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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.
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.
Each year, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents, from birth to 19 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Condom use among sexually active high school students throughout the United States, including Montana, declined in 2013, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are infected with HIV, and more than 200,000 don’t know it, according to estimates provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some of those are living in Montana.
When Sindy Byington was searching for a place to complete her internal medicine residency, she had two criteria: She wanted to live in a smaller city where she and her husband could raise their three children and she wanted to make sure the training she received would not be substandard to t…
ABSAROKEE — Imagine a pain so brutal and relentless that it feels like you’ve been punched in the face — for days. It is a pain so debilitating that it hurts to wash your face or even get a kiss on the cheek.
LIVINGSTON — Nearly eight months after ground was broken for construction of a new $43.5 million critical-access hospital and clinic, work on the two-story facility is on schedule and set to open by fall 2015.
The problems with the Billings Area IHS are so pervasive and have existed for so long that Montana’s Congressional delegation recently called for an investigation from the federal Government Accountability Office.
For the past four decades, Montana has ranked in the top five states with the highest suicide rate in the nation.
The problems under investigation in the Billings Area Indian Health Service are not unique in the national system.
When it comes to the health of seniors in Montana, the state is making incremental progress but still has significant room for improvement.
Through her pregnancy, Bailee Willett has treated herself — and her unborn child — to regular massages.
A Billings child and adolescent psychiatrist who was stripped of his medical license two years ago has been granted a lifetime probationary license to practice adult psychiatry.
A Billings child and adolescent psychiatrist who spent time in prison for possessing child pornography is trying yet again to get his medical license back so he can return to practice.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sunday, Sarah Styger received the kind of attention so many mothers covet — and no doubt deserve.
If it weren’t for Willard Baker’s ever-growing bucket list, Big Sky Honor Flight may never have materialized in Montana.
An aggressive billboard campaign has taken root throughout Montana aimed at raising awareness of the need to improve the well-being of the state’s children.
Pirouettes might be a little out of their reach, but the sophistication of their flowing, rhythmic arm movements could rival that of any novice ballerina or ballerino.
What began with only a dozen children and a handful of adults has mushroomed into one of the longest running and largest one-day drug abuse- and violence-prevention programs in the state. And this year, it is expected to attract more than 300 participants.
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.
Less than 18 months after being named director of the Billings Area Indian Health Service, a frustrated and emotional Anna Whiting-Sorrell has resigned, saying the challenges the federal agency faces are “great.”
For a weary, emotional and grateful Donald Buska, it was mission accomplished.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, J. Bernard Dahl helped raise money for a monument that would someday be dedicated to World War II veterans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — They grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression and went on to fight in World War II, bearing witness to some of the bloodiest, most protracted battles in American history.
At 16, a fresh-faced lad who was long on good looks enrolled with the Minnesota State National Guard with an eye toward following in the footsteps of his father and uncle, both of whom served in the U.S. Navy.
One of the largest prescription drug collection efforts in Billings netted nearly 600 pounds of expired drugs, and police expect another significant haul Saturday when residents are urged to turn over their unused drugs.
So many Billings-area teenagers who wrestle with mental illness are looking for a place to belong, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering them refuge.
Three of the women Toby Eugene Griego raped and assaulted last year were assessed by nurses at Billings Clinic who are specially trained in examining sexual assault victims and collecting evidence, including some of the graphic, telltale photographs used at trial.
With donations totaling more than $54,000, the ninth and final tour of Big Sky Honor Flight will take off in May, bound for the nation’s capital.