312 articles found in "Health Matters"

Complete Streets mean safer streets for all users

Source: Billings Gazette

Complete Streets, streets designed for motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transportation. improve the quality of life and encourage physical exercise. As our physical activity and nutrition coordinator points out, safe streets help make the healthy choice, the easy choice to make.

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Event Showcases Innovative Solutions

Source: Billings Gazette

The second annual Research and Project Showcase, an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at RiverStone Health, highlights how we serve our community. The research projects focus on HELP: Health, Education, Leadership and Protection. As our Associate Program Director of the Montana Family Medicine Residency explains, history proves the importance of research to advances in healthcare.

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Vaccinations Offer Travel Protection

Source: Billings Gazette

If you're planning to travel outside the United States, you may be at increased risk for diseases common in other parts of the world, but rare in the U.S. Our immunization specialist points out some of the vaccinations you may need. RiverStone Health offers appointments for travel immunizations.

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Vaccinating Children is Vital to Public, Individual Health

Source: Billings Gazette

By age 2, vaccines can protect infants and toddlers from 14 diseases including whooping cough, measles and chicken pox. This column, by our immunization specialist, lets parents know about the vaccines their children need to protect themselves and others.

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Making Healthy Choices Easy Choices

Source: Billings Gazette

Nearly half of Americans suffer from preventable chronic diseases. Public Health agencies are working toward creating healthier communities, which involves a combination of personal responsibility, government policies, and investments in community amenities and infrastructure that support wellness.

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Public Awareness Improves Food Safety

Source: Billings Gazette

Before going out to eat, you can check on our website to find out how local restaurants performed during health inspections. Click on the “inspections and permits” tab on our home page.

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Health risks of e-cigarettes remain unknown

Source: Billings Gazette

While the percentage of high school students using tobacco is at an all-time low, electronic cigarette use is skyrocketing. Our health prevention specialist advises parents to talk to their teens about nicotine addiction.

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How primary care doctors can improve health

Source: Billings Gazette

Research shows a correlation between having a primary care doctor and living a longer, better life. One of our family physicians at RiverStone Health Clinic explains a possible connection.

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