Posted 5:42 PM 12/7/2013 by Q2 News Staff
BILLINGS - Parents brought their kids to Billings Clinic for its last flu clinic of the year.
Nurses gave flu shots to children from six months to 18 years old today.
They say the flu shots keep these children healthier and may also help to not spread the flu virus.
Some of the kids also took the flu mist.
Posted 4:38 PM 12/7/2013 by CBS
Healthy eating is constantly urged by health officials, but they're not the ones typically footing the bill.
A new study finds eating a healthy diet filled with fruits, vegetables, fish and nuts costs significantly more than a typical U.S. diet filled with processed foods, meat and refined grains.
Americans would pay approximately $1.50 extra a day -- about $550 a year -- to eat the way health officials recommend to stave off chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes and heart (More)
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Posted 8:24 PM 12/2/2013 by MTN News - Helena
HELENA - A change in the Affordable Care Act announced last month will have no effect in Montana.On November 14, President Barack Obama announced that certain individual and small-group health insurance plans slated to end under Obamacare could stay on another year.The forced termination of such plans would contradicted his earlier promises that anyone who wanted to keep their plan would be able to under the law.But in Montana, the major (More)
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Posted 6:02 PM 12/2/2013 by Simone DeAlba - Q2 News
BILLINGS - A diagnosis of any sickness can be a terrifying experience. However, it can get worse with the realization that you are unable to pay for treatment.Just like any other business, pharmaceuticals have to make a profit, and as it turns out, cancer is costly.
"Modern medicines that we have for cancer treatment are phenomenally expensive unfortunately," said Jorge Nieva, Chairman of Hemotology at Billings Clinic.
Posted 12:02 PM 11/28/2013 by Victoria Fregoso - Q2 News
BILLINGS - Thousands of runners woke up bright and early this Thanksgiving morning to take part in the annual Run Turkey Run 5K.
The run benefits four Billings area charities, including the Food Bank, Family Service, the Backpack Program and Meals on Wheels.
The race is in its third year and has grown from 1,800 runners in its first year, to the 2,700 runners who participated Thursday morning.
Posted 10:38 PM 11/21/2013 by David Jay - Q2 News
BILLINGS - Signing up for health insurance on healthcare.gov has been difficult.
Getting that process completed is a little easier with help from some experts.
Billings Clinic helped patients enroll in Obamacare on Thursday at its Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center.
The hospital held a "Health Insurance Education and Enrollment Fair."
Posted 4:06 PM 11/21/2013 by Victoria Fregoso - Q2 News
BILLINGS - If you've been putting off that visit to the dentist, then Friday is your chance to give your teeth some TLC at no cost.
Three Billings area dental offices are offering free services from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22.
Locations are as follows: Thomas Smile Designs1501 14th Street West, Suite 215
Cody Haslam Family Dentistry 3307 Grand Avenue, Suite 105
Posted 2:35 PM 11/21/2013 by Claire Anderson - MTN News
GREAT FALLS - MSU nursing students and faculty from around the state just returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic aimed at providing healthcare.
Fifteen MSU senior nursing students and staff traveled to the Dominican Republic, staying near Monte Cristi just north of the Haitian border where conditions are poor and health care is limited.
Posted 10:59 PM 11/20/2013 by Sanjay Talwani - MTN News
HELENA - A ballot measure to expand the federal Medicaid program in Montana is slated for filing with the Montana Secretary of State on Thursday.
An advocacy group called Healthy Montana Initiative said Wednesday afternoon that the measure, if passed in November 2014, would make healthcare coverage available to Montanans earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $27,000 a year for a family of three.
Posted 7:59 PM 11/18/2013 by CBS
Princeton University will tell students to get a European vaccine for a rare strain of meningitis that has affected six students and one visitor to the Ivy League campus.Princeton said Monday evening it plans to receive supplies of the vaccine, Novartis' Bexsero, pending final approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is currently not approved in the U.S.The CDC applied last week to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval to (More)
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