363 articles found in "Health Matters"

Getting Ready for Flu Season

Source: Billings Gazette

The severity of the flu season is unpredictable, but the best available protection is a yearly influenza vaccination, as this Health Matters column advises. To help protect our patients and clients, all RiverStone Health employees get an annual flu shot.

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Making Plans Helps Keep Your Family Safe

Source: Billings Gazette

What you do before, during and after a natural disaster can make a big difference for your family, your neighbors, and your community. One of our emergency preparedness coordinators lays out the steps to get you started.

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Source: Billings Gazette

A morning workout may not be enough to keep you healthy if you spend most of your day sitting. Sprinkling a few minutes of exercise into your work day routine may help.

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Teaching Ways to Lower Suicide Risks

Source: Billings Gazette

Our Director of Population Health Services writes about community responses to students’ mental health needs. Those ways of reducing suicide rates include a CPR-like training to help community members to respond to individuals in crisis, a game that helps children manage their own behavior, and a program targeting the mental health needs of middle school and high school students.

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Seniors More Vulnerable to Falls

Source: Billings Gazette

One of our resident physicians in the Montana Family Medicine Residency explains some of the risk factors that make elderly people more susceptible to falls.

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Helping Kids Deal with Bad Days

Source: Billings Gazette

Our licensed clinical professional counselor at RiverStone Health's Orchard School Clinic explains how adults modeling good behavior can help their children when they have a no good, very bad day.

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Improving Academic Performance by Improving Health

Source: Billings Gazette

School-based clinics have been shown to improve children’s overall health and their success in school. Health issues that can influence academic success include poor dental health, lack of exercise, poor nutrition, inattention and hyperactivity. School-based health centers help address those issues. They can also help reduce chronic absenteeism, which is linked to an increased risk of academic failure.

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A Win- Win Situation

Source: Billing Gazette

Find out about the National Health Service Corps, which offers scholarships to students or loan repayment to primary care providers who agree to practice in areas where they are needed. The NHSC helps Community Health Centers, like RiverStone Health Clinic, to attract medical providers.

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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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