Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
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…
Smoking during pregnancy can harm the mother, the developing fetus and the newborn baby. During pregnancy, smoking and tobacco use can lead to complications including low birth weight and premature births.
Anyone who owns a pet should know something about rabies and the full consequences of not getting pets vaccinated. In America, animals rarely transmit rabies to humans, but between 16,000 and 39,000 people each year need to be vaccinated as a precaution after an animal bite or other rabies e…
If overseas travel is in your future, your plans may need to include immunizations. You can find out required and suggested immunizations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. The CDC is also an up-to-date source for travel alerts and watch levels on disease outbreaks …
Sure, you can sit at a poker table and get pretty excited if you’re holding four aces. You’d probably bet a lot of money on what you think is a winning hand. If you did win, you’d be telling everyone you know how great it was to have four aces.
An aggressive billboard campaign has taken root throughout Montana aimed at raising awareness of the need to improve the well-being of the state’s children.
What began with only a dozen children and a handful of adults has mushroomed into one of the longest running and largest one-day drug abuse- and violence-prevention programs in the state. And this year, it is expected to attract more than 300 participants.
Danielle Sample, of Casper, used to argue with her mother, a nurse, about her choice to discontinue vaccines for her children.
Teens often drift into relationships with romantic notions of undying love. But those fairy tale romances can sometimes go in a different and dangerous direction. They may mistake possessiveness as a sign of caring, or their partner’s actions to isolate them from friends and family as a sign…
You might call it shisha in Egypt and Sudan, nargile in Turkey and Syria, or hookah in India. Some are made from clay, others from ornately carved metals or plastics. But the principle is same — these water pipes allow you to smoke flavored tobacco as it is bubbled through water.
As an employee at a local day care, Jessica Thomas has seen nearly every childhood malady imaginable. But nothing prepared the young mother for the shallow, rapid breathing her 6-month-old son would experience.
Eighteen-year-old Gerald “Brody” Giebink knows he will never be a commercial airline pilot, a surgeon, a long haul truck driver or a soldier because of some physical imitations.
Here’s a sobering statistic about the tobacco epidemic – a battle many Americans think is already won: If we continue at current smoking rates, 5.6 million children alive today will ultimately die prematurely from smoking. That’s one in 13 kids gone too early due to an entirely preventable c…
In January, the flu hit Montana like a storm, touching off a sudden upswing in cases and the state’s first reported death. In Yellowstone County, 399 cases of influenza have been reported this flu season. Just over 10 percent of those cases resulted in hospitalization. As Montana enters the …
WASHINGTON — I have no desire to smoke marijuana, partly because doing so might drive me back to the cigarette habit I broke two decades ago. I don’t want to be one of those “cool parents” who pretend to be as culturally advanced as their kids. In my case, that’s a ridiculous aspiration anyway.