Health & Wellness

Influenza: Your questions answered

Influenza: Your questions answered

this guest blog is brought to you by Dr. Megan Littlefield, Medical Director, RiverStone Health While the flu season overall has been fairly mild in Montana, last week brought a tragic reminder that influenza is a serious illness that can be deadly.  During the week of April 3-8, two young children and one adult in Yellowstone […]

Family Fitness: Work and grow together

Family Fitness: Work and grow together

this blog is brought to you by guest contributor Zyana Morris, Health and Lifestyle blogger.  Exercise can be a family affair that teaches life-long skills promoting healthy practices and healthy lifestyle choices. Kids will model what they see in their parents, and if they are not going with you to the gym they simply won’t know that exercise […]

A call to action: ‘Step In’ to prevent teen suicide

A call to action: ‘Step In’ to prevent teen suicide

As I write this, it’s been exactly two months since my community was rocked by the sudden death of one of its youth. Two months…the blink of an eye and a lifetime, all at once. In the immediate aftermath there was much blame and fingers being pointed as news broke across social media – born […]

Back to School: New Vaccination Requirements

Back to School: New Vaccination Requirements

from the August 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here!  Recent changes to vaccination requirements for school-aged children in Montana are being implemented on October 1, 2015 through House Bill 158 that Governor Bulluck signed into law. For parents, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) encourages them […]

Sidelined: Getting young athletes safely back in the game after an injury

Sidelined:  Getting young athletes safely back in the game after an injury

This guest blog is courtesy of Kylie Izzi, MS, ATC/LAT, CSCS, ITAT Sports Medicine Associate at Billings Clinic Let’s set the scene: It’s game time.  You sit on the sideline, nervous and proud of the competitor your child has become.  All year long, she’s poured her heart into playing this sport.  Finally, her dedication has paid […]

Permanent Weight Loss For Your Teen

Permanent Weight Loss For Your Teen

Permanent Weight Loss For Your Teen It is a life changing experience and very exciting when your teen decides they are ready for weight loss. Their decision and commitment to lose weight may also influence parents and siblings to do the same. As the parent, you are a great influence and role model for your […]