New Circle of Security Classes Announced

What You Need to Know about Colorectal Cancer

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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…

World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Cascade City County Health Department are using the commemorative event as an opportunity to increase awareness about who may be at risk, and to decrease…

Maintain- Don’t Gain!

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The holiday season is here! It is estimated that adults gain 1 pound during the time between Thanksgiving and New Years and adults who are already overweight or obese gain an average of 5 pounds during that time. However, the average adult never loses that…

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,…

Collaborating for a Cause

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Many organizations across Great Falls are promoting evidence-based strategies for screening and early detection that make a difference in Montanans’ lives. Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides a great opportunity to keep the momentum going. The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) is working in collaboration…

NOTICE: BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING OCTOBER 5TH

BOARD of HEALTH MEETING October 5th, 2016 City-County Health Department (CCHD) Lge. Conference Rm – Meeting Starts @ 11:30 a.m. 115 4th Street South, Great Falls AGENDA CALL TO ORDER                                     11:30 am                                                  Bill Bronson Establishment of Quorum                                                                                             Bill Bronson Agenda Items: Approve Minutes from…

DPHHS News Release: First West Nile Virus Death for 2016

First West Nile Virus death for 2016 reported in McCone County DPHHS officials remind Montanans to take precautions to prevent WNV   The McCone County Health Department and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services are reporting Montana’s first human death from West…

Mosquito Protection

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In August of 2016, two West Nile Virus positive mosquito pools were detected, so it is important not to leave your bug spray at home while enjoying this last month of summer! Infected mosquitoes spread West Nile Virus (WNV), which can be serious, life-altering…

2016 Community Flu Shot Clinics

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CCHD’s Emergency Preparedness Program plans for all types of emergency situations that could affect the public’s health. One of these emergency situations is a disease epidemic. The best way to prevent the spread of communicable disease, and stop an outbreak before it starts, is…