363 articles found in "Health Matters"
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Vaccinations are the first line of defense against many diseases and one of the greatest advances of modern medicine, points one of our resident physicians makes clear in this Billings Gazette column.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More