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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 sick continue to...


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 resilience. Losing...


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 “Havre-ites”. We’re so proud...


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 how many times a...


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 campaign, titled... Full story


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 of her co-workers....


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 resilience. Losing...


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. The office, at the...


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 providers have...


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 safe as possible....


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 the emergence of... Full story


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 will be available to... Full story


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 update of its under...


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 order in 1974 as a...


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. The Disaster... Full story


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 particularly difficult... Full story


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 says people... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Local    April 7, 2020

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 to keep from gettin... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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...


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