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Winter Tips for Seniors
Oct 30, 2017

The winter season is just around the corner. Elements such ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses for everyone, and especially for seniors. Icy, ...

Summer Safety Tips: Sunscreen
Jun 2, 2017

Summer Safety Tips: Sunscreen These warmer temperatures have us all amped up for another beautiful Montana summer and while we want you to enjoy your time outdoors with your family, it’s important to remember a few key tips to keep everyone ...

Patient Centered Medical Home
May 10, 2017

“PCMH” isn’t just another acronym at Bozeman Health. It stands for Patient-Centered Medical Home, but more importantly, it represents a philosophy or model of care that embraces a team-based approach, care coordination, enhanced ...

What is Cardiovascular Rehabilitation?
Feb 17, 2017

What is Cardiovascular Rehabilitation? Surviving a heart attack, having heart surgery (bypass or valve), or undergoing placement of a stent or angioplasty can seem overwhelming. Once you have been released from the hospital, Cardiovascular ...

Lessons from Patients
Jan 3, 2017

April and I first met when she was 90 years old and hospitalized for dehydration shortly after her husband died. Now aged 92, she is petite with bones that creak when she moves, yet her smile and pleasant disposition light up the room. The health ...

The Spirit of Giving
Dec 22, 2016

This fall, I had the opportunity to care for an amazing family at a vulnerable time. A young couple in their early 20's discovered that they were expecting a baby they did not feel they could parent. After exploring their options, they chose the ...

How Nurse's Compassion can Affect Patient Outcomes
Dec 19, 2016

With the busy schedules nurses keep, it is easy to get busy doing “our job” and inadvertently forget what is most important to our patients: treating them like individuals. Healthcare workers need to remember that when we are working so ...

Nursing Pride at Bozeman Health
Dec 12, 2016

Nurses are the heart of the hospital. Collaborating with doctors, caring for patients, and educating the communities are just a few of the responsibilities nurses perform on a daily basis. Sometimes being a nurse can be exhausting, however, the ...

Pediatrics is Growing at Bozeman Health
Dec 1, 2016

As the end of 2016 approaches, it is easy to reflect on the past year and all the changes and growth that we have been through personally and as an organization. The Pediatric clinic where I work has been an evolving department over the past year. We ...

The Compassionate Side of Nursing
Nov 10, 2016

Webster’s Dictionary defines COMPASSION as the “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others”. What other job description would emulate this definition better than nursing? Compassionate care means being ...

Dealing with Down Syndrome
Oct 21, 2016

It is national Down syndrome month and I am lucky enough to be the mom of a beautiful little girl, Dylan who just happens to have Down syndrome. However, lucky isn’t the word I used at the beginning. The hardest four words I have ever heard in ...

Dyslexia: What It Is and What It Isn't
Sep 29, 2016

As we send our children back to school this fall, many of them look forward to reading books and other materials in their classes. Reading, of course, is fundamental to success at school, as well as later in life. Some parents know their child is ...

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2016
Sep 26, 2016

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is today, Monday, September 26th. It is a day to first and foremost, celebrate the lives of those who have battled and still are battling mesothelioma, a very rare and aggressive type of cancer. It’s also a day meant ...

Breastfeeding Benefits for Baby and You
Sep 22, 2016

You want to protect your newborn from pneumonia, ear infections, asthma, colds and flu. Breast-feeding can help reduce the chances your infant will contract any of these conditions. And, nursing can provide even more benefits for both you and your ...

Easy Splinter Removal
Sep 15, 2016

“OWW! OWWWW! Mommy, it hurts!” How many times have you heard those words blurted through tears as your child parades a splinter before your eyes? And how many times have those words been yelled again as you try to gently remove that ...

Walking: The Easiest Free Workout
Sep 9, 2016

Walking is a simple and inexpensive exercise that has been shown to offer numerous benefits for bones, muscles and joints, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. While the hardest part of any workout routine may be simply getting ...

Back to School Sleep Schedules
Aug 25, 2016

For kids, summer usually means staying up later, and getting up later too. But that doesn’t work during the school year. Now that kids are back in school, it's a great time to get them back into school sleep routines. “Children need ...

Add Years to Your Life with Reading
Aug 18, 2016

Do you enjoy curling up with a book but worry about leaving chores undone as you indulge in a printed escape? You now can leave the guilt behind, because a recently published study at the Yale University School of Public Health found that people who ...

Ready for School
Aug 11, 2016

School soon will be back in session. August is a good time to talk with your children about the challenges a new grade level brings. It’s also a good time to start getting back into the routine of the school day schedule. Here are some ideas ...

Weight Loss Programs
Aug 4, 2016

Summer is a great time to make lifestyle changes that will improve your health, and help you and your family learn to manage your weight and eat better. The nutritionists on staff at Bozeman Health Diabetes and Nutrition Center offer two lifestyle ...

Don't Procrastinate, Vaccinate!
Jul 28, 2016

We may be savoring the heart of summer, but the start of school is just around the corner. And if your kids play sports, first practice is just weeks away. That’s why it’s time to play safe, be prepared and get your kids vaccinated for ...

Repelling Those Repellent Little Bugs
Jul 21, 2016

Smack! Smack! Scratch, scratch. Ah, the sounds of mosquito season… While overseas travelers are concerned with potential serious results of getting bitten, such as contracting Zika, West Nile, dengue or even malaria, most of us just ...

Water Safety Tips for Kids
Jul 14, 2016

It’s summer, and some of the best ways to cool down from the heat is to get into the water. But water can be dangerous for young children, whether swimming in a lake or pool, boating on a river, or even splashing in a bathtub. In fact, drowning ...

Making Macular Degeneration More Manageable
Jun 30, 2016

There’s good news for people diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). New treatments have made the leading cause of blindness among Americans age 50 and older more manageable than ever before. “Even those already diagnosed ...

Men's Health Month
Jun 22, 2016

It’s June and the focus is on grads and dads, but thanks to efforts of the U.S. Congress and healthcare providers around the world, it’s also the time to celebrate Men’s Health Month, observed every June to build stronger families ...

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