WASHINGTON — Although the Ebola virus might remain mostly confined to West Africa, it has infected the Western imagination. This eruption of uncontrolled nature into what developed nations consider serene modernity is more disturbing to the emotional serenity of multitudes than it is threate…
Now is the time to avoid the back-to-school rush. To avoid wasting your time and patience in a clinic waiting room, get your school-required vaccinations right away. Keep your child in the best possible health by keeping your immunizations up-to-date and taking advantage of both the required…
Danielle Sample, of Casper, used to argue with her mother, a nurse, about her choice to discontinue vaccines for her children.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock is releasing a health plan for the state that focuses on promotion and prevention.
If you plan on traveling to an exotic destination this summer, it might be wise to include immunizations on your "to do" list.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming senators say pharmacists who don't want to vaccinate children shouldn't be discriminated against.
With thousands of Montana schoolchildren returning to classes soon, one of the biggest public health threats is pertussis, better known as whooping cough.
HELENA — The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is urging vaccinations for both children and adults amid ongoing whooping cough outbreaks.
Immunizations have been called one of the most important public health interventions in history, saving millions of lives and preventing hundreds of millions of cases of disease.
Since April 1995, communities throughout the United States have celebrated National Public Health Week to protect and improve our nation’s health.
Legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is urging vaccination of veterans against a number of illnesses and diseases.
The United States is having a furious debate about how best to address the nation’s financial problems. A variety of proposals have been suggested, but we need to be careful. Making poor decisions now could result in even worse problems down the road.
The United States is experiencing a high number of reported measles cases, and while many were acquired during international travel, the increase has captured the attention of Montana’s health leaders.
Are you planning to explore an exotic locale? Scheduled for an overseas business trip? Whatever the reason, you’ll join the 27 million Americans who travel overseas each year.
May is a special month for women. May 9 was National Women's Check-Up Day, and the week of May 8-14 is National Women's Health Week, which begins on Mother's Day each year. This year, women are encouraged to take steps to improve their health and lower their risk of disease. Think of it as "…
National Infant Immunization Week runs from April 23 to April 30. It’s an opportunity to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases.
HAMILTON — A health official in Ravalli County says parents refusing immunizations for newborns by claiming a religious exemption are creating a health problem.