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Reproductive and Sexual Health Needs Are Essential. Especially During a Pandemic

Stay Safe this 4th of July

  • Every year around July 4th, over 30 people are treated in Montana hospitals with firework-related injuries. The average charge for a firework-related hospital visit is $3,727.
  • Males are 3 times more likely to be injured by fireworks than females, and children age 0-17 are 2.3 times more likely to be injured than adults.
  • Burns to the face and arms are the most common injuries. Celebrate the 4th of July safely by following these safety tips.

Early Detection and Diagnosis for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

[1] https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-facts-and-figures.pdf, pages 23 and 19. [2] https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers-disease-fact-sheet#diagnose. [3] https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/10_signs. [4] https://www.alz.org/professionals/health-systems-clinicians.

Safe Handling of Live Poultry

  • Raising backyard poultry is an increasingly popular spring activity in Montana.
  • Raising poultry has many benefits, but poultry can carry bacteria (or germs) that can make people ill and can cause severe complications.
  • Keep you and your family healthy by practicing safe handling of poultry.

Safe Summer Travel

  • Memorial Day weekend is the start to not only the busiest, but also the deadliest time on Montana roadways. Approximately 40 percent of highway fatalities happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
  • Before hitting the road, make sure all passengers are wearing their seatbelt or restrained in an appropriate and correctly installed child restraint, and secure loose objects that could become projectiles in a crash.
  • Follow the rules of the road and drive free from the influence of drugs, alcohol, or distractions, and designate a sober driver or call a cab, Uber, or Lyft if you plan to drink.