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'There is always a fear of getting lung cancer when you smoke,' says former smoker

'There is always a fear of getting lung cancer when you smoke,' says former smoker

For 35 years, Lorna Kruse felt soothed by Marlboro cigarettes, smoking two packs a day.

September 24, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Build better mental health system with community care

Montana’s struggling mental health care system may finally be getting much-needed attention.

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Guest opinion: Cost of prescription meds grows more outrageous

In a Billings Gazette guest opinion in September 2003, I compared the prices of a three-month supply of the 30 most popular patented prescription drugs from the Billings Costco pharmacy with a Canadian pharmacy. The Canadian prices were 48 percent lower.

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Mental Health Center sells Avenue D office building for $800,000; Center is moving downtown

Mental Health Center sells Avenue D office building for $800,000; Center is moving downtown

Squeezed out primarily by a shortage of parking, the South Central Montana Regional Mental Health Center has sold its building on Avenue D for $800,000 and is moving downtown to be closer to the people it serves.

September 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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DPHHS reports 1 confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 in Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has confirmed one case of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Montana involving a child younger than 10 from Yellowstone County.

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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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Yellowstone County has no confirmed cases of enterovirus 68

Yellowstone County has no confirmed cases of enterovirus 68, a respiratory illness that nationally has sent scores of children to emergency rooms, in some cases, even to intensive care units.

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St. Vincent's vascular surgeons invited to participate in worldwide clinical trial

St. Vincent's vascular surgeons invited to participate in worldwide clinical trial

St. Vincent Healthcare has been chosen as one of 30 sites in the world to participate in a pivotal clinical trial that will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new technology to treat aneurysms.

September 07, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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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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St. Vincent Healthcare hosts Men's Night Out

St. Vincent Healthcare is hosting a Men’s Night Out Wellness Seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Mansfield Health Education Center.

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Tonight's Stand Up To Cancer viewing party location changed

A Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) viewing party is set for tonight at Underriner Motors, 3671 Pierce Parkway.

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Montana stands to gain from VA's nationwide effort to recruit medical professionals

Montana stands to gain from VA's nationwide effort to recruit medical professionals

Newly named Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has wasted no time outlining a national recruitment effort to bring needed medical professionals into the VA, which could benefit the VA Montana Health Care System.

September 04, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Health screenings valued at more than $100 will be offered free in Billings

Health screenings valued at more than $100 will be offered free in Billings

Hundreds of people are expected to get free health screenings when the “Walgreens Way to Health Tour” bus stops in Billings Sept. 9.

August 26, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Clueless VA worsens its crisis of confidence

Gazette opinion: Clueless VA worsens its crisis of confidence

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs owes Ed Saunders a swift and sincere apology.

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Billings Clinic expansion boosting local contractors

Billings Clinic expansion boosting local contractors

Gene Kolstad has been helping to design health care facilities for more than three decades, and he still gets excited about the details of the blueprints.

August 17, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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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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Billings Clinic expands, renovates downtown campus to tune of $42.2M

Billings Clinic expands, renovates downtown campus to tune of $42.2M

In the past 18 months, the downtown Billings Clinic campus has become the epicenter for construction in the medical corridor as $42.2 million worth of projects have either been started or finished.

August 17, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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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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6 candidates interview to lead VA Montana Health Care system

A field of six candidates vying to lead Montana’s VA Health Care system is being narrowed as officials prepare to name a new director.

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St. Vincent's Clinical Pastoral Education program receives accreditation

St. Vincent Healthcare’s Clinical Pastoral Education program has received accreditation by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc. as a satellite program center.

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