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State task force to discuss futures of health facilities

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health facilities task force will meet Wednesday in Cheyenne to discuss the group's recommendations about the future roles and needs ... [more]

Hospital offers extended hours for breast screenings

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mammograms will be read by the radiologist the following day.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SageWest Health Care at Lander and Riverton ... [more]

Series to train volunteers in hospice care

Oct 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton is hosting a training series Thursday through Saturday for people interested in volunteering at the facility. ... [more]

Mid-level providers filling health care shortage in county

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Being able to visit "the doctor" for any health concern is an American expectation, but it is starting not to be the norm. Nurse practitioners and physician's ... [more]

WDH setting public forums on federal changes in home-based health services

Oct 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  With new federal rules in effect, the Wyoming Department of Health is planning public forums and other opportunities to help interested residents learn more ... [more]

Mountain Sage Holistic Clinic to open new facility in Dubois

Oct 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mountain Sage Holistic Clinic, announces the opening of a new health care clinic in Dubois.
The clinic says it will focus on a "functional medicine" approach ... [more]

Health officials hope mobile program will reduce costly hospital visits

Oct 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The initiative sends a registered nurse to patients with chronic diseases.

A new mobile integrated health care program in Dubois has lofty goals: ... [more]

Specialist gives talk on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Oct 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders appear in children whose mothers drank alcohol while pregnant.

School counselors, social workers, medical providers ... [more]

Weight Watchers sees its membership grow after relocating to athletic club

Sep 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Riverton Weight Watchers chapter has gained new members this year after changing its meeting location.
Meetings leader Jill Stark said an average of 20 to ... [more]

Hospital providing specialized wound care

Sep 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Before the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine opened this summer at SageWest Health Care at Riverton, some local residents had to go to great lengths ... [more]

Business leaders to discuss rising health care costs

Sep 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming business and health leaders are meeting Thursday at a daylong summit on curbing health care costs for employers in the Cowboy State.
The Wyoming ... [more]

WDH says seniors can take steps to avoid injuries from falling

Sep 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  While many people unexpectedly take a tumble from time to time, the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that falls sometimes can lead to ... [more]

Drug 'take back' day set for Saturday

Sep 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  With another drug "DEA Take Back" day scheduled across the nation for Saturday, the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that medications can ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Oncology opens doors on new facility

Sep 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Rocky Mountain Oncology finally has opened its doors after years of working to bring the high-end cancer facility to Lander.
Acuhealth Acupuncture owner Paul ... [more]

Partnership helps schools in offering suicide prevention

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A new school program is training Cheyenne students to be part of the solution in suicide prevention.
A partnership between several area agencies and ... [more]

Riverton still recovering from primary care doctor departure

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Waking up feeling sore, stuffy and feverish is bad enough, but calling the doctor's office and finding the physician is booked all day can make it worse.
This ... [more]

Obama regs remedy birth control issue for religious organizations

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some ... [more]

Pediatricians recommend later start times for schools

Aug 26, 2014 - By Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press:  CHICAGO -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would ... [more]

FDA under pressure to define 'natural' food label

Aug 26, 2014 - By Mary MacVean, McClatchy Newspapers:  In one study, "natural" tied for first place when people were asked to rank which food product claims mattered the most to them.

LOS ANGELES -- When ... [more]

Meeting planned on community paramedicine

Aug 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting interested residents to attend a stakeholder meeting Aug. 14 to introduce a health care approach known as ... [more]

Big variety found in charges for blood tests

Aug 19, 2014 - By Roni Caryn Rabin, Kaiser Health News:  One California hospital charged $10 for a blood cholesterol test, while another hospital that ran the same test charged $10,169 -- over 1,000 times more.
For ... [more]

Surgeon adds Lander to rotation

Aug 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  An orthopedic surgeon and former head team physician for the University of Wyoming Athletics is offering his expertise to residents in the Lander area.
With ... [more]

Wyoming students exempt from vaccines down in 2013

Aug 12, 2014 - By Aerin Curtis, McClatchy Newspapers:  The numbers of students who take the necessary vaccinations for public schools went up in 2013.
But the figures for students who aren't vaccinated either for ... [more]

Doctor visit means hundreds of miles for some veterans

Aug 5, 2014 - By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For millions of veterans living in rural America, the challenges of accessing an overburdened and scandal-plagued health care system go ... [more]

Gonorrhea case reports spiking in state

Aug 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  With a significantly increased number of reported gonorrhea cases this year the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that preventing the spread ... [more]

Don't delay vaccination for measles

Jul 31, 2014 - The Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram:  Tarrant County, Texas, residents got a sobering reminder of how important it is to vaccinate children when public health officials last week confirmed the ... [more]

Whooping cough growing into a problem for Wyoming

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging awareness of the disease and ... [more]

Time to register for Wyoming's Biggest Loser RunWalk

Jul 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's First Lady is encouraging state residents to register for the upcoming Biggest Loser RunWalk event planned for Aug. 17 in Casper. 
"When parents and ... [more]

Teen risk behavior drops in Wyoming

Jun 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey shows a decline in smoking, drinking and fighting.

CHEYENNE -- Many dangerous ... [more]

County organizers try Life R U Ready event on local students

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local health officials recently role-played the consequences of drug use and underage drinking with county sixth-graders, hoping to reduce the risky behaviors. ... [more]