Beating the Heat: Some Tips from your Local Physician

July 30, 2015 | Health Advice | By: Naomi Wyatt

imagesWith the hot temps we have been experiencing this summer, it is important to take steps to keep you from falling victim to a heat related illness. People who are over age 65 or less than 15, have heart and lung diseases, are obese or have poor fitness, or who have to work outside are at higher risk of a heat related illness. Certain types of medications like diuretics, other blood pressure meds, or meds with anticholinergic side effects can increase the risk too. We will take a quick look at what you can do to stay cool and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heat related illness.

Here are some tips on staying cool:

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Post Rock Family Medicine Welcomes Allison Coy and Eastin Casey this Summer

July 6, 2015 | Students | By: Naomi Wyatt | Tags: ,

Allison Coy and Eastin Casey

Allison Coy (left) and Eastin Casey (right) will be working with Dr. Brull and the Post Rock Family Medicine team as part of the Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program, a summer elective for students between their first and second years of medical school at KU.

Allison Coy says…

Where are you from?
I am originally from Junction City, KS. I graduated from St. Xavier High School in Junction City and completed my undergraduate degree at K-State. I currently live in Kansas City and I am going to begin my second year of medical school at KU in August.

Why did you come to Plainville?
When I applied for the summer elective I said I would be willing to go anywhere in Kansas and I felt like I won the lottery when I was assigned to Plainville. I heard so many great things about Plainville from other medical students and professors at KU, so I was thrilled to get to come here this summer.

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KU Seeks Patient Stories

July 6, 2015 | News, Students | By: Jennifer Brull | Tags:

Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 6.52.51 AMKU is celebrating its 150th anniversary over the upcoming year. As part of this celebration, they are interested in hearing from you about the impact the school or its graduates have made on you, someone you know, or your community. “We frequently hear stories about medical treatment and the impact of a local doctor that trained at KU. But, there are significant stories about nurses and others in health professions. So, please share your story! There are no bounds on the kinds of stories we would like to hear.”

A 60 second audio recording or video will be created telling your story. If accepted your story will be published on our celebratory website and archived in the Clendening Library on the KUMC campus in Kansas City.

If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact:

Allison Coy                             OR                            Whitney Taylor
acoy@kumc.edu                                                      wtaylor2@kumc.edu
785-209-0828                                                         785-342-7579
Second Year Medical Student                                    Second Year Medical Student

Both Allison and Whitney are spending part of their summer learning in Plainville at Post Rock.