Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
As of Friday, 286 cases of influenza have been confirmed in Yellowstone County — about 10 percent of the statewide cases — for the 2014-15 season.
Flu season is settling in across Montana, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, travel and family gatherings.
Our local public health staff and the medical community have put enormous effort into preparing for the potential threat of Ebola in Yellowstone County. While Ebola remains a significant public health concern, fear of Ebola needs to be put in perspective. As your county health officer, I wan…
The Ebola scare will have one good consequence if it wakes up Americans and their elected leaders to the importance of sustained investment in public health.
There's that old saying, borrowed from a cartoon, "We have seen the enemy — and he is us."
There are now at least 10 laboratory confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68 in Montana involving children younger than 16, all of whom were hospitalized at some point, the Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.
As a Dallas hospital works to contain the Ebola virus, the Billings medical community is preparing for the unlikely event it spreads to Montana.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming will receive a $605,000 federal grant this fiscal year to strengthen the state's program for fighting chronic diseases.
There are now at least five confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68 in Montana involving children ages 4 to 16, all of whom were hospitalized at some point, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.
The Ebola epidemic threatens thousands of lives along with the economies of nations in Africa and beyond.
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has confirmed one case of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Montana involving a child younger than 10 from Yellowstone County.
There are only two other people in the nation like Hannah Silveus, and Billings children could well be healthier with her working on their behalf for the next two years.
CASPER, Wyo. — Three years after the state spent $25 million to build a state-of-the-art laboratory at the University of Wyoming for researching and diagnosing animal diseases, the crumbling facility sits empty.
Back to school ads are showing up daily in The Gazette, reminding families that summer vacation is entering its final weeks. Before shopping for backpacks and notebooks, parents need to be sure students are up to date on vaccinations.
When it comes to risky behavior, adolescents seem to have traded cigarettes for cellphones.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming ranked fourth on a list of states with the highest overall gun death rates, according to analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nationwide, fewer high school students are smoking, according to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2013 released last week. Unfortunately, there was no decrease in use of smokeless tobacco.
Condom use among sexually active high school students throughout the United States, including Montana, declined in 2013, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The percentage of sexually active teens who use condoms has declined over the last decade, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease and Prevention.
For seniors, the place they’ve called home for many years can harbor hazards. Poor eyesight and failing health can combine to make their home a more dangerous place. Each year, one in every three adults ages 65 and older will fall. But fewer than half of those older adults will talk to their…