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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.

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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.

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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 containing samples wait for further testing at Yellowstone Pathology Institute.

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Dr. Duane Schultz

Dr. Duane Schultz

Dr. Duane Schultz

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Examining a human thyroid

Examining a human thyroid

Pathologist Dr. Michael Brown prepares to perform a macroscopic, or gross, examination of the left lobe of a human thyroid gland at Yellowstone Pathology Institute.

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Two slices of axillary skin

Two slices of axillary skin

Two slices of a specimen of axillary skin from under the armpit: the sample on the right is healthy, the sample on the left is badly inflamed and exhibits tumor formation. The lab later confirmed that the sample contained metastatic breast cancer, although the tumor appeared to be benign upo…

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Yellowstone Pathology Institute

Yellowstone Pathology Institute

Yellowstone Pathology Institute's state-of-the-art laboratory.

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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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Condom use among Montana, U.S. teens declines

Condom use among Montana, U.S. teens declines

Condom use among sexually active high school students throughout the United States, including Montana, declined in 2013, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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