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HEALTHY WEIGHT: Bariatric surgery can help with diabetes

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Bariatric surgery can help with diabetes

Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that bariatric surgery can cure diabetes. Is that true?

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Obesity

Obesity

A new study suggests that too little exercise, rather than overeating may be at the root of America’s obesity epidemic.

July 08, 2014 5:25 pm
HEALTHY WEIGHT: Weight-loss surgery is not a panacea

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Weight-loss surgery is not a panacea

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am going to have bariatric surgery. What can I do to make sure that I will be successful after my surgery?

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UW spin-out business gets research grant

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming spin-out business has received a $150,000 research grant to improve the effectiveness of drugs that may potentially help diabetes and cancer patients.

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George F. Will: Public health campaigns promote benefits of prudence

WASHINGTON — In September 1958, a future columnist, then 17, was unpacking as a college freshman when upperclassmen hired by tobacco companies knocked on his dormitory door, distributing free mini-packs of cigarettes. He and many other aspiring sophisticates became smokers. Six years later —…

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Weigh pros, cons of bariatric surgery, losing weight

Weigh pros, cons of bariatric surgery, losing weight

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am thinking about working on some weight loss and even considering bariatric surgery, but I’m just not sure. How can I decide?

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Pay attention to genetics; your family may be out to kill you

Pay attention to genetics; your family may be out to kill you

Watch out. Someone in your family may be trying to kill you.

December 10, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Sugar a huge player in America’s growing diabetes epidemic

Addictive substances are usually found naturally, growing in the parts of a plant. Once humans realize they like a certain substance, they decide to cultivate the plant producing it. Humans then devise ways to extract the substance, refining it to its purest, most potent form.

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Di's legacy: Determined pals raise money to make sure late friend is never forgotten

Di's legacy: Determined pals raise money to make sure late friend is never forgotten

Her friends remember Di Ann Clouse as "stubborn," "sassy" and "dedicated."

November 06, 2013 12:30 am Photos

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St. Vincent Healthcare to host Diabetes Wellness Fair

St. Vincent Healthcare is hosting a Diabetes Wellness Fair on Nov. 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mansfield Health Education Center.

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Pediatrician touts benefits of insulin pumps

Pediatrician touts benefits of insulin pumps

Dr. Fred Gunville, the director of pediatric diabetes at Billings Clinic, said nearly anyone with Type 1 diabetes is a candidate for an insulin pump.

November 05, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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diabetes endowment

diabetes endowment

Friends of Di Ann Clouse, who died as a result of Type 1 diabetes in August, gather together and sign a final draft of the Di Ann Clouse “Deez Nutz” Diabetes Endowment at the Billings Clinic Research Center Friday afternoon. Signing are, from left, Levi Wicks, Clint Hull, Robin Wicks, Sean B…

November 01, 2013 5:04 pmLoading…
Healthy Weight: Some patients cured of diabetes after bariatric surgery

Healthy Weight: Some patients cured of diabetes after bariatric surgery

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that bariatric surgery can cure diabetes; is that true?

October 15, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

DPHHS to sponsor 16th annual Montana Diabetes Conference

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is sponsoring the 16th annual Diabetes Professional Conference on Oct. 17-18 at the Crowne Plaza in Billings. This year's theme is "‘Full Spectrum Diabetes Care."

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saves Wyoming man's foot, leg

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saves Wyoming man's foot, leg

Edd Schultz is a believer — in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

September 05, 2013 2:26 pmLoading…
Elated patient

Elated patient

Dr. Timothy Dernbach examines Edd Schultz’s foot during an exam at St. Vincent Healthcare’s Wound Healing Center. Schultz credits hyperbaric oxygen therapy for saving his right foot and leg below the knee from amputation.

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Billings Clinic study aims to help diabetics lose weight

Billings Clinic study aims to help diabetics lose weight

Emerging research is finding that the first two feet of the intestine are no small thing when it comes to weight management.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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RiverStone Health nursing program keeps students healthy

RiverStone Health nursing program keeps students healthy

They still tend scraped knees and check for fevers.

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Montana 4th-grader to speak to Congress about funding diabetes research

Montana 4th-grader to speak to Congress about funding diabetes research

HELENA — The worst thing about having type 1 diabetes, William Matz says, is missing out on the birthday treats his classmates bring to school. The 9-year-old Four Georgians fourth-grader can handle the four finger pricks a day to test his blood sugar and four insulin shots a day. After eigh…

July 04, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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State-of-the-art technology helps healing at St. Vincent Healthcare

State-of-the-art technology helps healing at St. Vincent Healthcare

Diabetes assaulted Edd Schultz’s body for nearly two decades before stealing the circulation in his right foot. His toes grew infected with ulcers and eventually died like autumn leaves.

May 30, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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