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Christmas donations needed for state patients

Gifts With A Lift is seeking donations to provide Christmas presents to patients in Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs. As of last week, the state’s only public psychiatric hospital had 237 patients. Two-thirds are men.

December 15, 2014 4:40 pmLoading…
Suicide prevention productions transformed into videos

Suicide prevention productions transformed into videos

Two original Billings theater productions have become the centerpiece of “Let’s Talk Billings,” a suicide prevention campaign that uses media and arts workshops to reach teenagers.

November 26, 2014 6:30 am Related Loading…
Guest opinion: Yellowstone County health system readies safeguards against Ebola

Guest opinion: Yellowstone County health system readies safeguards against Ebola

Our local public health staff and the medical community have put enormous effort into preparing for the potential threat of Ebola in Yellowstone County. While Ebola remains a significant public health concern, fear of Ebola needs to be put in perspective. As your county health officer, I wan…

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Conference seeks ways to end domestic, sexual violence

Conference seeks ways to end domestic, sexual violence

More than 100 people — an equal mix of American Indians and others from around the state — are in Billings on Wednesday and Thursday to attend the “Standing in Solidarity to End Sexual and Domestic Violence” conference.

October 21, 2014 4:22 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Build better mental health system with community care

Montana’s struggling mental health care system may finally be getting much-needed attention.

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DPHHS reports 1 confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 in Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has confirmed one case of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Montana involving a child younger than 10 from Yellowstone County.

September 10, 2014 12:53 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Montana succeeds in covering needy kids

Gazette opinion: Montana succeeds in covering needy kids

To fully appreciate what Healthy Montana Kids has accomplished, remember the way things used to be:

July 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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July 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Montana health department computer containing personal info hacked

HELENA — Hackers got into a state health department computer that contains huge amounts of personal data on public clients and state employees, state officials said Thursday, but there’s no indication yet that any information was stolen.

May 29, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: State must stop growing gap in elder care payment

The 2013 Legislature heard the pleas from Montana health care providers who had gone for several years without increases in Medicaid rates, despite increases in actual costs of care.

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Number of people seeking treatment for heroin up sharply in Montana

Some states, including Montana, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative.

April 06, 2014 6:33 am Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Senator's case spotlights common crime

A state senator pleaded not guilty to felony assault on a minor. Jason Priest, R-Red Lodge, was charged in Carbon County District Court with throwing his 4-year-old daughter, causing the child to suffer a bump on the head when she hit the floor. Priest would face a maximum penalty of 5 years…

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Guest opinion: Gifts bridge distance for state mental patients

Guest opinion: Gifts bridge distance for state mental patients

Warm Springs is 107 miles from Bozeman, 248 miles from Billings, 255 miles from Lewistown and 392 from Miles City. Yet that tiny town is the site of Montana's only state-run psychiatric hospital.

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Breast cancer survival rate for American Indian women lower

The breast cancer rate for American Indians is nearly identical to the cancer rate for all Montanans. But the survival rate for American Indian women is lower.

October 29, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Community care best prescription for mental health

Fifty years ago this month, President John F. Kennedy signed the Community Mental Health Act, a law that has helped millions of Americans leave or avoid confinement in state mental institutions.

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Gazette opinion: State grant averts crisis center crisis

When this column called for support of the Community Crisis Center two months ago, a crucial state grant was in question.

October 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Recovery from mental and substance use disorders is possible

All around us in Montana, there are hundreds of people in recovery from mental and substance use disorders. They are contributing to our businesses, connecting with their families, and giving back to the community. Every day someone begins their journey of recovery.

September 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Statewide prevention conference speaker: Suicide a symptom of larger issue

The numbers alone don’t tell the whole story, just the worst of it.

September 28, 2013 3:40 pmLoading…
Seeds of discontent over House farm bill

Seeds of discontent over House farm bill

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines and fellow Republicans passed a scaled-down farm bill Thursday that got a lukewarm reception from a broad spectrum of Montanans.

July 11, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: A crime-fighting team for Yellowstone County kids

Prosecuting crimes against children requires special skills and techniques that will gather evidence without causing further harm to the young victims.

April 11, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

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