Valentine’s Day is National Condom Day!

Happy Valentine’s—err, National Condom Day! Safe sex is very important because of the numerous sexually transmitted diseases out there today. The use of condoms is the most effective and convenient way to prevent the transmission of STDs. It is also one of the best…

Healthy Habits

This time of year, the cold weather brings 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 respiratory concerns,…

Hantavirus Prevention

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…

Combat Childhood Obesity

Recent scientific studies are beginning to show progress against the childhood obesity epidemic, but the numbers of young people affected by obesity remain at high levels. Learn what you can do to combat childhood obesity. Childhood Obesity Touches Approximately 1 of 6 Young People…

National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Tooth Decay is the Number One Chronic Infectious Disease Among Children in the U.S. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. Fact: About 1 of 5 (20%) children aged 5 to 11…

American Heart Month

  During February, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement and its latest Hispanic movement, Go Red Por Tu Corazon, work to beat heart disease, the number-one killer of women. Each year, cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly half a million…

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

It is common to see an increase of illness during the winter months, and this year is no exception. Cascade County is currently experiencing an increase of illness including pertussis (whooping cough) and Shigella (diarrheal illness). The holiday season offers a break from school…

Healthy Habits Prevent Illness!

With the arrival of cool weather, it’s not uncommon for us to experience an increase in coughs, colds, influenza, and other respiratory illnesses. The good news is that many of these can be prevented. Practicing good prevention habits can help keep you and your…

CCHD and TIRE-RAMA are Encouraging People to “ASK ME!”

The Cascade City County Health Department (CCHD) is pleased to continue with the “ASK ME!” campaign during the month of October. This is an exciting and different program that teams up with local businesses to increase cancer screening rates and awareness in Cascade County….

Enterovirus D68 Case Confirmed in Cascade County

The City-County Health Department has received confirmation of a case of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Cascade County from the Montana Public Health Laboratory. EV-D68 is one of many types of enteroviruses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), enteroviruses are very…