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Health officials, emergency responders prepare in event of Ebola

Health officials, emergency responders prepare in event of Ebola

A person who may have Ebola has been identified and is being monitored in the community. Now what?

November 20, 2014 5:25 pm Photos

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Options for home health care services expand in Yellowstone County

Options for home health care services expand in Yellowstone County

Yellowstone County residents who rely on health care services in their homes have a new Medicare-certified option — Senior Independence of Montana.

November 12, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Hospice Tree of Lights ceremony set for Nov. 16

Hospice Tree of Lights ceremony set for Nov. 16

RiverStone Health Hospice Services will host the 24th Hospice Tree of Lights ceremony at 4 p.m. on Nov. 16 to celebrate the lives of those whose presence is missed this holiday season.

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Billings Clinic hosts diabetes lunch, learn

The Billings Clinic Diabetes Center is holding a free session called "Getting control of your health: diabetes prevention" presented by Dr. Jeanne Ortiz and registered dietitian Therese Hrncirik.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Managing illness or injury at home

HEALTH MATTERS: Managing illness or injury at home

The first of the 78 million baby boom generation turned 65 in 2014. By one estimate, boomers will continue turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000 a day for the next 15 years. By 2030, more than 20 percent of Americans are projected to be age 65 or older. How will they be taken care of as they age?

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Preterm birth rate improves in Montana, nation

Preterm birth rate improves in Montana, nation

For the seventh year, Montana’s preterm birth rate declined, giving more babies a healthy start — and earning the state a “B” grade on the 2013 March of Dimes Report Card.

November 06, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Children make up more than 10 percent of nation's organ donors

Children make up more than 10 percent of nation's organ donors

Of the 8,268 people in the United States who donated their organs last year, more than 10 percent were children under age 17.

November 05, 2014 12:20 am Video Photos

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Try to store your toothbrush separately from the rest of the family. The toothbrush holder can act as a germ-spreading petri dish.

November 02, 2014 12:00 am
Differentiating among influenza, enterovirus, Ebola can be confusing

Differentiating among influenza, enterovirus, Ebola can be confusing

A trio of headline-grabbing viruses — Ebola, enterovirus and influenza — have the potential to create a perfect storm of confusion among those falling ill because fever is a symptom of all three.

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Wyoming nurses train for disaster

Wyoming nurses train for disaster

GILLETTE, Wyo. — He lay there in his hospital bed, wheezing and blinking through his catatonic state. It was apparent he had been there for a while. Not moving. Not speaking. A husk of a man on display.

November 01, 2014 8:50 pm Photos

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HEALTH MATTERS: Older adults should consider the vaccine for shingles

HEALTH MATTERS: Older adults should consider the vaccine for shingles

Anyone who has had chickenpox can get shingles. Shingles, a virus known to cause a painful skin rash, is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Herpes zoster and zoster are other names for the same virus.

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St. Vincent Healthcare hosts seminar to ‘Bust Out Breast Cancer’

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, St. Vincent Healthcare is hosting a breast health seminar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Mansfield Health Education Center.

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Montana suicides continue to creep up; rate remains twice the national average

Montana suicides continue to creep up; rate remains twice the national average

As Montana’s suicide rate continues to inch upward, attention is turning to what some call a broken mental health system.

October 27, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Billings hospitals, RiverStone Health begin regular screening for Ebola

Billings hospitals, RiverStone Health begin regular screening for Ebola

Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health and St. Vincent Healthcare have implemented new guidelines to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States.

October 22, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Orthopedic surgeon: New knee-replacement technology is "game changer"

Orthopedic surgeon: New knee-replacement technology is "game changer"

For Lonney White, it was a 1970s-era baseball injury that finally caught up with him and left him plopped on his backside in the midst of the Stillwater River.

October 22, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Ebola concerns surface in Montana's nursing ranks

Ebola concerns surface in Montana's nursing ranks

Nurses across Montana, particularly those at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, are preparing for the possibility they will treat patients with Ebola and are turning to the Montana Nurses Association with concerns.

October 20, 2014 1:44 pm Photos

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Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Abortion rates in Montana are at their lowest level in nearly 40 years, at least by one measure.

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State, local health officials prepare for 'unlikely' Ebola outbreak

State, local health officials prepare for 'unlikely' Ebola outbreak

As a Dallas hospital works to contain the Ebola virus, the Billings medical community is preparing for the unlikely event it spreads to Montana.

October 15, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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15-year-old Eagle Scout candidate fighting 'invisible epidemic'

15-year-old Eagle Scout candidate fighting 'invisible epidemic'

A 15-year-old’s project to get unused and potentially deadly prescription drugs out of homes has received an endorsement from the state’s chief law enforcement officer — Attorney General Tim Fox.

October 14, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Veterans will soon have access to 'one-stop' medical services, including pharmaceutical

Veterans will soon have access to 'one-stop' medical services, including pharmaceutical

VA medical facilities on the Billings West End will soon become a one-stop destination for veterans.

October 10, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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