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2nd Annual Community Health Fair Coming to Missoula

The 2nd Annual Community Health Fair is coming to the Southgate Mall on Sunday, October 20th from Noon-4pm courtesy of students from the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy and local pharmacists.

It's an absolutely free event to spotlight American Pharmacists Months courtesy of healthcare screening, health tips and helpful advice. 

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6 Foods That Help Fight a Cold

With the weather changing and fall upon, cold season is in full swing. Everyone in my household is sporting a cold right now. Colds do a good job of making us feel miserable. I will do or eat anything I can that helps to ward off a cold.

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5 Things to Do in the Rain

Given the recent wetness we’ve been so fortunate to have lately, I decided to look at it positively rather than negatively because it seems as though it’s going to stick around for a while. So, here are some creative, and not so creative, ways I’ve come up with to make it through rainy season in Missoula.

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Wait and Research Before Enrolling for Health Insurance, Advises Montana Commissioner

As of October 1, the federal government-run health insurance exchanges will be open to the public. However, Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen is advising Montanans to wait a bit before they enroll.

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Ravalli County Decides to Refuse Title X Grant Money, Commissioner Suzy Foss Explains Why She Voted Against the Funds

Ravalli County has become the first county in Montana to turn down a Title X Family Planning Grant. When Title X became law in 1970, it was designed to prevent unwanted pregnancies and provide counseling and preventive health services. However, a majority of commissioners in Ravalli today, September 20, decided that the Title X funds weren't worth their vote.

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Do You Have Weak Red Blood Cells? Are You Anemic?

This past spring I was totally nuts for ice. I would eat cup after cup of ice, chewing, crunching and annoying everyone around me. I couldn’t help it. I just craved ice and I couldn’t get enough. I didn’t think this was particularly strange. I just thought that I had developed a habit, a bad habit at that. However, when I went in for my yearly check-up, I was surprised to find that my iron levels were very low and craving ice was a symptom of anemia.

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New Test Show if Students Are Fat

In some states public schools have initiated an annual student weigh-in. The students’ body mass indexes are measured and the reports is sent home letting the parents know if the parents and student should be concerned about the child’s weight.

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Free Breast Cancer Screening Opportunity Available to Missoulians

Advanced Imaging in Missoula has started taking applications for free digital mammography screenings to test for breast cancer.

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Missoula School Lunch Program Serves Healthy Foods Kids Like [AUDIO]

The challenge? Serve 6,500 meals a day to kids ranging in age from kindergarten through 12th grade, and those meals must that include foods that kids will not only eat, but enjoy eating. It's a challenge Stacy Rossmiller and her staff tackle every weekday throughout the school year.

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Costco Sold Berries Possibly Tainted With Hepatitis, Montana Now Involved in Recall

Berries with Hepatitis A may have been sold in Montana.

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Missoula County May be Involved in Lawsuit Over Employee Complaints at Partnership Health Center

A bevy of lawsuits have been filed against Missoula's Partnership Health Clinic and now it appears that Missoula County itself may be involved in the lawsuit.

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Gender Role Reversals at the Gym

Being a female my entire life, I have never really understood what goes on in the minds of males. I have gained a little understanding having to live with five males, but I’m afraid I may never really grasp the strange things that testosterone makes them do. I sit back and watch my boys always try to one up each other. If one jumps off the bottom two steps, the next one wants to jump down five steps, and the last one wants to jump down the whole flight. There is no end to always trying to out-do each other.

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