Newsletter March 2018

Newsletter March 2018

One year ago this month I wrote about politics.  Many of us note that some things never seem to change; one of those being Congress doesn’t get anything done.  Funding for 40% of the residency was, note the past tense, one of those issues.  I wrote last March that as distasteful as politics may be to some, it is vital in a democracy to remain engaged.  At CHCW we did remain engaged, and optimistic.  Optimistic as training new family physicians...

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Newsletter February 2018

Newsletter February 2018

Little old Yakima.  It’s nice to live in a quiet city, a bit off the beaten path.  But when we peek under the surface there is much going on. You’d think research would be at a university or college, but research that affects patients’ lives is going on and has been done in our clinics.  Much of this work is slow and takes years to impact practice.  Unlike university based research, our research work almost always has a direct impact on the...

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Kittitas County air quality and you

Kittitas County air quality and you

Written by Dr. Anna Elperin (Community Health of Central Washington, Ellensburg) Daily Record News In the United States, air quality is monitored under the federal government law known as Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors certain pollutants in the air and releases yearly reports. States have to maintain air quality within the mandates of “attainment” set forth by federal government. If the area of the state was...

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Physician’s Friendship Eases Pain After Pregnancy Loss

Physician’s Friendship Eases Pain After Pregnancy Loss

Close-ups: A Patients Perspective Original article found on http://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p185.html?cmpid=em_57776440_L9 Earlier this year, my doctor confirmed I was pregnant. I was very happy to tell my husband of eight years the news later that day. Healthy and active and in my mid-30s, I was pleased to have become pregnant for the first time so easily after stopping contraceptives. However, all of our dreams for this long-awaited child...

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