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Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program Updated to Improve Service

Wyoming’s program offers free nicotine replacement therapy for those who medically qualify and will also cover a significant portion of the costs for prescription medications meant to help individuals quit.

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Information Forums Set for Developmental Disability Programs

WDH has been providing services through an “Adult Developmental Disabilities Waiver,” a “Child Developmental Disabilities Waiver” and an “Acquired Brain Injury Waiver” using a combination of state and federal Wyoming Medicaid dollars.

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WIC Program in Wyoming Still Operating

A Wyoming Department of Health spokeswoman says the state has adequate funding to keep the program running for a few weeks.

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Health Officials: Whooping Cough Cases On the Rise

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) is considered a vaccine-preventable disease; about half of Wyoming’s cases this year involved children who had not been vaccinated.

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West Nile Virus Cases On the Rise in Wyoming

Spokeswoman Kim Deti says the state has definitely seen an uptick in WNV cases in Wyoming over the last few weeks.

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March and Rally In Cheyenne For Disability Waiver Funding

The event was sponsored by Wyoming Parents Empowering Parents in response to a law passed by the legislature last winter that called for a redesign of developmental disabilities programs within the existing budget slated for these programs.

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Wyoming’s First 2013 Human West Nile Virus Case Reported

A few of the states surrounding Wyoming have seen a handful of WNV cases and said activity nationally is significantly lower so far this year compared to 2012.

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Department Of Health Issues Tick Warning

With warmer weather in the state the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents to take steps to protect themselves against ticks and the diseases they carry.

Spokeswoman Kim Deti says May through July is peak tick season in Wyoming

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Health Department Says Baby Chicks Can Cause Salmonella

While most people know salmonella outbreaks can be linked with certain contaminated foods, some may not realize handling live poultry, such as baby chicks, can also sometimes spread the illness, according to the Wyoming Department of Health

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Health Officials Warn Of Hantavirus Threat [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Department of Health has issued a warning about the hantavirus. The department says people should use bleach and rubber gloves to clean area infested by mice. Frontier Airlines has announced new fees for carry-on baggage. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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