Barbara Schneeman is this year's recipient of the Mary E. Soules Distinguished Service Award. The announcement was made during the annual Montana Public Health Association state conference in Missoula. The award, the MPHA’s highest honor, is given annually to the one person, selected by his …
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 crucial next step.
Every day, 45 Americans die from an overdose of prescription pain medication. Prescription drug abuse now ranks as the fastest growing drug problem in the United States.
Leaders of the Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare, Montana Migrant Council and Planned Parenthood of Montana and RiverStone Health recently collaborated on a guest opinion that encouraged people check out the new federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Each organization has invested staff…
Billings has not been immune to the economic earthquake that has tipped the nation into a lingering recession. Many residents are wrestling with the financial fallout.
Health care facilities throughout Billings remained on alert Tuesday after it was confirmed that a woman had posed as a nurse at Billings Clinic.
A group of Billings business people, community leaders and lawmakers started the week off with a wide-ranging forum on issues of concern in the 2013 Legislature.
More than 100 people gathered around a huge blue spruce lit by a string of hundreds of lights Tuesday evening at RiverStone Health Hospice.
United Way of Yellowstone County elected three new members to the board of directors. They are Brenda Koch, K-12 executive director-Leadership Support, Billings Public Schools; Darren Walker, VP Human Resources, St. Vincent Healthcare; and Charles Wetherington, incident investigation special…
Three West Nile virus cases have been identified in southern Montana, and mosquitoes carrying the virus have been found in Yellowstone County.
Rocky Mountain College had an outbreak of bedbugs in one of its residence halls last semester and is continuing to treat two vacant rooms to make sure the pests don't return.
The freezing breeze that threatened to snuff out candles at the annual Homeless Persons Memorial on Wednesday was a stinging reminder of what it means to be homeless in Billings on the first day of winter.
Nearly half the students from Beartooth Elementary School called in sick Friday as investigators work to find the cause of the illness.
About 70 students from Beartooth Elementary called in sick Thursday and another two dozen left school complaining of stomach pains, officials at RiverStone Health and Billings School District 2 said.
Barbara Schneeman, left, director of communications at RiverStone Health, gets her annual flu shot Thursday from registered nurse Kim Bailey. RiverStone requires that all employees be vaccinated against influenza.