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Wyoming Department Of Health

Local health department seeks additional state nursing funds

CASPER, Wyo. — Public health officials in Natrona County are asking Wyoming legislators for additional funds to pay for a gap in nursing services funding at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department.

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Battle over Medicaid expansion in Wyoming carries into 2015

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming medical professionals took small steps toward capturing federal health care funding, streamlining the medical industry, cutting employers’ health insurance costs and providing consumer transparency in 2014.

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Health Department restructures leadership for its medical facilities

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s state-run medical facilities are gaining new leadership alongside upcoming organizational changes.

November 16, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Health facilities task force postpones decision

CASPER, Wyo. — Members of the Wyoming Task Force on Department of Health Facilities are taking an extra month to draft their final recommendation for the future of Wyoming’s five safety net medical centers.

October 07, 2014 8:30 amLoading…

Wyoming gets $605K grant to fight chronic diseases

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming will receive a $605,000 federal grant this fiscal year to strengthen the state's program for fighting chronic diseases.

October 01, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Teen birth rates in Wyoming fall for 5th straight year

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming teen birth rates continued a five-year decline, according to a report released by the Wyoming Department of Health.

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Surge in Wyoming gonorrhea prompts warning

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A surge in reported cases of gonorrhea in Wyoming is prompting state health officials to issue a warning about the sexually transmitted disease.

August 05, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming Health Department says whooping cough increasing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is seeing an increase in reported cases of whooping cough and the state health department says infants and other vulnerable people should get vaccinated.

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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…

Hantavirus remains health threat in Wyoming

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

May 25, 2014 11:41 amLoading…

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.

May 22, 2014 8:15 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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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.

January 21, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

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…

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.

January 01, 2014 9:21 amLoading…

Campbell County hit hard by flu

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

December 30, 2013 4:18 pmLoading…

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.

December 16, 2013 5:29 pmLoading…

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.

November 25, 2013 2:27 pmLoading…

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