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…
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 …
More than 7 million Americans have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Recent reports indicate that more than 5 million people did not have health insurance coverage before enrolling in a health insurance marketplace plan. If you have been insured for years or are n…
Combining physical activity into your daily routine is a great way to get regular exercise. Next week, during national Bike, Walk, Bus Week, organized events encourage commuters to park their cars in the driveway and use alternative forms of transportation to get to school or work.
Over the last decade, cigarette use has declined steadily. Successful anti-smoking campaigns, regulations requiring smoke-free workplaces and increases in tobacco taxes, have all produced significant results.
The Affordable Care Act, which has already made changes in the way Americans buy health insurance, is also changing the relationship between two health care systems. Public health and medical health care have traditionally worked as two separate systems. The Affordable Care Act brings them t…
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