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Is Your Life a Mess With Stress?

Like it or not, stress is a part of our lives.  We have been hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect us from threats from predators and other aggressors. Although we have evolved from the threat of saber tooth tigers and large pre-historic predators, we still face multiple demands each day and…

On the Front Lines of the Breast Cancer Fight

Women Making a Difference It”s one of the worst things a woman can hear. “You have breast cancer.” But, one in every eight women in Montana will face those words. Breast cancer accounts for a third of all cancers in the state and while the survival rates continue to improve with early diagnosis, it”s no…

Breast Cancer Resource Guide

SUPPORT & SERVICES HOPE TO LEND A HAND TO BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Coming to grips with a cancer diagnosis is hard enough. Thankfully, there are multitude of programs in and around the Magic City designed to let patients and survivors know that people are there to help.   PROGRAMS TO SERVE: Billings Clinic/ACS…

Vitamin D: Why you’re probably not getting enough

Give Me A D! Make sure you get your daily dose This healthy advice is sponsored by Billings OB-GYN Associates, Your Health, Our Passion.   By: Douglas Neuhoff, MD, Billings OB-GYN Associates Vitamin D is best known for its work in maintaining healthy bone strength. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin, which aids the small intestine in absorbing…

Caring for Parents With Dementia

Billlings’ Woman Writes Book to Share Her Journey With Others Vicki Tapia remembers the day in 2003 that set her on a path as her parents’ caregiver. It was long before she would delve into research on dementia and journal every finding. It was more than a decade before she’d use her notes to pen…

Back to School (Health) Check List

One school nurse sounds off on getting your kids ready The fall wardrobe is in. The pencils are sharpened and your kids are waiting with anticipation to see who their teacher will be. The back to school shopping lists might be crossed off, but are your children mentally and physically ready to be launched into…

More than a Shot in the Arm!

Abigail Adams and the Importance of Vaccines This healthy advice is sponsored by Billings OB-GYN Associates, Your Health, Our Passion. By: Pamela Templeton, MD, Billings OB-GYN Associates / St. Vincent Physician Network In 1775, the smallpox virus was responsible for thousands of deaths in New England. Abigail Adams knew the virus would likely infect and…

Keep the Bummer Out of Summer!

Enjoy the Sunshine Safely Summer greets us like a long lost friend. There’s so much fun to be had. Enjoy a bike ride, spend an afternoon with the kids at the pool or linger over lunch on the patio. Since sunshine supplies us with most of our vitamin D and boosts our level of serotonin,…

Second Chance at Living

Heart attack survivor tackles this year’s Heart & Sole Run This year, as a sea of runners and walkers lace up their shoes and get ready to kick off the 35th Annual Heart & Sole run, one Billings woman will be there in the crowd counting her blessings, and thanking her cardiac care team for…

Fighting a Hidden Disability

Keeping an eye out for undetected vision problems Can a bright child struggle in reading, writing, spelling and math?  Can a bright child spend hours attempting to complete school assignments?  Can a bright child feel he/she is “stupid” and have low self-esteem? Can a child be smart in everything but school?  The unfortunate truth is…

Hot Flashes, Sleep Loss and Night Sweats… Oh My!

Finding ways to deal with Menopause Menopause — the mere mention of the word can produce a variety of responses: confusion, uncertainty, puzzlement, terror, liberation, heated debates, and relief. No matter how you perceive this life-changing chapter in your life, your experience will be like a snowflake – unique. Keep that snowflake thought tucked away…

Let’s Talk Billings

Shining the spotlight on teen depression and suicide Thirty five year old Danielle Arnoux knows what it feels like to hit rock bottom. She knows the dark and evil thoughts that can creep into a person’s head. She knows how substance abuse can cloud and darken a person’s vision and bring on despair. She knows…

Crazy for Caffeine

How addictions are spilling out into life Ahhh, that intoxicating smell of brewing coffee first thing in the morning. For the java lover, the sound of automatic drip alone is enough to stir us awake in anticipation of that first enchanting swallow. Or maybe it’s the flip of the pop can lid, releasing exploding sparkles…

Time to Hit the Road!

Follow these ladies’ advice and enjoy National Bike Month For Lynn Harper and Andrea Jackson, there’s nothing like being out on the open road. Many days, there’s nothing but scenery, blue skies and the swishing sounds of their feet pedaling through each and every stride on their road bikes. “When I turned 40, I got…

Alcohol: The Hidden Risks for Women

Binge Drinking Among Women Is On The Rise The effects could be worse than you think This healthy advice is sponsored by Billings OB-GYN Associates, Your Health, Our Passion. Enjoying a glass of wine or two at dinner to unwind over a leisurely dinner with a few friends seems to be rather commonplace.  The trouble…

Keeping Colds & The Flu Away!

Don’t let germs, bacteria and viruses get the best of your house this season! Germs, unseen by the naked eye, lurk in and around surfaces in our homes, our grocery carts, our remotes, our bedding, our friends and we could go on. That’s why we are talking about everything bacteria. From known and unknown places germs…

Calming a Killer

This heart healthy advice is sponsored by Billings OB-GYN Associates, Your Health, Our Passion. Take time to get heart healthy! We’ve heard the statistics that heart disease is the number one killer of women. But, did you know that heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined?  Fighting this threat…

You Say You Want a Resolution?

Tackling the weighty challenge of eating right  When the first of the year hits, many will step on the scale and vow that they will eat better as they ring in the New Year. Hands down, losing weight and eating right is the number one New Year”s resolution. Many will count calories. They will try…

Beating Your Genes

Is there a history of cancer in your family? How about heart disease? Does someone in the family battle obesity or diabetes? Most of us relate to having at least one relative that has or is contending with one of these potentially deadly medical conditions. Truth is, we each receive some hand-me-down genes and there’s…

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