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Developmental screening, what’s it all about?

Posted on March 10, 2017 in Program News

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 speech, social skills, play, learning, behavior and control of their muscles for movement, eating and...

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Letter: Ellensburg rural residency program helps train doctors

Posted on March 10, 2017 in Program News

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 on the difficulty attracting physicians to rural areas. As mentioned, the new medical school at WSU...

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Kittitas County air quality and you

Posted on February 23, 2017 in News, Program News

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 determined to be in “nonattainment” based on a three-year history of surveillance, then that...

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