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Boston-based Corindus Vascular Robotics is now testing a device that could allow physicians to remotely perform cardiac procedures using a robot and the internet.
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There’s a phrase in cardiology: ‘Time is muscle.” The longer a heart attack victim has to wait for treatment, the more heart tissue dies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Care for heart problems could soon be easier to get for people in rural states like Montana. Researchers are now testing a device that could allow physicians to remotely perform cardiac procedures using a robot and the internet.

Montana Bill Would Distinguish 'Real' From Lab-Grown Meat

Feb 8, 2019
Montana Capitol building.
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to make sure meat products produced from a cultured cell can't be labeled the same as steaks, burger and other items that come from livestock and poultry.

Hemp plant.
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The 2018 Farm Bill signed by President Trump this week ushers in a new era for American agriculture; one in which industrial hemp is legal to grow again after a decades-long hiatus. And Montana farmers are taking notice.

Senate Bill 96 proposes a 50-percent tax on vaping products.
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The nation’s most popular e-cigarette company has suspended sale of its flavored products at over 90,000 brick and mortar stores nationwide. This development underwhelms Montana health officials.

Nicole Aune describes JUUL Labs’ announcement as, “A little too late and it’s not quite enough.”