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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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Billings Clinic builds team of pediatric specialists keeping families close to home

Billings Clinic builds team of pediatric specialists keeping families close to home

At 22 weeks pregnant, Amanda Langve’s obstetrician recommended she get a fetal echocardiogram, an ultrasound that evaluates the baby’s heart f…

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MyBillingsClinic provides patient access to personal health information

MyBillingsClinic provides patient access to personal health information

You shop online and you balance your bank account online. Now Billings Clinic has ramped up its “patient portal” so you can access your own pr…

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'Check It Out, Check It Off' at health fair Saturday

To make regular medical screenings easier on people and encourage them to prioritize their health, St. Vincent Healthcare is offering a “one-s…

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Associate 1 of 3 in the U.S. working to help prevent lead poisoning

Associate 1 of 3 in the U.S. working to help prevent lead poisoning

There are only two other people in the nation like Hannah Silveus, and Billings children could well be healthier with her working on their beh…

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Telemedicine bringing pediatric ICU to rural clinics

Telemedicine bringing pediatric ICU to rural clinics

An infant breathes rapidly, and his lips are blue — urgent symptoms that could be a sign of congenital heart disease. Whether the infant’s lif…

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RiverStone Health Foundation hosts Run For Health

The RiverStone Health Foundation will host its first 5K walk/run on Sept. 13 to promote wellness and to raise money to benefit RiverStone patients.

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Financial troubles prompt center with less-confining MRI scanner to close

Financial troubles prompt center with less-confining MRI scanner to close

Billings Open MRI, which provides MRI scans of patients without putting them into a tunnel or ring as in traditional scans, has closed due to …

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Feature photo: Maize at Grandpa's Farm

Feature photo: Maize at Grandpa's Farm

The Maize at Grandpa's Farm returns for their 17th season at 58th Street West and Grand Avenue. This years theme for the maze is 'Montana Territory.' 

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Build a ‘Wall of Resistance’ to Suicide

Build a ‘Wall of Resistance’ to Suicide

Suicide claims a life somewhere in the world every 40 seconds, but by recognizing factors that decrease the risk of suicide, we can lower thos…

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United Blood Services plans Sept. 11 blood drive

United Blood Services is hosting its Fifth Annual “Honoring Our Fallen Heroes” blood drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the First Inte…

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Movie on breast cancer gene to be shown

Billings Clinic is hosting a film screening of “Decoding Annie Parker” from 7:30 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Shiloh 14 theater, with a questi…

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Outdoors

Students get unique introduction to mountainous backyard

Students get unique introduction to mountainous backyard

This summer, the Absarokee superintendent of schools assigned some of his vacationing students an unusual summer project.

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Health

4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling th…

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Announcements

Shrader 50th

Shrader 50th

Cindy and Everett Shrader celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.

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Your Home

Plants add more than decor element

Plants are an integral part of any interior design. They add a source of vitality, freshness and allow spaces to look finished. Have you ever watched those interior design shows and competitions on TV? Invariably, you see the designers use pl…

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Recipes

Bernie Mason: Now's the time for freezer jams

Bernie Mason: Now's the time for freezer jams

September is here, but there is still time to take advantage of produce at the Farmers Market, fruit from your garden or sales on fruit in the grocery stores.

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Religion

40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Forty "I do's" — or "Si" in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.

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Pets

Pet of the Week: Jenna

Pet of the Week: Jenna

An adorable mixed-breed puppy is available for adoption through Rez Dog Rescue.

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Travel

Autumn on the Connecticut River with the swallows

Autumn on the Connecticut River with the swallows

ON THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER, Conn. — The first swallows appear at sunset, inky flecks in a dusky pink sky. A cloud of birds forms, then another and another. Soon the entire sky is teeming with tree swallows — hundreds of thousands of them …

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