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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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HEALTH MATTERS: Vaccination advice for travelers

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 …

May 20, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

Seven cases of whooping cough confirmed in Helena

HELENA- Seven cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been confirmed in the Helena area as of Tuesday afternoon.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Cases of whooping cough, measles on the rise in the United States

Two childhood diseases are on the upswing in the United States. Pertussis, which is commonly known as whooping cough, and measles can both cause serious and sometimes life-threatening complications. You can protect your children by making sure they follow the recommended vaccination schedule…

April 22, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
The Tdap vaccine

The Tdap vaccine

The Tdap booster includes a pertussis vaccine.

August 14, 2013 2:09 pmLoading…
Elizabeth Jacobs receives vaccinations

Elizabeth Jacobs receives vaccinations

Elizabeth Jacobs receives vaccines, including one for pertussis, from Tamalee St. James, the community health services director at RiverStone Health, on Wednesday. Across Montana, 450 cases of whooping cough have been reported in the first half of the year.

August 14, 2013 2:09 pmLoading…

Is your child ready to start the new school year?

Are your children ready to start school at the end of August? School supplies, clothes and new shoes are not the only items that they need. Getting them up-to-date on vaccinations should be at the top of your list. Don’t wait until the last two weeks of summer when doctor appointments are ha…

July 30, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Men: Apply good advice to your own health care

The old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is generally good advice to follow.

June 11, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Montana has high number of whooping cough cases

HELENA — The state health department said an unusually high number of whooping-cough cases continue to be reported in Montana.

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Include immunizations on summer traveling 'to do' list

If you plan on traveling to an exotic destination this summer, it might be wise to include immunizations on your "to do" list.

May 01, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Immunizations offer children the best power of protection

Young children may cry for a moment when they get a shot, but that shot can protect them for a lifetime. Children, ages 2 and younger, can be fully immunized from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases.

April 16, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming whooping cough cases quadruple in 2012

CASPER — A four-fold increase in whooping cough cases in Wyoming might be related to the vaccine losing its effectiveness over time, a state health official said Thursday.

January 24, 2013 11:30 pmLoading…

More than 150 exposed to whooping cough

KALISPELL — Officials at the Flathead City-County Health Department say they are contacting the families of about 150 students potentially exposed to whooping cough by a seventh-grader who tested positive for the infectious illness.

September 22, 2012 8:15 pmLoading…
Public health officials promote childhood immunizations, expand clinic hours

Public health officials promote childhood immunizations, expand clinic hours

With thousands of Montana schoolchildren returning to classes soon, one of the biggest public health threats is pertussis, better known as whooping cough.

August 15, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Whooping cough cases up dramatically in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cases of whooping cough are up dramatically in Wyoming this year.

August 02, 2012 10:26 amLoading…

2 cases of whooping cough hit Rawlins

RAWLINS, Wyo. - Rawlins has seen two cases of whooping cough, but health officials believe it has been contained.

May 30, 2012 2:04 pmLoading…

Montana whooping cough cases pass 200

HELENA — Health officials say the number of whooping cough cases in Montana has passed 200 this year and they're encouraging people to get vaccinated against the contagious bacterial infection that can lead to uncontrollable coughing fits.

May 18, 2012 3:31 pmLoading…

Whooping cough cases reach 7 in Missoula County

MISSOULA — Seven cases of whooping cough now have been confirmed in Missoula County.

May 14, 2012 9:53 pmLoading…

6 confirmed cases of whooping cough in Yellowstone County

RiverStone Health said that there are six confirmed cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in Yellowstone County.

May 12, 2012 11:15 pmLoading…

Whooping cough cancels middle school concert in Kalispell

KALISPELL — The Flathead City-County Health Department asked Kalispell Middle School to cancel a sixth-grade concert after a student was diagnosed with whooping cough.

May 11, 2012 12:00 pmLoading…

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