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Claire Oakley

Tell your beloved smoker about Montana Quit Line

Smoking-related diseases cost our country more than $289 billion each year. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched Tips from Former Smokers, a mass media campaign against smoking. According to a just-published study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 1.…

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Unknown risks of e-cigarettes marketed to youth

A Gazette business section column in October touted the boom in vape shops in Billings selling electronic-vigarettes. RiverStone Health, as the Yellowstone County Health Department, is concerned about glamorizing e-cigarettes, which use tobacco-derived products and are designed to deliver ni…

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As first responders, family medicine doctors receive training in suicide prevention

As first responders, family medicine doctors receive training in suicide prevention

For the first time in the 19-year history of the Montana Family Residency Program, residents will receive formalized training in suicide prevention.

July 05, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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HEALTH MATTERS: Tobacco increases risks during pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy can harm the mother, the developing fetus and the newborn baby. During pregnancy, smoking and tobacco use can lead to complications including low birth weight and premature births.

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YWCA gains new officers and board members

YWCA gains new officers and board members

The YWCA Billings board of directors elected fiscal year 2012-2013 officers and welcomed five new board members. Officers include Sherril Burke, HGFA Architects, president; Seana Rau, Mountain Plains Equity Group, vice president; Kayleen Masters, Eide Bailly, treasurer; and Claire Oakley, Ro…

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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YWCA elects board

YWCA elects board

The YWCA Billings is pleased to welcome new board members: Brenda Ball, Yellowstone Bank; Claudia Decker, retired teacher; Lori Helmey, Montana Real Estate Brokers; Kayleen Masters, Eide Bailly; Lisa Posada-Griffin, Billings Police Department; Jennifer Schaaf, First Interstate Bank, and Melo…

April 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Claire Oakley

Claire Oakley

Claire Oakley

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Stimulus dollars flow into Yellowstone County

Stimulus dollars flow into Yellowstone County

A blind couple buys their first home on the South Side. A cop hits the streets in Laurel. A college buys life-sized model skeletons for the classroom. Construction begins on a $60 million courthouse. A company keeps some plumbers working during a recession.

December 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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