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 By Jon Ebelt    News    July 6, 2016

Keep The Ice Cream Out of Animal Exhibits

Many Montanans will be enjoying summer fairs in the coming months. And, with that opportunity presents the chance to visit exhibits such as petting zoos that allow people of all ages the thrilling experience of coming face-to-face with animals. But,...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    September 23, 2015

Influenza Season Has Arrived: Get Your Vaccinations

State and local public health officials are seeing an early start to the influenza season. While the season usually doesn’t begin until October, Montana has had early influenza reports from six counties: Yellowstone, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark,...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    January 21, 2015

Norovirus On The Rise; Take Precautions Now

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is reporting multiple outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness, primarily norovirus, prompting state health officials to issue advice on steps everyone can take to stay healthy this winter. “N...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    November 26, 2014

State Launches New Program to Address Underage Drinking in MT

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is launching a new program this month that aims to reduce the sale of alcohol to minors in Montana. The Alcohol Reward and Reminder Program is an evidenced-based program developed to educate...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    September 3, 2014

Never Leave a child alone in a car, Not Even for a Minute!

The Montana Children’s Trust Fund is promoting the ‘Not Even for a Minute’ campaign that reminds parents and caregivers to never leave children unattended in or around vehicles. Left alone in a vehicle for even a short time, a child is in...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    July 16, 2014

DPHHS Offers Prevention Tips to Help Montanans Avoid West Nile Virus this Summer

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of the risks of infection with West Nile virus (WNV) and to take steps to avoid mosquito bites. As the weather becomes warmer and drier in July, mosquitoes capable of...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    June 25, 2014

State Officials Offer Safe Driving Message to Teens

State officials are encouraging parents to talk to their new and young drivers about making smart choices once they get behind the wheel. The Interagency Coordinating Council on State Prevention Programs (ICC) Work Group is asking parents to...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    June 18, 2014

DPHHS: Enjoy Fun in the Water, But be Safe - Agency Sponsoring Poster Contest

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is sending an important message to elementary school children this month: play it safe while out enjoying fun in the water this summer. To help reinforce this message, DPHHS recently sent...

 

Programs are Available in Montana to Help Adults with Arthritis

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials say that more than 1 in 4 adult Montanans report having arthritis. Fortunately, there are programs in Montana to help address this issue. The Montana Arthritis Program collaborates with...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    June 4, 2014

DPHHS advises against eating raw Evergreen Fresh Sprouts-brand clover sprouts

The Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is joining the states of Washington and Idaho in advising people NOT to eat raw clover sprouts produced by Evergreen Fresh Sprouts LLC of Idaho. The sprouts have been linked to an outbreak...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    June 4, 2014

DPHHS Computer Server Inappropriately Accessed - Agency Will Offer Free Credit Monitoring and Insurance

Officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) said today that hackers gained entry to an agency computer server, though officials said there is no knowledge that information on the server was used inappropriately, or was...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    May 21, 2014

DPHHS Urges Caution Regarding Rabies Exposures

State and local public health officials remind Montanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies this time of year when the likelihood of interactions with wild animals increases. “Be smart this spring and summer and take time to learn a...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    May 7, 2014

WIC Celebrates 40th Anniversary

In May, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Montana and nationwide. According to state public health officials, WIC was launched 40 years ago in Montana as a pilot...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    April 30, 2014

State Workgroup Urges Montanans to Help Reduce Underage Drinking - Numerous Resources are Available

The Interagency Coordinating Council on State Prevention Programs (ICC) Work Group is urging local communities and organizations to take advantage of numerous free resources available to help reduce underage drinking in Montana. The ICC has joined...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    April 23, 2014

DPHHS Reminds Montanans to Take Precautions to Avoid Hantavirus Infection this Spring

As Montana slowly transitions into spring, state health officials remind Montanans to take steps to avoid Hantavirus. In a typical year, about 1-2 cases of Hantavirus are reported to the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)....

 

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Each year, 500 Montanans develop colorectal cancer, and 180 Montanans die from the disease. During the month of March, one of Montana Cancer Control Programs’ efforts will be to remind people of ways to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer, a...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    January 22, 2014

DPHHS Reports Sharp Increase In Influenza-Related Hospitalizations

State health officials report that as of January 11, 2014 there have been 156 Montanans hospitalized for influenza-related conditions so far this flu season. Most of these hospitalizations are recent as 139 of them have occurred since Dec. 15. These...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    January 15, 2014

Influenza Cases Increasing Throughout Montana

Influenza activity is widespread in Montana with half of the counties reporting confirmed cases, state public health officials said today.  Influenza-related hospitalizations across the state have also increased. As of January 4, 2014 there have bee...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    December 4, 2013

DPHHS Offers Holiday Food Safety Tips

Food is an important part of many holiday celebrations. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) offers these reminders to help ensure the holiday season is free of illness from food. Holiday food safety has six basic...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    November 13, 2013

DPHHS Confirms First Influenza Cases Of The Season in Gallatin and Flathead Counties

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has confirmed the first influenza cases of the season in Gallatin and Flathead Counties. Both counties are reporting two cases each. Public health officials say that these first cases are a...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    November 6, 2013

DPHHS, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Partner To Raise Awareness About Text4baby

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) are partnering to raise awareness about text4baby, a free health text messaging service for pregnant women and new moms. Montana First Lady Lisa...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    October 9, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Montana, more than 700 women develop breast cancer every year. Treatment for breast cancer is most effective if the cancer is caught at an early stage, so it is important for women to talk to their...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    September 25, 2013

State Health Officials Confirm Two West Nile Virus Deaths

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Treasure County Health Department and RiverStone Health, have confirmed two West Nile Virus (WNV) human deaths in Montana over the past week. There have been 15...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    September 18, 2013

Montana Collegiate Tobacco Prevention Initiative Honored by National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit

The Montana Collegiate Tobacco Initiative (MCTPI) received the Through With Chew Policy Award at the recent National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit held on the University of Montana campus, Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    June 19, 2013

Product Linked with Hepatitis A Outbreak Sold in Montana

Montana state and local public health officials are working with national health agencies to respond to an outbreak of Hepatitis A linked to a frozen fruit blend sold by Costco stores, including all of those in Montana. To date, no cases of illness h...

 

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