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Mental health agencies worry about loss of funds

CASPER, Wyo. — Time is running out for 19 agencies that say they need a repeal of a budget footnote from last year to keep mental health services intact in Wyoming, which has one of the country’s highest suicide rates.

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Tanks overflow, cause oil spill near Williston

Tanks overflow, cause oil spill near Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Tanks that overflowed released nearly 40,000 gallons of oil and brine northwest of here, the North Dakota Department of Health said Wednesday.

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2 Wyoming companies expect merger will expand social services for the disabled

2 Wyoming companies expect merger will expand social services for the disabled

CASPER, Wyo. — Officials at two Casper-based social services organizations say a July 1 merger will increase the variety and availability of resources for people with disabilities and brain injuries.

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Montana brine spill flows into ND creek near Marmath

MARMATH, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health says a salt water spill in Montana has flowed into a North Dakota creek that is not a source of public drinking water.

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Hirsig warns of Wyoming health exchange pitfalls

Hirsig warns of Wyoming health exchange pitfalls

CASPER — The federal government likely will face tough sledding, at least initially, when it starts operating a health insurance marketplace for Wyoming residents this fall, the state's insurance commissioner told lawmakers at a hearing in Casper on Tuesday.

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Wyoming teen birth rate trends downward

CASPER, Wyo. -- The teen birth rate in Wyoming dropped by nearly 15 percent percent between 2007 and 2012, according to new data by the Wyoming Department of Health Vital Statistics Services Program.

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Redesign of Wyoming disability program causes concern, frustration

CASPER, Wyo. — Helen Norcross keeps buzzers around her home so she’ll know where her son is at all times.

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Forums focus on Wyoming disability program changes

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Health is holding a series of public forums about changes coming to programs offered for state residents with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries.

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Wyoming study shows signs of decreasing substance use in some students

CASPER, Wyo. — A recent study indicates fewer Wyoming students are using controlled substances, but Natrona County School District officials say parents need to be aware of some disquieting trends.

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Wyoming tax rebate program on chopping block

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A tax rebate program for eligible elderly and disabled people is among the proposed cuts in the Wyoming Department of Health's 2015-2016 budget.

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As school begins, get kids vaccinated

The beginning of the school year is a great time to make sure your children’s vaccinations are up to date.

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Wyoming lawmakers begin Medicaid spending review

CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming lawmakers are examining high-cost portions of the state's Medicaid budget as they try to curb the growth of the entitlement program.

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Health officials: Test Sheridan hospital patients who used airways

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health recommends that Sheridan Memorial Hospital offer testing for three diseases to patients who used inadequately sterilized airways during surgery between May and November.

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Hospitals continue to focus on being ready for disaster

Hospitals continue to focus on being ready for disaster

In less time than it takes to have a pizza delivered, Billings Clinic's Hazardous Materials Response Team can be ready to treat patients from a major chemical spill in the area.

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National health leader tours RiverStone Health facilities

Dr. Mary Wakefield, director of the Health Resources and Services Administration, a bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was in Billings on Wednesday to tour RiverStone Health facilities.

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New Wyoming state lab offers improved testing

New Wyoming state lab offers improved testing

CASPER, Wyo. — During the 2001 anthrax scare, Wyoming health officials tested suspicious powders at a government office building in the heart of Cheyenne.

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Wyoming anti-meth group cites teen awareness

Wyoming anti-meth group cites teen awareness

CASPER — Teenagers in Wyoming are more aware of dangers associated with using methamphetamine than they were two years ago, according to survey results released by the Wyoming Meth Project on Friday.

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Wyoming relies on volunteers for emergency services

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Nearly 85 percent of emergency medical service providers in Wyoming are volunteers who sacrifice hundreds of hours of their personal time to help their communities, neighbors and strangers, a state health official said.

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