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Tips to Making 2014 a Little Healthier than 2013

I managed to get a little healthier in 2013 than I was in 2012. I didn’t make any drastic changes because I knew I couldn’t stick with them. Instead, I chose to change one small thing at a time to slowly make some changes toward a healthier lifestyle

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Montana Insurance Company Decides Not to Renew Non-ACA Compliant Health Insurance Plans

President Obama's promise that “if you like your plan, you can keep it” will not ring true to many Montana health insurance customers after an announcement this week, November 2.

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5 Cold Fighters

With the first snow of the year on the ground already, it’s time for people to start passing around bugs. The common cold is one of the most infamous of all bugs to be generously shared every year. My family survives at least one cold every winter, some more severe than others

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Montanans Awarded for Fighting Mental Illness, State Still Behind Much of Nation

The Montana chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has announced the winners of its 2013 Hero Awards. The awards are dedicated to individuals or organizations that have fought for better mental health in their community. All of the winners this year were either from Helena or Western Montana communities, like Stevensville, Hamilton, and Missoula.

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2nd Annual Community Health Fair Coming to Missoula

The 2nd Annual Community Health Fair is coming to the Southgate Mall on Sunday, October 20th from Noon-4pm courtesy of students from the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy and local pharmacists.

It's an absolutely free event to spotlight American Pharmacists Months courtesy of healthcare screening, health tips and helpful advice. 

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Wait and Research Before Enrolling for Health Insurance, Advises Montana Commissioner

As of October 1, the federal government-run health insurance exchanges will be open to the public. However, Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen is advising Montanans to wait a bit before they enroll.

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Affordable Care Act Loopholes May Hurt Montanans

The federal health exchanges in Montana open up on October 1. The new exchanges will force many businesses to decide what type of health insurance to provide for their employees, or if they will continue to provide any health insurance at all.

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Ravalli County Decides to Refuse Title X Grant Money, Commissioner Suzy Foss Explains Why She Voted Against the Funds

Ravalli County has become the first county in Montana to turn down a Title X Family Planning Grant. When Title X became law in 1970, it was designed to prevent unwanted pregnancies and provide counseling and preventive health services. However, a majority of commissioners in Ravalli today, September 20, decided that the Title X funds weren't worth their vote.

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Do You Have Weak Red Blood Cells? Are You Anemic?

This past spring I was totally nuts for ice. I would eat cup after cup of ice, chewing, crunching and annoying everyone around me. I couldn’t help it. I just craved ice and I couldn’t get enough. I didn’t think this was particularly strange. I just thought that I had developed a habit, a bad habit at that. However, when I went in for my yearly check-up, I was surprised to find that my iron levels were very low and craving ice was a symptom of anemia.

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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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