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Archived News from 2005 and 2006

December 8th, 2006
Statewide Study Reviews Worksite Wellness in Wyoming

November 28th, 2006
Wyoming Efforts Recognize World AIDS Day Friday

November 20th, 2006
Fremont County Shigellosis Outbreak Continues to Grow

November 20th, 2006
Final Wyoming West Nile Numbers Reported

November 17th, 2006
Watch for Diabetes Warning Signs

November 14th, 2006
Department of Health Helps Wyoming Smokers Quit

November 9th, 2006
New Anti-Meth Advertising Campaign Set to Begin

October 19th, 2006
New Program Allows Medication Donations for Needy Patients

October 16th, 2006
Wyoming Experiencing Flu Vaccine Delays

October 11th, 2006
Wyoming Cancer Conference Scheduled for Sheridan

October 3rd, 2006
Department of Health Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2nd, 2006
More Than 60 Wyoming West Nile Virus Cases Reported

September 21st, 2006
Goshen County Man State’s Second West Nile Virus Death

September 18th, 2006
Wyoming West Nile Virus Cases Pass 50

September 15th, 2006
Wyoming Case Linked to Current National E. Coli Outbreak

September 8th, 2006
Wyoming West Nile Virus Cases Increase to 31

September 5th, 2006
Diabetes Conference Scheduled for Cheyenne

September 5th, 2006
Health Official Concerned About Increased Tularemia Activity

September 1st, 2006
Freemont County Man Wyoming's First West Nile Virus Death

Free Vaccines Available for Children Under New State Program

August 29th, 2006
Governor Declares Patient Advocate Day

August 29th, 2006
Fremont County West Nile Virus Infections Climb Sharply

August 23rd, 2006
New Recovery Option Coming to Wyoming

August 22nd, 2006
Three More Fremont County Residents Infected with West Nile Virus

August 18th, 2006
Goshen County Man Diagnosed with West Nile Virus Fever

August 11th, 2006
Sexually Transmitted Disease Infections Up Sharply

August 10th, 2006
State Medicaid Program Saves Millions of Dollars

August 10th, 2006
West Nile Virus Fever Found in Fremont County Woman

August 9th, 2006
Wyoming’s First 2006 Human West Nile Virus Infection Identified

August 7th, 2006
Emergency Services Office Schedules Trauma Conference

August 3rd, 2006
Bat Incidents Lead to Rabies Concerns

August 1st, 2006
Bible Camp Outbreak Investigation Continues

July 27th, 2006
Governor Declares Breastfeeding Awareness Month

July 25th, 2006
Aging Division Plans Public Meetings

July 25th, 2006
Outbreak Identified Among Bible Camp Attendees

July 21th, 2006
AED Purchased with Department of Health Grant Saves Life

July 19th, 2006
Smoke from Wildfires Can Cause Health Concerns

July 18th, 2006
Wyoming Offers Mental Health Options for Children

July 10th, 2006
Wyoming Boosts Medicaid Dental Coverage for Adults

June 30th, 2006
State Reopens Enrollment in Prescription Assistance Program

June 30th, 2006
Wyoming Newborn Screening to Be Expanded

June 27th, 2006
Dangers of Secondhand Smoke Described

June 23rd, 2006
Tuesday is National HIV Testing Day

June 14th, 2006
Governor’s Roundtable to Focus on Improving Foster Care

June 13th, 2006
Wyoming’s First West Nile Virus-Positive Horse Identified for 2006

June 1st, 2006
Fighting Meth Use In Wyoming:  What Actually Works

May 23, 2006
Department of Health: Take Precautions Against Hantavirus

May 12, 2006
Bird Flu Movie Should Not Lead to Panic

May 08, 2006
Wyoming on the Right Track for Children’s Mental Health

May 08, 2006
Department of Health Plans Community Anti-Meth

May 03, 2006
State Revises New Rabies Rules

April 28, 2006
Wyoming’s Kid Care CHIP Program Making a Difference

April 25, 2006
State Issues New Rabies Rules

April 14, 2006
Department of Health Warns of Unexpected Lead Dangers

April 12, 2006
West Nile Virus: It's Not Too Early to Take Precautions

April 10, 2006
State Suicide Prevention Conference Planned for Casper

April 4, 2006
Department of Health Begins 2006 West Nile Virus Testing

April 3, 2006
Healthy Communities Focus of Public Health Week

March 30, 2006
Immunizations Bill Welcomed by Department of Health

March 22, 2006
Wyoming Residents with Healthy Aging Lifestyles Sought

March 21, 2006
“Bridging HIV Care and Prevention” Is Conference Theme

March 14, 2006
Influenza Past Peak in Wyoming

March 14, 2006
Wyoming Tuberculosis Prevention Efforts Working

March 3, 2006
Pandemic Flu Summit to Feature HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt

