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Distraught mother: 'All they were doing was overmedicating him'

Distraught mother: 'All they were doing was overmedicating him'

A 36-year-old Iraq war veteran was being treated for traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and back injuries with more than 27 different medications when he died unexpectedly, according to his mother.

July 23, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Billings Clinic partnership with Mayo Clinic has been 'positive for patients,' physician says

Billings Clinic partnership with Mayo Clinic has been 'positive for patients,' physician says

When Billings Clinic opened its first ExpressCare Clinic in December 2013, it turned to a role model in the field. The Clinic sought the guidance of the Mayo Clinic, which got into the express-care retail clinic business at least five years earlier when it opened an express-care clinic at a …

July 21, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Consider these physicians 'bookworms,' 'detectives' of medicine

Consider these physicians 'bookworms,' 'detectives' of medicine

Patients rarely, if ever, see these physicians, yet they are responsible for diagnosing everything from a benign cyst to a brain tumor.

July 16, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Hospitals pass muster on mammogram access for disabled women

Hospitals pass muster on mammogram access for disabled women

Kathie Bach, who was born with cerebral palsy, flashed a smile and a thumbs up after checking out the mammography machine in the Reger Family Center for Breast Health at Billings Clinic.

July 15, 2014 6:51 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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Walk, run aimed at helping Yellowstone County veterans

Walk, run aimed at helping Yellowstone County veterans

Billings serves as ground zero for a wealth of athletic events that support women’s causes, sick children, cancer and more. But there hasn’t been a run or walk dedicated to helping military veterans — until now.

July 07, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Health care reform thrives close to home

Gazette opinion: Health care reform thrives close to home

A dozen new doctors ceremoniously donned white coats when Billings Clinic launched Montana’s first internal medicine residency last week.

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Construction Zone: Brewer Dental Orthodontic and Pediatric Center caters to famiilies

Construction Zone: Brewer Dental Orthodontic and Pediatric Center caters to famiilies

                Dr. Kevin Brewer, of Brewer Dental Center in Billings, is a life-long learner. He strongly believes in exploring ways to constantly improve himself, his staff and the practice. In fact, he often tells his colleagues, “Don’t get too comfortable, we are going to make changes, m…

July 03, 2014 1:53 pm Photos

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Forgotten remains of 9 veterans to be buried with full military honors in Laurel

Forgotten remains of 9 veterans to be buried with full military honors in Laurel

For at least the third time in two years, the remains of U.S. veterans have been discovered languishing on the shelf of a Montana mortuary.

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6-year-old double amputee is ambassador for East-West Shrine Game

6-year-old double amputee is ambassador for East-West Shrine Game

For the second time in about three years, 6-year-old Addison Benson, of Laurel, will serve as ambassador of the Montana East-West Shrine Game, a major fundraiser for Shriners Hospitals for Children-Spokane.

July 02, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Internal Medicine Residents receive ultimate symbol of doctoring — white coat

Internal Medicine Residents receive ultimate symbol of doctoring — white coat

Twelve internal medicine residents Tuesday each received the ultimate symbol of doctoring — the coveted white coat.

July 01, 2014 8:15 am Photos

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Yellowstone County Relay for Life celebrates 20 years of supporting cancer research

Yellowstone County Relay for Life celebrates 20 years of supporting cancer research

This year marks a milestone anniversary for the Yellowstone County Relay for Life.

June 30, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Glendive Medical Center receives $287,469 grant to improve emergency access

The Glendive Medical Center has received a $287,469 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The money will be used to buy equipment that connects rural patients to emergency specialists through Avera Health in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Tester to ask VA leadership to prioritize hiring VA Montana director

Tester to ask VA leadership to prioritize hiring VA Montana director

For the second time in less than two years a search is underway for someone to lead the VA Montana Health Care system.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Mr. Padre and the trouble with smokeless tobacco

Nationwide, fewer high school students are smoking, according to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2013 released last week. Unfortunately, there was no decrease in use of smokeless tobacco.

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June 27 is National HIV Testing day

June 27 is National HIV Testing day

More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are infected with HIV, and more than 200,000 don’t know it, according to estimates provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some of those are living in Montana.

June 14, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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12 selected for inaugural Internal Medicine Residency at Billings Clinic

12 selected for inaugural Internal Medicine Residency at Billings Clinic

When Sindy Byington was searching for a place to complete her internal medicine residency, she had two criteria: She wanted to live in a smaller city where she and her husband could raise their three children and she wanted to make sure the training she received would not be substandard to t…

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Absarokee woman seeks $72,000 surgery to alleviate debilitating 'suicide disease'

Absarokee woman seeks $72,000 surgery to alleviate debilitating 'suicide disease'

ABSAROKEE — Imagine a pain so brutal and relentless that it feels like you’ve been punched in the face — for days. It is a pain so debilitating that it hurts to wash your face or even get a kiss on the cheek.

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Livingston hospital CEO: 'This is one of the largest projects in Park County history'

Livingston hospital CEO: 'This is one of the largest projects in Park County history'

LIVINGSTON — Nearly eight months after ground was broken for construction of a new $43.5 million critical-access hospital and clinic, work on the two-story facility is on schedule and set to open by fall 2015.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Big Sky Economic Development receives $400,000 in EPA grants for environmental testing

Big Sky Economic Development has received two Environmental Protection Agency grants worth $400,000 to conduct environmental testing for potential contamination from hazardous materials and petroleum.

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