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Partners in Prevention - Marijuana risks remain in spite of legalization

Marijuana is a product of the cannabis plant and its main active chemical is THC. It poses substantial health and safety risks to young people, yet it is the most widely used drug among this population. According to the National... — Updated 3/13/2023


Celebrating 40 Years of Mercy Flight

Press release ​ For newborns in distress in rural hospitals, for travelers in car wrecks, for injured wilderness explorers, for farmers and ranchers wounded on the job, and for... — Updated 1/17/2023


Spangler new VP of patient care services at Northern Montana Hospital

Press release Sarah Spangler, RN, has been promoted to the vice president of patient care services at Northern Montana Hospital, replacing Erich Koch, RN, who is retiring. Spangler... — Updated 12/13/2022


Partners in Prevention - Great American Smokeout: Each day is a good day to quit nicotine

For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. While this year’s date has come and gone, each and every day is a good opportunity for smokers to... — Updated 11/29/2022


Northern Montana Health Care now utilizes RxInform

Northern Montana Health Care is currently rolling out a new program for their patients. “RxInform” is a texting service that provides patients with education information about prescriptions. Meant to be utilized with new... — Updated 11/1/2022


Partners in prevention: National Stress Awareness Day is Wednesday, Nov. 2

The holiday season is quickly approaching! And with that, stress is sure to follow. In this Partners in Prevention article, we take a look at what stress is and how to cope with it. National Stress Awareness Day is every first Wedn... — Updated 11/1/2022


Montana VA encourages veterans to be breast cancer aware

Press release FORT HARRISON — Montana VA Health Care System encourages veterans to be proactive with breast cancer health and awareness during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in... — Updated 10/26/2022


Eligible for Medicare? here's what you should consider when choosing a plan

As inflation causes us all to stretch our dollars, the majority of Americans — including Havre residents — are likely focused on finding the best prices without sacrificing quality. Health care can be expensive, so picking the... — Updated 10/26/2022


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


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