In 1965, almost half of America’s seniors had no health insurance. For the men and women who survived two World Wars and the Great Depression, retirement often meant insecurity and hopelessness. Our nation’s seniors reached their most medically vulnerable years with few, and sometimes no hea…
Back to school ads are showing up daily in The Gazette, reminding families that summer vacation is entering its final weeks. Before shopping for backpacks and notebooks, parents need to be sure students are up to date on vaccinations.
To fully appreciate what Healthy Montana Kids has accomplished, remember the way things used to be:
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.
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 …
Patients rarely, if ever, see these physicians, yet they are responsible for diagnosing everything from a benign cyst to a brain tumor.
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.
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.
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.
A dozen new doctors ceremoniously donned white coats when Billings Clinic launched Montana’s first internal medicine residency last week.
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…
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.
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.
Twelve internal medicine residents Tuesday each received the ultimate symbol of doctoring — the coveted white coat.
This year marks a milestone anniversary for the Yellowstone County Relay for Life.
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.
For the second time in less than two years a search is underway for someone to lead the VA Montana Health Care system.
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.
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.
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…