Healthcare

Troubled Maryland plant told to toss some of its vaccines

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators have instructed Maryland’s Emergent BioSolutions to scrap some batches of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine substance manufactured at the...

New report shows healthcare drives much of Montana economy

A new comprehensive report, several years in the making, has been released by the Montana Hospital Association and shows that healthcare systems statewide make...

Time to say goodbye to insurance for COVID treatment fees

Just as other industries are rolling back some consumer-friendly changes made early in the pandemic — think empty middle seats on airplanes — so,...

Little understood illnesses turning up after COVID, leaving doctors stumped

The day Dr. Elizabeth Dawson was diagnosed with covid-19 in October, she awoke feeling as if she had a bad hangover. Four months later...

FDA weighing approval of lucrative Alzheimer’s drug with iffy benefits

The Food and Drug Administration’s decision next week whether to approve the first treatment for Alzheimer’s disease highlights a deep division over the drug’s...

ARPA steering group recommends $102 million in COVID aid healthcare programs

A state commission Thursday recommended approval of more than $100 million in federally funded COVID-19 relief programs under the umbrella of public health and...

Tester touts ARPA relief in Helena trip

Paul Mabie and his husband put everything on the line to launch the Oddfellow Inn and Farm on a patch of agricultural land outside...

Big investors push nursing homes to upgrade care and working conditions

Nursing homes and long-term care facilities, where 182,000 Americans perished during the covid pandemic, have taken heat from government regulators, residents and their families....

Kids need the vaccine, doctors across the state urge

Billings’ pediatrician Kathryn Lysinger made sure a news crew was there when her 12-year-old son got his COVID-19 vaccine. She “strongly” recommends parents get their...

Doctors prescribing more opioids to COVID ‘long-haulers’ raising addiction fears

Covid survivors are at risk from a separate epidemic of opioid addiction, given the high rate of painkillers being prescribed to these patients, health...

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