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Wyoming Faces Over 2,500 Insurance Cancellations

Private insurance companies have given notice to the state of Wyoming that they plan to cancel over 2,600 health insurance policies for state residents largely because of increased regulation and higher minimum standards set by the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Premiums Unveiled for Health Overhaul Plans

The Obama administration is shifting into high gear to promote the new health care law ahead of an Oct. 1 start date for uninsured people to begin signing up.

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UW awarded $1.5M For Maternal Obesity Research

A University of Wyoming researcher has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant to fund his study into obesity in expectant mothers.

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October May Be Best Time For Flu Shots

With flu season fast approaching now is the time to start considering a flu shot, however actually getting the vaccine, you may want to hold off for a few weeks.

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House GOP Wants Health Care Provisions Delayed

House Republicans, politically emboldened by President Barack Obama's delay of a key requirement of his health care law, are taking another run at scrapping his signature domestic policy.

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Baby Adlai Lopez, facebook
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Fundraiser Launched for Young Laramie Native

Adlai Lopez is a new resident to the city of Laramie. He's a ten-month-old baby that is described as being a happy baby and very sweet. Unfortunately Baby Adlai has been plagued by illness over the course of his short life.

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Wildfire Smoke Can Cause Health Concerns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health reminds residents that smoke from wildfires can cause health concerns.

Some areas of southeastern Wyoming area seeing smoky air because of a fire burning northwest of Fort Collins, Colo

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Wyoming Ranks 21st In National Health Report

The 2011 America's Health Rankings finds that Wyoming residents aren't as overweight as some, but the scales are tipping in the wrong direction.

Overall, Wyoming ranks 21st out of 50 states for health

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New York Hospital Using Palm Scans for Patient Check-Ins

Checking in at New York University’s Langone Medical Center now has a high-tech twist. Instead of paperwork, the hospital is using a palm-scanner to trace the unique vein patterns in patients’ hands.

Made by Fujitsu, the scanners use near-infrared waves to take an image of the veins in a person’s palm. As long as the imaging has been done on a patient before, software can then match these pictures against those already on file. Set-up for new patients takes under a minute, and doesn’t require the person to be conscious.

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Check Your Meds: Poison Prevention Week

During Poison Prevention Week, Americans are urged to do a better job of understanding exactly what medications they are taking.

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