Over the past year, the world has dealt with a healthcare crisis like none we have seen in the recent past. Many individuals have not dealt with anything like this within their lifetime. Our lives have been turned upside down as we have all had to learn to deal with a “new normal”. With the […]

Are you aware that Cervical Cancer is preventable? Cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer in women worldwide. This year, an estimated 13,170 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. Cervical cancer develops quite slowly and begins with a precancerous condition known as dysplasia, (abnormal cellular changes) is easily […]

Ultrasound is one of the most useful tools in the healthcare system’s diagnostic arsenal. Ultrasound scans are performed for a number of reasons. Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling and infection in the body’s internal organs and […]

It is with sorrow and joy that I announce my retirement from Star Valley Health. I’ve practiced medicine in Star Valley for over 31 years and have seen the many transitions that the hospital has endured along with the growth. It has been a pleasure, with a real sense of accomplishment, that I look back […]

The Star Valley Health Alpine Expansion project received a much needed boost recently as a donation of $50,000 was made by supporters at the Alpine Airpark. As part of an ongoing effort to support the town of Alpine, the residential community locally known as the Alpine Airpark raised more than $200,000 for the local public […]

Wyoming offers free at-home COVID-19 testing through a company called Vault Health. These tests are available to Wyoming residents at no cost; insurance is not necessary. This saliva-based test does not require a nasal swab. The test uses high-quality laboratory technology for a high level of effectiveness. The sample collection process is performed under the […]

Did you know that Lincoln County has one of the lowest screening rates for mammography? Women have various reasons for putting of their mammograms: Don’t have time Don’t have insurance Can’t pay for screening Don’t want the discomfort Don’t feel comfortable with confidentiality Would rather not know Star Valley Health can help with at least […]

The planets seem to have all aligned for the month of April, and not to our benefit. Presently we’re facing a future of economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 virus and, ironically, it’s Financial Preparedness Month and Stress Awareness Month. Financial worries can cause enough stress on their own, but to have to deal with […]

There are a lot of terms floating around right now that are not usually included in our day to day life or vocabulary. In order to help us decipher the news, we hope to provide simple definitions for these terms and in doing so answer questions such as “What’s the difference between isolation and quarantine?” Active […]

Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), has entered our world and turned it upside down. Our day to day routines have been shaken to the core by a tiny little virus that began in a small market in Wuhan, China.  Suddenly, many of our nations’ people are out of work, our kids are at home, and there […]

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