353 articles found in "Health Matters"

Tips on Pre-Pregnancy Planning

Source: Billings Gazette

Moms-to-be can take some simple steps to improve the health of their babies before conception, as a doctor in the Montana Family Medicine Residency points out. Planning helps women make informed decisions about lifestyle choices and risk factors.

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Decreasing Tobacco’s Appeal

Source: Billings Gazette

Less appealing packaging may reduce cigarette use. In 2012, Australia became the first country to mandate plain brown packaging for cigarettes coupled with larger, more prominent warning labels and support for users to quit.

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Tips to Keep Spending in Check

Source: Billings Gazette

Concentrate on making memories this Christmas. Avoid over-spending and you’ll remove a lot of the stress from the holiday season and start the New Year in healthier financial shape.

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Highest HIV Risk May Call for PrEP

Source: Billings Gazette

A daily medication can dramatically lower the risk of getting HIV, a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. PrEP is only for people who are at very high risk of getting HIV, but who are still HIV-negative. It requires regular medical follow-up, including getting retested for HIV every three months.

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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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