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Museum in Mississippi offers laughter, surprises

Museum in Mississippi offers laughter, surprises

JACKSON, Miss. — Within a few steps of the Mississippi Children’s Museum, there are squeals of laughter and excitement.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming Health Department says whooping cough increasing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is seeing an increase in reported cases of whooping cough and the state health department says infants and other vulnerable people should get vaccinated.

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Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.

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Randall Gibb

Randall Gibb

Randall Gibb, M.D., Gynecological Oncology Surgeon and Chief Medical Officer of the Clinic at Billings Clinic

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Haley answers questions

Haley answers questions

Haley Hagestad, 14, answers questions about her medical history during a sports physical Monday at the Billings Clinic ExpressCare center at Albertsons, 3137 Grand Ave.

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David Hayes

David Hayes

David Hayes, M.D., Medical Director for the Affiliated Practice Network of Mayo Clinic

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Nicholas Wolter

Nicholas Wolter

Nicholas Wolter, M.D., CEO of Billings Clinic

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Mayo Clinic exhibit

Mayo Clinic exhibit

Billings Clinic employees Megan French, left, Buck Bennington and Fiona Catchpole view the inside of the Mayo Mobile Exhibit on Monday at Billings Clinic.

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Taking Haley's vitals

Taking Haley's vitals

Registered medical assistant Brenda Craig takes Haley Hagestad’s vitals during her sports physical Monday at the Billings Clinic ExpressCare center at Albertsons, 3137 Grand Ave.

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Sports physical at Billings Clinic ExpressCare

Sports physical at Billings Clinic ExpressCare

Haley Hagestad, 14, completes an eye test during a sports physical Monday at the Billings Clinic ExpressCare center at Albertsons at 3137 Grand Ave.

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Nurse Practitioner Valerie Caton

Nurse Practitioner Valerie Caton

Nurse Practitioner Valerie Caton feeds Haley Hagestad’s lymph nodes during a sports physical Monday at the Billings Clinic ExpressCare center at Albertsons at 3137 Grand Ave.

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2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

DES MOINES, Iowa — The yearslong fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

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Dr. Duane Schultz examines cancerous skin cells

Dr. Duane Schultz examines cancerous skin cells

Dr. Duane Schultz, a pathologist specializing in Cytopathology, looks at cancerous skin cells under a microscope in his office at Yellowstone Pathology Institute.

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Pathologist Dr. Michael Brown

Pathologist Dr. Michael Brown

Pathologist Dr. Michael Brown performs macroscopic, or gross, examinations on tissue specimens at Yellowstone Pathology Institute.

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Histotech Ysidro Lopez creates specimen slides

Histotech Ysidro Lopez creates specimen slides

Histotech Ysidro Lopez uses a microtome machine to cut blocks of paraffin wax containing samples into strips only 3 microns thick to be placed on slides for further testing at Yellowstone Pathology Institute.

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Dr. Michael Brown cuts into a sample

Dr. Michael Brown cuts into a sample

Pathologist Dr. Michael Brown cuts into a sample of axillary skin from under a patient's armpit to perform a macroscopic, or gross, examination for tumors at Yellowstone Pathology Institute. The lab later confirmed that the sample contained metastatic breast cancer, although the tumor appear…

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Never mind SARS or MERS, worry about measles

As Americans head off on summer vacations this year, federal health authorities are keeping a wary eye out for an unwanted traveler: one of the most contagious infectious diseases in the world.

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Guest opinion: ACA benefits add up to healthy gains for Montanans

The Affordable Care Act is working and the evidence continues to mount.

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Hospice patient rides first Red Bus to Logan Pass

Hospice patient rides first Red Bus to Logan Pass

WEST GLACIER — Two months ago, Rhonda Hendricks was undergoing treatment at Kalispell Regional Medical Center's infusion room when she let the nurses in on a little secret. Rhonda, 49, said that while she had been to Logan Pass on Going-to-the-Sun Road's opening day, she had always wanted to…

July 11, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Governor: 'Health care industry is crucial part of state’s economy'

Governor: 'Health care industry is crucial part of state’s economy'

Declaring it’s a “good time to be in Montana,” Gov. Steve Bullock wasted no time Wednesday in making his case to at least 250 people from Montana and Wyoming gathered for the inaugural Big Sky Business Health Care Summit.

July 09, 2014 12:04 pm Photos

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