Yellowstone and Missoula counties are tied for a record no other Montana county wants to break. Both counties had 17 pedestrian traffic fatalities between 2003 and 2012. As Americans are encouraged to walk more often — for health, to save money and to reduce fuel consumption — we should also…
Up: To Riverstone Health for 30 years of public health service and helping keep the community healthy. Not only does this organization have a huge job, but it does a great job being a partner and good leader in community health care issues.
Thirty years ago, the RiverStone Health Clinic opened in a little, robin’s egg-blue building on South 27th Street with five exam rooms.
One of the things that is different about a community health center is the way it is governed, RiverStone President and CEO John Felton said. Each one has to have a board made up of at least 51 percent of active users.
As a child, MontanaFair meant carnival lights, concert music and the tantalizing smell of food on the midway. Since becoming a registered sanitarian at RiverStone Health, when I think about the fair, I think about food safety.
Now is the time to avoid the back-to-school rush. To avoid wasting your time and patience in a clinic waiting room, get your school-required vaccinations right away. Keep your child in the best possible health by keeping your immunizations up-to-date and taking advantage of both the required…
Few things are more distressing than the sound of your baby crying. The volume can be louder than a vacuum cleaner and the urgency makes them far more disturbing.
Students, from left, Nirupa Gadi, Lauren Krivec, Tyler Metcalf, Rylee Perkins and Nick Johnson were among high-school juniors and seniors from across Montana in town to explore health care careers at RiverStone Health on Tuesday.
When the weather’s hot, nothing beats heading to the nearest pool, lake or river to cool off. But as the temperature soars, so does the risk of illness caused by contaminated water.
Gov. Steve Bullock, center, congratulates Michael Dennis, chairman of the board of health, on RiverStone Health's accreditation notification.
Gov. Steve Bullock congratulates RiverStone Health on its accreditation notification from the Public Health Accreditation Board on Friday at RiverStone Health.
John Felton announces RiverStone Health's accreditation notification from the Public Health Accreditation Board on Friday at RiverStone Health.
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.
John Felton talks with his children, Drew and Kiley, before the presentation Friday at RiverStone Health.
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.
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.
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…
The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market, a place where you can buy local produce direct from gardeners and farmers, moves from the campus of RiverStone Health to South Park this summer.
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…