DES MOINES, Iowa — The yearslong fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.
As Americans head off on summer vacations this year, federal health authorities are keeping a wary eye out for an unwanted traveler: one of the most contagious infectious diseases in the world.
LOS ANGELES — A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America’s obesity epidemic.
Gov. Steve Bullock, center, congratulates Michael Dennis, chairman of the board of health, on RiverStone Health's accreditation notification.
Gov. Steve Bullock congratulates RiverStone Health on its accreditation notification from the Public Health Accreditation Board on Friday at RiverStone Health.
John Felton announces RiverStone Health's accreditation notification from the Public Health Accreditation Board on Friday at RiverStone Health.
At left John Felton, president and CEO of RiverStone Health, greets Gov. Steve Bullock before the presentation announcing RiverStone's newly accredited status from the Public Health Accreditation Board on Friday.
John Felton talks with his children, Drew and Kiley, before the presentation Friday at RiverStone Health.
Shawn Hinz, vice president of public health services, thanks her staff for their hard work in earning accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board on Friday at RiverStone Health.
For the first time since its creation in 1974, Yellowstone County’s public health department has earned national accreditation, a status held by fewer than 50 public health departments in the nation.
Heather Fink is the community health improvement coordinator for Healthy By Design.
Montanans aren’t as fat as they were a year ago. But don’t reach for that extra piece of fudge yet.
Over the past few years, there’s been a push in this country to use our health care dollars more wisely. One way to do that is to shift the focus of our health-care spending from treating disease to preventing it. We could save millions of dollars — and millions of lives, too.
After a nationwide search, a 37-year-old New York woman has been hired as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Montana.
CHEYENNE — Not all of America is moving toward banning smoking indoors and out. Months after prohibiting it, Casper, Wyo., is now telling smokers that it's OK to light up in some public spaces.
As we enter vacation season, it’s a good time to talk about road maps. When we leave on a trip, they keep us headed in the right direction.
RiverStone Health has received a $125,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore how cross-jurisdictional sharing might help it fulfill its mission of improving life, health and safety by protecting and promoting the health of the community.
DALLAS — Fear of the flu has some churches rethinking their traditional hugs and handshakes.
Montana has persistent gaps in its ability to respond to health emergencies, making it one of the poorest-performing states in the nation, according to a national report released Wednesday.
The boil order in effect for Roundup residents has been lifted, Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services said Wednesday afternoon.