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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.

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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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Billings Clinic nurses get pay raises with new 3-year contract

Billings Clinic nurses get pay raises with new 3-year contract

With the new year, about 575 Billings Clinic direct-care nurses will receive an across-the-board 4 percent pay raise, followed by a 3.5 percent boost in 2016 and a 4 percent hike in 2017.

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Public health officials urge getting vaccinated for the flu

Public health officials urge getting vaccinated for the flu

The biggest threat to the health of Americans isn’t Ebola or the rare respiratory virus affecting children.

October 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Benefit dinner planned for Iraq war veteran diagnosed with cancer

Benefit dinner planned for Iraq war veteran diagnosed with cancer

A 26-year-old Iraq war veteran is engaged in one of the potentially deadliest battles of his life.

October 04, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Wyoming hospitals prepare for Ebola

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming hospitals are preparing for the spread of Ebola after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the diagnosis of the virus in a person traveling through Texas.

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Health matters: Finding cancer early can save lives

Health matters: Finding cancer early can save lives

Many of us are preoccupied with our own struggles. But in October, the color pink forces us to realize just how many lives are caught up in the struggle against breast cancer.

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'There is always a fear of getting lung cancer when you smoke,' says former smoker

'There is always a fear of getting lung cancer when you smoke,' says former smoker

For 35 years, Lorna Kruse felt soothed by Marlboro cigarettes, smoking two packs a day.

September 24, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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'Mental Health First Aid' training set in Colstrip

In any given year, more than one in five American youth will experience a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, psychosis or substance abuse.

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Billings Clinic medical staff, residents hone skills using patient simulators

Billings Clinic medical staff, residents hone skills using patient simulators

Simulation is growing in popularity in nursing and health care education and Billings Clinic is riding the wave, adding nearly a half million dollars in patient simulators.

September 10, 2014 6:00 am Video Photos

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Billings Clinic builds team of pediatric specialists keeping families close to home

Billings Clinic builds team of pediatric specialists keeping families close to home

At 22 weeks pregnant, Amanda Langve’s obstetrician recommended she get a fetal echocardiogram, an ultrasound that evaluates the baby’s heart for problems before birth.

September 07, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Make-A-Wish Montana fulfills boy's dream of being a filmmaker in Hollywood

Make-A-Wish Montana fulfills boy's dream of being a filmmaker in Hollywood

With the sun-soaked iconic palm trees of Hollywood as a backdrop, a 12-year-old Billings boy fulfilled his longtime dream of spending a week at the New York Film Academy Summer Camp in Los Angeles where he made a 2-minute silent film.

August 27, 2014 6:00 am Video Photos

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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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