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COVID stalks Montana town already saddled with asbestos disease

By Nate Hegyi Kaiser Health News LIBBY — Frank Fahland has spent most days since the pandemic began at the site of his dream house, working to finish a 15-year labor of love while keeping away from town and the people closest... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

As COVID surges, health officials try to balance public buy-in with stricter measures

By Johnathan Hettinger Montana Free Press Montana has set multiple new records for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the past week, and now ranks among the top states in the nation in daily new cases per capita. Hospitals in... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

Hanson receives "C.A.R.E." Award from Northern Montana Health Care

Press release Northern Montana Health Care has announced Sheila Hanson, RN, a member of the clinical nursing team at NMHC, is the latest winner of its Compassionately Achieving... — Updated 10/6/2020

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Common questions of people enrolling in Medicare

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic health care is more important than ever, and with open enrollment for Medicare beginning Oct. 15, Montana seniors may have questions about how to sign up and make sure they are properly covered. These... — Updated 9/29/2020

 

Northern Montana Health Care using UV robots in fight against COVID-19

The Environmental Services team at Northern Montana Hospital has increased their stringent disinfection efforts by adding two 2280 Syndicate ultravioletrobots to their extensive... — Updated 9/8/2020

 

HHS invests in diagnostic labs to Expand COVID-19 testing capacity

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week combined investments of $6.5 million in two commercial diagnostic laboratories to expand capacity to conduct up... — Updated 8/18/2020

 

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

Press release Northern Montana Health Care presented the C.A.R.E. - Compassionately Achieving Remarkable Excellence - Award to Kendra Burns, RN, a member of the Intensive Care Unit... — Updated 8/11/2020

 

HHS releases July-December COVID-19 state testing plans

Press release U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publicly posted Monday the July through December COVID-19 Testing Plans from all states, territories, and localities on HHS.gov. The State Testing Plans serve as a roadmap... — Updated 8/11/2020

 

COVID-19 & Caregiving among free Aug. webinars for Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers

Press release Adapting to the caregiving challenges posed by COVID-19 has been difficult for families living with — or isolated from — loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association will provide tips on ho... — Updated 8/4/2020

 

HHS distributing $10B in additional funding to hospitals for COVID-19 impact

Press Release The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, announced Friday it will begin distributing $10 billion in a second round of high impact COVID-19 area... — Updated 7/21/2020

 

Hamstring Stretch Exercise

From Montana Office on Aging and Brilliant Aging Weeks of sedentary days can threaten your independence. Join us for simple activities you can do at home to support independence a... — Updated 7/21/2020

 

Ankle exercise can help with walking

From Montana Office on Aging and Brilliant Aging Weeks of sedentary days can threaten your independence. Join us for simple activities you can do at home to support independence a... — Updated 7/14/2020

 

Indian Health Service announces national expansion of the Community Health Aide Program

Press release The Indian Health Service is announcing the national expansion of the Community Health Aide Program. The program provides education and training of tribal community health providers to increase access to quality... — Updated 7/7/2020

 

Standing Chest Stretch can help with muscle imbalance

From Montana Office on Aging and Brilliant Aging Weeks of sedentary days can threaten your independence. Join us for simple activities you can do at home to support independence a resilience. Losing physical function was... — Updated 7/7/2020

 

Northern radiologymoving on with scheduling in new normal

Four years ago my wife and I moved our family to Havre from the Glasgow area. We have enjoyed getting to know the area and the members of this fine community. Recent events have only enforced our decision to become... — Updated 6/30/2020

 

Leg Extension Exercise can be done whenever sitting down

From Montana Office on Aging and Brilliant Aging Weeks of sedentary days can threaten your independence. Join us for simple activities you can do at home to support independence a... — Updated 6/30/2020

 

Precautions for COVID based on evidence and data as we know it today

MNA strongly encourages all Montana citizens wear facemasks to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. As COVID-19 spreads across the globe and cases continue to increase in Montana, the chances that you will be exposed and get... — Updated 6/30/2020

 

Reach and Squeeze helps back muscles

From Montana Office on Aging and Brilliant Aging Proper posture and body alignment supports better balance, and it requires muscle balance between the chest and the back. Consider... — Updated 6/23/2020

 

Statewide media campaign reminds Montanans to keep fighting COVID-19

Press release The Department of Public Health and Human Services has launched a statewide media campaign to remind Montanans to continue taking the right steps to fight the spread of COVID-19, especially as the state opens up. The... — Updated 6/19/2020

 

Morrison presented Northern Montana Health Care Award

Press release Northern Montana Health Care presented the C.A.R.E. Award to Jessica Morrison, a member of the patient access team at NMHC last week. Morrisona was nominated by one... — Updated 6/16/2020

 

Biceps Curl can help maintain arm strength while having to stay home

From Montana Office on Aging and Brilliant Aging Weeks of sedentary days can threaten your independence. Join us for simple activities you can do at home to support independence a... — Updated 6/9/2020

 

NAMI Havre support groups open as of Monday

Press release NAMI Havre announced its support group is open as of Monday. People with questions can call the office at 262-7653 and are asked to leave a message if NAMI Havre representatives can’t answer the phone at that time.... — Updated 6/2/2020

 

Help reduce isolation during the pandemic

Currently, we are faced with unprecedented disruptions to our lives and many people are feeling the negative effects of isolation and uncertainty. Many have been out of work for several weeks, some therapists and other health care... — Updated 5/19/2020

 

Montanans are being inconvenienced, not oppressed

The World Health Organization extended COVID-19 pandemic as the effects of this virus still warrant a public health emergency of international concern. This is our reality and the Montana Nurses Association wants everyone to be as... — Updated 5/6/2020

 

MSU researcher examines animal origins of COVID-19

By Reagan Colyer, MSU News Service BOZEMAN - For years, Montana State University researcher Raina Plowright's work has studied bats and the viruses they carry and spread. Now, with... — Updated 5/5/2020

 

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