Health

State Taking Over WINhealth Operations
Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Glause has gotten a court order to take over operations of WINhealth after the company announced it would shut down operations in Wyoming as of the end of the year.
‘Wyoming Has Gonorrhea’ Billboards Drawing National Attention
KnowWYO, a Wyoming Department of Health program, launched their latest billboard campaign this month, and their controversial message is now getting national attention. The billboards, which will be up through December in Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette, Laramie, Rawlins and Riverton, read “Wyomin…
Wyoming Battling Low Breast Cancer Screening Rates
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and while most people are aware of the disease, many women in Wyoming aren’t getting mammograms. In 2014, 65.2% of Wyoming women age 40 and over reported having a mammogram in the past two years, according to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Sys…
Rabies Case in Fremont County
While not all details are available, it appears the woman may have been exposed to the virus via bats, which are a known carrier of the rabies virus in Wyoming.
County Clerk Sets City Smoking Referendum For Nov. 17
Casper voters will decide on Tuesday, Nov. 17 whether they want a limited or a total smoking ban in buildings accessed by the public, incoming City Manager V.H. McDonald and City Attorney Bill Luben said Thursday. At issue is the 2013 ordinance — nicknamed Smoking Ban Light — approved …

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