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White coat ceremony

White coat ceremony

Internal medicine residents await the start of the white coat ceremony on Tuesday morning. 

July 01, 2014 8:19 am
Veteran Bernard Dahl

Veteran Bernard Dahl

Veteran Bernard Dahl is flanked by his family and Sens. John Walsh and Jon Tester on Monday at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

April 28, 2014 11:05 am
Big Sky Honor Flight vets disgusted by shutdown of American monuments

Big Sky Honor Flight vets disgusted by shutdown of American monuments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Montana World War II veterans on Sunday defied a temporary steel barrier that closed the Lincoln Memorial to the general public. The pair climbed to the top to see the marble statue.

October 13, 2013 5:29 pm Photos

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Montana veterans teach impromptu history lesson during Honor Flight tour

Montana veterans teach impromptu history lesson during Honor Flight tour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s capital is a hot spot for students traveling here to see some of the most magnificent memorials in the country and to learn about history.

April 21, 2013 10:45 pm Photos

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Compassion at work

Compassion at work

Dr. Larry Severa of Billings Clinic checks on World War II veteran Kenneth Baeth of Billings before passengers board a recent the Honor Flight.

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Billings Man Awarded Bronze Star Medal with Valor

Billings Man Awarded Bronze Star Medal with Valor

Specialist Bernard Rustad receives the Bronze Star Medal with Valor at the Elks Lodge in Billings.

April 05, 2013 1:09 pmLoading…

Dr. John Glueckert

Administrator of the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs John Glueckert describes the difficulty of recruiting psychiatrists to the facility.

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Finding a purpose after hitting rock bottom

After hitting rock bottom, Dr. Nathan Munn uses his personal tragedy to help others who battle with suicidal tendencies.

December 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Suicide of a sister leads to path helping others

Karl Rosston, suicide prevention coordinator for the state of Montana, talks about his personal experience with suicide that led him to his career-long fight against suicide.

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Audio: High rate of suicide in Montana

Psychiatrist Drew Schoening offers his opinion as to the reasons for the high rates of suicide in Montana.

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Getting acquainted

Getting acquainted

Dr. Larry Severa of Billings Clinic waits with a World War II veteran to board Big Sky Honor Flight bound for the nation’s capital.

September 23, 2012 7:22 am
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As Friday morning boarding began, some of the World War II veterans drew first-class seat assignments for the first Big Sky Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

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Dozens of wheelchairs wait to be loaded onto Friday's Big Sky Honor Flight from Billings Logan International Airport. The wheelchairs were provided for veterans to use during the two-day trip to Washington, D.C.

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World War II veterans recall highlights of duty, glad to be included on Honor Flight

World War II veterans recall highlights of duty, glad to be included on Honor Flight

When soldiers returned from the battlefronts of World War II, there were few parades and few perks, and housing was scarce. But Bill and Peg Woolston had each other and the relationship they had nurtured primarily through wartime correspondence and black-and-white photos.

June 10, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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'Diggin' for Diamonds'

'Diggin' for Diamonds'

Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers buried precious stones into a sand pile and allowed local treasure hunters to seek their fortune.

May 12, 2012 6:12 pmLoading…
Operation Medicine Cabinet proves popular in Billings

Operation Medicine Cabinet proves popular in Billings

Trying to keep on top of a popular drug drop-off program, Billings police on Wednesday emptied 15 boxes filled with expired prescription drugs.

February 15, 2012 11:45 am Photos

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Yogini offers 'loving,' 'intuitive,' 'healing' approach to yoga

Yogini offers 'loving,' 'intuitive,' 'healing' approach to yoga

A Jan. 5 New York Times magazine article on “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” has ignited an international controversy with sparks landing in Billings. The article has put some followers of the physical, mental and spiritual discipline on the defensive.

January 31, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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St. Vincent CEO reflects on year of surprises, disappointments

St. Vincent CEO reflects on year of surprises, disappointments

Jason Barker took over as president and CEO of St. Vincent Healthcare in January 2011 and wasted no time improving health care in the region.

