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The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing a leadership change for the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC) in Lander effective today.

With flu activity reports beginning to increase, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) wants residents to know they should take common-sense steps to avoid spreading influenza or becoming ill with the disease.Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus.

According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), the heart of winter is bringing an expected but unwelcome visitor to the state: norovirus.

New leadership is in place at two Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) healthcare facilities: the Wyoming State Hospital (WSH) in Evanston and the Veterans’ Home of Wyoming (VHW) in Buffalo.

January is National Radon Action MonthThe Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, part of the Wyoming Department of Health, is encouraging state residents to test their homes for radon.Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless and dangerous gas found in homes, especially older structures.

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness MonthPreventing cervical cancer involves receiving an important vaccine coupled with regular screenings, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).Most cervical cancers are caused by a common virus called human papilloma virus (HPV).

Wyoming Medicaid officials with the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) are encouraging all of the program’s healthcare providers to avoid payment delays by meeting re-enrollment requirements by the end of the year if they haven’t already done so.The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) required all Medicaid programs to improve provider screening and enrollment processes.

November is National Diabetes Awareness MonthRising diabetes rates can translate into personal challenges for those affected and their families, as well as a significant impact on healthcare costs in the state, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).Christine Revere, Chronic Disease Prevention Program manager with WDH, said uncontrolled diabetes can result in medical difficulties such as blindness (retinopathy), kidney disease and nerve damage (neuropathy).

A little help or rest may be available for Wyoming residents who care for loved ones, family members or friends on an ongoing basis through a program offered by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).“Because they are doing what feels natural and loving, many people may not consider themselves to be caregivers,” said Jeanne Scheneman, National Family Caregiver Support Program manager with the WDH Aging Division.
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