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Gazette opinion: Remedies urgently needed for Indian health care

Don’t get sick after July.

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Tester, Walsh call for investigation of local IHS

Tester, Walsh call for investigation of local IHS

The Billings Area Indian Health Service is coming under increased scrutiny, with U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh requesting that the Government Accountability Office conduct a formal investigation of the federal agency.

May 02, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Fitness views can determine your success

Since launching Shape Up Montana in 2003, more than 46,000 Montanans have participated in the three-month-long team activity program that runs from February to May.

February 05, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Report shows Montana scores poorly on health emergency preparedness

Report shows Montana scores poorly on health emergency preparedness

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.

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Election outcome could impact funding for CLIMB Wyoming

Election outcome could impact funding for CLIMB Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Last October, Casper native Diana Workman literally didn’t know what hit her.

November 03, 2012 11:55 pmLoading…

RiverStone Health launches Nurse-Family Partnership

RiverStone Health, in collaboration with the Missoula City-County Health Department, officially launched the Nurse-Family Partnership, an evidence-based community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child.

August 21, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Montana ranks 50th in immunization coverage

Montana made no progress in improving its overall health in 2011, according to a national survey.

August 17, 2012 9:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming Medicaid decision won't come before election

Wyoming Medicaid decision won't come before election

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming leaders are likely to wait until after the presidential election before deciding whether to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 30,000 low-income residents.

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Wyoming holds forums to seek Medicaid ideas

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health is holding five public forums this month to solicit ideas and comment on the state's Medicaid program.

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Big Timber hospital CEO attends White House meeting

The CEO of Pioneer Medical Center in Big Timber attended a meeting at the White House on Tuesday.

April 30, 2012 5:30 pmLoading…

Health Matters: Home-visit program helps parents, kids

The Maternal Child Health home visitation program through RiverStone Health offers a variety of family-focused services to pregnant women and families with infants and young kids.

April 17, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Cedar Wood Villa no longer under state, federal scrutiny

Cedar Wood Villa no longer under state, federal scrutiny

RED LODGE — Cedar Wood Villa nursing home is no longer under intense state and federal government scrutiny for allegations that it provided substandard care to residents, which jeopardized its Medicaid and Medicare funding.

February 08, 2012 5:30 pmLoading…

Feds: Proposed insurance rate hikes in Wyoming 'unreasonable'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says proposed increases in health insurance premiums for customers in five states have been deemed "unreasonable" by the agency.

January 12, 2012 4:45 pmLoading…
Hospitals continue to focus on being ready for disaster

Hospitals continue to focus on being ready for disaster

In less time than it takes to have a pizza delivered, Billings Clinic's Hazardous Materials Response Team can be ready to treat patients from a major chemical spill in the area.

December 28, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Report finds preparedness for bioterror, health emergencies eroding in Montana

Report finds preparedness for bioterror, health emergencies eroding in Montana

Montana programs that detect and respond to bioterrorism, disease outbreaks and disasters are at risk because of state and federal budget cuts, according to a national report out last week.

December 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Insurance commissioner to pursue exchange options

HELENA -- The federal government is giving states like Montana another chance to run at least parts of the insurance exchanges that are part of the federal health care law.

September 22, 2011 3:37 pmLoading…

Montana's public health system receives $500K boost

Two area health agencies will split $1.1 million in grant money over the next four years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve essential public health services in communities across the region.

September 12, 2011 7:15 pmLoading…

Federal official: Montana can help create insurance exchange, then take it over

HELENA — Montana can partner with the federal government to build a state Internet health insurance marketplace known as an "exchange" that's required by 2014, but details on how to do it are still being worked out, a top federal health official said Tuesday.

August 23, 2011 12:56 pmLoading…

Barrasso bill allows more waivers for health care

CHEYENNE — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso has introduced legislation that would give all Americans the opportunity to apply for a waiver from the new federal health care law.

July 23, 2011 4:30 pmLoading…
Camp introduces rural students to health care jobs

Camp introduces rural students to health care jobs

WORLAND — Patients in the physical therapy pool usually don’t splash assistant therapist Lisa Fernandez.

June 26, 2011 11:50 pm Photos

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