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CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne Regional Medical Center plans to build a new clinic in Pine Bluffs.
Organizers of a free health care clinic in Wise County are advising patients to be prepared for heat and long lines. The 14th annual Remote Area Medical clinic is expected to draw about 3,000 patients. The three-day clinic begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Wise. Read more here.
The VCU Health System committee studying VCU’s proposal to build a free-standing children’s hospital has scheduled three meetings to get feedback on the idea. At each of the meetings, VCU Health System leaders will present VCU’s proposal, then open the floor for comments and questions. To read more, click here.
Eager to counter Republicans intent on repealing his health care law, President Barack Obama will argue that it's working and hold up as proof half a billion dollars in rebates insurance companies are sending to some 8.5 million consumers as a result. Read more here.
Had a problem getting in to see your doctor lately?Probably not, according to new rankings of health care accessibility in 50 cities compiled by an Internet health-information service.
VCU Medical Center and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital tied as the top Virginia hospital in the U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 Best Hospitals rankings. For more information, click here.
Many poor children in Wyoming do not get routine dental care, a report from a national research group shows. The Pew Charitable Trust recently published a study of access to dental care for low-income children. And access in Wyoming could get worse because so many dentists are old enough to retire, said Jane Koppelman, research director of the trust’s children’s dental campaign.
One warm afternoon last September, IUPUI biology professor Christine Picard went out on campus, plopped some rotten chicken meat into a container, opened the lid and waited for the smell of decaying flesh to draw the flies to her.Click here to read more.
Bryan Mills eschews suits and ties in favor of open-necked polo shirts. He speaks softly and is self-effacing — not what you would expect from a major health-care mover and shaker. He even demurred at first when the job as head of the Community Health Network opened five years ago.
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency request for blood and platelet donors, blaming hot weather and summer vacations for lower-than-expected donations in June.Click here to read more. 

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