New Mammogram Guidelines

October 28, 2015 | Uncategorized | By: Naomi Wyatt

You have probably seen the uproar in the media over the past few days regarding changes in breast cancer screening guidelines.  There has been discussion on the news, talk shows, Facebook, and it seems everywhere else you turn.  So what are these ‘new’ recommendations, who is making them, and what’s all the fuss about?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among worldwide, and in this country about 230,000 cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 with an estimated 40,300 deaths.  With a disease this common everyone wants to do the best thing when it comes to diagnosis.  The confusion comes when there are different groups of experts making different recommendations.  Let’s go over the two big groups that make recommendations on this, and how their recommendations differ.

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Team Brull Nursing Opening!

October 28, 2015 | Job Opening, News | By: Jennifer Brull

Post Rock Family Medicine has an immediate full-time opening on Dr. Jen Brull’s nursing team.  Come join a dynamic group and impact patient lives on a daily basis!  Applicants must possess an MA, CNA, LPN or RN degree.  Candidates with previous outpatient clinic, EHR and quality improvement experience are preferred.  Submit your letter of interest and resume by email to contactus@postrock.us, attention Jen Brull.

”There’s A Snake in my Boots!”

September 8, 2015 | Uncategorized | By: Naomi Wyatt

snakes40 miles from the nearest medical clinic and hours from the nearest hospital, 3 friends and I were hiking in southern Utah when our laughs turned to silence when Travis suddenly screamed and disappeared from the moonlight.  When we ran to where he had seemingly fallen off the track we found him lying on the ground writhing in pain, holding his leg.  He said he had been bitten by something that attacked him from off the path and vanished as quickly as it had appeared.  Not knowing what it was, I immediately started doing what I had learned just months ago in a zoology class.  I held his leg tight to prevent potential venom from getting back to his heart, and quickly poured water on the wound to wash it off.  I sucked on the wound to try to remove any venom I could before we bandaged it and tried to get him on his feet.  Before leaving the area, we cautiously searched the brush with our lights to look for possible perpetrators to provide better answers when seen by a physician.  It was a long and slow walk back to camp, including carrying Travis for part of the way, but luckily we were able to get him the care he needed as quickly as we could.  This experience several years ago came to my mind when first exploring Rooks County this summer.

Possible bites in Kansas:

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