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Good hygiene can prevent the spread of water illnesses

Jun 30, 2015 - From staff reports:  While splashing in the waters of Wyoming's pools and lakes is a favorite summer pastime for many families, swimmers should be careful to avoid catching or ... [more]

WDH: Avoid ticks, mosquitoes and the diseases they carry

Jun 30, 2015 - From staff reports:  During Wyoming's warmer months, the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents to avoid mosquitoes and ticks when spending time outdoors, because the ... [more]

Risk factors for cancer higher in American Indian population

Jun 23, 2015 - From staff reports:  The recent report also found that cancer among tribal members in Wyoming is diagnosed at a later stage when compared to the white population.

A ... [more]

Health department officials issue floodwater safety tips

Jun 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials from the Wyoming Department of Health have issued the following health tips in light of the heavy rain that has fallen recently throughout the state. ... [more]

Center of Hope giving tours of upgraded facility

Jun 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  The third quarter report from the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies highlighted improvements and updates at the Center of Hope facility, 223 W. Adams St., ... [more]

Worse than meth

Jun 14, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Pharmacetical-style drug abuse is a bigger problem than most realize

Abuse of prescription drugs in Wyoming is a deadly problem. The Wyoming ... [more]

Reservation health equity conference approaching

Jun 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  The seminars aim to increase collaboration among local, state, tribal and federal health organizations.

A conference to address health inequities on ... [more]

Hats Off for Hope gala fundraiser set for Saturday

May 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Organizers have announced that the sixth annual Hats Off for Hope gala is Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Riverton.
The event, which is sponsored by the Tough ... [more]

CWC to host second retreat for children with diabetes

May 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is hosting the second annual family retreat for children and families living with Type I diabetes.
The "Stronger than Diabetes" ... [more]

More Wyoming adults reporting high blood pressure, WDH says

May 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The issue can lead to heart disease, heart attack, stroke and other health problems.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a growing ... [more]

Survey finds 10 percent of county residents have diabetes

May 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Also, 25 percent of Fremont County adults are obese, 23 percent smoke "every day or most days" and 24 percent did not have health insurance, according to ... [more]

Twenty-six deaths from flu in Wyoming so far this season

May 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The figure is much higher than the average of 6.5 flu-related deaths a year.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Health reports 26 deaths have been ... [more]

Parks new administrator at WLRC

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Allen Parks is the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
"We could not be more pleased to have Allen joining our leadership team ... [more]

Fremont County least healthy in state for fifth consecutive year, survey says

May 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A coalition has defined four priority issues affecting residents' health.

Fremont County has been named the least healthy county in Wyoming for the ... [more]

Salon collecting hair donations for wig charities

Apr 21, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Ponytails must be at least 8 inches long.

Details Salon will host its first-ever Hair Fair at 9 a.m. May 16 to benefit patients who have suffered ... [more]

Panel of patients, doctors discuss cancer after film preview at CWC

Apr 14, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's a malady that afflicts the entire planet, and the statistics are staggering. In the United States, one of every two men will be diagnosed with cancer, and ... [more]

Substance abuse stressing reservation, senator hears

Apr 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Most programs that provide some type of help are outpatient programs, but speakers said inpatient facilities would be a useful addition to ... [more]

WDH providing help during anti-smoking ad campaign

Apr 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health says it is prepared to help Wyoming smokers who are ready to quit as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... [more]

Survey says county teens drinking less, smoking more pot

Apr 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fewer teenagers are drinking in Fremont County these days, but more are using marijuana. Those trends appear in a recently released report compiling survey ... [more]

Breast cancer retreat in Dubois accepting applications

Apr 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  2015 marks the fifth year that Casting for Recovery in Wyoming has offered a weekend retreat for breast cancer patients.
The two and a half day event is free ... [more]

Chicks, ducklings a common source of salmonella bacteria

Mar 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  A Wyoming Department of Health representative wants to remind the public that chicks and ducklings -- animals that often are bought in the spring -- can carry ... [more]

District 25 only requires certain workers to be vaccinated

Mar 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school system encourages all of its employees to receive immunizations.

Public concern over immunizations has resurfaced after a measles ... [more]

Wyoming Poison Center can save residents trips to emergency rooms

Mar 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The centers are open 24/7 and are managed by health professionals.

Since 1962, the president has proclaimed the third week of March as National ... [more]

Food director at Riverton schools unhappy with new dietary rules

Mar 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The director of food services for Riverton schools is not happy with the direction federal policy makers are taking when setting dietary guidelines for ... [more]

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]