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We can weather this storm if we do our part

COVID-19 continues to be at the forefront of our current health battles and plans.  We have one documented case of COVID-19 in Havre, but almost assuredly there are more. We still do not have the...

 

HHS funds clinical trial for potential COVID-19 treatment

Press release An antibody medicine being evaluated to treat severe cases of novel coronavirus 2019 will receive additional support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and...

 

Choose success in 2020, call the Montana Tobacco Quit Line

From HELP Committee Every year, thousands of Montanans look at the New Year as an opportunity to make positive life changes. For Montanans who use tobacco, quitting tobacco is one of the best things they can do for their health. The Montana Tobacco...

 

Health department employees continue to better themselves for the community

Hill County Health Department employees work hard to provide quality public health services to all of Hill County. If we are doing a good job, the effort often goes unnoticed because the majority of...

 

Attorney general encourages participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Note: This is from the Office of the Montana Attorney General HELENA — Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Montanans are invited to bring their unwanted prescription medications for no-questions-asked disposal at one of 26 participating...

 

DPHHS reminds Montanans about food preparation safety

From Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans about ways to stay healthy when preparing and consuming food. So far in 2019, 25 gastrointestinal illness outbreaks have been...

 

People warned they could get a penalty if they don't enroll in Medicare Part D

Staff and wire report With Medicare open enrollment underway, people are being warned that if they skip enrolling in the prescription drug coverage, Medicare Part D, enrolling in it later can cause significant penalty fees. The Medicare website says...

 

Havre Optometric Clinic celebrates Paraoptometric Recognition Week

From Havre Optometric Clinic The American Optometric Association and Drs. Doug Safley, Larry Obie and Gary Stremcha designated this week Sept. 16-20, as Paraoptometric Recognition Week. Now in its...

 

Nel starts taking patients at Liberty Medical Center

From Liberty Medical Center Liberty Medical Center in Chester has announced Dr. Wynand Nel, a board-certified family medicine physician, has joined the staff at the center. He said he has an enriched...

 

DPHHS announces dates for Montana Diabetes Professional Conference

From Department of Public Health and Human Services Department of Public Health and Human Services officials announced that the 22nd annual Montana Diabetes Professional Conference is slated for Oct. 3-4 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Helena...

 

Weigel awarded Northern Montana Health Care C.A.R.E. Award

From Northern Montana Health Care This week NMHC presented the C.A.R.E. - Compassionately Achieving Remarkable Excellence - Award to Jacy Weigel, CPhT, a member of the Northern Montana Sletten...

 

Montana VA announces new chief of staff

From Montana VA Health Care Montana VA Health Care System has announced Dr. J.P. Maganito is the new chief of staff effective July 21, 2019.  Maganito originally joined the Montana VA Health Care System, Fort Harrison, in 2012, serving as the staff...

 

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health to partner in trauma- informed care for Montana Indian Health Organizations

From Mountain-Pacific Quality Health HELENA — Montana Healthcare Foundation awarded Mountain-Pacific Quality Health a $98,000 grant to work in collaboration with the Indian Health Service facilities across Montana to implement a trauma-informed...

 

Chambers receives Northern Montana Health Care Awards C.A.R.E. Award

From Northern Montana Health Care Last week, Northern Montana Health Care the Compassionately Achieving Remarkable Excellence - C.A.R.E. - Award to Bill Chambers, a member of the Northern Montana...

 

Northern Montana Health Care Foundation purchases 'Baby Bili Lights'

From Northern Montana Health Care Foundation Northern Montana Health Care Foundation Board of Trustees voted unanimously to sponsor the purchase of equipment for the Northern Montana Hospital Labor and Delivery Unit. The Lullaby LED Phototherapy...

 

Big Sandy, Chester medical centers awarded grants for X-ray equipment

Press release SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Medical centers in Big Sandy and Chester are among facilities receiving funds for X-ray equipment. In its ongoing efforts to improve the quality of rural health care, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable...

 

Help available for spit tobacco users during Through with Chew Week

Through with Chew Week is observed in Montana the week of Feb. 25 thruogh March 1. The Bullhook Dental Clinic is partnering with the North Montana Tobacco-Free Coalition to provide free oral cancer screenings to spit tobacco users during this week....

 

Northern Montana Health Care offers 'Healthy Lifestyles' diabetes prevention program

Press release Hi-Line community members are being offered a chance to prevent Type 2 diabetes together with the “Healthy Lifestyle” change program offered by Northern Montana Hospital. G Guided by trained lifestyle coaches, participants will be...

 

Be prepared for measles

A recent rise in measles activity in Washington state reminds us in Montana that we must take important steps to prevent our own outbreak form happening. Washington’s measles outbreak continues to climb with 52 cases reported as of Feb. 7. Measles...

 

Four things to know as deadline nears for choosing Medicare coverage

The deadline is fast approaching. The Medicare Annual Election Period, during which people with Medicare can enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan, ends Dec. 7. It’s important to take this time to evaluate your health care...

 

Four things to know as deadline nears for choosing Medicare coverage

By Chuck Dow The deadline is fast approaching. The Medicare Annual Election Period, during which people with Medicare can enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan, ends Dec. 7. It’s important to take this time to evaluate your healt...

 

Great American Smokeout: It's always a good day to quit smoking

For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for smokers to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives — not just for a day,...

 

Spotlighting health care heroes: Nephrology nurses

Press release Northern Montana Hospital will join the American Nephrology Nurses Association in a nationwide celebration this week honoring nephrology nurses during “Nephrology Nurses Week,” Sept. 9-15. Nephrology nurses care for patients with...

 

Get ready: New Medicare cards will be mailing soon

Starting this month, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to people with Medicare in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming, to help protect you from identity fraud. The new Medicare cards no longer contain your Social Security number, but rather a...

 

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