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September 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

'Mental Health First Aid' training set in Colstrip

In any given year, more than one in five American youth will experience a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, psychosis or substance abuse.

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Montana vets question federal health officials

Montana vets question federal health officials

HELENA — The acting director of the Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System said Wednesday he isn’t waiting for a follow-up inspection to a national audit to figure out ways to cut the long waiting period for initial doctors’ appointments.

September 10, 2014 7:45 pmLoading…
Billings Clinic medical staff, residents hone skills using patient simulators

Billings Clinic medical staff, residents hone skills using patient simulators

Simulation is growing in popularity in nursing and health care education and Billings Clinic is riding the wave, adding nearly a half million dollars in patient simulators.

September 10, 2014 6:00 am Video Photos

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Guest opinion: Patient’s suicide leaves haunting questions

I lost a patient to suicide.

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Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state’s legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.

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Billings Clinic builds team of pediatric specialists keeping families close to home

Billings Clinic builds team of pediatric specialists keeping families close to home

At 22 weeks pregnant, Amanda Langve’s obstetrician recommended she get a fetal echocardiogram, an ultrasound that evaluates the baby’s heart for problems before birth.

September 07, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Researchers track bighorn sheep in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A handful of bighorn sheep in and around Yellowstone National Park are wearing radio collars.

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Make-A-Wish Montana fulfills boy's dream of being a filmmaker in Hollywood

Make-A-Wish Montana fulfills boy's dream of being a filmmaker in Hollywood

With the sun-soaked iconic palm trees of Hollywood as a backdrop, a 12-year-old Billings boy fulfilled his longtime dream of spending a week at the New York Film Academy Summer Camp in Los Angeles where he made a 2-minute silent film.

August 27, 2014 6:00 am Video Photos

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E.J. Dionne: Democrats tout new health care benefits, not Obamacare

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.”

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Billings Clinic poised to open new inpatient pediatric unit

Billings Clinic poised to open new inpatient pediatric unit

For the first time in more than 40 years, Billings Clinic is planning a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit to accommodate the growing demand.

August 17, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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YMCA overhaul continues; Scheels commits $333K matching donation

YMCA overhaul continues; Scheels commits $333K matching donation

When the Billings Family YMCA unveils its new men’s locker room next week, the first major step in a massive, monthslong $2.5 million renovation of its locker rooms will be complete.

August 16, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Mom with her son and home canned vegetables

Mom with her son and home canned vegetables

Mom with her son and home canned vegetables

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Disabled veterans leader: 'Veterans don't want words, veterans want action — now'

Disabled veterans leader: 'Veterans don't want words, veterans want action — now'

Four months after the grand opening of the $6.3 million Majestic Lane Clinic, veterans are encountering roadblocks in getting appointments and staffing remains an issue.

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Billings Clinic nurses' union recommends against contract ratification

Billings Clinic nurses' union recommends against contract ratification

As nurses at Billings Clinic prepare to vote on a new, three-year contract, it does not carry the endorsement of the nurses union.

August 10, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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A healthy afterschool snack that eats like a treat

A healthy afterschool snack that eats like a treat

The words hungry kids heading home from school hate most? "Have a piece of fruit."

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VA executive: Wait times can be fixed in 2 years

DENVER — Long wait times for veterans to get health care can be cleared up in two years, along with investigations of employees accused of falsifying data to hide the problem, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday.

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Book research leads to 13 years of ballet for Roundup-area man

Book research leads to 13 years of ballet for Roundup-area man

Larry Stanfel, 74, stood on the balls of his feet with his arms stretched overhead, his gaze locked forward and his neck and back straight, seemingly pointing toward the ground under his feet at the Montana Dance Center.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mental Health Center expands services to include adolescents for first time in 18 years

Mental Health Center expands services to include adolescents for first time in 18 years

For the first time since 1996, adolescents with mental health issues — and their families — will have access to counseling and psychiatric services through the Billings-based community mental health center.

August 01, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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HMF080314 Pg2 Pillbox

HMF080314 Pg2 Pillbox

Over-the-counter and prescription medicine may help humans yet be toxic for dogs. Some canines can even open bottles or pill boxes, so be sure to store them safely away.

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