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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.

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Hantavirus remains health threat in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health says hantavirus infection remains a potential health threat in the state.

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State lawmakers consider cutting back on required reports from health department

CASPER, Wyo. — For about seven years, the Wyoming Department of Health has provided an annual report to lawmakers about a pilot project that never got off the ground.

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Outbreak of gastrointestinal illness reported in Pinedale

CASPER, Wyo. — State health officials say they don’t know what caused a gastrointestinal illness outbreak that sickened students and staffers at Pinedale High School on Wednesday.

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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.

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Legislators consider more money for special needs students

CHEYENNE — Key legislators are scheduled to vote this week on an additional $3.3 million for Wyoming preschools serving more than 4,000 special needs children from birth through age 5.

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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.

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Flu forces visitor limits at Gillette hospital

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County Memorial Hospital is implementing restrictions on visitors because of an increasing number of flu cases.

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Campbell County hit hard by flu

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County is being hit hard by the flu.

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Legislator wants new health insurance option

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A senior Wyoming state lawmaker announced Monday he will push to change state law to allow people who are losing health care coverage that doesn't meet the standards of the federal Affordable Care Act to get state coverage.

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Wyoming Health Department urges caution to prevent flu

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state residents to take common-sense steps to prevent becoming ill with influenza or spreading it to others.

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Park County explores surge in hepatitis C cases

POWELL, Wyo. — Health officials are investigating an increase in reported cases of the liver disease hepatitis C among young people in Park County, with evidence suggesting needle sharing among intravenous drug users might be to blame.

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Wyoming improves quit tobacco program

CHEYENNE — The state of Wyoming has improved a program that helps residents stop smoking or using smokeless tobacco.

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Wyoming experiences first West Nile death of 2013

A Park County man died last week after being infected with West Nile Virus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday.

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Concerns spur more changes to Wyo disability program redesign

CASPER, Wyo. — A plan to redesign one of Wyoming’s main programs for funding disability services is getting its own overhaul amid criticism from parents and guardians.

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New hospital development heads to Casper City Council

CASPER, Wyo. — Few details have emerged about a possible new hospital in Casper, even as the development heads Tuesday to the city council.

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Casper City Council to discuss funding for community projects

CASPER, Wyo. -- The Casper City Council on Tuesday will determine whether to support social service agencies and, if so, how.

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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…

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.

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Norovirus outbreak in Hudson sickens 30

HUDSON, Wyo. — A norovirus outbreak in the central Wyoming community of Hudson has state health officials trying to pinpoint the cause of the illness that has sickened some 30 people.

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