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WDH now accepting only electronically submitted death filings

Increased use of an online registration system for death notices will help smooth the process for loved ones following the death of a family member, according ...

Group says Wyoming falls short in cancer prevention

The state meets only one recommendation of nine benchmarks according to the organization's report.

CHEYENNE --Wyoming has not done enough to adopt ...

Finding mental health services for those unable to pay is crucial

Editor:
I read the editorial on mental health issues. You are completely right as far as individuals and families who are desperate to find mental health ...

Wyoming gets new poison center vendor

Services for state residents who have critical questions about potential poisoning incidents are continuing without interruption as a new vendor takes over ...

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'Rabbit fever' discovered in state
WORLAND -- Wyoming health officials are warning residents to keep an eye on their pets and other wildlife after ...

Initial WLRC bids rejected; lawmakers will wait for more

The Wyoming Task Force on Department of Health Facilitieshit the reset button on the planned overhaul of the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander, rejecting ...

Residents with epilepsy may apply for hemp extract registration cards

Qualified Wyoming residents who have intractable epilepsy may now apply for hemp extract registration cards to be issued by the Wyoming Department of Health. ...

Deadline nears for WDH tax refund program

State residents who may qualify for the Wyoming Department of Health Tax Refund for Elderly and Disabled Program are reminded to submit applications by Aug. ...

Valid points on mental health; services are available locally

Editor:
On July 22 David Monhollen wrote an excellent letter to the editor with the headline "Many who need mental health services don't seek them, often ...

New WLRC superintendent plans to upgrade facility

Allen Parks also anticipates developing a dual-diagnosis program for clients who are disabled and mentally ill, as well as a geriatrics-skilled facility for ...

New doctor joins hospital in Riverton

SageWest Health Care at Riverton has hired Brent Liebert, M.D., who will be offering emergency medicine services to the hospital's patients.
Liebert is one of ...

Gluten-free store in Riverton brings back unique salad bar

The dishes are mostly vegetarian and also corn-free, dairy-free, yeast-free, soy-free, egg-free, peanut-free and gluten-free.

For the gluten-free, ...

Rabies prevention key, so take precautions near animals; three positive tests this year

To help Wyoming residents avoid a deadly disease for themselves, as well as for pets and livestock, the Wyoming Department of Health is promoting rabies ...

WDH: Season's first case of West Nile reported in state

The season's first case of West Nile virus in Wyoming has been detected in Sheridan County.
"We want to remind residents to take steps to protect themselves ...

Gonorrhea outbreak found in state

The Wyoming Department of Health has detected an alarming increase in reported gonorrhea cases across Wyoming this year.
"So far this year, 61 cases of ...

Rate of fatal wrecks in county slightly higher than state figure

Fremont County had 10 fatal crashes in 2014 resulting in 12 deaths.

A report from the Wyoming Department of Transportation details the dangers of ...

Good hygiene can prevent the spread of water illnesses

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 ...

WDH: Avoid ticks, mosquitoes and the diseases they carry

During Wyoming's warmer months, the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents to avoid mosquitoes and ticks when spending time outdoors, because the ...

Risk factors for cancer higher in American Indian population

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 ...

Health department officials issue floodwater safety tips

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. ...

 
 

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