Montana’s suicide rate of 26 deaths per 100,000 is twice the national average and the rate is even higher among the elderly and American Indian youths.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women, but the symptoms vary greatly between the sexes. Find out more in this column written by one of our physicians in the Montana Family Medicine Residency.
Seat belt use is the single most effective way to prevent deaths and injuries on our roadways. Yet Montana is one of just 15 states that doesn’t allow motorists to be pulled over for not wearing seat belts, as this column explains.
Despite all the action in the U.S. Congress, you can still sign up for health insurance coverage through HealthCare.gov. Most Montanans qualify for tax credits to help with costs. Many find plans for less than $100 a month. For help, make a free appointment by calling 651.6540 or email@example.com.
Clinical pharmacists work together with your doctor to help improve medication use. With complex treatments for diabetes, heart disease or mental health conditions, the goal is typically to make sure medications are working effectively with a minimum of side effects.
Our Coordinator of Air Quality and Food Protection at Environmental Health Services shows how to improve the air quality inside your home by keeping it clean, dry, well-ventilated and free from contaminants.
Making behavior changes takes planning. Setting both short-term and long-term goals, and rewarding yourself when you achieve them, can help you stay on track, as this column by one of our resident physicians in the Montana Family Medicine Residency points out.
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.
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.
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.