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Wyoming Academy of Dermatology Shares Expert Advice for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Press Release

Wyoming Academy of Dermatology

 

Medicine Bow Clinic Unveils New Sign

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

The Medicine Bow Clinic celebrated on May 3 to unveil the new metal sign created by local resident Tim Heward. There were refreshments for the ceremony and although the wind was blowing strongly, it did not deter the sign’s presentation by the clinic’s board and staff.

Margaret Fontana Joins Memorial Hospital of Carbon County as Chief Financial Officer

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Margaret Fontana is the newest addition to the team at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC), stepping into the crucial role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Wellness Screenings Offered by Wyoming Health Fairs

By Dana Davis

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Residents of Hanna, Saratoga, and Encampment have an opportunity to prioritize their health and well-being as Wyoming Health Fairs (WHF) announces the availability of low-cost wellness screenings in these communities.

Casper cardiologist brings expertise to NPVMC

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North Platte Valley Medical Center

 

A new visiting provider will soon be seeing patients on a monthly basis at the North Platte Valley Medical Center. Dr. Oleg Ivanov, M.D., F.A.C.C., a cardiology specialist from Wyoming Cardiopulmonary Services, PC in Casper, will join our roster of visiting specialists at NPVMC in Saratoga beginning April 9th.

Platte Valley Kiwanis Hosts Saratoga Community Blood Drive

By Dana Davis

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

The Platte Valley Kiwanis is set to host a blood drive in collaboration with Vitalant, a leading nonprofit blood and biotherapies healthcare organization, on March 19, 2024. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church located at 111 North 7th.

North Platte Valley Medical Center Faces Challenges with Medicare Advantage Plans

By Dana Davis    

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Caring for wounds

By Mike Armstrong    

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

A new medical professional has come to Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) who specializes in wound care.

Sophie Baxter has extensive experience in this field of medicine although she said when she was younger, her goal was to be a veterinarian. After she worked in an animal rescue, Baxter had her heart broken too many times to make it a career.

New Medical Provider for Medicine Bow Clinic

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Julie Freeman came from Texas to work at a clinic in Northern Carbon County.  She bought a home in Hanna sight unseen and packed up a trailer. She left behind her 37-acre ranch and headed north.

Julie Freeman replaced Peggy Lake, who was the medical provider for the Hanna Clinic until mid-December. 

MHCC Announces Changes in Clinical Care Options for Hanna and Surrounding Areas

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Stephanie Hinkle, MHCC

 

MHCC wishes to inform the citizens of Hanna and the surrounding areas of the following changes regarding clinical care options due to recent changes in provider coverage. 

Delicious and nutritious almond flour recipes for those with gluten sensitivity

Working in lunchrooms, I have children with either a wheat allergy or something more troubling, called Celiac disease. Celiac is an illness caused by one’s immune system to gluten. What is gluten? Anyone who makes bread knows that you want it stretchy. You want to be able to put your finger into the dough and have it bounce back after letting it rest for a bit. What causes this reaction is the gluten. It is a protein found in wheat, barley or rye.

New Year, new diet: Exploring a ketogenic approach to manage diabetes

The Lunch Lady Corner

CJ Lindsay

Medicine Bow Clinic bids Lake goodbye

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Carey Lake has been the nurse practitioner and general care practitioner at the Medicine Bow Health Center since the end of 2021.

He took the job thinking he would be there forever. Hanna, Wyoming was where he and his wife Peggy, planned to retire.

It was not to be.

Classic Air Medical brings affordable life-flights back to Carbon County

By Mike Armstrong

Writer, Carbon County Comet

7/29/2023

 

Classic Air Medical (CAM) has good news for Carbon County residents. When a resident is life-flighted out by CAM, the cost charged by CAM will be $250.

There was a time when CAM had a subscription service available which was very reasonable for residents. That was changed a couple of years ago.

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