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06/10/13 Parkinson's Disease Lecture is June 24
A free, informative session, “Discover Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease & Essential Tremor,” will be presented at 6 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Red Lion Colonial Inn.Dr. Stuart Goodman, a neurosurgeon at St. Vincent’s Regional Neuroscience Center for Brain and Spine, and Dr. Nicole Clark, neurologist with St. Peter’s Medical Group, will discuss medication and surgical treatment
06/04/13 High School Sports Physicals Offered
St. Peter’s Medical Group is offering special high school sport physical clinics for the community on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12.The providers at St. Peter’s Medical Group Broadway, located at 2550 Broadway across from the hospital, will offer the sports physicals on a first-come, first-serve basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.  No appointment is required.The cost is $
04/18/13 Tobacco Cessation Classes Offered in May
Quit for Life tobacco cessation classes are being offered at St. Peter’s Hospital in May. Classes meet on May 7, 9, 14, 16, 22, and 28 from 5:30 -6:30 p.m. at the hospital.  The cost is $35. Register at, click on Classes/Events, or call 444-2130 before May 7. Quit for Life teaches a step-by-step method for changing behavior using positive thinking, alternative behaviors
02/27/13 Flu Visitor Restrictions Lifted
The current level of influenza activity in Montana has lowered substantially and St. Peter’s has lifted its visitor restrictions related to the flu.Chad Spangler, St. Peter’s Infection Control Coordinator, cautioned however that it is possible for the seasonal flu to pick back up. He said although the flu is winding down, Norovirus is picking up.To help stay healthy, people should continue to
01/23/13 Hospital Sets Visitor Limitations
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.For the protection of patients and staff, St. Peter’s requests that infants, children and people with colds or flu-like illnesses not visit at this time. Visitors must use protective equipment as
01/14/13 Flu Shots Available
St. Peter’s Wellness is offering two opportunities for the public to receive a flu shot this week.  Flu shot clinics are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 7 to 9 a.m., and Wednesday, Jan. 16, 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 or credit card.  Insurance billing
01/07/13 Hospital Requires Flu Precautions
Several cases of influenza have been reported in the community.  For the protection of patients, staff and volunteers, St. Peter's Hospital requests that the community refrain from visiting patients if people are having flu-like symptoms or other illness.  Please express well wishes to loved ones who are hospitalized by phone or card instead of a personal visit. “We want our
12/14/12 Arthritis Exercise Classes Start in January
Two new exercise classes for people with arthritis and related diseases will be offered at St. Peter’s Hospital’s Health Education Center beginning in January.An eight-week exercise program will start January 21 and be offered from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease Program will begin January 22 and be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m
11/28/12 Whole Grains
Are Whole Grains Trendy or Necessary?  Have you sampled a quinoa dish or added whole grain flour to your pantry?  Most Americans do not consume the recommended amount of whole grains. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that three or half of the six servings of grains be whole grain.Evidence shows that consuming whole grains, in proper portions reduces the risks for
10/12/11 Free Massage Offered with Mammograms on October 28
As part of October’s breast cancer awareness activities, St. Peter’s Hospital is offering free massages with first-time mammograms on Friday, Oct. 28.  The day is dedicated to those who have never had a screening or baseline mammogram.Pre-registration is required by calling 447-2912.  Appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Be sure to ask for the Mammogram and Massage
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