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A Glendive veteran says his confidential medical diagnosis, birth date, address and Social Security information were compromised when the VA Montana Health Care System mishandled his request for medical services.
As Montana’s suicide rate continues to inch upward, attention is turning to what some call a broken mental health system.
The Knights of Columbus will serve as ground zero for a Marine Corps birthday party.
Veterans will have an opportunity to ask questions of Johnny Ginnity, acting director of VA Montana Health Care System, during a town hall meeting on Nov. 13.
Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health and St. Vincent Healthcare have implemented new guidelines to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States.
For Lonney White, it was a 1970s-era baseball injury that finally caught up with him and left him plopped on his backside in the midst of the Stillwater River.
Nurses across Montana, particularly those at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, are preparing for the possibility they will treat patients with Ebola and are turning to the Montana Nurses Association with concerns.
The man who helped raise more than $100 million to help build new facilities, expand services and improve programs at St. Vincent Healthcare has announced he is leaving as president and CEO of St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation.
HARDIN — The father of an 11-year-old sixth-grader who hanged herself after allegedly being bullied at Riverside Middle School wants a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death.
HARDIN — After making the decision to remove their brain-dead daughter from life support at St. Vincent Healthcare, Zoey Not Afraid’s parents were faced with another decision: whether to donate her organs.
John Swart rolled into Billings on a bus from Butte on Monday and took up temporary residence at the Montana Rescue Mission. It was a pit stop on his way to find work in the Bakken oil fields.
Abortion rates in Montana are at their lowest level in nearly 40 years, at least by one measure.
There are now at least 10 laboratory confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68 in Montana involving children younger than 16, all of whom were hospitalized at some point, the Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.
As a Dallas hospital works to contain the Ebola virus, the Billings medical community is preparing for the unlikely event it spreads to Montana.
A 15-year-old’s project to get unused and potentially deadly prescription drugs out of homes has received an endorsement from the state’s chief law enforcement officer — Attorney General Tim Fox.
As though on cue Sunday, the clouds dissipated, the rain halted and the sun shone high above Amend Park, creating a spectacular canvas for the Kite Fest.
Torrential rain and hail about 3:10 p.m. Sunday caused two separate accidents, both on Interstate 94 near mile marker 2, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.
Montanans who need expensive prescription drugs to treat multiple sclerosis, cancer, hepatitis and other critical illnesses could get some relief next year with a change in the way insurance companies cover prescription drugs. State Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen announced Friday that…
VA medical facilities on the Billings West End will soon become a one-stop destination for veterans.
With the new year, about 575 Billings Clinic direct-care nurses will receive an across-the-board 4 percent pay raise, followed by a 3.5 percent boost in 2016 and a 4 percent hike in 2017.
Roger Lee, a retired financial adviser, was making plans to enjoy the waning days of summer with a fly-fishing trip, along with his wife, Jacque, and friends.
The biggest threat to the health of Americans isn’t Ebola or the rare respiratory virus affecting children.
St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation’s 36th annual SAINTS Ball netted a record amount of $1,050,000 for St. Vincent Healthcare’s new Medical-Surgical Center of Excellence.
The state Office of Public Instruction has received $1.9 million for Mental Health First Aid training, a program designed to increase community awareness and public safety.
A 26-year-old Iraq war veteran is engaged in one of the potentially deadliest battles of his life.
For Carol Ormsbee, a resident of Camarillo, Calif., once was not nearly enough. Her first visit to Pictograph Cave State Park years ago only whet her visual and sensory appetites, leaving her hungry for a return trip.
The number of Montanans experiencing poverty increased by more than 11,000 people last year when compared to 2012, which translates into thousands of residents having inadequate access to health care, according to public health officials.
College can be a rough time for some students, with about one in 10 students reporting they have experienced significant depression or suicidal thoughts during their college careers.
There are now at least five confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68 in Montana involving children ages 4 to 16, all of whom were hospitalized at some point, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.
For 35 years, Lorna Kruse felt soothed by Marlboro cigarettes, smoking two packs a day.
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.