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Special Edition - Asthma Awareness

May 2016 - Focus on the Importance of Asthma Awareness

  • 24 May 2016
  • Author: Tack, Sue Ann
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  • Asthma affects 1 in 11 people in Montana.
  •  Know your asthma triggers and avoid them. 
  • Asthma should not limit your daily activities; control your asthma by working with your medical provider to develop an Asthma Action Plan.

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Alcohol Use and Prevention

May 16, 2016 - National Prevention Week: Prevention of Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse

  • 24 May 2016
  • Author: Tack, Sue Ann
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  • Parents, we need your help; studies show that parental disapproval of underage drinking is the number one reason youth chose not to drink alcohol.
  • Alcohol remains the number one drug of abuse for Montana's youth. In 2014, 15.6 percent of 8th graders, 36.2 percent of 10th graders, and 51.1 percent of 12th graders had used alcohol within the past 30 days.
  • Start the conversation today with your teen about NOT using alcohol.

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Week May 16 - 21, 2016

  • 23 May 2016
  • Author: Krantz, Linda
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  • DPHHS is promoting a new text message tool available for Montanans in crisis; text mt to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 and be connected to a crisis counselor.
  • Over the past ten years suicide was the second leading cause of death for children ages 10-14, adolescents ages 15-24 and adults ages 25-44. In 2014, Montana had the highest number of suicide deaths per capita for all of the United States with 251 deaths and a rate of 24.5 per 100,000 population.
  • Follow the link for an easy way to remember the warning signs of suicideIS PATH WARM?

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E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes

  • 22 April 2016
  • Author: Tack, Sue Ann
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  • Dangerous chemicals and even explosions have been linked with e-cigarettes, which are unregulated
  • Over half of Montana high school students report having tried an electronic vapor product and 1 in 3 report currently using them.
  • Poison control center calls in the U.S. related to e-cigarettes have skyrocketed from 460 calls in 2012 to over 3,000 in 2015; 58% of these involve children under the age of five.
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