348 articles found in "Health Matters"

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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Testing Readiness

Source: Billings Gazette

As the public health department for Yellowstone County, RiverStone Health responds to health threats such as disease outbreaks or natural disasters. A full-scale exercise on June 17th will help RiverStone Health test its readiness to give out potentially life-saving medicine, such as antibiotics, vaccines, or medical supplies to the whole community.

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Gardeners’ Market Highlights Family Fun

Source: Billings Gazette

By emphasizing family fun, the Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market at South Park hopes to attract more shoppers for its produce. The Market, which starts June 9, was created to increase access to fruits and vegetables in the neighborhood surrounding South Park.

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Foodborne Illness Can Spoil Summer Outing

Source: Billings Gazette

Taking precautions to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold helps prevent dangerous bacteria from multiplying rapidly. One of our registered sanitarians shares tips on keeping outdoor meals safe.

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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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