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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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Physician’s Friendship Eases Pain After Pregnancy Loss

Posted on February 9, 2017 in News, Program News

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 were not to be. My doctor had been a college classmate of mine over a decade ago. We both ended up...

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