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Study: Not enough exercise is likely to blame for obesity epidemic

Study: Not enough exercise is likely to blame for obesity epidemic

LOS ANGELES — A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America’s obesity epidemic.

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Gov. Bullock congratulates Board of Health Chair Michael Dennis

Gov. Bullock congratulates Board of Health Chair Michael Dennis

Gov. Steve Bullock, center, congratulates Michael Dennis, chairman of the board of health, on RiverStone Health's accreditation notification.

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Steve Bullock congratulates RiverStone Health

Steve Bullock congratulates RiverStone Health

Gov. Steve Bullock congratulates RiverStone Health on its accreditation notification from the Public Health Accreditation Board on Friday at RiverStone Health.

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President & CEO John Felton

President & CEO John Felton

John Felton announces RiverStone Health's accreditation notification from the Public Health Accreditation Board on Friday at RiverStone Health.

June 20, 2014 3:06 pmLoading…
John Felton greets Gov. Steve Bullock

John Felton greets Gov. Steve Bullock

At left John Felton, president and CEO of RiverStone Health, greets Gov. Steve Bullock before the presentation announcing RiverStone's newly accredited status from the Public Health Accreditation Board on Friday.

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CEO John Felton before the presentation

CEO John Felton before the presentation

John Felton talks with his children, Drew and Kiley, before the presentation Friday at RiverStone Health.

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Shawn Hinz, Vice President of Public Health Services

Shawn Hinz, Vice President of Public Health Services

Shawn Hinz, vice president of public health services, thanks her staff for their hard work in earning accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board on Friday at RiverStone Health.

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RiverStone Health joins elite group of public health departments in U.S.

RiverStone Health joins elite group of public health departments in U.S.

For the first time since its creation in 1974, Yellowstone County’s public health department has earned national accreditation, a status held by fewer than 50 public health departments in the nation.

June 20, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Heather Fink

Heather Fink

Heather Fink is the community health improvement coordinator for Healthy By Design.

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Montana ranks 23rd-healthiest state in nation

Montana ranks 23rd-healthiest state in nation

Montanans aren’t as fat as they were a year ago. But don’t reach for that extra piece of fudge yet.

December 11, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Congress must stop cutting programs that prevent disease

Over the past few years, there’s been a push in this country to use our health care dollars more wisely. One way to do that is to shift the focus of our health-care spending from treating disease to preventing it. We could save millions of dollars — and millions of lives, too.

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New York woman tapped to lead Planned Parenthood of Montana

New York woman tapped to lead Planned Parenthood of Montana

After a nationwide search, a 37-year-old New York woman has been hired as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Montana.

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Light up: Casper repeals smoking ban for bars

Light up: Casper repeals smoking ban for bars

CHEYENNE — Not all of America is moving toward banning smoking indoors and out. Months after prohibiting it, Casper, Wyo., is now telling smokers that it's OK to light up in some public spaces.

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Guest opinion: More community work needed to protect Montanans' health

As we enter vacation season, it’s a good time to talk about road maps. When we leave on a trip, they keep us headed in the right direction.

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Health officials explore how cross-jurisdictional sharing can lead to greater efficiency

RiverStone Health has received a $125,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore how cross-jurisdictional sharing might help it fulfill its mission of improving life, health and safety by protecting and promoting the health of the community.

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Flu season has churches, others shaking off handshakes

Flu season has churches, others shaking off handshakes

DALLAS — Fear of the flu has some churches rethinking their traditional hugs and handshakes.

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Report shows Montana scores poorly on health emergency preparedness

Report shows Montana scores poorly on health emergency preparedness

Montana has persistent gaps in its ability to respond to health emergencies, making it one of the poorest-performing states in the nation, according to a national report released Wednesday.

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Boil order lifted for Roundup residents

The boil order in effect for Roundup residents has been lifted, Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services said Wednesday afternoon.

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Officials hope to have Roundup boil order lifted by Thanksgiving

Officials in Roundup hope to be able to lift a boil order on drinking water issued on Monday by Thanksgiving.

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Boil order in effect for Roundup residents

Roundup residents have been told to boil their water after city officials discovered contaminants in the city's drinking supply Monday.

November 19, 2012 9:21 pmLoading…

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