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02/14/19 St. Peter's Health statement on measles
A message from Executive Medical Director of Ambulatory Services Dr. Todd Wampler, There is increasing concern about the recent news reports about outbreaks of measles in Washington, and Mumps here in Montana. Certainly, the re-emergence of these vaccine preventable illnesses troubles all of us. Recently, we have received many phone calls from concerned patients and parents, wondering if
02/09/17 Flu Precautions: Visitor Restrictions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has characterized the flu virus as “widespread” in Montana, marking the highest level of flu activity. Like many areas in the state and nation, Helena is experiencing an influenza outbreak. Because St. Peter’s Hospital is experiencing high levels of contagious respiratory illness, it is limiting hospital visitors.  “We want our patients to get
07/31/14 Mexican Spinach Salad
Spinach is a leafy green high in vitamins A and C, iron and folate. And it will give your diet a boost with fiber and a variety of cancer-protective phytochemicals like carotenoids. It’s also one of the most versatile greens and works well with all sorts of salad combinations. Try it with the heat of roasted poblano peppers and sweet-tart lime and honey dressing in this recipe.Makes 4 servingsPer
01/13/14 Donors Needed for January 16 Blood Drive
The public is encouraged to participate in St. Peter’s American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, Jan. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hospital’s Education Center.Appointments may be made at, enter sponsor code: st.petes, or call Mallory Frank at 444-2130. Walk-ins are welcome, but the wait may be longer as those with appointments are given first priority. St. Peter’s
01/03/14 Hospital Visitors Limited Because of Flu Outbreak
Like many areas of the country, Helena is experiencing an influenza outbreak.  Because St. Peter’s is experiencing high levels of contagious respiratory illness, it is limiting hospital visitors. A total of 15 patients have been admitted to St. Peter’s for treatment of the flu this season.  For the protection of patients and staff, St. Peter’s requests that infants, children and
12/30/13 Botox for Cosmetic Use Now Available
Beginning January 21, April Patton, M.D., with St. Peter’s Medical Group North, will offer BOTOX® for cosmetic use.  BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to soften the appearance of facial wrinkles and moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.  The procedure does not require extensive down time for recovery.Dr. Patton earned her Medical
09/06/13 Community Flu Shot Clinic Offered
St. Peter’s Wellness is offering two opportunities for the public to receive a flu shot the next two Friday afternoons. Flu shot clinics are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m., at St. Peter’s Medical Group North and Friday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Education Center.Flu vaccinations will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $25 cash, check
07/12/13 Program Promotes Lifestyle Changes
Registration is now being accepted for St. Peter’s 10-month nutritional and physical activity course "Inch by Inch" which focuses on the prevention of diabetes and heart disease through lifestyle change.Classes begin the week of August 19 at St. Peter’s conference rooms.  Students may choose from classes held on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., or Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m.The
07/08/13 County Health Improvement Plan Released
Local health officials today released a community plan aimed at improving the health of all county residents. The plan focuses on five top health priorities: mental health, substance abuse, chronic disease, maternal and child health, and access to health care.The “2013 Lewis and Clark County Health Improvement Plan” was produced by the Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department and St. Peter’s
06/21/13 STAR Rehab Program Offered for Cancer Survivors
St. Peter’s is the first in the state of Montana to offer first-rate cancer rehabilitation services for survivors after earning STAR Program Certification from the Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners, leading experts in the field of survivorship care. This certification uniquely qualifies St. Peter’s to offer premium Oncology Rehabilitation Services to survivors who suffer from
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