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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gonorrhea/ New High Schools/ Property Reappraisal/ Organic Products

Missoulian: We're seeing an outbreak': Gonorrhea cases up drastically in Yellowstone County
Gonorrhea - CDC Fact Sheet
Notes from the Field: Increase in Gonorrhea Cases in Counties Associated with American Indian Reservations — Montana, January 2012–August 2014
“Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae that can cause serious complications in both men and women (1,2).* Sexually active persons at increased risk for gonorrhea are especially those with new or multiple sexual partners, those who use condoms inconsistently or not at all, and those who engage in illicit drug use. Both sexually active females and sexually active males at increased risk for gonorrhea who live in areas of increased transmission should be screened for gonorrhea”
Figure 14. Gonorrhea — Rates of Reported Cases by State, United States and Outlying Areas, 2013

Missoulian: Consumers buying more organic products, new data show
USDA Announces Record Number of Organic Producers in U.S.
“WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the organic industry continues to show remarkable growth domestically and globally, with 19,474 certified organic operations in the United States and a total of 27,814 certified organic operations around the world.”

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bitterroot National Forest Travel Plan/ Medicaid Expansion Killed/ Climate Change and Health

Missoulian: Obama says climate change is harming Americans' health
Remarks by the President After Roundtable on the Impacts of Climate Change on Public Health
Climate Impacts on Human Health
“Weather and climate play a significant role in people's health. Changes in climate affect the average weather conditions that we are accustomed to. Warmer average temperatures will likely lead to hotter days and more frequent and longer heat waves. This could increase the number of heat-related illnesses and deaths. Increases in the frequency or severity of extreme weather events such as storms could increase the risk of dangerous flooding, high winds, and other direct threats to people and property. Warmer temperatures could increase the concentrations of unhealthy air and water pollutants. Changes in temperature, precipitation patterns, and extreme events could enhance the spread of some diseases.”