Healthcare

Recreational pot bill headed to governor’s desk

After a whirlwind 24 hours that saw the fate of the bill change dramatically on more than one occasion, the Legislature has passed House...

‘Anti-vaxx’ bill would mean no visitors, all masks to healthcare facilities...

The Montana medical community has some sobering messages for residents of the Treasure State: If you thought mask mandates were hard, wait until House...

Doctors scramble to understand long COVID, but answers are elusive

One night in March 2020, Joy Wu felt like her heart was going to explode. She tried to get up and fell down. She...

The one vaccine OK’d for older teens is also hardest to...

As states expand covid-19 vaccine eligibility to allow shots for 16- and 17-year-olds, teens in rural America may have trouble getting them. Of the three...

Abortion review panel failed on a 10-9 vote

Republican Sens. Duane Ankney of Colstrip, Dan Salomon of Ronan, and Jeff Welborn of Dillon crossed party lines to kill on a 10-9 vote...

Democrats gave Americans a boost buying health insurance, but it didn’t...

When Democrats pushed through a two-year expansion of the Affordable Care Act in the covid-relief bill last month, many people celebrated the part that...

Flagship pot bill emerges from Senate committee

They may have just missed 4/20, by which point they had hoped to see House Bill 701 hit the floor, but a committee of...

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer: The dangers of treatment delays

With medical visits picking up again among patients vaccinated against covid-19, health providers are starting to see the consequences of a year of pandemic-delayed...

Bill regulating transgender youth healthcare gets postponed with surprise motion

Senate lawmakers voted Tuesday to indefinitely postpone legislation that would prohibit transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming surgical care, a victory for LGBTQ+ advocates who...

Proposed law would create abortion review committee for Medicaid

A first-of-its-kind abortion review committee for patients who get an abortion using Medicaid funds has been proposed by Rep. Matt Regier, R-Kalsipell. In a new...

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