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Articles with the Tag: Montana Department of Health

Health officials identify two additional cases related to vaping, one in Lake County

News from Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services MONTANA – Department of Public Health and Human Services officials have identified two additional cases of illness related to the national outbreak of e-cigarette use or vaping. Montana now has five identified cases, including one de...

Officials identify first Montana death associated with vaping 

MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services officials have identified the state’s first death associated with the national outbreak of e-cigarette use, or vaping. DPHHS officials say the case involves an individual in their late teens with a history of vaping. State and local heal...

 Governor directs ban on flavored e-cigarettes

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock directed the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to implement emergency administrative rules to temporarily prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.  “Young Montanans are using e-cigarette...

Prepare food safely to avoid illness Prepare food safely to avoid illness

News from the Department of Public health and Human Services HELENA — State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans about ways to stay healthy when preparing and consuming food. So far in 2019, there have been 25 gastrointestinal illness outbreaks reported in Montana in numero...

Charlo residents grapple with arsenic in well water Charlo residents grapple with arsenic in well water

CHARLO – Homeowner Tom Vaughn noticed a skin rash and  unexplained problems happening around his recently purchased dream home located a few miles outside of town. He didn’t realize those problems were connected until he got a letter in the mail from the Montana Department of Public Healt...

MSU develops unique set of resources for Montana parents MSU develops unique set of resources for Montana parents

 from MSU News Service MONTANA  — When Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services staff members wanted to advance their efforts to curb underage drinking, they knew that parents are the No. 1 influence on whether youth engage in risky behaviors. And they knew they wanted to b...

CPS worker charged with rape

POLSON — A former local Children’s Protective Services employee has been charged with rape. Chase Joseph Ripley, age unknown, was charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent for allegedly forcing a woman client to have sex with him. According to a court document, Ripley wen...

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