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Tips to Prevent Healthcare Assocaited Infections

Infection prevention week is October 14-21, and state health officials are advising Wyoming healthcare consumers that there are several steps they can take to help prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAI) when they visit a medical facility.

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Health Department Urging Flu Shots

In the wake of a reported early-season flu outbreak in the northern part of the state, Wyoming Department of Health spokeswoman Kim Deti is urging state residents to get immunized against the disease now.

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Wanted: Volunteers for Medical Reserve Corps Units

September is National Preparedness Month and the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging residents to  consider joining a local Medical Reserve Corps unit. Angelyn Mayes, state Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator, says Community-based Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units are a specialized, health-related component of Citizen Corps, a national network of hometown security volunteers.

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New Website Available to Report Medicaid Fraud [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Department of Health has launched a website a telephone line to allow state residents to report suspected medicaid fraud. A resource guide is available for Wyoming landowners with information ranging from soil and forest issues to septic systems and growing local food. Doug Randall reports.Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Medicaid Meetings Set

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) will hold five public forums around the state this month  to seek ideas on Wyoming’s Medicaid program.

During its 2012 session, the Wyoming Legislature approved legislation requiring WDH to conduct a study of Wyoming Medicaid

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Board of Education Wants Applicants for Accountability Panel [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Board of Education is  putting together an Education Accountability Review Panel. Doug Randall reports. The Wyoming Department of Health announced that the Veteran's Home in Buffalo has a new director. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Wyoming Supreme Court Hears Sheridan Teen’s Appeal [AUDIO]

An attorney for a Sheridan teenager serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for a 2009 home invasion killing urged the Wyoming Supreme Court to find the teen's sentence unconstitutional. Doug Randall has the story.  The Wyoming Department of Health is changing the way substance abuse and suicide prevention funding is managed and distributed across the state.  Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Health Department Issues Smoke Warning

The Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents, especially those with heart or respiratory problems, to avoid breathing in air contaminated by smoke from wildfires. Spokeswoman Kim Deti says small children are also susceptible to such air contamination.

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Health Department Urges Hantavirus Caution

Wyoming residents cleaning garages, campers and other areas which may be rodent infested are being warned about the possibility of contracting hantavirus infections from rodent droppings. Department of Health spokeswoman Kim Deti says while hantavirus is uncommon, it is a dangerous and potentially deadly disease.

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No Cheyenne ‘spice’ Sickness Reported

A spokesman for the Cheyenne Police Department says so far there have been no reported cases in the capitol city of people becoming ill after ingesting "spice'', or synthetic marijuana. Casper authorities reported last

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