Department Of Health And Human Services
As of Friday, 286 cases of influenza have been confirmed in Yellowstone County — about 10 percent of the statewide cases — for the 2014-15 season.
The number of norovirus and other similar outbreaks reported in Montana has increased noticeably in recent months.
Nearly 50 percent of Montana’s high school seniors consumed alcohol within the previous 30 days, by one study’s estimate.
Health issues were big news in The Billings Gazette recently, even before the Ebola and enterovirus D68 outbreaks. In October a front page headline announced: “Poverty hinders Montana’s access to health care.” The lead article on Sept. 30 stated: “Feds give $14.9M to Montana for health care …
As Montana’s suicide rate continues to inch upward, attention is turning to what some call a broken mental health system.
Here’s a sobering statistic about the tobacco epidemic – a battle many Americans think is already won: If we continue at current smoking rates, 5.6 million children alive today will ultimately die prematurely from smoking. That’s one in 13 kids gone too early due to an entirely preventable c…
When it comes to understanding how the Affordable Care Act has affected Montanans, we reached the first major milestone — Jan. 1 when the first Montanans saw their coverage begin with the Montana Health Co-op — 4,570 enrollees with policies from Montana’s first and only health insurance co-o…
A Billings child care provider was shut down by the state this week while Billings police investigate a criminal complaint against it.
PABLO – Services available to its members through the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes won’t be impacted by the federal government shutdown – not this week, anyway, according to CSKT spokesman Rob McDonald.
HELENA — Montana health officials say West Nile virus has made its first appearance in the state this year.
The $500 billion farm bill passed Monday by the Senate won mostly soft praise from Montanans most affected by the bill's farm, conservation and food stamp programs.
With increasing numbers of children needing temporary homes, Montana’s Child and Family Services Division is looking for new foster parents.
WARM SPRINGS — Julia initially isolated herself from other patients when she arrived at the psychiatric hospital here in January.
Cyndi Johnson has trouble believing that bureaucratic rules may force a Billings woman out of an assisted-living home and into a nursing home — at double the cost to taxpayers.
Primrose Personal Care Home owner Cyndi Johnson, right, talks recently about resident Beth Riojas' troubles with Medicaid.
When Kimber and Brett Emmons of Broadus flew to Russia in November to meet the two children they were going to adopt, there was an instant connection.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Now that a federal health exchange is expected in Wyoming, state lawmakers have begun pondering their next move.
The importance of Red Ribbon Week shows up in the numbers.
Beginning Monday, Billings city employees in the city’s health care program will be able to manage online just about all of their health care information — from wellness and exercise programs to doctor’s appointments, test results and prescriptions.
A grand re-opening will take place Thursday for the County Office of Public Assistance in Lame Deer.