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LiveWell 49 determined to combat suicide epidemic and live healthier

Four years ago, during one very bad week, two high school students from Livingston died by suicide. The mark left on the community was more...

‘Painless’ glucose monitors pushed despite little evidence they help

In the nation’s battle against the diabetes epidemic, the go-to weapon being aggressively promoted to patients is as small as a quarter and worn...

Doctors debate use of blood thinners to prevent clots in women...

Nearly all women who deliver babies through cesarean section at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City receive injections of the blood...

Report: Change in Montana law could mean more than 20,000 lose...

Two of the country’s leading public health experts are weighing in on the Montana Legislature’s plan to limit Medicaid’s “continuous eligibility," saying that calculations,...

State budget gets Senate approval

The Montana Senate on Thursday signed off on the state's $12.6 billion budget, rejecting amendments to defund Medicaid expansion and restore cuts made earlier...

Three visions for recreational marijuana emerge from Montana House

Montana's medical marijuana program had a rocky beginning — a ballooning number of dispensaries and patients following legalization in 2004 led to raids by...

Poll results: Montanans support local health officers

Just 17 percent of Montanans want elected officials to make decisions about public health — most,  70 percent, are more likely to trust local...

Montana sticks to its patchwork COVID vaccine rollout as eligibility expands

Montana’s covid-19 vaccine distribution is among the most efficient in the nation, but closer examination reveals a patchwork of systems among counties and tribal...

VA not giving benefits to veterans with possible ‘burn pit’ complications

The lungs Bill Thompson was born with told a gruesome, harrowing and unmistakable tale to Dr. Anthony Szema when he analyzed them and found...

Gov. Greg Gianforte tests positive for COVID-19

Just days after receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Greg Gianforte tested positive for the virus and will be isolated for...

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