Jennifer Baalman with Post Rock Family Medicine

August 22, 2013 | News, Students | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , , ,

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Jennifer Baalman has spent each of the last 4 weeks shadowing Dr. Loney and Dr. Brull in Stockton and Plainville.  She is currently a student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised on a dairy farm just outside of Colwich, Kansas. I lived in Atchison for 4 years while I completed my undergrad at Benedictine College. After that, I moved to Kansas City and started medical school at KU. I’m currently in my 4th (and last!) year of medical school.

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Dunk the Department

August 12, 2013 | News, Uncategorized | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , ,

dunk_tank_zachAs is tradition, the Rooks County Health Center will be hosting a booth at the Rooks County Fair this week.  The booth will embrace the spirit of healthy competition between departments at the hospital in a fundraising effort.  Different departments will have a representative that people can “vote” for via monetary donations.  The winning department’s representative will have the pleasure of a dunk in a dunk tank on Friday at 7pm.

The representative for Post Rock and Doctors Without Delay will be Zach Muhrer.  Zach is a Business Manager for Post Rock and works primarily out of the Stockton Medical Clinic.  Zach offered, “While I hope that all of the departments do well with the fundraising effort, I think it would be a lot of fun to be the department with the most votes!  Please come by the booth and share your votes with Post Rock and DWD!”

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Million Hearts Initiative

July 16, 2013 | Alerts, Health Advice | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Million Hearts™ is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes between 2011 and 2017.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the initiative in an attempt to combine new and existing programs to improve health and aid in Americans living longer and more productive lives.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are taking the lead within HHS to make a long lasting impact against cardiovascular disease.

The fight against heart disease begins with recognition.  1 of every 3 deaths in America can be attributed to cardiovascular disease.  Everyone must be aware of their risk factors and maintain a relationship with a physician who can help recognize high blood pressure (hypertension) at an early stage.

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