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Montana flu epidemic kills 9 in just over a month

Montana flu epidemic kills 9 in just over a month

HELENA — An influenza epidemic in Montana has killed nine people and hospitalized 318 in just over the past month, according to the state Depa…

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Coincidences lined up in woman's high-tech tumor treatment

Coincidences lined up in woman's high-tech tumor treatment

Call it lucky timing, serendipity, or divine intervention.

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Red Cross names new state executive director

Diane Wright has been named the new executive director of Montana Red Cross.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Carbon monoxide has the power to kill

HEALTH MATTERS: Carbon monoxide has the power to kill

A poison that has no color, odor or sound may lurk in your home. Experts on carbon monoxide often call it a silent killer because it’s an odor…

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Elder Grove seeks community help for cancer fundraiser

Elder Grove School is raising money to help two families with students who have cancer.

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Spare Change for Real Change grant recipients announced

The Community Crisis Center and Rimrock Foundation have received a $15,000 grant from the Spare Change for Real Change Grant Committee adminis…

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North Dakota woman rises above fat-shaming comments

North Dakota woman rises above fat-shaming comments

BISMARCK, N.D. — Joey Schleicher is a 200-pound redhead who was standing at the produce department of a Minot grocery store when she overheard…

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'Hope and attitude:' 5-time cancer survivor to speak at Relay kickoff

'Hope and attitude:' 5-time cancer survivor to speak at Relay kickoff

At the age of 5, Morgan McQuillan received her first cancer diagnosis.

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RiverStone offers support group for kids, teens

BraveHearts, a free grief support group for children and teens, starts a new program Feb. 10.

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PLASTIC SURGERY: Boats and health care studies

PLASTIC SURGERY: Boats and health care studies

“Get this,” said Dr. Whitney Robinson, while we were hanging out in the surgeon’s lounge waiting for our respective cases to start. He was per…

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Improving the health of high-risk clients

Improving the health of high-risk clients

Sometimes people with chronic health problems and limited incomes need more than medical care to improve their lives and their health. They ma…

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HEALTHY WEIGHT: Don't linger over past failures

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Don't linger over past failures

Dear Dr. Baskett: I have had a challenging past year that made it difficult to lose my weight. What can I do?

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Shape Up Montana, Big Sky Fit Kids deadlines approaching

The Feb. 1 start date and on-time registration is approaching for the 2015 Shape Up Montana and the free Big Sky Fit Kids programs of the Big …

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Registration open for Shape Up Montana

Registration for the 13th annual Shape Up Montana program is underway.

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Science Expo workshop scheduled

To get students interested and prepared for the 27th annual Billings Clinic Research Center’s Science Expo, a free workshop will be held from …

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St. Vincent's to hold free weight loss seminar

St. Vincent Healthcare will hold a free weight loss seminar on Thursday.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Health insurance marketplace deadline approaches

HEALTH MATTERS: Health insurance marketplace deadline approaches

Even if you’re in perfect health, having health insurance is vital. A misstep on an icy driveway can cause a broken ankle or wrist. Putting of…

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SHIP Q&A: How to enroll in Medicare Part B

SHIP Q&A: How to enroll in Medicare Part B

Your questions on Medicare and Medicaid answered by the local State Health Insurance Assistance Program, an objective, not-for-profit counseli…

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NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Headaches can be caused by neck pain

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Headaches can be caused by neck pain

If you’re suffering from headache pain, you’re not alone. Headaches have become a painful way of life for too many of us. It is estimated that…

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Outdoors

Viral video shows Rapid City man releasing mountain lion

Viral video shows Rapid City man releasing mountain lion

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Dan Casey's wife thinks she knows why several hundred thousand people have watched the six-minute video showing her husband releasing a mountain lion from a trap in a wooded area west of Rapid City.

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Health

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.

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Your Home

Outfit your home with an opulent and stylish wine cellar

Outfit your home with an opulent and stylish wine cellar

Darrin Stephens had bad day. His boss, Larry Tate, round-canned an advertising campaign months in the making. To make matters worse, the client was expecting a full-blown presentation by morning. Pulling into his driveway, Stephens strode swi…

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Pets

Pet of the Week: Emmy

Pet of the Week: Emmy

A loving black kitten is available for adoption from the Animal Welfare League.

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Travel

Movie locations a tourism draw for Georgia communities

Movie locations a tourism draw for Georgia communities

SAVANNAH, Ga. — When Hollywood films a hit movie or TV show in Georgia, hardcore fans can bring in millions of tourism dollars when they come to get a firsthand look at the places they’ve seen on the screen.

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