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 By Karen Wandel    News    February 7, 2018

Widespread flu activity reported

According to Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS), Montana closed January with widespread influenza activity. The number of Montanans reported to be infected with “the flu” increased over the past several weeks, with a high of...

 By Karen Wandel    News    January 24, 2018

Flu Season Hits Jefferson County

The influenza season is upon us. According to Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS), influenza is widespread right now in Montana and most of the US. Over 300 Montanans have been hospitalized this flu season and 18 deaths have been...


Jefferson County Joins Several Counties with Early Flu Activity

With the first case of influenza confirmed in Jefferson County last week and several others in 5 other Montana counties, it looks like the 2017-18 flu season has begun. Last Friday, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)... Full story

 By Karen Wandel    News    April 12, 2017

Epidemic of obesity still exists nationally

If a person wanted to improve her overall health, what would have the most impact? Many factors can influence an individual’s health including genetics, obesity, physical activity and diet. Genetics gives us the structure within which we get to...

 By Karen Wandel    News    March 8, 2017

Jefferson County records first flu death of 2017

Jefferson County has recorded its first influenza death this year in a hospitalized individual, a reminder of how severe influenza can be. The person was over 65 years of age and had more than one chronic health condition. Fourteen Montanans have...

 By Karen Wandel    News    November 30, 2016

Preventing norovirus from attending holiday gatherings

Tis the season to share your dinner table with relatives and friends. The holiday season hits just after Montana DPHHS logged in 7 gastrointestinal (GI) outbreaks in the first three weeks of November. Five of these GI outbreaks have been caused by...

 By Karen Wandel    News    November 23, 2016

First flu in County Confirmed

The first case of influenza in a Jefferson County resident was confirmed last week. The adult was not hospitalized but did seek medical care for the illness. Influenza (“the flu”) is a highly contagious illness that is often recognized by its...


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