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Jackson Hole restaurants get new safety rule

JACKSON, Wyo. — Restaurants around Jackson will soon have to have staff certified in food safety.

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Ebola concerns surface in Montana's nursing ranks

Ebola concerns surface in Montana's nursing ranks

Nurses across Montana, particularly those at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, are preparing for the possibility they will treat patients with Ebola and are turning to the Montana Nurses Association with concerns.

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Gubernatorial candidates face off in Riverton

Gubernatorial candidates face off in Riverton

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Republican Gov. Matt Mead says addressing all of Wyoming’s priorities, including education and health care, requires a robust economy.

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15-year-old Eagle Scout candidate fighting 'invisible epidemic'

15-year-old Eagle Scout candidate fighting 'invisible epidemic'

A 15-year-old’s project to get unused and potentially deadly prescription drugs out of homes has received an endorsement from the state’s chief law enforcement officer — Attorney General Tim Fox.

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Beans in your beef stew make it deliciously leaner

Beans in your beef stew make it deliciously leaner

Picture this: After a long day at the office (or at the kids’ soccer field or wherever) you turn the key to open your front door and you are greeted by the heady aroma of a steamy meaty stew. You have been richly rewarded for spending mere minutes in the morning assembling dinner in your slo…

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Family cooking

Family cooking

According to Focus on the Family, families rather than institutions provide 80 percent of long-term care. Multi-generational families living in one home are once again becoming more commonplace.

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Lindeen announces insurance change to help with expensive cancer, MS drugs

Lindeen announces insurance change to help with expensive cancer, MS drugs

Montanans who need expensive prescription drugs to treat multiple sclerosis, cancer, hepatitis and other critical illnesses could get some relief next year with a change in the way insurance companies cover prescription drugs. State Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen announced Friday that…

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Veterans will soon have access to 'one-stop' medical services, including pharmaceutical

Veterans will soon have access to 'one-stop' medical services, including pharmaceutical

VA medical facilities on the Billings West End will soon become a one-stop destination for veterans.

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Cascade County resident has state's first flu case

GREAT FALLS — State health officials say influenza has arrived in Montana.

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Billings Clinic nurses get pay raises with new 3-year contract

Billings Clinic nurses get pay raises with new 3-year contract

With the new year, about 575 Billings Clinic direct-care nurses will receive an across-the-board 4 percent pay raise, followed by a 3.5 percent boost in 2016 and a 4 percent hike in 2017.

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Public health officials urge getting vaccinated for the flu

Public health officials urge getting vaccinated for the flu

The biggest threat to the health of Americans isn’t Ebola or the rare respiratory virus affecting children.

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Sheridan man dies of heart attack while hunting

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A Sheridan man has died of a heart attack while hunting in the Big Horn Mountains in north central Wyoming.

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State receives $1.95 million for Mental Health First Aid training

State receives $1.95 million for Mental Health First Aid training

The state Office of Public Instruction has received $1.9 million for Mental Health First Aid training, a program designed to increase community awareness and public safety.

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Benefit dinner planned for Iraq war veteran diagnosed with cancer

Benefit dinner planned for Iraq war veteran diagnosed with cancer

A 26-year-old Iraq war veteran is engaged in one of the potentially deadliest battles of his life.

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Missoula hospital on Ebola transfer shortlist

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's communicable diseases chief says the specialized training and equipment in a Missoula hospital puts it on the shortlist of places to transfer a patient with the Ebola virus.

October 02, 2014 2:00 pm

Wyoming gets $605K grant to fight chronic diseases

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming will receive a $605,000 federal grant this fiscal year to strengthen the state's program for fighting chronic diseases.

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Jell-O can't shake its sales slide

NEW YORK — Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.

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US middle class feeling tighter economic squeeze

US middle class feeling tighter economic squeeze

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child.

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Prescription drug takeback to be held Saturday

HELENA — Law enforcement agencies across Montana are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to offer people a chance to safely dispose of prescription medication Saturday.

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Health matters: Healthy aging equals increasing number of life changes

Health matters: Healthy aging equals increasing number of life changes

Feeling great and staying healthy is important at any age. As you grow older, you experience an increasing number of life changes. These changes may include new careers or retirement, kids growing up and leaving home, the loss of family and friends, and noticeable physical changes. Learning …

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