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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]

Hospitals report low infection rate

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The SageWest Health Care facilities in Riverton and Lander have been recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health-Wyoming and Wyoming Department of Health for ... [more]

Tribal health targeting men and youth in new programs

Jun 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health has implemented two new programs with the intent to target specific groups on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Eastern ... [more]

Circle of Friends helps survivors of suicide attempts

Jun 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Circle of Friends seeks to provide free support to those who have survived suicide attempts.
The group's founder, Duffy Glasgow, said 95 ... [more]

Hospitals changing names to SageWest Health Care

May 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Patients at the Lander and Riverton hospitals now will see new names for the facilities when they check in: SageWest Health Care at Lander and SageWest Health ... [more]

Patients receive a healing touch

May 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Practitioners say the therapy helps heal the "mind, body and spirit."

Practitioners offered free mini "healing touch" sessions May 5 at Central ... [more]

WDH donation program an option for unused meds

Apr 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  The medications can be re-dispensed to low-income residents who lack adequate prescription coverage.

The Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging ... [more]

New initiative puts consequences on display

Apr 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Students will get to experience jail cells, court hearings and emergency room setups at the Life RU Ready event May 6.

Fremont County ... [more]

Family practice doctor joins Riverton hospital

Apr 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Memorial Hospital has announced that Dr. Joe Turner has joined its staff to offer primary care services to patients throughout Fremont County.
"Dr. ... [more]

Flu season 'active' this year, with at least two deaths confirmed

Apr 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Fremont County residents have died as a result of influenza this year, according to Coroner Ed McAuslan.
A third death may be attributed to flu as well, ... [more]

Alzheimer's Association offering grant to caregivers

Apr 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Alzheimer's Association's Respite Care Assistance Program is offering relief to caregivers.
The purpose of the program is to give family caregivers time ... [more]

Dietitian says new health routines require planning

Apr 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  When it comes to finding the perfect diet to help shed winter weight, dietitian Susan Kreager said the best way to begin is to start planning ahead.
Kreager ... [more]

Smart phone app providing unique services to expectant mothers

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  WYhealth Due Date Plus helps women follow through on prenatal care with the goal of preventing premature births.

A new smart phone app from the ... [more]

New campaign promotes free, confidential STD testing

Mar 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health continues to promote free and confidential testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases through its recently updated ... [more]

Health experts say more information is needed on effects of e-cigarette use

Mar 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Electronic cigarettes have been available for years, but they have gained popularity recently, prompting concern from local smoking cessation advocates.
The ... [more]

Wellness program could be healthy wager for county

Mar 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is betting heavily on an expanded wellness program for its employees, and the wager could pay off. Groups that have tried similar methods have ... [more]

Program offering diabetes exams at schools

Mar 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Diabetes Awareness Program is preparing for its Child Health Measures project, which will begin soon in Fremont County schools. 
Students ... [more]

New grant for heart health to grow tribe's wellness initiative

Mar 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe will amp up its cardiovascular education initiatives for tribal members with a grant from the Astrazeneca Healthcare ... [more]

Take small steps when starting a workout

Mar 4, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  With "swimsuit weather" just around the corner and weight-loss resolutions waiting to be fulfilled, people are starting to look for the perfect exercise ... [more]