Movember Focuses on Men’s Health

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During November, men are encouraged to grow a moustache and change the face of men’s health. In this column, one of our resident physicians talks about some of the biggest issues surrounding men’s health.

Art Helps Children Express Grief

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When children are at a loss for words, art projects can sometimes help them cope with their grief. One of our social workers suggests a few projects that are simple enough to do at home.

Enroll for Health Insurance

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Open enrollment starts November 1st in the Health Insurance Marketplace through Our specially trained counselors help individuals and families figure out their options. Anyone can make a free appointment by calling 651.6540. Just don’t delay, since open enrollment ends December 15th.

The Poor Smoke More and Die More from Smoking

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When it comes to smoking, the gap between the rich and the poor is enormous. In Yellowstone County, nearly 20 percent of adults smoke, according to the 2016-17 Community Health Needs Assessment for Yellowstone County. But among low-income adults, 37 percent are smokers.

The Benefits of Primary Care

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Patients who get regular primary care are more willing to seek medical attention sooner for potentially serious symptoms, rather than putting it off until the symptoms are more severe. Primary care doctors help keep chronic conditions, such as asthma and diabetes, under control, reducing healthcare costs. And patients who trust their doctor are also more apt to take their medicine or stick to a treatment plan.

Four Things to Know About Syphilis

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This Billings Gazette column offers advice about stopping the spread of this sexually transmitted disease as cases increase in Yellowstone County and in the rest of the state.

Getting Ready for Flu Season

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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.

Making Plans Helps Keep Your Family Safe

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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.

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

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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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