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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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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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The challenges of bottling up prescription drug abuse

The challenges of bottling up prescription drug abuse

In Sunday church pews, in the grandstands of the baseball game, in the big box store checkout line, most of the people around you have gotten a prescription for painkillers in the past year.

August 10, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Mental Health Center expands services to include adolescents for first time in 18 years

Mental Health Center expands services to include adolescents for first time in 18 years

For the first time since 1996, adolescents with mental health issues — and their families — will have access to counseling and psychiatric services through the Billings-based community mental health center.

August 01, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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HMF080314 Pg2 Pillbox

HMF080314 Pg2 Pillbox

Over-the-counter and prescription medicine may help humans yet be toxic for dogs. Some canines can even open bottles or pill boxes, so be sure to store them safely away.

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Billings area farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals

Billings area farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals

Paul Metzger was a humble man and a savvy investor.

July 30, 2014 10:25 am 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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Dr. Duane Schultz examines cancerous skin cells

Dr. Duane Schultz examines cancerous skin cells

Dr. Duane Schultz, a pathologist specializing in Cytopathology, looks at cancerous skin cells under a microscope in his office at Yellowstone Pathology Institute.

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Pathologist Dr. Michael Brown

Pathologist Dr. Michael Brown

Pathologist Dr. Michael Brown performs macroscopic, or gross, examinations on tissue specimens at Yellowstone Pathology Institute.

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Histotech Ysidro Lopez creates specimen slides

Histotech Ysidro Lopez creates specimen slides

Histotech Ysidro Lopez uses a microtome machine to cut blocks of paraffin wax containing samples into strips only 3 microns thick to be placed on slides for further testing at Yellowstone Pathology Institute.

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Dr. Michael Brown cuts into a sample

Dr. Michael Brown cuts into a sample

Pathologist Dr. Michael Brown cuts into a sample of axillary skin from under a patient's armpit to perform a macroscopic, or gross, examination for tumors at Yellowstone Pathology Institute. The lab later confirmed that the sample contained metastatic breast cancer, although the tumor appear…

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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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Investments being made in rural health care in N.D.

Investments being made in rural health care in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Garrison Memorial Hospital sees 1,400 to 1,500 people in its emergency room annually. That is up about 20 percent over the last three to four years.

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As first responders, family medicine doctors receive training in suicide prevention

As first responders, family medicine doctors receive training in suicide prevention

For the first time in the 19-year history of the Montana Family Residency Program, residents will receive formalized training in suicide prevention.

July 05, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Cheyenne hospital looks for $17 million in cuts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne Regional Medical Center plans to cut $17 million in spending over two years but wants to avoid layoffs.

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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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Dr. Angela Durden

Dr. Angela Durden

Dr. Angela Durden

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Slides

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Slides containing samples wait for further testing at Yellowstone Pathology Institute.

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