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New Test Show if Students Are Fat

In some states public schools have initiated an annual student weigh-in. The students’ body mass indexes are measured and the reports is sent home letting the parents know if the parents and student should be concerned about the child’s weight.

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Free Breast Cancer Screening Opportunity Available to Missoulians

Advanced Imaging in Missoula has started taking applications for free digital mammography screenings to test for breast cancer.

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Missoula School Lunch Program Serves Healthy Foods Kids Like [AUDIO]

The challenge? Serve 6,500 meals a day to kids ranging in age from kindergarten through 12th grade, and those meals must that include foods that kids will not only eat, but enjoy eating. It's a challenge Stacy Rossmiller and her staff tackle every weekday throughout the school year.

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Montana Weighs In as One of the Least Obese States in America

A new survey reveals that obesity rates in Montana are lower than all but 44 other states. Communication Manager for The Trust For America’s Health, Albert Lang, says Montana fits into a general trend discovered by the survey.

"We found that Montana had one of the lowest rate

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Planned Parenthood of Montana Receives $295,000 to Edcucate Public About Affordable Care Act Options

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Planned Parenthood and two other groups have been awarded federal grants to help uninsured Montanans sign up for subsidized, private coverage under the health-care overhaul law.

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Missoula and Other Montana Cities Receive Grants to Lead Customers to Affordable Care Act Exchanges

Today, July 9,, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that Montana would be receiving nearly $1.5 million dollars worth of grant money for enlisting people into the affordable care acts new insurance exchanges.

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Medicare Scam Returns to Montana, Tricks at Least One Citizen into Giving Banking Information

An old medicare scam has resurfaced in Montana and has already begun to do some damage.

"We are receiving several calls that beneficiaries in Montana are receiving unsolicited phone calls from people who are reporting to be with some agency," said Montana Senior Medicare Patrol Program Manager for Missoula Aging Services Renee Labrie-Shanks

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Costco Sold Berries Possibly Tainted With Hepatitis, Montana Now Involved in Recall

Berries with Hepatitis A may have been sold in Montana.

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Does the Affordable Care Act Really Require Doctors to Report When Citizens Walk Into Lampposts or Get Bitten by Turtles?

Short answer, yes.

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Partnership Health Facing Six Lawsuits, Accused of Forcing Employees to Work Off Clock

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Six lawsuits have been filed against Partnership Health Center in Missoula by workers contending they were forced to work off the clock without pay, full-time workers being replaced with part-timers who don't get benefits, and an abusive boss.

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