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Riverton couple starts healthy lunch support group at home

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton couple is organizing a group to support eating healthy at lunch time.
"I thought it would be nice to create a little refuge for people to bring ... [more]

Ambulance rates to rise; first increase since 2013

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riding in an ambulance is getting more expensive in Fremont County. Rates for the service are to rise March 1 by more than 50 percent on average.
"Cash in the ... [more]

Reservation health group receives $198K grant

Feb 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The funds will help support efforts to improve cardiovascular health among members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.

The AstraZeneca HealthCare ... [more]

CWC adds counselor to improve care

Feb 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College's counseling services are changing to improve care and outreach.
Counselor Lance Goede said he and Deb Starks -- a full-time counselor ... [more]

Fremont County Public Health says whooping cough reported in area

Feb 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pertussis can be deadly to small infants and children.

Cases of pertussis in school-aged children have been reported to Fremont County Public ... [more]

Measles spreading to neighboring states; no cases seen in Wyoming

Feb 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming has not reported a case of the measles since 2010, but local health officials say the state is not immune to a recent outbreak of the disease linked to ... [more]

Governor's recognition of hospice, palliative care a state milestone

Feb 4, 2015 - Rhonda Locker, Riverton:  Editor:
Hospice and palliative care month was celebrated and recognized by Gov. Matt Mead.
I am the executive director of Help for Health. Recently I ... [more]

State Capitol site of annual Celebration of Hope

Feb 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  With a focus planned on colorectal cancer survivors, the Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium's 10th Annual Celebration of Hope is Friday at the ... [more]

Bill may help Fremont County recruit mental health care providers

Feb 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shortages of health care providers across Wyoming could see some alleviation due to a bill progressing through the state legislature. The legislation would ... [more]

Region seeing steady rise in flu cases

Jan 27, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Officials say influenza has not hit Fremont County as hard as the rest of the country.
"Nationally, I have heard it is an epidemic," said Fremont County ... [more]

Teen pregnancy rate up in county

Jan 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 2013 survey showed 47 percent of high school teens in Wyoming are having sex.

A 2014 report from the Wyoming Department of Health shows Fremont ... [more]

WDH urges residents to test homes for radon

Jan 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Testing is the only way to know how much of the invisible, potentially dangerous gas known as radon is present in Wyoming homes or workplaces, according to the ... [more]

WDH says cervical cancer is largely preventable

Jan 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Free screening is available for low-income, uninsured women.

Regular screening and a key vaccination series can help prevent most cases of cervical ... [more]

Health care marketplace enrollment pace faster

Jan 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In Wyoming, more than 9,000 people chose plans in the insurance marketplace in the first month.

Reports show people are enrolling in health care ... [more]

Poison center reminds residents about dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning

Jan 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Poison Center has received dozens of calls so far this season on carbon monoxide poisoning.
Every year more than 400 Americans die from ... [more]

Few flu cases reported in county; public nurse recommends vaccine

Jan 6, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health has reported an increase in the number of influenza cases seen in the state, but Fremont County has not yet seen a similar ... [more]

Tribe sues federal government over new ACA regulations

Dec 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Dec. 8 over proposed rules implementing the Affordable Care Act. Employees of the ... [more]

No decision from committee yet on Medicaid expansion

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are debating whether they will back a plan to make the state the latest to expand its Medicaid program.
The Joint Labor, Health ... [more]

Health department says flu activity picking up in state

Dec 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  With flu activity reports stepping up across the state, the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging residents to take common-sense steps to avoid spreading ... [more]

CWC offering unique medical program

Dec 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new medical assistant certificate program will be available at Central Wyoming College beginning in the spring.
The CWC Board of Trustees approved the ... [more]

Organizers want to expand Life R U Ready

Dec 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The program aims to prevent risky behavior in young people.

Organizers of an event designed to prevent risky behaviors in young people think the ... [more]

Lawmakers eye state action on EMS troubles

Dec 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners told legislators the county ambulance department would deplete its reserves by the end of the fiscal year.

Local ... [more]

Poison center shares food handling tips for holiday

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  The holiday meal and its preparation is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving celebration, and safe food handling in the kitchen is an important part of the ... [more]

Diabetes burden growing in state

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  In little more than a decade, the adult diabetes rate has almost doubled in Wyoming, leading to new Wyoming Department of Health efforts to help limit the ... [more]

Health insurance rates up at CWC

Nov 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  For 2015, costs are increasing by an average of 15.7 percent across all plan options.

Employees at Central Wyoming College will pay more for their ... [more]

Fed health insurance exchange opening to businesses

Nov 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Roughly 1,200 Fremont County residents bought coverage through the marketplace last year.

Individuals, families and now small businesses can sign up ... [more]

Cancer survivors cast their lines for health

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Breast cancer survivors dotted the Dunoir Valley in July for a weekend of fly fishing and connecting.
The national organization Casting for Recovery ... [more]

Governor appoints CWC counselor to state health board

Nov 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College counselor Lance Goede has been elected to serve as the chairman of the Wyoming Mental Health Professionals Licensing Board.
Gov. Matt ... [more]

County's health insurance marketplace enrollment ranks third in Wyoming

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County ranked third in the state for most plans selected through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace.
The U.S. Department of ... [more]

Suicide prevention program enters sixth year

Oct 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Suicide Prevention group on the Wind River Indian Reservation recently was highlighted on the Indian Health Services website -- ihs.gov ... [more]