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3/27/2015
A new Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) effort aims to ensure Wyoming children who must be transported in ambulances are as safe as possible during these critical rides.The Wyoming Responders Safe Transport Initiative (WYRESTRAIN) is led by the WDH Office of Emergency Services (OEMS).“It’s a fact of life that there are times when some Wyoming children must be transported in an ambulance because they are very sick or injured, or because they must go along with family members during a crisis,” said Brandon Kelley, OEMS operations supervisor and Emergency Medical Services for Children coordinator with WDH.

3/26/2015
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is prepared to help Wyoming smokers who are ready to quit as the U.S.

3/25/2015
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) expects the 2015 Wyoming Conference on Aging, set for April 27-30 in Cheyenne, to help those who attend learn about upcoming challenges facing the state’s older adults.

3/24/2015
A surplus federal medical station recently awarded to Wyoming will boost the state’s ability to meet certain medical needs caused by an emergency, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).The federal government decided last year that 18 of its 50 250-bed federal medical stations would be considered surplus and made available for states that wanted them.

3/19/2015
Norovirus, a common but sometimes misunderstood stomach bug, is circulating in several communities around the state, according to reports received by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

3/10/2015
Wyoming continues to see overall significant declines in junior high and high school students saying they use alcohol and cigarettes, according to new survey reports.

2/27/2015
With the season approaching when baby chicks and ducklings are typically bought and sold around the state, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) representative says even cute chicks can sometimes carry harmful germs.

2/3/2015
A growing, multistate outbreak of measles linked to a famous California amusement park is prompting Wyoming’s state health officer to remind families not to take vaccinations for granted.

1/27/2015
With a focus planned on colorectal cancer survivors, the Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium’s (WCCCC) 10th Annual Celebration of Hope is set for February 6 at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne.

1/13/2015
Two new members of the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) senior leadership team were named recently by WDH Director Tom Forslund.Korin Schmidt is the new WDH deputy director.

1/12/2015
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness MonthRegular screening and a key vaccination series can help prevent most cases of cervical cancer, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year more than 12,000 women get cervical cancer and 4,000 die from the disease across the country.

1/7/2015
January is National Radon Action MonthTesting 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 Wyoming Department of Health.Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released from radium and is found in rocks, soil and water.

12/12/2014
A Wyoming Department of Health (WDH official is announcing a leadership change for the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC) in LanderChris Newman, WDH Behavioral Health Division senior administrator, stated Adam Merrell is no longer the WLRC administrator.

12/8/2014
With reported gonorrhea cases in Campbell County more than doubling so far this year, Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) representatives are reminding those at risk to seek testing for the sexually transmitted disease (STD).Through the end of October, WDH had reports of 29 gonorrhea cases among Campbell County residents.

12/4/2014
With flu activity reports stepping up across the state, residents are encouraged by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) to take common-sense steps to avoid spreading influenza or becoming ill with the disease.Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus.
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