Health guide

August 23, 2016 GMT


Billings Clinic Family Birth Center Tour: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m. Meet at the Family Birth Center Atrium.


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Living with Alzheimer’s — Early-Stage Caregiving: Friday, Aug. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Billings Public Library Community Room. No registration is required.


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The following two Billings Clinic Events are televised on Community 7: Billings Clinic Classic 2016. Join Dr. Eric Arzubi, Psychiatry Department Chair, and Amberly Pahut, Senior Development Director of the Billings Clinic Foundation, as they discuss the 2016 Classic, which benefits Psychiatric Services at the clinic. Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m.; Innovative Treatments in Mental Health. Learn about the innovative treatments offered at the clinic to improve the mental health of people in our region. They include: improving mental health with horses, by Dr. Elizabeth Walter; severe mood disorders, by Dr. Mariela Herrera Rojas and Diane Hurd, RN; and people struggling with traumatic events, by Christine Reed-Tobin, LCSW, Psychiatric Social Worker. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m.

Billings Clinic “Ouch! My Feet Hurt:” Wednesday, Aug. 31, noon-1 p.m. Learn ways to treat common foot and ankle problems. Free light lunch will be served. No charge, but seating is limited. Please register in advance by calling 255-8440 or 800-252-1246 or going online to www.billingsclinic.com/classes.

Billings Clinic LifeStyle Balance: Are you ready for change? Group classes focus on nutrition, exercise, stress management and lifestyle changes aimed at helping prevent Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Next session begins in September. For information about program eligibility: in Billings, call 238-5245; or in Miles City, call 233-7023. There is a fee for this program.

Billings Clinic is proud to support these upcoming community events: American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure, Missouri Headwaters State Park — Three Forks, Saturday, Sept. 10. To register or learn more, visit diabetes.org/tourdecuremontana; Montana Marathon, Sept. 18 — Billings. To register or for more info: visitbillings.com/mtmarathon; Out of the Darkness Walk, check-in & activities begin 12:45 p.m. Walk is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Veterans Park, Billings. For more information, call Joan Nye at 406-321-0591 or email joannye@iwks; Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m., at ZooMontana. For more information, visit www.alz.org/walk.

RiverStone Health Diabetes Prevention: Yearlong series of Lifestyle Change class sessions. Classed are one hour for 12 weeks and then gradually shift to monthly sessions. First class starts Sept. 7 and will continue on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Lil Anderson Center on the campus of RiverStone Health, 123 S. 27th St. No cost, but space is limited; registration deadline Aug. 26. Classes are for adults who are overweight and have one or more of these risk factors: pre-diabetic, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglycerides, family history of Type 2 diabetes, having a history of gestational diabetes during pregnancy or of delivering a baby weighing nine pounds or more. To sign up, call RiverStone Health Diabetes Prevention at 651-6443.

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program classes: People interested in attending the free classes can register with the Billings Community Center by calling 406-657-3050. Class size is limited, so register early. For more information, call Jackie Rumph, MSU Extension Yellowstone County, 406-256-2828.


Billings Clinic “Come Walk with Us”: Join us for a healthy walk at Dehler Park. Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Enter on the east side. Gentle reminder: Do not forget sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.

Melanoma screening: A dark, pigmented, malignant tumor most commonly in the skin can be deadly. Call 238-2501 or 800-332-7156 to schedule a skin exam at Billings Clinic. Learn more about skin protection at billingsclinic.com/skincancer.

Family Tree Center’s Nurturing Parenting Class: 15 sessions. Wednesdays. $100 per individual, $150 per couple. Call 252-9799 for more information.

Parkinson’s Support Group: First Wednesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. Alice Fortin conference room at Billings Clinic. For more information, call 259-7656.

LifeStyle Balance: “Are You Ready for Change.” Billings Clinic. Group classes focus on nutrition, exercise, stress management and lifestyle changes aimed at helping prevent Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For information about program eligibility: In Billings, call 238-5245; in Miles City, call 233-7023. There is a fee for the program.

Mammograms on Saturdays: Billings Clinic West. Appointments from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For more information or to schedule, call 238-2501.

Free pregnancy tests: Monday-Friday, 7:30-8 a.m., Billings Clinic. No appointment necessary.

Women’s wellness: Free screenings for uninsured or underinsured women. Mammograms, gynecologic exam (Pap smear and breast exam), blood screening, 12-hour fast before appointment (water only). Call 238-2501 today for more information or to see if you qualify.

WIC nutrition program for women, infants and children: RiverStone Health, 123 S. 27th St. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday. Call 247-3370 for an appointment or more information.

Immunization clinic: RiverStone Health, 123 S. 27th St., offers walk-in immunization clinic hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Diabetes and heart disease prevention classes: St. Vincent Healthcare and YMCA offer diabetes and heart disease prevention classes. Day and evening classes available. Call 237-8599 to reserve your spot and start the enrollment process. For more information, visit svh.org/dpp.

Suicide loss survivors: Suicide loss support group meets on the third Monday, June through September (first and third Mondays from October through May). 6-8 p.m., 2016 Alderson Ave., Billings. This support group is free, nonreligious and open to all survivors of suicide loss. It’s the one place where everyone understands your pain and how it continues for a long time. Joan Nye, 321-0591 and joannye@iwks.net.

Compassionate Friends: Second Monday of each month, at 7 p.m. Billings Clinic, conference room E. Support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Call 256-1569 or visit tcfbillings.org.

Breast cancer support group: Second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Vincent Healthcare’s Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave. N. Support for those affected by breast cancer. Call 237-3115.

Alzheimer’s support group: Second and fourth Mondays of each month at 11 a.m. Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane. Call 281-8455.

Discovery Circle stroke support group: Second Thursday of each month, 3-4 p.m. St. Vincent Healthcare’s Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave. N., southwest entrance, garden level. Led by a stroke survivor. Free. Call 237-3950.

Pulmonary support group: Second Saturday of each month, 2-4 p.m. Second-floor conference room, Billings Public Library. For more information, call Helen at 652-3488 or Marilyn at 794-9268.