Another Scam Targets Wyoming Medicaid Clients

After hearing of another attempted scam targeted at Wyoming Medicaid clients, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is warning residents to be cautious with unexpected callers. “As an example, a client reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be from a department program that doesn’t actually exist. The...

Increasing Wyoming HIV Cases Highlight Need for Prevention

With newly diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases increasing in Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is pressing testing and other prevention strategies. Reginald McClinton, Communicable Disease Unit (CDU) Surveillance Program manager, said 22 cases were reported in 2023, an increase from 13 in 2022 and higher than...

Norovirus Making the Rounds in Wyoming Again

Norovirus, a familiar culprit, is probably a behind recently increased reports of illnesses in Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Commonly described as “stomach flu” or “food poisoning,” norovirus is spread when people eat contaminated food or touch contaminated surfaces, or through close contact with someone...

Department Promoting “Medical Home” Care Approach

Wyoming Medicaid, part of the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), is touting the benefits for both patients and providers from what’s known as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) care model. Dr. Paul Johnson, Wyoming Medicaid medical director with WDH, encourages patients to seek out practices recognized for offering the...

Don’t Let Radon Threaten Your Home

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) recommends testing homes across the state for radon to find out whether a potentially dangerous health risk could threaten family health. Radon test kits can be ordered online from the department and are free while supplies last. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless...