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Partners in Prevention - This summer, remember that seatbelts save lives

As the summer months rapidly approach and people spend more time on Montana’s roads and highways, it is important to remember the laws surrounding seatbelt use, and how they protect you and your loved ones. Montana law states... — Updated 4/5/2022

 

Partners in Prevention - Flavored tobacco products are a health risk to kids and young adults

It is well known that flavors, such as fruit or candy, play a significant role in enticing kids and young adults to try and use tobacco products. Studies from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration show that flavors play a major... — Updated 3/8/2022

 

Addressing and improving health disparities begins with you

(BPT) - COVID-19 has hit some communities very hard. That has put new attention on a long-term problem in the United States - health disparities. Health disparities are differences... — Updated 1/26/2022

 

Partners in Prevention - Teen drug abuse: Help your teen avoid drug use

Teens who experiment with drugs put their health and safety at risk. Help prevent teen drug abuse by talking to your teen about the consequences of using drugs and the importance of making healthy choices. Why teens use or misuse d... — Updated 12/14/2021

 

Partners in Prevention - Seven signs your child may be drinking alcohol

An alarming one in four — 29 percent — Montana teens report drinking alcohol within the past month. And 18 percent of teens admit to binge drinking in the past 30 days. Those are the latest statistics captured in the 2020... — Updated 11/30/2021

 

Bullhook Community Health Center receives behavioral health distinction

Press release Bullhook Community Health Center has recently been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration. The NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization that is ded... — Updated 11/30/2021

 

Quitting nicotine: It may be the best choice you'll ever make

Quitting nicotine is hard. Whether it is commercial tobacco or vaping, several serious attempts may be needed tp finally cease this difficult addiction. While an attempt may not be successful, it should never be viewed as a... — Updated 10/5/2021

 

Havre physician takes helm as president Montana Medical Association

From Montana Medical Association HELENA — The Montana Medical Association announced that its Board of Trustees selected a new slate of officers to lead the association through September 2022, with Carley C. Robertson, M.D., a... — Updated 9/28/2021

 

Golf Association presents award to health care foundation

From Northern Montana Health Care The Havre Women's Golf Association recently awarded the Northern Montana Health Care Foundation with a check for $48,900. This was the total procee... — Updated 9/21/2021

 

C.A.R.E. awards presented

Northern Montana Health Care recently presented the C.A.R.E. - Compassionately Achieving Remarkable Excellence - Award to two employees. Paul Schuschke, RN, part of the emergency... — Updated 9/21/2021

 

Tilleman Motor Co. donates to Northern Montana Sletten Cancer Center

From Northern Montana Health Care Brock Doty, human resources assistant at Tilleman Motor Company recently paid a visit to the Northern Montana Sletten Cancer Center. He presented a... — Updated 8/24/2021

 

Health officials suggest steps to prevent catching West Nile virus

From Montana Department of Health and Human Services State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection from West Nile virus. In Montana, WNV season usually b... — Updated 7/13/2021

 

What does Pfizer vaccine approval for teens and preteens mean for my child?

by Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Kaiser Health News Q: The federal government approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds. What does this mean for my child? Extending the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to preteen... — Updated 5/18/2021

 

DPHHS asking Montanans to participate in arthritis survey

Press release Department of Public Health and Human Services officials is conducting a survey to learn more about how arthritis impacts the lives of Montanans. DPHHS Arthritis Program Manager Melissa Dale said the program is... — Updated 5/18/2021

 

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

Press release Northern Montana Health Care presented the C.A.R.E. - Compassionately Achieving Remarkable Excellence - Award to Lindsay Perry, RMA, OT, a member of the Ortho Team at... — Updated 4/6/2021

 

Northern Montana Health Care listed in top 100 rural and community hospitals

Press release The Chartis Center for Rural Health recently released its annual list of the top 100 rural and community hospitals in the U.S. and Northern Montana Hospital was listed as one of four hospitals in Montana to achieve... — Updated 3/9/2021

 

County in 'full force' with COVID vaccinations

Havre Daily News staff Hill County health agencies are reminding people they are “in full force” vaccinating people for COVID-19. Monday was the start of the latest phase in the state vaccination schedule, and Northern Montana... — Updated 3/9/2021

 

Northern Montana Hospital performing 3D mammograms

Press release Northern Montana Hospital recently acquired a 3-D mammography machine for use in its Imaging Department. The Selenia Dimensions mammography machine uses hologic 3D... — Updated 11/24/2020

 

DPHHS: Medicare open enrollment has started

Press release The Department of Public Health and Human Services is reminding Medicare beneficiaries that open enrollment in the federal health coverage program started Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. DPHHS Director Sheila Hogan said now... — Updated 11/3/2020

 

COVID spikes exacerbate health worker shortages

By Katheryn Houghton Kaiser Health News COVID-19 cases are surging in rural places across the Mountain States and Midwest, and when it hits health care workers, ready reinforcements aren’t easy to find. In Montana, pandemic-indu... — Updated 10/27/2020

 

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

 

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