February 27, 2006
Statewide Partners Celebrate new Hope in Cancer Fight

February 22, 2006
Governor Declares Commit to Your Health Day

February 15, 2006
Governor's Capitol Walk to Support Commit to Your Health Day

February 09, 2006
Influenza Activity Increasing in Wyoiming

November 8, 2005
Steven Gilmore appointed Administrator of the Substance Abuse Division

November 7, 2005
Methamphetamine Planning Study completed

October 3, 2005
Health Officials Urge Breast Cancer Screening for Wyoming Women

September 30, 2005
Second Phase of Wyoming Health Care Professional Loan Repayment Program Accepting Applications Through Nov 23.; Over $500,000 Awarded Earlier this Year

September 27, 2005
Wyoming Department of Health officials announce one more human case of West Nile virus; Horse cases jump in past week

September 20, 2005
Wyoming Department of Health officials announce three more human cases of West Nile virus bringing case count to four this season

September 16, 2005
Wyoming Department of Health officials announce first human case of West Nile virus in 2005

September 16, 2005
State Health Officials Take Aim at Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities; Promote "Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day" on Sept. 20 - PowerPoint pdf here

September 13, 2005
Wyoming Department of Health Unveils New Logo - see new logo here

September 12, 2005
With Eye on Potential Health Threat, Wyoming Department of Health Officials Ask Displaced People from Hurricane Katrina Region, or Wyoming Residents Housing them, to Contact their Local Public Health Office

September 7, 2005
With the state suicide rate nearly twice the national average, top state health official urges residents to learn the warning signs and get help for those in need

September 2, 2005
Wyoming Celebrates Substance Abuse Recovery on Sept. 10

September 1, 2005
86 Wyoming schools adopt Tobacco-free Schools of Excellence policies; Local school districts advocate for healthy school environment surrounding tobacco use

August 18, 2005
Wyoming Department of Health to Study Brucellosis Impact on Humans

July 26, 2005
Wyoming Department of Health Director Warns of Air Quality Conditions During Wildfires

July 25, 2005
Four More Horses with West Nile Virus Identified; Health Officials Recommend People Take Precautions Against Mosquito Bites

July 20, 2005
Immunization Rates for Young Wyoming Children at 83 percent

July 15, 2005
Wyoming Department of Health Investigating Viral Meningitis Cases in Uinta County

July 8, 2005
Laramie County health officials report third cat with plague discovered west of Cheyenne; Fourth cat plague case in state this year

July 8, 2005
Wyoming Department of Health Officials Update and Finalize Upcoming Rule Changes in the Vaccine for Children Program

July 1, 2005
Laramie County health officials report second cat carrying bubonic plague discovered west of Cheyenne; Third cat plague case in state this year

June 23, 2005
State Health Officials Urge All 'At-Risk' State Residents To Learn Their HIV Status By Getting Tested on June 27

June 21, 2005
Fremont County woman hospitalized with Hantavirus; State Health Officer says rodent population in Wyoming likely greater than normal this year

June 17, 2005
First West Nile Virus-Positive Horses this Year Identified in Platte and Fremont Counties

June 8, 2005
Top State Health Official Backs Whooping Cough Booster Shot for Adolescents to Stem Rising Incident Rates in Wyoming

June 3, 2005
Wyoming Department of Health Seeks Non-Traditional Substance Abuse Counseling Providers to Participate in New Program

June 1, 2005
Landmark Watering Hole, The Lander Bar, Goes Smoke-free

May 31, 2005
Top State Health Official Supports CDC Recommendation for Meningococcal Vaccine for Adolescents and College Freshmen

May 25, 2005
Wyoming Department of Health officials urge residents to avoid unnecessary contact with wild animals to avoid exposure to rabies

May 23, 2005
State Health Officials Urge Those At Risk to be Tested for Hepatitis C

May 16, 2005
Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Consortium to Meet

May 12, 2005
State Health and Agriculture Officials Ramping Up West Nile Virus Testing for 2005; Emergency Money Available to Supplement Mosquito Control Programs for Counties and Municipalities

May 11, 2005
Advisory for the Wyoming Department of Health on Health Safety in Flood Conditions

May 10, 2005
Aging Summit Media Advisory

May 4, 2005
Springtime Weather Means Increased Risk of Skin Cancer for Wyoming Residents

April 27, 2005
KidCare Children's Health Insurance Program to Raise Income Eligibility Levels in July

April 22, 2005
State Health Officials Identify All Wyoming Facilities that Received H2N2 Influenza Virus

April 15, 2005
Health officials identify 13 labs in state that received pathogenic influenza strain; All instructed to destroy remaining samples immediately