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Often, women are more concerned about taking care of others than taking care of themselves. I know I do – I do my best to make sure my daughter has clean clothes, food she’ll eat, things to do. Now that she’s a tween, she is pretty good at...

 

COVID-19 updates

As of April 28th, Carter County had zero cases of COVID-19, and Montana had 451 cases; of those cases, 356 have recovered. On April 22nd, Governor Bullock held a press conference that laid out plans...

 

COVID-19 updates

There is an overwhelming amount of information available that is related to COVID-19. Following are some guidelines all residents should practice. First, social distancing – keeping six feet...

 

Q's health news

Depression and anxiety are the two most common mental health disorders, and every person will experience one or both at some point in their life. Some people experience depression or anxiety over a short period, while others have a lifelong...

 

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A virus is an infectious microscopic organism which invades a living organism, such as humans, animals, bacteria, and plants, and uses those host to replicate. There are a multitude of different viruses. Many viruses cause diseases in humans, such...

 

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February is American Heart Month! Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, the deaths of 1 in 4 men and women are caused by heart disease. The term "heart...

 

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The holiday season can be extra stressful for adults and children with the change of routines and the extra demands of our time. We are running around trying to make sure we have the right presents for each family member and friend and our kids...

 

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Viruses can cause a host of different illnesses, from the common cold to influenza, to hand-foot-and-mouth disease, to Ebola. Viruses are fascinating little particles. Scientists have debated whether viruses are living or non-living organisms for...

 

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It’s that time of year… time to get your flu shot! Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Respiratory means it’s an issue with lungs and breathing. Influenza (sometimes called the Flu) symptoms can b...

 

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In 2016 suicide was the 8th leading cause of death in Montana; 267 deaths were attributed to suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This ranks Montana FIRST out of all the United States in suicide rates (25.9 suicide de...

 

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Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house was such a loud racket; dad was snoring with his mouth open wide, and I just couldn’t hack it… Snoring can be funny or really annoying, but it can also be a symptom of an underlying...

 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer has touched the lives of many of us; whether you are a breast cancer survivor, in the midst of breast cancer treatment, or have a loved one who has been diagnosed. For women in the United...

 

Q's Health News

It’s that time of year… time to get your flu shot! Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Respiratory means it’s an issue with the lungs and breathing. Influenza (often called the flu) symptoms can...

 

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Where did August go? I’m sorry, August got away from me, and I didn’t get an article in the paper. However, now you will be fortunate enough to read two articles from me this month! The kids are back in school, and with the start of school comes...

 

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One thing I hear frequently as a nurse when visiting with patients is, “I’m going to talk to my doctor about getting off of some of these medications!” Well… okay, but (1) Why do you want to stop medications if they are controlling your...

 

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Yay!!! Summer is finally here!!! Alright, I know it’s felt like summer for the past month, but now that it’s officially here, I’m going to talk about skin cancer and SUNSCREEN! The primary use of sunscreen is to prevent skin cancer. However,...

 

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Its spring time and more of us are outside now then we have been for months. It was a long winter… This beautiful time of year it is more likely for us humans to encounter one of those cute little Disney animals, like raccoons, skunks, foxes and...

 

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I recently attended a continuing education class via tele-medicine on “Three things you can do right now for your own wellness.” The class was great! Usually, continuing education is a bit on the dry side, but this presenter was outstanding. Not...

 

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