Newsletter May 2017

Newsletter May 2017

This month 7 faculty will attended the Society for Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) annual spring meeting.  STFM is the academic organization for family medicine with nearly 5,000 members.  This will be the 50th anniversary with nearly 2000 attendees expected. The STFM annual meeting has folks from schools across the country – from the University of Washington to University of Minnesota, Harvard to Pikeville, to name just a few.  In that...

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Honoring Choices: Preparing an end-of-life care plan

Honoring Choices: Preparing an end-of-life care plan

The Kittitas County Medical Society (KCMS) supports the recommendation that all adults in Kittitas County have a complete advance end-of-life care plan. To accomplish this, the KCMS would like to support the Honoring Choices program, an initiative of the Washington State Hospital Association and the Washington State Medical Association. The purpose of increasing the number of adults with comprehensive advance end-of-life care plans is to improve...

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Developmental screening, what’s it all about?

Developmental screening, what’s it all about?

By Annaliese Stone, originally published on Daily Record News Developmental screening involves a questionnaire that looks for signs of delay in achieving developmental milestones and identifies children who should have further evaluation for delays or who might benefit from intervention or education services. Developmental milestones are specific activities or behaviors that are seen in other children the same age. These milestones include...

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Letter: Ellensburg rural residency program helps train doctors

Letter: Ellensburg rural residency program helps train doctors

Originally published on Daily Record News To the Editor: Returning from attending the annual Northwest Rural Health Conference, which included the John Anderson Award for outstanding contribution to rural health in the Northwest, I read the Daily Record’s article about Drs. Anderson, Schmitt, and Wise and their service to Upper County communities. Residents in Upper County have been fortunate to have these fine doctors. The article commented...

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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...

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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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