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Wyoming’s Favorite Baby Name Winners Crowned

  Evelyn won the competition for the number one female name among Wyoming’s new babies in 2023, with Henry topping the race among male names, according to Vital Statistics Services (VSS), part of the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). For…

Wyoming Health Department: Don’t let ticks steal warm-weather enjoyment

  CHEYENNE (WNE) — With tick season quickly approaching, the Wyoming Department of Health says simple steps can help residents protect themselves and their family members from potentially serious tick-borne illnesses. Courtney Tillman, an epidemiologist with WDH, said past records…

An aging Wyoming presents big housing challenges

  • Older residents tend to buy houses from the state’s limited stock, leaving few options for the workers they’ll depend on for care as they age.   By Madelyn Beck, WyoFile.com– Wyoming faces an array of future affordable housing…

Wyoming State Hospital bed shortages continue, report finds

• A national report found Wyoming had the nation’s highest rate of people in jail waiting to get care at the state hospital.   By Madelyn Beck, WyoFile.com A new survey highlights Wyoming’s continued struggle to provide beds for patients…

Star Valley Health Recognized as a Pediatric Receiving Facility

Article provided by Star Valley Health –  This month, Star Valley Health was designated a Pediatric Receiving Facility by the Wyoming Department of Health’s Office of Emergency Medical Services. “The Star Valley Health Emergency Department team has dedicated an enormous amount…

American Cancer Society calls on Wyoming to halt Medicaid renewal process

By Jeannette Boner Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — With thousands in the state losing health care coverage to the Medicaid renewal process, the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network is asking the state to temporarily halt…

Vast majority of Wyoming kids get vaccinated

• The school year is upon us, which means required vaccinations against ailments like hepatitis B, polio and measles. By Madelyn Beck, WyoFile.com A new school year is nearly upon us and families are racing to complete their back-to-school to-do…

10,000 Wyomingites have lost Medicaid or Kid Care coverage. Most are children.

• More people lost the government health coverage than maintained it as the state re-analyzes who still qualifies following steady pandemic-era enrollment.   By Madelyn Beck, WyoFile.com New estimates show that more than 10,000 people have lost Medicaid or Kid…

Ticked off: Weed and Pest scientists launch study

By Jeannette Boner Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Nothing bugs Mikenna Smith these days more than a tick. “They are disgusting and everyone hates them,” said Smith, an entomologist for Teton County Weed and Pest. “But…

Hundreds lose Wyoming Medicaid and Kid Care coverage

• More than 450 people no longer qualify for Wyoming Medicaid or Kid Care CHIP, partially due to age, residency or income. Thousands more are expected to lose coverage over the next nine months.   By Madelyn Beck, WyoFile.com More…