April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Oral Cancer 

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV), besides being the most common sexually transmitted infection, can also infect cells in the mouth and throat; HPV causes an estimated 70% of oropharyngeal (back of the throat) cancers.
  • From 2013 to 2017, 750 new cases of HPV-associated cancers were diagnosed in Montana; among men, oropharyngeal cancer was the most common HPV-associated cancer diagnosed.
  • HPV vaccine provides protection against HPV including the types that cause oropharyngeal cancer; learn why both boys and girls should receive the HPV vaccine.

End Childhood Hunger - #WearOrangeWednesday, April 7th, 2021

 

National Public Health Week April 5-11

Prevent Brain Injury to Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline

  • In 2019, over 4,000 emergency department visits related to traumatic brain injuries occurred in Montana; most caused by falls and transportation incidents.
  • Even though everyone is at risk for brain injuries, children and older adults are especially vulnerable. Even mild brain injuries, if repeated over time, can cause significant changes in brain function.
  • Learn more about what you can do to prevent falls and how to improve transportation safety. Montanans affected by traumatic brain injury can seek resources and services through the Brain Injury Alliance of Montana.

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week