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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


MontanaPBS to livestream final COVID-19 special at 7 p.m.

BOZEMAN - MontanaPBS will livestream the sixth and final installment of a broadcast special, "Answering Questions About Coronavirus," at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30. The program... — Updated 4/30/2020


NMHC celebrates National Health Care Volunteer Week

Press release Northern Montana Health Care was proud to celebrate its volunteers during National Health Care Volunteer Week, April 19 through April 25. President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week with an executive... — Updated 4/28/2020


Northern Montana Health Care gives update on services

Havre Daily News staff Following Gov. Steve Bullock’s announcement Wednesday of a phased loosening of restrictions put in place to slow the spread of novel coronavirus 2019, Northern Montana Health Care released the following... — Updated 4/28/2020


How to protect yourself and others from novel coronavirus 2019

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given tips for people to use to help keep themselves from acquiring novel coronavirus 2019, the virus that causes COVID-19. CDC... — Updated 4/14/2020


Alzheimer's Association offers tips for keeping people with dementia engaged during stay-at-home orders

Press release The Alzheimer’s Association Montana Chapter has put out a press release saying finding ways to stay engaged and active during the COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be challenging for many Montanans, but it can be... — Updated 4/14/2020


SAMHSA offers helpline for dealing with stress

Press release The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has reminded people it has a toll-free line people can call in times of stress like the COVID-19 pandemic.... — Updated 4/14/2020

 By Pam Burke    Local

Just 20 seconds of your life

The Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health recommend a thorough cleaning of your hands, repeatedly throughout the day, as well as avoiding touching your face... — Updated 4/7/2020


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... — Updated 4/1/2020


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... — Updated 3/24/2020


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.... — Updated 1/7/2020


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... — Updated 12/17/2019


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... — Updated 10/23/2019


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... — Updated 10/8/2019


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... — Updated 10/8/2019


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... — Updated 9/17/2019


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... — Updated 9/10/2019


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... — Updated 9/3/2019


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,... — Updated 8/27/2019


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... — Updated 8/27/2019


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... — Updated 5/14/2019


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... — Updated 4/9/2019


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... — Updated 4/9/2019


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