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Happy New Year
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It’s almost New Year’s Eve which means people all over the world are thinking about resolutions. It’s a perfect time for us to talk about them.

What is a resolution? And what do they have to do with New Year’s Eve?

The anatomy of the heart.
cori kindred via flickr (public domain)

Hi! I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician. I’m here today with health tips for kids about: the heart.

Singing is healthy
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Hi! I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician. I’m here today with health tips for kids about: singing.

Do re mi fa so la ti do. Do you know that singing is one of the very best things that kids can do for their health?

Sinsusitis affects a lot of people.
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Drip, drip, drip, drip. A few simple clues will tell you when you’ve got sinusitis.

A nose that drips, some thick liquid dripping down the back of your throat, pressure or pain in your face or a head that feels so, so heavy. Your face and eyes might feel swollen and it might hurt when you bend over. Your voice could sound different, kind of low and rumbly. And you might have bad breath. That would be hard ...

Girl with Freckles
Cristian May via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Hi! I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician. I’m here today with health tips for kids about skin things: freckles, moles and birthmarks.

All About Growing Pains: Dr. Starbuck Explains

May 30, 2018

Hi! I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician. I’m here today with growing pain health tips.

After a day of playing and running around, have you noticed that your legs are crampy? Maybe in the evening your legs have hurt so bad that it seems you might not be able to sleep.

These are growing pains. They happen in three specific areas: the front of your thighs, behind your knees and in your calves. They start at the end of a day, after lots of activity. They can even wake you up when you are sleeping.

Some of the people at the two day suicide prevention gathering in Helena this week
Eric Whitney

 


One day after the suicide of a mountaineer in Montana made headlines across the country, Governor Steve Bullock addressed a gathering in Helena, and brought up another suicide that didn't make the news.

"Last Thursday, the Ft. Belknap community buried one of their own," Bullock said. "She had been a scholar at Harlem High, she'd been an athlete and a role model. She was a soldier, National Guard member representing her state and her nation."

Bill Would Create Montana Commission To Investigate Child Abuse, Neglect

Jan 30, 2017
Rep. Kathy Kelker, D-Billings.
Freddy Monares - UM Legislative News Service

In the wake of reports of an increase in child abuse and neglect cases, lawmakers in Helena are considering a bill that would create a commission to review trends and patterns to share with policymakers. House Bill 303 also aims to educate the public and service providers about child abuse and neglect.