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6 Summer safety tips for senior citizens

From bug spray to sunscreen, staying safe in the summer means taking a few extra steps. Here are a few tips to protect you and the seniors in your life this summer. Read more

After weather delays, Helena's Last Chance Splash finally opens for summer

JORDAN ERB jerb@helenair.com

The smell of sunscreen and chlorine hung thick in the air at Last Chance Splash Waterpark and Pool … Read more

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6 Summer safety tips for senior citizens

From bug spray to sunscreen, staying safe in the summer means taking a few extra steps. Here are a few tips to protect you and the seniors in your life this summer. Read more

Why do our brains love fatty foods?

A study has found that our brain is to blame for our love of french fries and other fatty/carbohydrate loaded meals. Read more

Postcard From D.C. Courthouse: Medicaid Work Requirements And Manafort

Oral arguments are heard in a legal challenge regarding the state of Kentucky’s requirement that adults who gained Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s expansion prove that they work or volunteer in order to get health coverage. Read more

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10 great Father's Day gifts for all kinds of dads

You could go with a classic tie or "World's Best Dad" mug, but why not step your Father's Day game up a bit? These 10 gift ideas have a lit… Read more

5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home

Whether you're not into expensive trendy fitness classes or just don't feel like leaving your house to get a good workout, here's a look at… Read more

Which candies pack the most sugar?

While it's unlikely that candy will ever be classified as healthy fare, some confections have a lot more sugar jam-packed into their bright… Read more

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When does a sinus infection need antibiotics?

Q: I experience occasional bouts of sinus pressure and am never sure when I need antibiotics. How can I tell when it is a bacterial infection? A: Your sinuses are moist air spaces between the eyes and behind the forehead, nose and cheeks. Read more

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Liposuction doesn't guarantee stable weight over time. --THE MEDICINE CABINET: ASK THE HARVARD EXPERTS. When does a sinus infection need antibiotics? Read more

Atypical brain development observed in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms

Courtesy of National Institute of Health. According to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health, children as young as 4 years old with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have significant differences in brain structure, compared to children without such... Read more

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