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Holidays got you down? Tips for battling 'tis-the-season blues

Holidays got you down? Tips for battling 'tis-the-season blues

Is your Christmas more blue than otherwise? Are your holidays happiest when they’re over?

December 17, 2014 5:45 am Photos

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Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

GREAT FALLS — An illness that strikes family members in their 50s, affecting their behavior and keeping them from sleeping. A disease that strikes sheep and goats, causing them to scrape their bodies against anything they can get near, in an attempt to scratch an itch that exists only in the…

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Guest opinion: VA system has been unfairly maligned

One of the biggest — and most misunderstood — stories of 2014 was about the nation’s largest health care system, the Veterans Health Administration.

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Wyoming's rank in health survey slips to 25th

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An annual survey of U.S. health ranks Wyoming 25th in the nation, down from 17th the previous year.

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Lockwood students earn $18K for new playground, get healthy tips from former NFLer

Lockwood students earn $18K for new playground, get healthy tips from former NFLer

As a reward for raising $18,000 for a $230,000 project to get new playground equipment for their school, Lockwood elementary students on Friday got to attend a special assembly that included learning new games and healthy habits from a former professional football player.

December 12, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Ezekiel Bread

Ezekiel Bread

A hearty sprouted-grain sandwich bread, often sold refrigerated. Bellatti and Lee also suggest natural peanut butter, which generally is made with just peanuts and salt. Look for jars with the layer of oil on top. “People often think that means something is wrong, but it doesn’t,” Lee says.O…

December 12, 2014 3:26 pm
Guest opinion: NRA takes aim against surgeon general nominee

Guest opinion: NRA takes aim against surgeon general nominee

The shadow of C. Everett Koop looms large at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Much has changed since he started here in 1946, but his fundamental discoveries in our discipline inform our work daily. And Koop was not reticent. Moved that even the littlest newborns with severe congenit…

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Royal couple: Obama visit, child development tour

Royal couple: Obama visit, child development tour

Kate, left, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William arrive at The Carlyle hotel, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in New York. They have a full schedule of events in New York, including a visit to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum and an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets a…

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Royal couple: Obama visit, child development tour

Royal couple: Obama visit, child development tour

Kate, center, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William, right, are greeted by The Carlyle hotel manager Giovanni Beretta, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in New York. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a full schedule of events in New York, including a visit to the National Sept. 11 Memor…

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Royal couple: Obama visit, child development tour

Royal couple: Obama visit, child development tour

Kate, left, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William arrive at The Carlyle hotel, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in New York. They have a full schedule of events in New York, including a visit to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum and an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets a…

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Royal couple: Obama visit, child development tour

Royal couple: Obama visit, child development tour

Kate, left, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William arrive at The Carlyle hotel, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in New York. They have a full schedule of events in New York, including a visit to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum and an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets a…

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Royal couple: Obama visit, child development tour

Royal couple: Obama visit, child development tour

Kate, left, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William arrive at The Carlyle Hotel, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in New York. They have a full schedule of events in New York, including a visit to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum and an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets a…

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Program set to educate public on health insurance

Billings Clinic is holding a free informational program called “Nine things you need to know about health insurance.” A panel including Dr. Heidi Duncan, physician director of health policy; Becky Kelly, director of payer relations; and Jan Hoy, payer relations associate, will present and an…

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Bakken employers struggle to stay staffed

Bakken employers struggle to stay staffed

WILLISTON, N.D. — The advertisements in bar bathrooms across the oil patch aren’t likely to hawk drink specials or upcoming events. Rather, the space is generally reserved for want ads for jobs that pay almost $20 an hour.

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New patients to Billings VA clinics wait average of 22 days for appointment

New patients to Billings VA clinics wait average of 22 days for appointment

Billings has two veteran clinics that span a total of more than 95,000 square feet and are worth more than $14 million, but some men and women are still having a hard time getting an appointment.

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Pet massage gaining popularity

PHOENIX — Spa treatments don’t stop with people. You won’t see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it’s become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.

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Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

WASHINGTON — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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St. Paul Park church helps battle inner demons

St. Paul Park church helps battle inner demons

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. – When the church service ended, prayers burst out everywhere.

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Lean, filling beans help you behave at holidays

Lean, filling beans help you behave at holidays

Parties can be tricky territory for the healthy eater. If you host, you want to serve guests something tasty enough to make the occasion feel special. And if you are a guest, you want to bring something delicious and impressive, but that won’t totally blow your diet. My solution? Tuck someth…

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