities

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Health centers, like RiverStone Health Clinic, are on the front lines dealing with complex health conditions like the opioid crisis and obesity in low-income neighborhoods. By managing chronic conditions in a way that improves health and reduces unnecessary hospital visits, health center across the country save the nation’s health care system an estimated 24 billion dollars a year.

Breastfeeding creates foundation for good health

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Amy Queen, board certified lactation consultant, shares tips on supporting breastfeeding mothers and extends an invite to the documentary MILK at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 6 in the Art House Cinema & Pub.

Vaccines for Teens

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Karmen Hammermeister, a registered nurse and immunization specialist at RiverStone Health discusses some of the back-to-school vaccines for pre-teens and teenagers.

Summer Sun Safety

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

Keys to Keeping Food Safe

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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.

Gardeners’ Market Offers Healthy Foods

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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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