Health Department http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Waterborne illnesses on the rise in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/waterborne-illnesses-rise-wyoming <p>The Wyoming Department of Health is warning people to take precautions against diseases like giardia and “crypto” when swimming in pools or other bodies of water.</p><p></p><p>Health Department Spokesperson Kim Deti says those diseases are spread when fecal matter gets into the water and can cause nausea and other stomach problems. She says last year, there were 35 cases of crypto in Wyoming.</p><p>“And we’ve been seeing an increase in our rate here since 2006,” Deti said. “National rates have gone up too, but our rate is quite a bit higher than the national rate.”</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 23:13:41 +0000 Willow Belden 41285 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Waterborne illnesses on the rise in Wyoming Health department advises caution to prevent hantavirus during spring cleaning http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/health-department-advises-caution-prevent-hantavirus-during-spring-cleaning <div style="margin:0;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">When you set out to tackle spring cleaning in your home or barn, the Wyoming Department of Health wants you to pay special attention to where mice might hide.</span></font></span></font><br><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 22:47:17 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 40267 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Health department advises caution to prevent hantavirus during spring cleaning Health Department offers grants to open clinics in rural areas http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/health-department-offers-grants-open-clinics-rural-areas <p>The Wyoming Department of Health is trying to improve healthcare in rural communities by providing grant money for rural health centers.</p><p>The agency’s Keri Wagner says the money can be used to open new clinics, or to allow existing facilities to expand.</p><p>“Priority will be given to … applicants for new clinics in areas where access does not already exist,” Wagner said.</p><p>She added that while many areas in Wyoming don’t have access to good healthcare, money is not the only problem; it’s also hard to find doctors who are willing to live in rural areas.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:10:55 +0000 Willow Belden 37565 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Health Department offers grants to open clinics in rural areas Health Department launches suicide prevention webinars http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/health-department-launches-suicide-prevention-webinars <p>The Wyoming Department of Health is hosting a series of webinars about suicide prevention, starting in early March.</p><p>The agency’s Keith Hotel says the sessions are open to the public and are geared toward people who have little knowledge about suicide prevention.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:44:08 +0000 Willow Belden 37510 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Health Department launches suicide prevention webinars Health Department urges more women to get mammograms http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/health-department-urges-more-women-get-mammograms <p>October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Wyoming Department of Health is trying to get more women in the cowboy state to have regular mammograms, meaning every one-to-two years.</p><p>Only about 67 percent of Wyoming women get mammograms, which is one of the lowest rates in the country. Carol Peterson with the Wyoming Department of Health says that’s probably partly because Wyoming is so rural.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 00:25:30 +0000 Willow Belden 31665 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Health Department urges more women to get mammograms