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HEALTHY WEIGHT: Plan ahead to avoid last-minute junk food dinners

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Plan ahead to avoid last-minute junk food dinners

Dear Dr. Baskett: How do I manage my weight given the busy schedule of fall and all of the activities my children are involved in?

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Orthopedic surgeon: New knee-replacement technology is "game changer"

Orthopedic surgeon: New knee-replacement technology is "game changer"

For Lonney White, it was a 1970s-era baseball injury that finally caught up with him and left him plopped on his backside in the midst of the …

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VA Montana named a 'Leaders in Healthcare Equality'

FORT HARRISON — VA Montana Health Care System was one of two healthcare systems in Montana and one of 426 nationally to be recognized by Human…

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Bighorn Valley receives $254,678 grant to improve depression care

Bighorn Valley Health Center in Hardin has received a $254,678 grant to improve care for depression.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Strategies can help reduce risk for sleeping babies

HEALTH MATTERS: Strategies can help reduce risk for sleeping babies

No parent or caregiver wants to hear the words Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. But Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of d…

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Guest view: You're going to make it, new mom

Guest view: You're going to make it, new mom

I did it again the other day. I looked back at pictures of my weeks-old daughter and took an indulgent trip down memory lane.

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Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Abortion rates in Montana are at their lowest level in nearly 40 years, at least by one measure.

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Montana's health department confirms 10 cases of enterovirus-D68

Montana's health department confirms 10 cases of enterovirus-D68

There are now at least 10 laboratory confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68 in Montana involving children younger than 16, all of whom were hospit…

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Sharing the fight: Group brings together young adults with cancer

Sharing the fight: Group brings together young adults with cancer

In just one day, Alicia Steere’s priorities expanded from the day-to-day duties of a wife and mother to how to fight a potentially deadly dise…

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HEALTHY WEIGHT: How to combat the mid-afternoon crash

HEALTHY WEIGHT: How to combat the mid-afternoon crash

Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been losing weight and am trying not to snack during the day, but I find that I get so tired in the early afternoon; …

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SHIP Q and A: Medicare enrollment underway

SHIP Q and A: Medicare enrollment underway

Information about the new 2015 Medicare Part D plans and Medicare Advantage plans are now available.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Making screening a habit can prevent colorectal cancer

HEALTH MATTERS: Making screening a habit can prevent colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer diagnosed in Montana and the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United Sta…

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Veteran Stand Down on Thursday at Shrine

A Homeless Veterans’ Stand Down will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Shrine Auditorium.

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Cascade County resident has state's first flu case

GREAT FALLS — State health officials say influenza has arrived in Montana.

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Billings Clinic nurses get pay raises with new 3-year contract

Billings Clinic nurses get pay raises with new 3-year contract

With the new year, about 575 Billings Clinic direct-care nurses will receive an across-the-board 4 percent pay raise, followed by a 3.5 percen…

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Road to recovery: Stroke Camp helps survivors with healing process

Road to recovery: Stroke Camp helps survivors with healing process

Roger Lee, a retired financial adviser, was making plans to enjoy the waning days of summer with a fly-fishing trip, along with his wife, Jacq…

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NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Conflicting reports on niacin cause confusion

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Conflicting reports on niacin cause confusion

If you are currently taking niacin to address your cholesterol levels, you must be feeling confused or even alarmed.

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Outdoors

State parks seek comment on Smith River changes

Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on its proposal to require mandatory food storage to minimize black bear conflicts in Smith River State Park.

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Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

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Recipes

SANDY ALLEY: Recipes to celebrate National Chocolate Day

One of my most favorite days of the year will happen next week on Oct. 28. No, it’s not my birthday, it’s National Chocolate Day (which I swear is one of the major food groups).

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Religion

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay acknowledges.

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Pets

Pet of the Week: Murphy

Pet of the Week: Murphy

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

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Travel

High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

SEATTLE — Visitors to Seattle’s Space Needle are treated to a gorgeous view of this waterfront city when skies are clear and the sun is shining.

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