What You Need to Know about Colorectal Cancer


Colon cancer has become a reality for many people younger than age 50, and it’s the only population where incidence rates are on the rise. Colon cancer is the number two cancer killer (after lung cancer), causing more than 50,000 deaths a year. The…

Healthy Habits

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This time of year, holiday events and cold weather bring us indoors where viruses and bacteria can spread easily from person to person. Almost every winter, the Cascade City-County Health Department’s ongoing surveillance with the local healthcare community shows an increase in individuals with…

Steps to Manage Stress

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 The Holiday season can often lead to stress; financially, emotionally and physically.  Take the steps to manage stress by following CDC’s tips for self-care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the following information to help individuals cope with stress. Strong emotions like fear, sadness,…

Get Your Flu Shot at the City County Health Department!


The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has confirmed five cases of influenza involving various age ranges from children to the elderly. Cases include three from Missoula County and two from Lewis and Clark County. The Cascade City County Health Department (CCHD)…

CodeRED Emergency Notification System


Click this link to Register:  https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/BF5FFD503B98 CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications. CodeRED will serve as the backbone of Cascade County’s…

Clean Indoor Air Act Reporting

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  Thanks to the Clean Indoor Air Act, Montana residents get to breathe easier. All enclosed public places and workplaces are required to be smoke free. If you see a Clean Indoor Air Act violation please report it online or call 761-9892 to speak with a…

Hantavirus Prevention

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In May, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services confirmed the first case of Hantavirus for 2016, in a Cascade County resident. Details of the case investigation suggest that the exposure may have occurred during the cleaning of a barn. This is one of…

Exercise? Yep…You Have Time for That.


The biggest excuse people have for not exercising is not having time. Author of “The Burst! Work Out”, Sean Foy, heard the complaint loud and clear; so he created moves everyone has time for. His book features 10-minute interval workouts that people can do…

Be Smoke Free in 2016


Did you make a resolution to quit smoking (again)? Don’t give up, ever! Smokefree.gov has a plethora of resources to help you along the way. If you have slipped up, here are some tips to get you back on track so you can have…

Children’s Toy Hazards: Lead


Protect children from potential lead hazards in some holiday toys and toy jewelry. Many children get toys and toy jewelry as gifts during the holiday season but some toys may contain lead hazards. Lead is invisible to the naked eye and has no smell….