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March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

The Wyoming Department of Health wants people to know that while colorectal cancer is deadly, it's also preventable and treatable.

State Health Officer Dr. Wendy Braund says the while colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths both in Wyoming and nationally, there are steps people can take to protect themselves

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State Report: Golden Corral Norovirus Outbreak Likely “Restaurant Associated”

According to an official report released by the Wyoming Department of Health, a state epidemiologist says the cause of a Norovirus outbreak that sickened several hundred customers of Casper’s recently-opened Golden Corral restaurant late last year was likely “restaurant associated.”

The report was made available to K2 Radio on Wednesday.

The report says at le

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DOH:Medicaid Expansion Would Save Money

A new report from the Wyoming Department of Health says that expanding Wyoming Medicaid as encouraged by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) could reduce the number of uninsured residents and save the state more than $47 Million over the next six years.

Department of Health Director Tom F

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Hunter Comment on Seasons Scheduled [audio]

A series of meetings to give hunters in the Laramie region the opportunity to comment on big game and upland bird seasons kicks off on Monday with a meeting in Cheyenne. A division of the Wyoming Department of Health has officially changed it's name, according to spokeswoman Kim Deti. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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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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