January 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Demand for gluten-free medications on upswing

Demand for gluten-free medications on upswing

For people with celiac disease, getting sick could bring a whole new set of complications because the medications they take for healing purposes could contain gluten.

January 24, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Just doing their job: RiverStone Health responsible for food safety

Just doing their job: RiverStone Health responsible for food safety

RiverStone Health was criticized last month when it raised concerns about a man who wanted to make Christmas dinner in his family’s kitchen and deliver the meals to shut-ins.

January 24, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Billings Clinic's OB Mental Health program helps pregnant, postpartum women

Billings Clinic's OB Mental Health program helps pregnant, postpartum women

After 3½ years of marriage, Autumn and Cory Lees were ready to start a family.

January 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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World War II veterans recall highlights of duty, hope to be included on Honor Flight

World War II veterans recall highlights of duty, hope to be included on Honor Flight

When soldiers returned from the battlefronts of World War II, there were few parades and few perks, and housing was scarce. But Bill and Peg Woolston had each other and the relationship they had nurtured primarily through wartime correspondence and black-and-white photos.

January 22, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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High school, middle school youth raise money to send veterans to D.C.

High school students from Red Lodge to Havre are hosting fundraisers, serving breakfast and using vending machine proceeds to help pay for Montana’s World War II veterans to travel to Washington, D.C.

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High-intensity class focuses on physical, mental toughness

High-intensity class focuses on physical, mental toughness

You know before even crossing the threshold that this is no ordinary physical fitness class.

January 21, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Physicians, athletic leaders caution against dangers of using creatine

Physicians, athletic leaders caution against dangers of using creatine

Derek Bartel spends about $80 a month on the controversial dietary supplement creatine. He has two goals: increase muscle mass and improve his ability to perform on the basketball court.

January 19, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Kickoff set for Yellowstone County's 13th Relay for Life

Kickoff set for Yellowstone County's 13th Relay for Life

Yellowstone County residents can get a taste of what's in store on Thursday when the American Cancer Society and Rimrock Mall host a kickoff event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Center Court in the Mall.

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Non-invasive procedure popular method to get rid of unwanted 'love handles'

Non-invasive procedure popular method to get rid of unwanted 'love handles'

Just in time to help with your New Year’s resolution comes an innovative fat-fighting treatment that is said to be giving liposuction a run for its money: CoolSculpting.

January 10, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Billings dentist disciplined, fined $4,000 for falsifying prescriptions

A Billings dentist who earned a reputation for donating free dental services to farm workers and underprivileged children has been disciplined and fined $4,000 for writing antibiotic and Vicodin prescriptions for the patients of a Billings oral surgeon who had lost his controlled substance p…

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Baby Kyra enters world in backseat of Subaru just steps from Billings Clinic ER

Baby Kyra enters world in backseat of Subaru just steps from Billings Clinic ER

With her contractions three minutes apart on Tuesday, Tiffany Edelman wriggled her petite body into the backseat of her Uncle Arlo's 2002 Subaru, held on for dear life and focused on her destination: Billings Clinic.

January 06, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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World War II veteran receives Bronze Star Medal posthumously

World War II veteran receives Bronze Star Medal posthumously

Jenny M. Osterholm had an appointment to get her hair washed and styled on Tuesday. The 84-year-old widow wanted to look her best when she took center stage at her residence, Sapphire Suites at Valley Health Care, on Wednesday.

January 05, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Homelessness among veterans declines 12 percent in 2011

Homelessness among veterans declines 12 percent in 2011

Homelessness among veterans nationwide was reduced by nearly 12 percent between January 2010 and January 2011.

December 29, 2011 12:05 am Photos

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Billings Clinic physician assistant volunteers time, talent in Ecuador

Billings Clinic physician assistant volunteers time, talent in Ecuador

As a student in the Rocky Mountain College Physician Assistant Program, Kate Blakeslee developed a taste for practicing medicine in Third World countries.

December 28, 2011 12:10 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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Free services brings seniors 'Home for the Holidays'

Free services brings seniors 'Home for the Holidays'

Multiple sclerosis has robbed 72-year-old Shirley Bishop of her mobility, leaving her to rely on a motorized wheelchair to travel, whether it be down the hallway at her home or across town for Christmas dinner.

