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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 ...

Time for Sports Physicals
Jun 22, 2016

Summer is only beginning, but the fall sports season is just around the corner. And that means it’s time for your child’s sports physical exam. Bozeman Health offers two sports physicals, depending on your child’s needs. A sports ...

Vitamins and Kidney Disease - What's Okay and What's Not?
Jun 10, 2016

The vitamin aisle of any supermarket or drugstore–filled with hundreds of choices–can make your head spin. Vitamins are important for good health but, according to the National Kidney Foundation, kidney disease changes your need for some ...

Zika Virus in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Jun 10, 2016

By Melissa Wolf, MD, Bozeman Health Women’s Specialists Zika virus is spread primarily to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. These mosquitos are most active during daytime hours but can also bite at night. Zika virus can also be ...

A nurse's view: why Bozeman Health's new electronic health records system rocks
May 18, 2016

The new electronic health records (EHR) system implemented at Bozeman Health late last year “is a great tool to help me take care of my patients,” says Kelsey Elkins, RN of Bozeman Health Women’s Specialists Clinic. “And in ...

Better Sleep for Better Health
May 16, 2016

It’s a fact: people need more sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says America is in the midst of a national sleep epidemic, with nearly 8 in 10 Americans stating they would feel better and more prepared for the day if they ...

A Secret to Successful Nursing
May 10, 2016

As a nurse at Bozeman Health Family Birth Center for 10 years, I’ve learned an important secret to successful nursing: What patients don’t realize is that they bring more to our lives as nurses then we do to theirs. It’s such an ...

What is a wellness exam and why do I need one?
Apr 28, 2016

There are two principle types of visits in a medical outpatient clinic: the acute care visit and the wellness visit. Using a car analogy, an acute visit deals with a funny noise or failure in the car, whereas a wellness visit covers routine ...

How often do children need to take a bath?
Apr 28, 2016

If getting your child to take a bath means a struggle, you’ll be glad to know that a daily bath may not be necessary. How often your child needs a bath depends on your child’s age and activities. These guidelines from the American Academy ...

Should Montanans be Concerned about Zika Virus?
Apr 14, 2016

The Zika virus has been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to cause brain defects in babies, but since it carried by mosquitos not found in Montana, should locals be concerned? “Definitely yes,” said Mark ...

Head and Neck Cancer Prevention
Apr 8, 2016

It’s Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. Every year, more than 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with head and neck cancer, affecting their nasal cavity, sinuses, larynx, throat, salivary glands and mouth, according to the American Cancer ...

Observations from an Island Transplant
Apr 8, 2016

Kirk E. Weber, MD, FACEP, is one of the first physicians hired to practice at Big Sky Medical Center. He joined the staff in June 2015, as an emergency medicine specialist, and was there when the first patients came through the Emergency Department ...

Big Sky's Most Common Ski Injuries and How to Prevent Them
Apr 8, 2016

Since moving from Hawaii last June to practice at Big Sky Medical Center, Kirk E. Weber, MD, FACEP, has made a few observations regarding ski injuries as the Emergency Department winds down its first full season of operations. Dr. Weber shares his ...

Mind Body Medicine
Apr 1, 2016

Are you interested in learning about ways to support your body’s natural balance and healing? Mind Body Medicine uses skills and techniques to improve your physiologic response to stress and help promote your body’s ability to restore and ...

The Tipping Point: Hospital brings peace-of-mind to Big Sky
Mar 15, 2016

Having a healthcare facility the caliber of Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center is monumental for Big Sky and southern Gallatin County, according to people who have promoted and lived in the area for years. The tourism industry has played a key ...

Colon Cancer Prevention
Mar 14, 2016

Colorectal cancer is diagnosed in more than 130,000 men and women each year in the U.S. but when diagnosed early, survival rates are very good. Finding colon cancer early is the key to beating it, says gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Gentry of Bozeman ...

Food Swaps for Heart Health
Mar 10, 2016

You want to eat healthy for your heart, but you don’t necessarily need to lose weight. In your case, a fat-reducing-only diet won’t fit the bill, but there are plenty of changes you can make to improve what goes into your recipes and your ...

Big Sky Medical Center: Cases and Stats
Mar 7, 2016

The opening of Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center represents important healthcare enhancements for people who live, work and visit Big Sky and Southern Gallatin County. Big Sky Medical Center opened in December 2015 and ever since our first ...

Healthy Eating On a Budget
Feb 11, 2016

It’s hard to serve healthy meals to your family when you don’t have a big budget for food, right? NO! It’s just as easy to feed your family well using healthy and inexpensive ingredients in quickly prepared recipes as it is to go ...

Myths about Cervical Cancer
Feb 1, 2016

About 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and 4,000 die from it annually. With early detection, however, the survival rate for cervical cancer is 91 percent, and thanks to all the available health screenings and ...

Meet Dr. Philip A. Hess
Jan 27, 2016

Meet Dr. Philip A. Hess: Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center Medical Director Though he moved here from Alaska, it wasn't exactly a huge leap for Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center's director to land in southwest Montana. Before pursuing ...

Safe Sledding
Jan 26, 2016

Snow in our Rocky Mountain region means it’s time to slide down hillsides, on new-fangled flying saucers and snow tubes, or time-honored toboggans and classic Flexible Flyers. But just because sledding is a tradition in northern climes ...

Stay Informed with MyChart
Jan 25, 2016

Getting access to your personal medical information has never been easier, now that Bozeman Health has upgraded to a fully integrated electronic medical record system. Every medical provider within the Bozeman Health system—including clinics, ...

Get Covered in 2016
Jan 22, 2016

Having healthcare is the law of the land as required by the Affordable Care Act, which put in place comprehensive health insurance reforms to improve access, affordability, and quality in health care for Americans. The deadline for applying for a new ...

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