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Health officials, emergency responders prepare in event of Ebola

Health officials, emergency responders prepare in event of Ebola

A person who may have Ebola has been identified and is being monitored in the community. Now what?

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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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John Ostlund

John Ostlund

John Ostlund

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RiverStone confirms 1st case of flu this season in Yellowstone County

RiverStone confirms 1st case of flu this season in Yellowstone County

The first confirmed case of the flu this season appeared Tuesday in Yellowstone County, according to a news release from RiverStone Health.

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USDA inspects wolf enclosure after bite reported at ZooMontana

USDA inspects wolf enclosure after bite reported at ZooMontana

The United States Department of Agriculture inspected ZooMontana’s wolf enclosure on Tuesday as the investigation continued into a report of a child being bitten by one of the animals.

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Billings hospitals, RiverStone Health begin regular screening for Ebola

Billings hospitals, RiverStone Health begin regular screening for Ebola

Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health and St. Vincent Healthcare have implemented new guidelines to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States.

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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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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.

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Immunizations

Immunizations

RiverStone Health immunization nurse Karmen Hammermeister delivers a flu shot to dental assistant Baylee Crook as RiverStone staff lined up for their shots earlier this month.

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'A dream come true': 1st school-based health clinic to open at Orchard

'A dream come true': 1st school-based health clinic to open at Orchard

Soon Orchard Elementary students with a sore throat or severe anxiety won’t need to wait for a ride to the doctor’s office or their parents to schedule time off work to get medical care.

October 01, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Health care alliance receives $1.5M grant for trauma-related programs

An alliance of Billings health care providers has received a federal grant of almost $1.5 million for programs dealing with the link between childhood trauma and its long-term effects on health.

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Sessions teach newly insured how to use health care

Sessions teach newly insured how to use health care

For the estimated 30,000 Montanans who earlier this year acquired health insurance for the first time, learning how to use that coverage is a crucial next step.

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RiverStone sets free info sessions on health insurance

More than 30,000 Montanans who didn’t have insurance at the start of this year, are now covered by health insurance. RiverStone Health is offering free, hourlong sessions to help newly insured individuals who may be confused by insurance jargon or by their healthcare choices. 

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Associate 1 of 3 in the U.S. working to help prevent lead poisoning

Associate 1 of 3 in the U.S. working to help prevent lead poisoning

There are only two other people in the nation like Hannah Silveus, and Billings children could well be healthier with her working on their behalf for the next two years.

September 06, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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RiverStone Health Foundation hosts Run For Health

The RiverStone Health Foundation will host its first 5K walk/run on Sept. 13 to promote wellness and to raise money to benefit RiverStone patients.

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Keep an eye out for each other on the road

Keep an eye out for each other on the road

Yellowstone and Missoula counties are tied for a record no other Montana county wants to break. Both counties had 17 pedestrian traffic fatalities between 2003 and 2012. As Americans are encouraged to walk more often — for health, to save money and to reduce fuel consumption — we should also…

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Ups and Downs

Up: To Riverstone Health for 30 years of public health service and helping keep the community healthy. Not only does this organization have a huge job, but it does a great job being a partner and good leader in community health care issues.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Clinic celebrates 30 years of care in the community

HEALTH MATTERS: Clinic celebrates 30 years of care in the community

Thirty years ago, the RiverStone Health Clinic opened in a little, robin’s egg-blue building on South 27th Street with five exam rooms.

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Citizen board helps govern RiverStone

One of the things that is different about a community health center is the way it is governed, RiverStone President and CEO John Felton said. Each one has to have a board made up of at least 51 percent of active users.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Plenty of work behind scenes to make food safe at MontanaFair

HEALTH MATTERS: Plenty of work behind scenes to make food safe at MontanaFair

As a child, MontanaFair meant carnival lights, concert music and the tantalizing smell of food on the midway. Since becoming a registered sanitarian at RiverStone Health, when I think about the fair, I think about food safety.

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