335 articles found in "Health Matters"

MontanaFair Food Safety Tips

Source: Billings Gazette

Simple precautions can help you avoid picking up or spreading a food-borne illness while you’re enjoying the fun at MontanaFair.

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Caring for the All

Source: Billings Gazette

More than 1,300 Community Health Center organizations across the United States, including RiverStone Health Clinic, provide high-quality primary and preventive care to some 25 million Americans. CHC’s serve anyone who seeks care, without regard to their ability to pay.

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Mother’s Milk Remains Best

Source: Billings Gazette

Mothers can maximize the benefits of breastfeeding by feeding breast milk exclusively for the first six months of a baby’s life.

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Avoiding Recreational Illnesses

Source: Billings Gazette

One of our Registered Sanitarians explains how to avoid recreational water illnesses when you’re swimming in a pool, lake or river, or soaking in a hot tub.

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Flip the Script on Cancer

Source: Billings Gazette

Since 60 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States are preventable according to the American Cancer Society, knowing your risk factors is one way to “flip the script” on cancer.

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Homegrown Doctors

Source: Billings Gazette

Montana Family Medicine Residency, the first residency in Montana, allows doctors to finish their training in Montana, so more family medicine doctors will stay in the state, easing Montana’s shortage of primary care physicians.

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Aging Safely at Home

Source: Billings Gazette

Making a few simple changes, like removing scatter rugs or adding night lights, can make our homes safer as we age. Find other tips in this Health Matters column.

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Lowering Montana’s Suicide Rate

Source: Billings Gazette

Rural isolation, limited behavioral healthcare, a “cowboy up” attitude, high alcohol use and access to firearms may all contribute to Montana having the highest suicide rate in the nation.

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