54 articles found in "In the News"
This Billings Gazette feature indicates the role medical residencies, like the Montana Family Medicine Residency, play in attracting physicians to settle in Montana. Of MFMR’s 129 graduates since 1998, 75 of the physicians are practicing in Montana.Read More
A panel of six recounted the support they offer as hospice volunteers during a training for new volunteers. Ian Pickering recalled the first day he went to his volunteer assignment. He worried that he wasn’t ready and that he should have spent more time reading his training binder. He quickly realized he had everything he needed as a volunteer. “When you show up,” he said, “the only thing you need to bring is your heart.”Read More
Montana has about twice the suicide rate as the national average, with 25 suicides for every 100,000 people. A team from Billings was chosen among the first eight teams to participate in the Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their families using a public health approach to increase suicide prevention support for veterans in their communities.Read More
Rule #7, adopted by the RiverStone Board of Health, prohibits indoor use of e-cigarettes or other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in public spaces and limits smoking and vaping within 20 feet of the entryways, windows or ventilation systems of public buildings.Read More
Evidence shows that targeted case management is effective in helping high-risk infants and children get off to a better start in life, but those programs are threatened by cuts to state funding, which will trigger even larger federal cuts.Read More