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Flu, enterovirus have potential to cast pall over Thanksgiving travel, family gatherings

Flu season is settling in across Montana, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, travel and family gatherings.

November 25, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Yellowstone County health system readies safeguards against Ebola

Guest opinion: Yellowstone County health system readies safeguards against Ebola

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…

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Gazette opinion: How across-the-board budget cuts weaken U.S. health

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.

October 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

From the editor: We have seen the enemy...

There's that old saying, borrowed from a cartoon, "We have seen the enemy — and he is us."

October 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Montana's health department confirms 10 cases of enterovirus-D68

Montana's health department confirms 10 cases of enterovirus-D68

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.

October 15, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
State, local health officials prepare for 'unlikely' Ebola outbreak

State, local health officials prepare for 'unlikely' Ebola outbreak

As a Dallas hospital works to contain the Ebola virus, the Billings medical community is preparing for the unlikely event it spreads to Montana.

October 15, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Wyoming gets $605K grant to fight chronic diseases

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming will receive a $605,000 federal grant this fiscal year to strengthen the state's program for fighting chronic diseases.

October 01, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Montana's health department confirms 5 cases of enterovirus-D68

Montana's health department confirms 5 cases of enterovirus-D68

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.

September 29, 2014 1:54 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: U.S. leadership will save lives in West Africa

Gazette opinion: U.S. leadership will save lives in West Africa

The Ebola epidemic threatens thousands of lives along with the economies of nations in Africa and beyond.

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DPHHS reports 1 confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 in Montana

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.

September 10, 2014 12:53 pmLoading…
Associate 1 of 3 in the U.S. working to help prevent lead poisoning

Associate 1 of 3 in the U.S. working to help prevent lead poisoning

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.

September 06, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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New $25M UW lab for researching, diagnosing animal diseases in dire need of repair

New $25M UW lab for researching, diagnosing animal diseases in dire need of repair

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.

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Gazette opinion: The healthiest back-to-school shop

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.

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Texting while driving surfaces as latest teen risk as smoking risks tumble

Texting while driving surfaces as latest teen risk as smoking risks tumble

When it comes to risky behavior, adolescents seem to have traded cigarettes for cellphones.

June 25, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Study: Wyoming among highest for state gun death rates

Study: Wyoming among highest for state gun death rates

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.

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Gazette opinion: Mr. Padre and the trouble with smokeless tobacco

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.

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Condom use among Montana, U.S. teens declines

Condom use among Montana, U.S. teens declines

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.

June 16, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Condom use drops among US, Montana teens

Condom use drops among US, Montana teens

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.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Minimizing home hazards for seniors

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…

June 10, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

HEALTH MATTERS: Tobacco increases risks during pregnancy

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.

June 03, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

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