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Cheyenne hospital still fixing billing problems

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center says it is still working on billing problems that have patients worried.

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UW poll: Wyoming opposed to health care changes

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming poll finds that Wyoming residents continue to strongly disapprove of the President Barack Obama's federal health care law.

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Jonathan Gruber

Jonathan Gruber

November 18, 2014 12:00 am
'You know you can check up on him': NICU cameras provide 24/7 access to infants

'You know you can check up on him': NICU cameras provide 24/7 access to infants

Even though they take every chance they can to spend time with their newborn son, Khalen, at St. Vincent Healthcare’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) since his birth in late September, Nick and Kyrsten Bronson can’t always be there.

November 17, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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VA head looking to cut down wait times

VA head looking to cut down wait times

The acting director of the Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System said Thursday he doesn’t need results of a national audit before looking at ways to reduce the delays some veterans face while trying to see a physician.

November 13, 2014 8:10 pm Photos

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HEALTH MATTERS: Managing illness or injury at home

HEALTH MATTERS: Managing illness or injury at home

The first of the 78 million baby boom generation turned 65 in 2014. By one estimate, boomers will continue turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000 a day for the next 15 years. By 2030, more than 20 percent of Americans are projected to be age 65 or older. How will they be taken care of as they age?

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Wyoming nurses train for disaster

Wyoming nurses train for disaster

GILLETTE, Wyo. — He lay there in his hospital bed, wheezing and blinking through his catatonic state. It was apparent he had been there for a while. Not moving. Not speaking. A husk of a man on display.

November 01, 2014 8:50 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: GOP needs to support funding for better public health

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 …

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Montana Health Care Foundation names 1st president

HELENA — The Montana Healthcare Foundation has named Aaron Wernham as its first president and chief executive officer.

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Name change to CVS Health part of plan to halt tobacco sales

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

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Tester hears from Billings veterans about VA care

Tester hears from Billings veterans about VA care

Veterans health care services in Montana still need work, say veterans who met Wednesday with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in Billings.

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Rally held over N. Cheyenne health services job, restructuring concerns

Rally held over N. Cheyenne health services job, restructuring concerns

LAME DEER — Efforts to restructure the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Health Service led about two dozen people to rally Wednesday in front of the Northern Cheyenne tribal capital building over job concerns.

September 24, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Health care alliance receives $1.5M grant for trauma-related programs

An alliance of Billings health care providers has received a federal grant of almost $1.5 million for programs dealing with the link between childhood trauma and its long-term effects on health.

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Montana vets to question federal health officials

Montana vets to question federal health officials

HELENA — Montana military veterans will have the chance to question Department of Veterans Affairs officials Wednesday at Fort Harrison after an investigation into VA health care sites across the nation found long wait times for doctors' appointments in the state.

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Veterans Affairs to hold town hall meeting

HELENA — The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a town hall to listen to and answer questions from Montana veterans.

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Bullock administration enacts hefty 2015 rate increases for state employee health plan

HELENA — The Bullock administration has approved rate increases of 15 percent to 27 percent and lower benefits for the 2015 state employee health plan, which covers 16,000 state employees and retirees.

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Natrona County correctional facility earns health care award

Natrona County correctional facility earns health care award

Tylar Baker laughed to himself as he tried to use one hand to strap the blood pressure machine to his heavily tattooed arm.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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IHS interim director says agency needs 'skeleton of quality'

IHS interim director says agency needs 'skeleton of quality'

The Billings Area Indian Health Service can’t offer a full range of services, its new interim director says. But the services it does provide must be up to snuff.

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IHS director hiring too slow, Tester says

IHS director hiring too slow, Tester says

Temporary directors are currently in charge of four of the Indian Health Service’s 12 regional offices, including in Billings, which U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said is hampering the struggling agency’s ability to improve.

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