318 articles found in "Health Matters"

Coping with Loss During the Holidays

Source: Billings Gazette

It's tough to grieve while others are celebrating. A social worker with RiverStone Health Hospice Services offers some suggestions on handling the holidays.

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Health Insurance Enrollment Opens Soon

Source: Billings Gazette

RiverStone Health’s specially trained counselors offer unbiased help in picking the right health insurance plan and finding out if you qualify for a tax credit to lower the cost. Make an appointment at 651-6540 or marketplace@riverstonehealth.org.

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Education Plus Healthcare Equals Student Success

Source: Billings Gazette

School-based clinics, which are opening across the country, can improve the education and health of our children and their families. After opening Billings’ first school-based clinic inside Orchard Elementary School, RiverStone Health has expanded the Clinic's reach to include the same services to children and families of Ponderosa, Newman and Washington elementary schools, along with Riverside Middle School.

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Income, Education Affect Tobacco Use

Source: Billings Gazette

Tobacco use and its health consequences disproportionately affect people who have lower incomes and education levels. Among Montanans who earn less than $15,000 a year, 40 percent smoke regularly, according to the Montana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

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Protect Yourself Against the Flu

Source: Billings Gazette

Nearly everyone from the age of 6 months on up should get vaccinated each year against influenza. Last flu season, 433 hospitalizations and 33 deaths in Montana were associated with the flu. Here are some other ways to protect yourself:

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Getting to the heart of a medical home

Source: Billings Gazette

Why should patients care about having a medical home? Abi Ashcraft, a resident physician with the Montana Family Medicine Residency at RiverStone Health, explains the benefits of a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

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Preparing Emergency Plans for Pets

Source: Billings Gazette

These tips should help you prepare an emergency plan to keep pets and livestock safe if you need to evacuate your home during a fire, flood or other natural disaster.

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Hospice Looks Beyond Medical Needs

Source: Billings Gazette

Hospice cares for the physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill. It does not hasten death, but by managing symptoms to alleviate suffering, it allows people to spend quality time with family and friends.

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