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Prevention Is Key In Sports Medicine

This year, more than 30 million children and teens will participate in organized sports, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Whether a child is playing basketball or football, running cross country or joining the swim team, the risk of injury is relatively high. Each year 3 million injuries occur that cause some loss of participation time, according to the AAP. Memorial Hospital of Converse County Orthopedic Surgeon Scott Croft said some injuries can be prevented with proper precautions, equipment and care.

Community Leaders Continue Discussion on Helping Those Laid Off

As hundreds of local residents face unemployment issues after recent coal mine layoffs, community leaders continue to discuss various ways community entities can support and provide resources for those now unemployed in the coal, oil and other energy sectors. The conversation, which originally began on April 4 and continued on April 15, was launched by Memorial Hospital of Converse County in light of the almost 500 people laid off at the end of March by Peabody Energy and Arch Coal.

Child Abuse - How To Be Aware

In the past year, more than 1 in 10 children experienced at least one form of child abuse or neglect, according to the Center for Disease Control. More than 1,500 children died in the United States in 2014 from abuse and neglect. Whether it's sexual, physical or emotional abuse or neglect, children are suffering throughout the country in great numbers.

Your Developing Baby by Kim Phagen Hansel

Before you even know you're pregnant and take a pregnancy test to confirm it, your baby is already growing and developing. Here's a quick look at your baby's development and how its growth may be impacting your body:

Patient Centered Billing - Memorial Hospital Converse County by Kim Phagan Hansel

Whether it's a trip to the urgent care with a sick child or an emergency room visit for chest pains, accessing health care can be an emotionally charged event. Many times while patients are in the exam room worrying about their physical well-being, they're also worrying about the financial implications of their visit. Regardless of whether you have insurance or not, a trip to the doctor also means paying for the cost of those services.

Community Leaders Continue Discussion on Helping Those Laid Off

As hundreds of local residents face unemployment issues after recent coal mine layoffs, community leaders continue to discuss various ways community entities can support and provide resources for those now unemployed in the coal, oil and other energy sectors. The conversation, which originally began on April 4 and continued on April 15, was launched by Memorial Hospital of Converse County in light of the almost 500 people laid off at the end of March by Peabody Energy and Arch Coal.

March Madness: What Is An ACL Tear?

The ball misses the rim, the offense rebounds and takes it back down the court in quick transition, the forward gets a running start and leaps high in the air for a dunk to elate the crowd. Then he comes down. And when he comes down it's hard, and he is on the floor. If you watch basketball we've all been part of that anxious moment. That moment when pure elation at athletic performance suddenly vanishes and one of the players is hurt, badly. In sports medicine what we've just described is how many ACL tears happen in basketball.

Hospital Staff Offers Caring, Kindness and Expertise During Pregnancy Journey

When Monica Budd learned she was pregnant in 2011, she wanted to find a well-qualified female doctor to see her through her first pregnancy. A teacher in Converse County School District, she also wanted to stay close to home for delivery. For Budd, Dr. Deanne Engle seemed like the ideal doctor and after checking out Memorial Hospital of Converse County, Budd said she was pleased with the friendliness of staff and the medical resources available.

Allergy Season Is Here

With warmer weather just around the corner, grass, trees and other vegetation will be sprouting and flowering. While many welcome the signs of spring, others may be less than excited about the arrival of allergy season. As vegetation growth kicks into high gear, so do allergies for many Americans with roughly 55 percent of the U.S. population testing positive to one or more allergens. Additionally, one in five Americans has allergy or asthma symptoms.

Influenza and Its Effects On Our Community

It's no great secret that flu is spreading around our community. In fact Wyoming as a whole is ranked by the CDC as Widespread. That's at a state level. For what it's worth Converse County and greater Wyoming residents find themselves in good company as the majority of the continental U.S. as well finds itself under that designation.