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Wyoming drops several spots on child wellness report

Despite seeing improvements in multiple areas, Wyoming’s overall ranking on a national children’s well-being report dropped several spaces.

July 22, 2014 8:30 amLoading…
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



Flu cases spike

One person has died of influenza in Natrona County this flu season, a victim of a spike in the number of reported cases locally, statewide and nationally the past couple weeks.

January 07, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

Report ranks Wyoming 17th healthiest state

Wyoming is the 17th healthiest state, up from 25th the year before, according to a new report.

December 18, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

Legislator proposes delaying license for new Casper hospital to gauge ACA impact

LANDER — Wyoming would wait until 2015 to license a new Casper hospital, giving officials time to gauge the Affordable Care Act’s overall effect on the state, according to a proposal floated Monday by state Rep. Elaine Harvey.

November 05, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

Wyoming health department reports second West Nile case

Wyoming health officials have learned of a second person infected with West Nile virus, they announced Monday.

August 05, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Plans surface for new Casper medical center

Plans surface for new Casper medical center

CASPER — Developers have submitted preliminary plans for a new medical center that would be built on Casper’s rapidly expanding east side.

July 18, 2013 11:30 pmLoading…

New Casper hospital rumors cause concern

The addition of a new, for-profit hospital in Casper could force cuts at Wyoming Medical Center that would ultimately cost lives, officials said.

July 15, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming whooping cough cases quadruple in 2012

CASPER — A four-fold increase in whooping cough cases in Wyoming might be related to the vaccine losing its effectiveness over time, a state health official said Thursday.

January 24, 2013 11:30 pmLoading…
Wyoming agencies out of vaccine at flu season peak

Wyoming agencies out of vaccine at flu season peak

CHEYENNE — The city-county health departments in Wyoming's two largest communities are out of influenza vaccine at what may be the peak of this year's nasty flu season.

January 11, 2013 4:37 pmLoading…

Wyoming Department of Health conducts interviews in food poisoning probe

The Wyoming Department of Health has interviewed 50 people as part of an investigation into the source of a foodborne virus outbreak in Casper this week.

December 15, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Sewage leak prompts cleanup at Lander health care facility

Workers will replace the plumbing under a building at the Wyoming Life Resource Center after a June inspection found waste leaking from a broken sewer pipe in the crawl space.

October 12, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming Medicaid expansion savings remain uncertain

Medicaid expansion would allow Wyoming to spend less on other health programs, at least partially offsetting the cost of extending coverage to thousands of newly eligible residents.

September 23, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

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.

March 22, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…

3 West Nile cases in Wyoming this year

RIVERTON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health has confirmed three cases of West Nile virus in the state so far this year.

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State readies letters for Wyoming families whose info was exposed

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Department of Health is still preparing informative letters for the 5,000 families whose personal information was discovered to be accessible online three weeks ago.

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State plans wellness workshops

CASPER — The Wyoming Department of Health has organized a series of workshops to help employers promote health and wellness among workers.

November 10, 2009 10:55 pmLoading…

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