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In any given year, more than one in five American youth will experience a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, psychosis or substance abuse.
Squeezed out primarily by a shortage of parking, the South Central Montana Regional Mental Health Center has sold its building on Avenue D for $800,000 and is moving downtown to be closer to the people it serves.
Swings and slides, once considered staples of childhood play, were extracted Thursday from the Head Start Inc., making way for a natural playground designed to stimulate creativity.
On Jan. 13, Brandon Jackson left for work as usual — or so his wife thought.
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.
Simulation is growing in popularity in nursing and health care education and Billings Clinic is riding the wave, adding nearly a half million dollars in patient simulators.
St. Vincent Healthcare has been chosen as one of 30 sites in the world to participate in a pivotal clinical trial that will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new technology to treat aneurysms.
At 22 weeks pregnant, Amanda Langve’s obstetrician recommended she get a fetal echocardiogram, an ultrasound that evaluates the baby’s heart for problems before birth.
Newly named Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has wasted no time outlining a national recruitment effort to bring needed medical professionals into the VA, which could benefit the VA Montana Health Care System.
Hundreds of people, many who have lost friends and family to suicide or who know the pain of depression, will take to the streets Sept. 21.
Suffering from colon cancer, 22-year-old Craig Canape spent at least 74 days in Room 370, a “bleak” and “tired-looking” room on the third floor of Fortin Tower at St. Vincent Healthcare.
Election Day 2006 was a defining moment in Billings history as 21,710 voters said they wanted the city to replace creaky old Cobb Field, the stadium that emerged in 1948 from an $80,000 renovation to an even older baseball stadium.
Twenty five years after a Billings mother and her two daughters were murdered, efforts are underway to prevent a repeat of incident and stop family violence.
With the sun-soaked iconic palm trees of Hollywood as a backdrop, a 12-year-old Billings boy fulfilled his longtime dream of spending a week at the New York Film Academy Summer Camp in Los Angeles where he made a 2-minute silent film.
Hundreds of people are expected to get free health screenings when the “Walgreens Way to Health Tour” bus stops in Billings Sept. 9.
A man who helps disabled veterans with transportation to Montana’s VA facilities has been threatened with a $50 fine for appearing in a photo with a newspaper article critical of the new West End VA clinic.
For the first time in more than 40 years, Billings Clinic is planning a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit to accommodate the growing demand.
In the past 18 months, the downtown Billings Clinic campus has become the epicenter for construction in the medical corridor as $42.2 million worth of projects have either been started or finished.
It's an early 1900s vintage house with a leaky roof, and it can no longer accommodate its growing number of families with ill children. And that is prompting the renovation of the icon in the Billings medical corridor.
Four months after the grand opening of the $6.3 million Majestic Lane Clinic, veterans are encountering roadblocks in getting appointments and staffing remains an issue.
The union representing 575 Billings Clinic nurses is awaiting dates from Clinic officials to return to the bargaining table after the nurses Wednesday "overwhelmingly rejected" the hospital’s proposed three-year contract.
Mary Karen Marek was angry when her younger, mentally ill brother moved out of Montana, isolated himself from family, abandoned his two children, landed in jail and became homeless.
Construction is scheduled to begin Tuesday on a $10 million project at the VA Montana Medical Center at Fort Harrison that is aimed primarily at giving patients more privacy.
As nurses at Billings Clinic prepare to vote on a new, three-year contract, it does not carry the endorsement of the nurses union.
A field of six candidates vying to lead Montana’s VA Health Care system is being narrowed as officials prepare to name a new director.
For the first time since 1996, adolescents with mental health issues — and their families — will have access to counseling and psychiatric services through the Billings-based community mental health center.
When Nancy Darling’s mother died in 1994, Darling quit smoking. When her sister died in November 2012, Darling vowed to lose weight and get healthy.
For the first time in the state’s history, six K-9 narcotics units are bolstering the force of the Montana Highway Patrol to guard the I-90 and I-94 corridors against drugs.
A 36-year-old Iraq war veteran was being treated for traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and back injuries with more than 27 different medications when he died unexpectedly, according to his mother.
When Billings Clinic opened its first ExpressCare Clinic in December 2013, it turned to a role model in the field. The Clinic sought the guidance of the Mayo Clinic, which got into the express-care retail clinic business at least five years earlier when it opened an express-care clinic at a …
The mother of an Emigrant man who killed himself in 2011 has vowed to do whatever possible to prevent other families from experiencing the suicide of a loved one, including rallying some of the state’s leaders in health care and suicide prevention.
Patients rarely, if ever, see these physicians, yet they are responsible for diagnosing everything from a benign cyst to a brain tumor.
Kathie Bach, who was born with cerebral palsy, flashed a smile and a thumbs up after checking out the mammography machine in the Reger Family Center for Breast Health at Billings Clinic.
In an effort to increase awareness of mental illness and eliminate the stigma, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Billings is raising the profile of its signature fundraising event.
They have touched a lot of lives in our community, even if most people don’t see them at work.
Declaring it’s a “good time to be in Montana,” Gov. Steve Bullock wasted no time Wednesday in making his case to at least 250 people from Montana and Wyoming gathered for the inaugural Big Sky Business Health Care Summit.
The president of the Montana Coroners Association said he wants the organization to be part of a statewide effort to reduce the state’s suicide rate and not be perceived as part of the problem.
Billings serves as ground zero for a wealth of athletic events that support women’s causes, sick children, cancer and more. But there hasn’t been a run or walk dedicated to helping military veterans — until now.
For the first time in the 19-year history of the Montana Family Residency Program, residents will receive formalized training in suicide prevention.
For at least the third time in two years, the remains of U.S. veterans have been discovered languishing on the shelf of a Montana mortuary.
For the second time in about three years, 6-year-old Addison Benson, of Laurel, will serve as ambassador of the Montana East-West Shrine Game, a major fundraiser for Shriners Hospitals for Children-Spokane.
Twelve internal medicine residents Tuesday each received the ultimate symbol of doctoring — the coveted white coat.
This year marks a milestone anniversary for the Yellowstone County Relay for Life.
HELENA — A standing-room-only crowd of more than 250 people from across Montana turned out for the 2014 Montana Conference on Suicide Prevention.
HELENA — Montana’s Suicide Review Team, the first of its kind in the nation, is running into some roadblocks as it examines “gruesome” documents hoping to discover how more suicides can be prevented.
LAUREL — “Alright, one to three laps,” barked an enthusiastic Amy Caldera.
When it comes to risky behavior, adolescents seem to have traded cigarettes for cellphones.
For the second time in less than two years a search is underway for someone to lead the VA Montana Health Care system.
The three top administrators of the Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center in Miles City who were fired earlier this month have hired a Billings attorney to fight the terminations.
Myriad efforts are under way throughout Montana to combat the state’s runaway suicide rate, all of which are aimed at raising awareness and equipping more people to identify those who are suicidal.