Plainville EMT Training

April 4, 2017 | Community, News | By: Jennifer Brull

Are you interested in volunteering as an EMT? A new class is forming soon with an informational meeting on April 10. Contact Adam Comeau if you are unable to attend and are interested.

Mumps Case Reported in Rooks County

March 3, 2017 | Alerts, Health Advice, News | By: Jennifer Brull

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Rooks County Health Department (RCHD) have reported one case of mumps in a Rooks County, Kansas residents.  RCHD is working with KDHE to determine where this person contracted the illness.

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. After the introduction of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, mumps became less common in the United States. From year to year, mumps cases can range from roughly a couple hundred to a couple thousand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 4,258 cases have been reported in the U.S. as of December 3, 2016, and seven states have reported more than 100 cases. Mumps outbreaks are ongoing in the nearby states of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Mumps typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands. Mumps can occasionally cause complications, including inflammation of the testicles or ovaries, meningitis, or encephalitis. Most people with mumps recover completely in a few weeks.

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Post Rock Family Medicine Welcomes Connor Brass

February 24, 2017 | Uncategorized | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

My name is Connor Brass, I am a fourth year medical student at the University of Kansas in Kansas City. During my month in Stockton/Plainville, I have been completing a rural preceptorship with Dr. Beth Oller.

Where are you from?
I am originally from Salina and attended Kansas State University for my undergraduate degree.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I came to Plainville because I have family in both Stockton and Phillipsburg and would love to come practice in this area of the state once I finish residency.

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