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We Speak Mental Health Week 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This September, organizations and people from across our community are coming together to host free activities, training opportunities and more to support people affected by suicide and raise awareness. For a full list of activities, visit https://lcsuicideprevention.org/. St. Peter’s Health is hosting a series of free mental health training/education opportunities during We Speak Mental...

Sunscreen Summer

By Gina Morigeau, Medical Aesthetician Summer is the most important time of year to practice sun safety. In Montana, our residents like to make the most of the pleasant summer weather by spending as much time outside as they can -- hiking, fishing, boating, and enjoying all summer has to offer. That means most of us are also increasing our...

Myths About Wound Healing

When one thinks of a wound, many of us think about a trip and fall as a kid, a brief stint of tears, Mom kissing it better, applying some mercurochrome and putting a band-aid on. It was all too soon forgotten because it would quickly heal on its own. However, as we age, wound healing can become more complicated and...

Telepsychiatry partnership adds to robust mental health care offerings

St. Peter’s continues to invest in a wide range of services, resources, caregivers and providers as part of a commitment to provide the right type of mental health care, in the right place and at the right time. Among the many St. Peter’s services that help address mental health issues in our community is the St. Peter’s Behavioral Health Unit...

Health Matters: Four things to know about fall prevention

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for persons aged 65 and over. According to our 2018 Community Health Survey over 45% of Lewis & Clark County residents over the age of 45 fell at least once that year. At St. Peter's Emergency Department we saw over 800 patients due to a fall in the past year...

Health Matters: COVID and Ambiguous Loss

The last fourteen months have been grueling. It has been said often; yet, it cannot be said enough. The last fourteen months have been rough. We navigated unfamiliar and uncharted territory. When lockdown began, it felt doable. Hunker down for a couple of months, slow the spread, take on some home improvement projects, and engage in a new hobby like...

Health Matters: We must pull together in effort to defeat COVID-19

When I was a boy, I remember hearing stories from my parents about the Great Depression and World War II. Back then a common saying was “Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do, or do without.” Women would draw a dark line up the backs of their legs with an eyebrow pencil to mimic the seam of silk...

Patient story: Expanding parental support program helps area mom navigate difficult journey

Taking Care of You program offers support and resource connection services during pregnancy and first year postpartum Afternoons are busy at Nicole Hamilton’s house. Between getting apples and popcorn ready for a snack, helping Teal, 3, with potty training, and keeping an eye on a fast-crawling Jade, 1, there’s plenty to do. Nicole wouldn’t have it any other way. The...