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HEALTH MATTERS: Carbon monoxide has the power to kill

HEALTH MATTERS: Carbon monoxide has the power to kill

A poison that has no color, odor or sound may lurk in your home. Experts on carbon monoxide often call it a silent killer because it’s an odorless and invisible gas that can cause illness and even death.

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RiverStone offers support group for kids, teens

BraveHearts, a free grief support group for children and teens, starts a new program Feb. 10.

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'Particularly nasty' flu causes 3 deaths, 76 hospitalizations so far in Yellowstone County

'Particularly nasty' flu causes 3 deaths, 76 hospitalizations so far in Yellowstone County

As of Friday, 286 cases of influenza have been confirmed in Yellowstone County — about 10 percent of the statewide cases — for the 2014-15 season.

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Tank-making plant and neighbors closer to accord

Tank-making plant and neighbors closer to accord

A longtime South Billings dispute between neighbors and a firm that manufactures tanks for the oil patch may not be over, but the two sides made progress Thursday night.

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Vigil to remember the homeless set for Friday

A candlelight vigil to remember homeless people who have died will be at noon on Friday on the lawn of the Yellowstone County Courthouse. 

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City Council votes to help bring Popeyes to Billings

City Council votes to help bring Popeyes to Billings

Strong to the finish, Billings’ new Popeyes Louisiana Chicken restaurant gained approval Monday for about $71,000 in tax increment financing assistance.

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Influenza vaccine

Influenza vaccine

A government study out Thursday reported that this season’s flu vaccine is only 23 percent effective, one of the worst performances in the last decade.

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Influenza vaccine

Influenza vaccine

A government study out Thursday reported that this season’s flu vaccine is only 23 percent effective. The vaccine’s effectiveness over the last 10 years has ranged from a low of 10 percent in the 2004-05 season to a high of 60 percent in 2010-11.

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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.

October 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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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.

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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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