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'A dream come true': 1st school-based health clinic to open at Orchard

'A dream come true': 1st school-based health clinic to open at Orchard

Soon Orchard Elementary students with a sore throat or severe anxiety won’t need to wait for a ride to the doctor’s office or their parents to…

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Plastic surgery: Witnessing a moment of love in action

Plastic surgery: Witnessing a moment of love in action

The nice lady from the Billings Clinic medical records department was polite but firm — she would really appreciate my dictating a delinquent …

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Realtors give $25,000 to Alzheimer's Association

The Billings Association of Realtors donated $25,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association, proceeds raised during by the Quality of Life Run. 

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Sandy Alley: Wild game cooking rule no. 1: Do not overcook

Sandy Alley: Wild game cooking rule no. 1: Do not overcook

Harold Kelso, former Gazette advertising manager sent me some good advice on cooking wild game.

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Health matters: Finding cancer early can save lives

Health matters: Finding cancer early can save lives

Many of us are preoccupied with our own struggles. But in October, the color pink forces us to realize just how many lives are caught up in th…

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'There is always a fear of getting lung cancer when you smoke,' says former smoker

'There is always a fear of getting lung cancer when you smoke,' says former smoker

For 35 years, Lorna Kruse felt soothed by Marlboro cigarettes, smoking two packs a day.

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Health matters: Healthy aging equals increasing number of life changes

Health matters: Healthy aging equals increasing number of life changes

Feeling great and staying healthy is important at any age. As you grow older, you experience an increasing number of life changes. These chang…

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Applications sought for medical homes stakeholder council

Monica Lindeen, Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, is seeking applications for the Montana Patient-Centered Medical Home Stakeholder Council.

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Registration still open for conference on sexual assault

The third annual Not In Our State summit is set for Friday and Saturday at MSUB, bringing together leading experts on sexual assault to provid…

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HEALTH MATTERS: What to look for when choosing a day care

HEALTH MATTERS: What to look for when choosing a day care

Leaving children at day care is a difficult decision, but it’s a decision most parents are forced to make. More than 60 percent of children yo…

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5K fun run planned at Cooney State Park

A 5K fun run through the campgrounds and trails around the reservoir at Cooney State Park is set for 10 a.m. on Sept. 27. 

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Widow of 9 months calls attention to Montana's suicide rate

Widow of 9 months calls attention to Montana's suicide rate

On Jan. 13, Brandon Jackson left for work as usual — or so his wife thought.

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Billings Clinic, RegionalCare acquire Missoula medical center for $67.4M

Billings Clinic, RegionalCare acquire Missoula medical center for $67.4M

MISSOULA — Community Medical Center on Tuesday signed an agreement with Billings Clinic and the national management firm RegionalCare Hospital…

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Billings Clinic medical staff, residents hone skills using patient simulators

Billings Clinic medical staff, residents hone skills using patient simulators

Simulation is growing in popularity in nursing and health care education and Billings Clinic is riding the wave, adding nearly a half million …

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PLASTIC SURGERY: A moment between patients reveals beauty of empathy

PLASTIC SURGERY: A moment between patients reveals beauty of empathy

Women of a certain age can tell you that men of a certain age become, well, goofy. Forget the boringly cliche extramarital affairs and drug is…

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HEALTHY WEIGHT: Bariatric surgery can help with diabetes

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Bariatric surgery can help with diabetes

Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that bariatric surgery can cure diabetes. Is that true?

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HEALTH MATTERS: Get Ready Yellowstone County: Be prepared

HEALTH MATTERS: Get Ready Yellowstone County: Be prepared

Disaster often strikes without warning. It might be a natural disaster or one involving hazardous chemicals or infectious diseases. In an emer…

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Yellowstone County has no confirmed cases of enterovirus 68

Yellowstone County has no confirmed cases of enterovirus 68, a respiratory illness that nationally has sent scores of children to emergency ro…

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Sessions teach newly insured how to use health care

Sessions teach newly insured how to use health care

For the estimated 30,000 Montanans who earlier this year acquired health insurance for the first time, learning how to use that coverage is a …

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St. Vincent's vascular surgeons invited to participate in worldwide clinical trial

St. Vincent's vascular surgeons invited to participate in worldwide clinical trial

St. Vincent Healthcare has been chosen as one of 30 sites in the world to participate in a pivotal clinical trial that will evaluate the safet…

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Outdoors

Fort Peck operating plan topic of Oct. 27 meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting on Oct. 27 at the Fort Peck Interpretative Center at 6 p.m. to discuss the draft 2014-2015 Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System.

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Health

'A dream come true': 1st school-based health clinic to open at Orchard

'A dream come true': 1st school-based health clinic to open at Orchard

Soon Orchard Elementary students with a sore throat or severe anxiety won’t need to wait for a ride to the doctor’s office or their parents to schedule time off work to get medical care.

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Announcements

Montez 65th

Maria and Manuel Montez of Billings celebrated their 65th anniversary with a dinner and dance at the Knights of Columbus.

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Your Home

Fall garden tool checklist:

1. Sharpen, oil and store garden tools after last use of the season

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Recipes

Bernie Mason: Microwave is just perfect for small meals

Bernie Mason: Microwave is just perfect for small meals

A time-saving appliance that most people have, but fail to use to its potential, is the microwave. When you are cooking for 1 or 2 people, if you are trying to save time or energy or if you don’t want to turn on the oven for a small amount of…

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Religion

KC Bishop Finn under Vatican investigation

The Vatican is investigating Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, two years after he was convicted of failing to report suspected abuse.

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Pets

Pet of the Week: Chester

Pet of the Week: Chester

Chester is a 1-year-old, medium Australian cattle dog/German shorthair mix available for adoption at Billings Animal Rescue Kare (BARK), 4017 First Ave. S.

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Travel

Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

AUSTIN, Texas — Visitors to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, can stroll along paths featuring colorful blooms abuzz with butterflies, relax while swinging under towering oaks, let their children play in a new family g…

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