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Grandsons motivated Grandma to shed 42 pounds

Grandsons motivated Grandma to shed 42 pounds

When Nancy Darling’s mother died in 1994, Darling quit smoking. When her sister died in November 2012, Darling vowed to lose weight and get healthy.

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HEALTHY WEIGHT: What is fatty liver?

HEALTHY WEIGHT: What is fatty liver?

Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been told that I have a fatty liver. What is that?

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HEALTH MATTERS: Don’t let cost be a reason to delay back-to-school vaccinations

HEALTH MATTERS: Don’t let cost be a reason to delay back-to-school vaccinations

Now is the time to avoid the back-to-school rush. To avoid wasting your time and patience in a clinic waiting room, get your school-required v…

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PLASTIC SURGERY: Should individual choices be regulated to curb health care costs?

PLASTIC SURGERY: Should individual choices be regulated to curb health care costs?

“What are you going to do after graduation, honey?”

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HEALTH MATTERS: Life changes provide health coverage opportunities

HEALTH MATTERS: Life changes provide health coverage opportunities

The open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace has passed, but you may still be able to get health coverage if you qualify fo…

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Walk planned to raise awareness for children with apraxia of speech

Walk planned to raise awareness for children with apraxia of speech

Nicholas Ramage and Braylon Brown cruise around the room playing with trucks, tractors and other toys. They play just like any other 2- and 3-…

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Runs to promote East Rosebud Creek protection

Runs to promote East Rosebud Creek protection

The Friends of East Rosebud, which is working to protect East Rosebud Creek from development, is holding a series of runs along the scenic waterway.

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HEALTH MATTERS: What to do when your baby is crying

HEALTH MATTERS: What to do when your baby is crying

Few things are more distressing than the sound of your baby crying. The volume can be louder than a vacuum cleaner and the urgency makes them …

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Mayo Mobile Exhibit coming to Billings on Monday

Billings Clinic will host the Mayo Mobile Exhibit, an display commemorating Mayo Clinic’s medical history and leadership role in health care f…

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SHIP Q and A: Answers on Medicare coverage of 'outpatient observation'

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

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Consider these physicians 'bookworms,' 'detectives' of medicine

Consider these physicians 'bookworms,' 'detectives' of medicine

Patients rarely, if ever, see these physicians, yet they are responsible for diagnosing everything from a benign cyst to a brain tumor.

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Soaked Fun Run promises cool start to State Games; 5K moves to Saturday

Soaked Fun Run promises cool start to State Games; 5K moves to Saturday

Even though it’s often one of the hottest, driest times of the year in Billings, the annual Big Sky State Games will kick off this year on a r…

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White Sulphur Springs hospital receives $1.8 million donation from Galt Family

Mountainview Medical Center in White Sulphur Springs has received a donation of $1,863,000 from the Jack and Louise Galt Charitable Remainder …

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Gay Blood Drive set for Friday

Since 1983, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned gay and bisexual men from donating blood. Men who have had sexual contact with me…

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NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Give your body what it needs, avoid highly processed foods

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Give your body what it needs, avoid highly processed foods

With the onset of another beautiful Montana summer, the first principle of Naturopathic Medicine, “The Healing Power of Nature,” becomes apparent.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Giving your child a healthy start

HEALTH MATTERS: Giving your child a healthy start

Getting your child off to a healthy start begins during, or even before, pregnancy. If you stop smoking, avoid alcohol and drugs, eat a health…

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Study: Not enough exercise is likely to blame for obesity epidemic

Study: Not enough exercise is likely to blame for obesity epidemic

LOS ANGELES — A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America’s obesity epidemic.

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6-year-old double amputee is ambassador for East-West Shrine Game

6-year-old double amputee is ambassador for East-West Shrine Game

For the second time in about three years, 6-year-old Addison Benson, of Laurel, will serve as ambassador of the Montana East-West Shrine Game,…

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HEALTH MATTERS: Be on the lookout for gum disease

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults older than 30, yet many people are unaware of its signs and symptoms. If the disease …

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Red Cross and Crow tribe sign memorandum of understanding

Red Cross and Crow tribe sign memorandum of understanding

The American Red Cross of Montana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Crow Nation.

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Outdoors

Trail rehab work continues in Yellowstone

A portion of the southwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park remains closed for the second and final year as recovery work continues on an illegal trail that caused resource damage.

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Your Home

Harvesting vegetables has its own science

Harvesting vegetables has its own science

Vegetable gardening is almost like parenting. We wait with eager anticipation for mid-May so we can safely plant our little transplants that are so delicate. We keep an eye on temperature and moisture levels and glare at any black clouds that…

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Recipes

Dorothy Bonk: Tomato whisperers unite

Dorothy Bonk: Tomato whisperers unite

The lingering scent of ethylene has we, the tomato whisperers, dreaming of visions of plump, vine-ripened, juicy tomatoes dancing in our heads.

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Religion

Vatican taking action in divisive Paraguay diocese

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is taking action in a divisive diocese in Paraguay where an Argentine priest, accused by a former superior of being a "serious threat to young people," has been removed as the No. 2.

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Pets

Pets of the week: Maynard, Mulligan and Matilda

Pets of the week: Maynard, Mulligan and Matilda

Maynard, Mulligan and Matilda are three brown-and-white finches available at Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter. These itty-bitty birdies make good company. Five other finches are also available.

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Travel

Museum in Mississippi offers laughter, surprises

Museum in Mississippi offers laughter, surprises

JACKSON, Miss. — Within a few steps of the Mississippi Children’s Museum, there are squeals of laughter and excitement.

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