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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]

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]