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Severe Flu Season Expected in Wyoming and Nationwide

Officials with the Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department expect a particularly severe flu season this year. Already, multiple people have been hospitalized with flu-like symptoms in the Casper area.

The Centers for Disease Co

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High Court Rejects Medicare Challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and other Social Security recipients who say they have the right to reject Medicare in favor of continuing health coverage from private insurers

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Red States, Too, Get Health Care Nod From Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some bipartisan cooperation may finally be breaking out in the nation's contentious battle over health care overhaul.

The Obama administration announced Thursday that four red states are on the list of those getting the initial go-ahead to build their own health insurance marketplaces

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Partnership For A Healthier America
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Casper Resident Makes Semi Finals With Idea To Combat Obesity In Kids

A Casper resident is among 10 semi-finalist in a national competition looking for innovative ways to help kids lose weight. The End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge, from the Partnership for a Healthier Ameri

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Health Care In Transition; This Week On Report To Wyoming

This Sunday on Report to Wyoming; the state of Wyoming's transitioning health care system.

"It's an exciting time to be in health care. It's very scary, but it's very exciting and we're gonna have to change the status quo, the way we do business

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Illness Linked To Casper Golden Corral Approaches 200 Cases

Officials with the Public Health Department are investigating a report filed by an official at Wyoming Medical Center regarding an abnormally high number of food poisoning cases in Casper.

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Early Wyo. Flu Season Intensifies

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's early flu season is getting more intense. State health officials recorded more than three times more flu cases by Dec. 1 than usual.

The Associated Press reports that the state recorded 342 cases of influenza by Dec

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Gillette Hospital Restricts Visits Because Of Flu

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Visiting restrictions are in place at Campbell County Memorial Hospital because of a recent spike in flu cases in the area.

The Associated Press reports that visitors at the hospital's maternal units must wash their hands and wear a mask while visiting a patient's room

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UW Poll Shows Disapproval Of Health Care Law

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A University of Wyoming poll shows that a strong majority of residents continue to disapprove of the federal Affordable Care Act.

The health care reform law is opposed by 66 percent of the poll respondents, compared to 24 percent who approve

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Wyoming State Capitol
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Lawmakers Consider Bill On Hospital Data

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An interim legislative committee is considering a bill that would force Wyoming hospitals to publicly disclose more of their prices and quality-of-care statistics.

The free data would be posted on the Internet and include the standard charge for inpatient care, the standard charge for obstetric patients, prices for various procedures and the hospitals' infection rates

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