Resource Types

Alternative Health

Comprehensive and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a group of diverse medical and health  are systems, practices, and products that use a natural and non-invasive approach in  healing and prevention of disease. CAM is becoming widely accepted by many Americans as the pursuit of health and well-being is growing. The 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey […]

Assisted Living

Choosing a facility for yourself or your family member can be overwhelming; however there are resources to help make these life changing decisions. Educate yourself about your options, which include contacting the Area Agency on Aging in your area and speaking to the local ombudsman. The ombudsman is the resident advocate for people living in a long term care […]

Cancer and Oncology

Cancer is a general term for cells that grow out of control, no longer perform their normal functions, and invade other tissues. Cancer was the second leading cause of death in Montana from 2005-2009 after diseases of the circulatory system such as heart disease and stroke. The causes of cancer are usually unknown, but are often preventable. Many types […]

Children’s Services

Pediatricians specialize in the treatment of infants, children and teenagers. Their training equips them to handle all of a child’s health care needs, including growth and development, detecting and treating illness, nutrition, immunizations, injuries and physical fitness. The American Academy of Pediatrics urges you to call your pediatrician immediately if your child has any of the following symptoms: bleeding that […]

Chiropractic

The chiropractic profession focuses on the function of the most important organ system in the body, the nervous system. When the nervous system becomes compromised through trauma, postural alterations, or stress, the body is unable to function properly. As a result, you may experience symptoms such as pain, headaches, muscle tightness, numbness, low energy, etc. […]

Dentistry

Common Dental Terms: Dental Hygienist: a trained professional who cleans teeth and offers instruction on the general care of teeth. Dentist: an authorized practitioner of medicine dealing with the care of teeth and associated structures of the oral cavity. Concerned with prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the teeth and gums. Denturist: a practitioner concerned with the […]

Dermatology

Dermatology is a specialty medical field that diagnoses and treats diseases of the skin, hair and nails. These conditions may include but are not limited to skin cancer, melanomas, moles, acne, dry skin, and inflammation and irritation of the skin. Skin rashes of all types, hair loss and scars fall under the expertise of dermatologists. Additionally, these specialists receive […]