National Bike Month

National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month. The best thing you can do during bike month is to ride your bike! There are a lot of reasons to ride your bike. It increases physical activity, boosts brain health, helps with weight management and chronic disease, and of course the most...
Baby Animals & Your Health

Baby Animals & Your Health

It’s the time of year when we all want to go and play with the cute little baby animals. Angie White, Bear River Health Department disease investigator, reminds us about the importance of proper handwashing and good hygiene after we have spent time handling...
Tuberculosis 1010 With Dr. Martin-Garg

Tuberculosis 1010 With Dr. Martin-Garg

On this episode of Give’m Health, Dr. Prafulla Garg, Medical Director of the Bear River Health Department, and local Pediatrician discusses the disease Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that is caused by a bacteria that usually attacks the lungs. Not...
Utah Indoor Clean-Air Act

Utah Indoor Clean-Air Act

Passed into law in 1994 to protect people in Utah from the dangers of secondhand smoke. This law has been updated to include vapor, e-cigarettes, and anything that can be vaporized. This law states that you cannot smoke or vape in enclosed places where the public is...
Naloxone for Opioid Overdose

Naloxone for Opioid Overdose

Are you concerned about a loved one who currently uses opioids? This use could be for pain from a chronic condition, following surgery, or using it to obtain a high. If so, consider keeping a naloxone kit on hand! Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a medication that...
Medication-Assisted Therapy

Medication-Assisted Therapy

The Bear River Health Department offers Medication-Assisted Therapy. This program uses medication as a source to help fight the cravings and withdrawals associated with addiction. When coupled with therapy sessions this program has proven to be very effective for...