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America is aging. Montana is aging faster. Projections indicate 25 percent of the country will be over 65 years old by 2050. Montana is set to hit that mark two decades sooner.

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An exasperating series of convictions and exonerations has reminded me both how big a price child-care providers are paying in the child-abuse arena and how hard it is to pin down the facts about shaken baby syndrome....

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Living for decades on boats, Sausalito's anchor-outs face daily perils, ongoing health challenges and stepped-up police scrutiny.

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I want to commend U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Associate Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagen, and Sonia Sotomayor for their ruling to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Their historic decision has provided a...

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Deputy David Frost, who oversees a California county jail’s two mental health wings, said it’s not uncommon for seriously ill inmates to wait there for months, even after a judge orders them transferred to a state hospital.

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The court ruled that the individual mandate was constitutional, defining it as a tax, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the more liberal justices in the majority. However, the court limited the federal government's power to cut off Medicaid money going to states....

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Journalists Allie Hostler and Jacob Simas examine how people on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation are dealing with rampant methamphetamine addiction.

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An opinion piece, borne of personal experience and a decade of mental health reporting, arguing in favor of many proposed changes to the DSM-5 that would allow early intervention for common mental disorders.

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Recent studies have found statistical links between pesticide use and an outbreak of Parkinson's disease in California farm towns. Researchers even know which chemicals are the likely culprits. What's the government doing about it? Not much.

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Is it really worth it for doctors and nurses to learn to write well? Some medical schools say yes — but their reasons might surprise you.

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