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New $25M UW lab for researching, diagnosing animal diseases in dire need of repair

New $25M UW lab for researching, diagnosing animal diseases in dire need of repair

CASPER, Wyo. — Three years after the state spent $25 million to build a state-of-the-art laboratory at the University of Wyoming for researching and diagnosing animal diseases, the crumbling facility sits empty.

August 14, 2014 7:30 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: The healthiest back-to-school shop

Back to school ads are showing up daily in The Gazette, reminding families that summer vacation is entering its final weeks. Before shopping for backpacks and notebooks, parents need to be sure students are up to date on vaccinations.

July 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Texting while driving surfaces as latest teen risk as smoking risks tumble

Texting while driving surfaces as latest teen risk as smoking risks tumble

When it comes to risky behavior, adolescents seem to have traded cigarettes for cellphones.

June 25, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Study: Wyoming among highest for state gun death rates

Study: Wyoming among highest for state gun death rates

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming ranked fourth on a list of states with the highest overall gun death rates, according to analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 20, 2014 5:29 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Mr. Padre and the trouble with smokeless tobacco

Nationwide, fewer high school students are smoking, according to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2013 released last week. Unfortunately, there was no decrease in use of smokeless tobacco.

June 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Condom use among Montana, U.S. teens declines

Condom use among Montana, U.S. teens declines

Condom use among sexually active high school students throughout the United States, including Montana, declined in 2013, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 16, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Condom use drops among US, Montana teens

Condom use drops among US, Montana teens

The percentage of sexually active teens who use condoms has declined over the last decade, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease and Prevention.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Minimizing home hazards for seniors

For seniors, the place they’ve called home for many years can harbor hazards. Poor eyesight and failing health can combine to make their home a more dangerous place. Each year, one in every three adults ages 65 and older will fall. But fewer than half of those older adults will talk to their…

June 10, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

HEALTH MATTERS: Tobacco increases risks during pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy can harm the mother, the developing fetus and the newborn baby. During pregnancy, smoking and tobacco use can lead to complications including low birth weight and premature births.

June 03, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

HEALTH MATTERS: Animal bites can be costly for victims

Anyone who owns a pet should know something about rabies and the full consequences of not getting pets vaccinated. In America, animals rarely transmit rabies to humans, but between 16,000 and 39,000 people each year need to be vaccinated as a precaution after an animal bite or other rabies e…

May 27, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

HEALTH MATTERS: Vaccination advice for travelers

If overseas travel is in your future, your plans may need to include immunizations. You can find out required and suggested immunizations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. The CDC is also an up-to-date source for travel alerts and watch levels on disease outbreaks …

May 20, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Four ACEs is not a winning hand

Sure, you can sit at a poker table and get pretty excited if you’re holding four aces. You’d probably bet a lot of money on what you think is a winning hand. If you did win, you’d be telling everyone you know how great it was to have four aces.

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'Elevate Montana Summit' aimed at improving children's well-being

'Elevate Montana Summit' aimed at improving children's well-being

An aggressive billboard campaign has taken root throughout Montana aimed at raising awareness of the need to improve the well-being of the state’s children.

May 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Hundreds expected to march against drugs, violence

What began with only a dozen children and a handful of adults has mushroomed into one of the longest running and largest one-day drug abuse- and violence-prevention programs in the state. And this year, it is expected to attract more than 300 participants.

May 02, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Officials: Anti-vaccination movement contributes to uptick in diseases

Officials: Anti-vaccination movement contributes to uptick in diseases

Danielle Sample, of Casper, used to argue with her mother, a nurse, about her choice to discontinue vaccines for her children.

April 14, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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HEALTH MATTERS: Many teens never report dating violence

Teens often drift into relationships with romantic notions of undying love. But those fairy tale romances can sometimes go in a different and dangerous direction. They may mistake possessiveness as a sign of caring, or their partner’s actions to isolate them from friends and family as a sign…

April 01, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

HEALTH MATTERS: Myths, truths about hookah smoking

You might call it shisha in Egypt and Sudan, nargile in Turkey and Syria, or hookah in India. Some are made from clay, others from ornately carved metals or plastics. But the principle is same — these water pipes allow you to smoke flavored tobacco as it is bubbled through water.

March 11, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
'It was pretty scary': Peak of respiratory virus season for children is 'definitely coming'

'It was pretty scary': Peak of respiratory virus season for children is 'definitely coming'

As an employee at a local day care, Jessica Thomas has seen nearly every childhood malady imaginable. But nothing prepared the young mother for the shallow, rapid breathing her 6-month-old son would experience.

February 26, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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Teenager with narcolepsy: 'I didn’t let the condition destroy me'

Teenager with narcolepsy: 'I didn’t let the condition destroy me'

Eighteen-year-old Gerald “Brody” Giebink knows he will never be a commercial airline pilot, a surgeon, a long haul truck driver or a soldier because of some physical imitations.

February 25, 2014 12:15 am Video Photos

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Guest opinion: America can raise a tobacco-free generation

Here’s a sobering statistic about the tobacco epidemic – a battle many Americans think is already won: If we continue at current smoking rates, 5.6 million children alive today will ultimately die prematurely from smoking. That’s one in 13 kids gone too early due to an entirely preventable c…

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