December 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Longtime volunteer says it does her heart good to help others

Longtime volunteer says it does her heart good to help others

Call it appointment volunteerism.

December 25, 2011 10:15 pm Photos

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Suspected dry cleaner thief ID'd by Billings Police

A 57-year-old transient who is in jail after a pair of employees at a downtown dry cleaner stopped him from stealing from the business on Saturday morning has been identified.

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List of WWII vets wanting to travel to D.C. to see 'their' memorial grows

List of WWII vets wanting to travel to D.C. to see 'their' memorial grows

Beer. Lots of beer. That was the crutch a 21-year-old enlisted member of the U.S. Army Air Corps and his still-wet-behind-the-ears comrades relied on to get them through those deadly days of World War II.

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Prescription drug drop boxes prove popular in Billings

Prescription drug drop boxes prove popular in Billings

Billings residents have surrendered more than 41 pounds of expired prescription drugs since October in a permanent drop box at the Billings Police Department.

December 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Billings Clinic achieves status as Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Affiliate Program

Billings Clinic achieves status as Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Affiliate Program

The care and treatment of cystic fibrosis in Montana and Wyoming has gained a toehold on the national stage, which bodes well for patients.

December 21, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Billings man's efforts to make, deliver Christmas dinner thwarted

Billings man's efforts to make, deliver Christmas dinner thwarted

Yes, Billings, there is a Grinch.

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Low-fat, low-cholesterol beef could help with New Year's Resolution

Low-fat, low-cholesterol beef could help with New Year's Resolution

It’s only a matter of days until the diet conscious among us scribble two words atop a list of 2012 New Year’s resolutions: Lose weight.

December 20, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
National drug shortage takes toll on Montanans

National drug shortage takes toll on Montanans

While awaiting the birth of their first child, Richard and Dawn Grayson were preoccupied with selecting a name, decorating the nursery and buying diapers, oblivious to the national drug shortage crisis.

December 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Construction progressing on $16M hospital in Columbus

Construction progressing on $16M hospital in Columbus

COLUMBUS -- Three months after announcing plans for a $16 million, 10-bed hospital and clinic, construction is on schedule, thanks to cooperative weather.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Despite panel recommendation, urologist says men should have prostate screenings

Despite panel recommendation, urologist says men should have prostate screenings

A key government health panel’s recommendation that healthy men of all ages should no longer receive a PSA blood test to screen for prostate cancer is getting a cool reception from a Billings urologist — and a prostate cancer survivor who said he is “not impressed.”

December 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Billings man offers to deliver Christmas dinner to shut-ins

A Billings entrepreneur cringes at the thought of anyone spending Christmas Day alone and has enlisted his extended family to help ensure that doesn’t happen.

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American Legion steps into 21st century

American Legion steps into 21st century

With the stroke of President Barack Obama’s pen, the American Legion, the nation’s largest veteran service organization, moved into the 21st century.

December 14, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Montana ranks as 25th healthiest state in nation for second year

Montana ranks as 25th healthiest state in nation for second year

As a state, Montana is as healthy as it was a year ago, but residents still aren’t as fit as they were two decades ago, according to America’s Health Rankings, an annual report that has measured the overall healthiness of Americans for 22 years.

December 13, 2011 6:15 pmLoading…
Montanans who served in Iraq reflect as war wraps up

Montanans who served in Iraq reflect as war wraps up

Nearly nine years after the allied bombing of Baghdad, the war in Iraq is coming to an end and thousands of U.S. troops are returning home.

December 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Montana soldiers put face on war in Iraq

Montana soldiers put face on war in Iraq

After nearly nine years, America’s long war in Iraq is coming to end and thousands of U.S. troops are returning home.

December 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Holidays may be painful reminders that emphasize an individual's sense of loss

Holidays may be painful reminders that emphasize an individual's sense of loss

James and Genevieve Zapp vowed to love, honor and cherish each other until death parted them. The vow bound them for 60 years. So, it only stood to reason that when James, 84, died in February 2009 that Genevieve, 83, wanted to be with him. She died three months later.

December 07, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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