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Health

  • EMS medics from the Houston Fire Department prepare to transport a 2-year-old girl to a hospital on Aug. 25.
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    The state legislature allocated $25,000 of the budget to address high rates of suicides among first responders in the state. This money was taken by the Wyoming Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) and utilized to create the first ever First Responders Health and Wellness Conference that will take place August 22-24 in Casper. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska spoke with POST executive director Chris Walsh on why the conference is needed.
  • Asian Female doctor pediatrician holding stethoscope checkup child newborn baby boy patient visit doctor with mother at home, mom protection children medical care concept.
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    A federal program helps send nurses and social workers into the homes of thousands of lower-income or at-risk parents in the Mountain West to help before, during and after a birth. However, its funding is set to lapse at the end of next month. Advocates are asking for reauthorization, pointing to its proven track record of improving prenatal health and readiness for school.