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Wyoming Health Department

As cuts loom, parents are desperate for more disability funding

As cuts loom, parents are desperate for more disability funding

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Eight parents, including a state lawmaker, criticized the Wyoming Department of Health on Monday for changes it is making to the developmental disabilities waiver program, which they say will affect their children.

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Wyoming Senate committee considers Medicaid bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Witnesses testifying in favor of a bill to expand the Medicaid program in Wyoming told lawmakers Wednesday that the program offers their sole hope of receiving adequate medical care.

February 19, 2014 8:27 amLoading…

13 West Nile cases in Wyoming, including 1 death

GILLETTE, Wyo. — At least 13 people have contracted West Nile virus in Wyoming so far this year, including a Park County man who died.

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Evanston woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

Evanston woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An Evanston woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to defrauding the state Medicaid system of $56,000 by falsely claiming she provided services to children with developmental disabilities. The plea comes as state officials are wrestling with how to cut costs of the sprawling health …

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Lawsuits filed over alleged Golden Corral illness

CASPER — People who say they fell ill after they ate at a Golden Corral restaurant in Casper last year have sued the restaurant chain.

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Campbell County leads Wyoming in flu cases

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wyoming health officials say Campbell County leads the state in reported flu cases this year.

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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.

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Wyoming flu season gets early start

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State health officials say they are already getting reports of flu cases in Wyoming.

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Wyoming Health Department urges whooping cough vaccination

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming's state health officer is urging people who spend time around babies to get vaccinated against whooping cough.

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Wyoming Health Department pushes 'no tobacco' stance at state fair

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health is one of the sponsors of the Wyoming State Fair, which is going on this week in Douglas.

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Wyoming health officials warn of smoke from wildfires

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — With wildfires popping up around Wyoming, state health officials are encouraging residents to be mindful of the potential health effects caused by wildfire smoke.

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Casper development director leaving for state health job

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper’s community development director will leave the city next month to head the Wyoming Department of Health’s revamped Aging Division.

July 06, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming rabies outbreak brings advice on prevention

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — To help Wyoming residents avoid a deadly disease for themselves, pets and livestock, the Wyoming Health Department is promoting rabies prevention strategies.

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Teton County board renews push to ban smoking

JACKSON, Wyo. - Members of the Teton County Board of Health say they will continue to push for a smoking ban despite a court ruling against their first attempt.

April 30, 2011 10:06 am Related Loading…

New Wyoming program to help aging residents

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Health Department says there is help for state residents growing older or coping with a disability.

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Wyoming agency warns of high blood pressure effects

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Health Department warns that high blood pressure and high cholesterol are growing problems with high impacts on the health of too many residents in the state.

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Health department encourages screenings during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Wyoming and the state health department is encouraging men to speak with their doctors about risks and screening options.

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Pregnancy tips come via phone

CASPER — Wyoming health officials are encouraging expectant and new mothers to use a service that sends pregnancy information via text message.

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