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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.

August 21, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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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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Billings area farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals

Billings area farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals

Paul Metzger was a humble man and a savvy investor.

July 30, 2014 10:25 am Photos

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VA wants to fire 2 accused of manipulating data

VA wants to fire 2 accused of manipulating data

DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.

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Hobby Lobby ruling sparks protest in Billings over contraceptives

Hobby Lobby ruling sparks protest in Billings over contraceptives

On Tuesday, people lined the sidewalks of North 27th Street, expressing their frustration over a recent Supreme Court decision that extended religious freedoms to some corporations.

July 22, 2014 10:03 pm Photos

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Investments being made in rural health care in N.D.

Investments being made in rural health care in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Garrison Memorial Hospital sees 1,400 to 1,500 people in its emergency room annually. That is up about 20 percent over the last three to four years.

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Cheyenne hospital looks for $17 million in cuts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne Regional Medical Center plans to cut $17 million in spending over two years but wants to avoid layoffs.

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Walk In Chiropractic emphasizes convenience, maintenance

Walk In Chiropractic emphasizes convenience, maintenance

Health care providers are catching on to what other business owners have known for decades: Busy customers want convenience.

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Dr. Kevin Nelson

Dr. Kevin Nelson

Dr. Kevin Nelson runs Walk In Chiropractic at 805 24th St. W., a practice launched by chiropractor Dustin Fraker, who operates a sister practice in Bozeman. Fraker said he hopes the practice’s emphasis on convenience will encourage patients to take care of problems before they’re forced to.

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Providers: Wyomingites traveling out of state more for health care

CASPER, Wyo. — Out-of-state hospitals, clinics and physicians are increasingly caring for Wyomingites, who might be making the decisions based on cost.

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Mobile clinic deployed in N.D. oil patch

FARGO, N.D. — 

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10,000 youths later: YBGR continues its reach into community, region

10,000 youths later: YBGR continues its reach into community, region

It's not hard to find the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch's main residential campus, stretching over 410 acres between Billings and Laurel. 

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Community Medical Center will be 5th for-profit hospital in Montana

MISSOULA — If a deal between Billings Clinic and RegionalCare Hospital Partners to purchase Community Medical Center is approved after a monthslong regulatory process, the Missoula hospital will become one of nearly 1,070 for-profit hospitals nationwide.

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Big Sky Economic Development: Health care summit will gauge industry's economic impact

Big Sky Economic Development: Health care summit will gauge industry's economic impact

Over the past several years, the Billings community has seen a strong and steady investment in the health care corridor. The growth has made Billings a preferred destination for most health care needs.

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