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A shoulder’s innards seen through an arthroscope looked remarkably like underwater footage of a coral reef. Strands of shredded tissue swayed like kelp in the current of irrigation fluid being flushed through the joint to minimize blood flow. The blood vessels resembled red algae.

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The United States is getting older. The growing number of retirees and baby boomers is increasing the population’s average age, and with that comes a variety of health problems related to aging.

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Healing from a concussion is often a long road. A new St. John’s Medical Center support group aims to make the journey easier.

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Though the Tetons may tower to the west, the outdoors aren’t easily accessible for everyone. But a wellness garden, with features that make it easy to enjoy whether you’re in a wheelchair, on crutches, battling a bum back or pushing a stroller, would be.

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Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi is championing the idea of making it easier for small businesses to join together to offer health insurance to employees.

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Togwoteee Pass is a sharp dividing line between the healthiest and the unhealthiest counties in Wyoming, according to a new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

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Some health care providers are struggling to have claims processed and paid by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming so far in 2019. The insurance company attributed the slowdown in claims processing, particularly in physical and speech therapies, to kinks in a new operating system and platform.

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St. John’s Medical Center is one of nine Wyoming hospitals being penalized by Medicare for readmitting patients, but CEO Paul Beaupre said he’d rather pay the fine than turn away patients.

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St. John’s Medical Center is one of nine Wyoming hospitals being penalized by Medicare for the rate at which it readmits patients.

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Imagine getting sick, being diagnosed with cancer or giving birth in a country where you don’t speak the language well, if at all. That’s a reality for many Teton County residents.

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The Jackson Community Blood Drive was cancelled this morning due to the winter storm moving into town.

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After a robust conversation Tuesday afternoon, the St. John’s Medical Center Board of Trustees approved a new full name for the hospital.

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Over the last two weeks St. John’s Medical Center told roughly 60 part-time employees that as of July, they wouldn’t accrue additional paid time off. The other news: As of 2020 they will no longer be eligible for employer-provided health insurance.

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As the Wyoming Legislature considers a bill that would keep insurance companies from upcharging patients with a history of mental illness and substance abuse, Teton County is making strides in filling holes in local health care.

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A local lawmaker is taking another swing at Medicaid expansion, which would grant health care to a swath of low-income Wyomingites. But the proposed bill is poised for an uphill battle, given that previous expansion efforts have fallen on deaf ears in the Wyoming Legislature.

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A local lawmaker is taking another swing at Medicaid expansion, which would grant health care to a swath of low-income Wyomingites but has fallen on deaf ears in the Wyoming Legislature in recent years.

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A local lawmaker is taking another swing at Medicaid expansion, which would grant healthcare to a swath of low-income Wyomingites but has fallen on deaf ears at the Wyoming Legislature in recent years.