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St. Vincent gets 'super bug-killing robot' to help prevent infection

St. Vincent gets 'super bug-killing robot' to help prevent infection

With a trio of bold DANGER and DO NOT ENTER signs sitting in front of a door at St. Vincent Healthcare, Nicole Smart told staff what to say to passer-by who might peek through the window and spot behind it the futuristic-looking, cylinder of lights glowing a pale blue.

January 27, 2015 4:30 pm Photos


spa shower

spa shower

Spa showers are replacing oversized soaking tubs as the go-to relaxation station in your home's bathroom.

January 19, 2015 6:00 am

Norovirus cases increase in Montana

HELENA — Montana health officials say they are seeing an increase in norovirus across the state.

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'Particularly nasty' flu causes 3 deaths, 76 hospitalizations so far in Yellowstone County

'Particularly nasty' flu causes 3 deaths, 76 hospitalizations so far in Yellowstone County

As of Friday, 286 cases of influenza have been confirmed in Yellowstone County — about 10 percent of the statewide cases — for the 2014-15 season.

January 16, 2015 6:00 pm Photos


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State: Norovirus outbreaks on the increase in state

The number of norovirus and other similar outbreaks reported in Montana has increased noticeably in recent months.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Health insurance marketplace deadline approaches

HEALTH MATTERS: Health insurance marketplace deadline approaches

Even if you’re in perfect health, having health insurance is vital. A misstep on an icy driveway can cause a broken ankle or wrist. Putting off a routine cancer screening is like playing Russian roulette with your health.

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Qigong workshop returns to Billings

Chris Fernie, the founder of San Francisco's Institute for Internal Transformation will conduct a two-day Qigong workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 1, at St. Vincent Healthcare's Marillac Hall at 1233 N. 30th St.

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Drug addiction

Drug addiction

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FDA drug approvals reached 18-year high in 2014

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration approved 41 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2014, including a record number of medicines for rare diseases, pushing the agency’s annual tally of drug approvals to its highest level in 18 years.

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MSU nursing students witness history in Cuba

BOZEMAN — On their 10-day tour of Cuba, Montana State University nursing students got quite a surprise when the U.S. and Cuban presidents made the dramatic announcement that they were thawing relations after 50 years of hostility.

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Cheyenne hospital seeks 3-5 internal medicine docs

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The hospital in Cheyenne plans to try to recruit three to five new internal medicine physicians over the coming year.

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Phone companies would like to cut your landline cord for you

CHICAGO — If you haven’t cut the cord on your landline phone service, pretty soon you may not have a choice.

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Snoqualmie Ice Cream recall; potential contamination in Montana, Wyoming

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream says it is voluntarily recalling nearly a year's worth of ice cream and related products because of possible listeria contamination.

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Man injured in fuel tanker fire near Belgrade

BELGRADE — Authorities say the driver of a 5,500-gallon fuel tanker suffered burns to his hands and face after his vehicle and an above-ground tank caught fire west of Belgrade.

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Bozeman hospital acts to prevent flu spread

BOZEMAN — Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has imposed restrictions on visitors in order to prevent the spread of influenza.

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Scheels donates $333K to YMCA

Scheels donates $333K to YMCA

The Billings Family YMCA got a massive boost Thursday in its efforts to renovate many of its facilities with a third of the $1 million they need in the form of a donation from Scheels.

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Mental health

Mental health

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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


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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