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Reminder: Health Fair coming Thursday April 22

By Kerry Gardner We are gearing up for the HEALTH FAIR on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Community Center and Hammond School. We have a variety of tests available including Chemistry Panel, Lipid Panel, CBC, TSH, PSA and HGB A1c for diabetics and...

 

DPHHS Releases Report that Illustrates Impacts of COVID-19

Courtesy MT DPHHS The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) issued a new report on Tuesday stating the death rate among Montana residents increased by 14% in 2020 compared with the previous 5-year average. State health officials...

 

Annual Powder River Health Fair will be held Thursday, April 22

By Kerry Gardner Powder River Health Fair is 25 years strong and still going-YIKES how is that possible. Some of our workers have been here every year and that is amazing, shows you just how committed these people are to this service for our area....

 

Residents encouraged to continue the fight against COVID-19

By Powder River County Public Health Nurse Darlynn Williams On February 12, Governor Greg Gianforte let the current mask mandate expire and he issued a directive implementing executive order 2-2021. The message for prevention remains the same: Wear...

 

2021 Special Enrollment Period now underway

Helena, Mont.-Montana residents have another opportunity to enroll in a health insurance plan on the health insurance exchange starting February 15, 2021 through May 15, 2021. If you sign up for a policy on February 15, 2021 coverage will begin on...

 

COVID-19 vaccinations ramping up across MT

As of Tuesday, 73 Powder River County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the state’s new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard. The dashboard shows the number of total doses administered throughout the state,...

 

Yoga Classes Begin February 1st

Courtesy PR Extension Office Yoga with Dr. George classes begin next week. Classes will be offered each Monday from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and each Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. beginning the first week in February. Both classes will be...

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations begin at Powder River Manor

By Powder River County Public Health Officer Sean Hill CVS came to Powder River Manor to provide COVID vaccine for residents and staff on Friday, January 15, 2021. This was the first of three visits to provide vaccines. Each subsequent visit will be...

 

What Can Occupational Therapy Do for You?

By Kylie Randall, OTR/L Occupational Therapy focuses on providing the best quality of life for clients across the lifespan. We want to help our clients engage in their daily routines and favorite...

 

COVID-19 vaccinations begin in PR County

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Powder River County began this week, with healthcare providers receiving their first dose of the Moderna vaccine this Tuesday and Thursday. An update to the vaccine sch...

 

Fitness Classes Start in February

By PR Extension Office “We’re excited to offer activities to improve health and increase physical activity,” explained Morgan Weller, Community Health Coordinator in Powder River County. Weller will be co-teaching the Arthritis Exercise...

 

COVID-19 Vaccines expected this week

* Updated Jan 5 By Powder River County Public Health Officer Sean Hill January 4, 2021 Powder River Public Health is anticipating our first shipment of Moderna COVID vaccine this week and will be vaccinating healthcare workers and frontline staff as...

 

Project Activate - Support Independence and Resilience!

The last several columns have focused on the elements of a strong walking pattern: good posture, strong ankle flexion and heel strike, balanced weight transfer, and proper stride length for forward...

 

COVID-19 quarantine times reduced

By Powder River County Public Health Officer Sean Hill GOOD NEWS! The more we find out about COVID, the better we can tailor our response. After significant research, the CDC, along with other top scientists, have modified the quarantine...

 

Project Activate - Support Independence and Resilience!

A recent column identified the basic elements of a strong walking pattern: good posture, strong ankle flexion and heel strike, balanced weight transfer, and proper stride length for forward (not side...

 

State COVID directives expand

By Powder River County Public Health Officer Sean Hill November 24, 2020 Governor Bullock’s directive released on November 17th further restricts public venues with seating and service times. This is in response to ever increasing number of...

 

Project Activate® Support Independence and Resilience!

Daily activities such as walking, rising from a chair, getting into and out bed, the tub, or a car require leg strength. If you feel fatigued after completing some of these basic functional tasks...

 

Powder River Therapy to open for gym memberships

By Powder River County Health Officer Sean Hill Powder River Therapy and Wellness Clinic is pleased to announce our grand re-opening complete with new Life Fitness equipment. Just in time for winter,...

 

Support Independence and Resilience!

Reach and Squeeze Proper posture/alignment supports better balance, and it requires muscle balance between the chest and the back. Consider how many times a day you do something that contracts the...

 

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