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Pullman Regional Hospital physician March lecture: Creating new doctors for the 21st century

Pullman Regional Hospital physician March lecture: Creating new doctors for the 21st century

 

Pullman Regional Hospital will present “Creating new doctors for the 21st Century,” a lecture by Jaime Bowman, M.D. and Steve Hall, M.D. on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Rooms C&D of the hospital.

 

Bowman and Hall, who both practice at Palouse Medical, will speak on the new generation of physicians graduating from medical school. These new physicians have different expectations of how they want to practice medicine and are seeking a balanced lifestyle and more time with their patients.

 

Department of Health asks dog owners to help track ticks through online survey

Department of Health asks dog owners to help track ticks through online survey

 

Washington state health officials are asking dog owners to go online and fill out a short, anonymous survey, and to send the agency any ticks they find during tick season.

 

In Washington, taking the dog for a later winter or spring-time walk comes with the added task of checking four-legged friends for ticks. The tick season has already begun in Western Washington, and in the next few weeks, the Washington State Department of Health says ticks will emerge from their winter hideaways elsewhere in the state.

 

“Many dog owners have found a tick or two on their furry friend after coming home from a walk outside,” said Dr. Liz Dykstra, entomologist for the Department of Health. “We’d like to know more about when and where they’ve picked up ticks, and if their dog has ever been diagnosed with a tick-borne disease.”

 

Experience Pullman Regional Hospital to present free lecture on traditional Chinese medicine

Experience Pullman Regional Hospital to present free lecture on traditional Chinese medicine

 

Healthy Aging from a Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective is the topic of the next Experience Pullman Regional Hospital Lecture. This presentation will take plane on Monday, March 16th from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at Pullman Regional Hospital.

 

Liz Lee, a licensed acupuncturist at Summit Therapy & Healthy Services will speak on age-related changes from a functional and energetic perspective. This will primarily be related to deterioration of organs and exhaustion of fundamental substances such as Qi (life force), Jing (essence), Blood and Spirit. Lee has a Master's in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Bachelor's in Genetics.

 

The lecture is free and open to the public.

 

Washington State Department of Health warns of Salmonella illness tied to baby birds

Washington State Department of Health warns of Salmonella illness tied to baby birds

 

At least 39 Washingtonians have reported getting ill from Salmonella bacteria after coming in contact with live poultry in the past three years, according to reports reviewed by disease investigators at the state’s Department of Health. These 39 cases were associated with three separate national Salmonella outbreaks that caused more than 1,200 people to get sick. Contact with live poultry may also have contributed to more than 100 other cases of salmonellosis in our state in the past three years that weren’t associated with any known outbreak.

 

Spring is the season when many people who have chickens or ducks in backyard flocks buy baby birds. From the time the baby birds arrive at home, children should be supervised carefully to make sure they wash their hands immediately after touching the animals or their environments. Another prevention step is to make sure children don’t snuggle or kiss the young poultry.

 

Pullman Regional Hospital lecture series to feature cardiologist speaking on Women and Heart Disease

Pullman Regional Hospital lecture series to feature cardiologist speaking on Women and Heart Disease

As part of February Heart Health Awareness Month, Pullman Regional Hospital will present "Women and Heart Disease" on Friday, February 27th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The presentation will be held in Conference Room C&D of the hospital.

Brian Fuhs, M.D., cardiologist, cardiologist with Providence Spokane Heart Institute and provider at Pullman Regional Hospital's Specialty Clinic, will talk about heart disease prevention and lipid management for women.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is part of Pullman Regional Hospital's "Time with the physicians" lecture series.

Hologic 3D Mammography coming to Whitman Hospital & Medical Center

Hologic 3D Mammography coming to Whitman Hospital & Medical Center

Whitman Hospital in Colfax, WA announced Wednesday they will off Hologic 3D Mammography for breast cancer screening as soon as April 2015. 3D mammography produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologist identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

In a June 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a groundbreaking study was published that found Hologic's 3D mammography (breast Tomosynthesis) screening technology significantly increased breast cancer detection while simultaneously reducing the number of false positives. 

The study, "Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis in Combination with Digital Mammography", reviewed close to half a million mammography exams. The researchers found that 3D mammography finds significantly more invasive or lethal cancers than the traditional mammogram. According to the study's results, 3D mammography also reduces the number of women called back for unnecessary screenings due to false alarms. For patients, this reduces anxiety as well as health care costs.

Significant findings include:

Pullman Regional Hospital presents Mindful Meditation and Relaxation for the Heart

Pullman Regional Hospital presents Mindful Meditation and Relaxation for the Heart

February is Heart Health month, and to raise awareness Pullman Regional Hospital will present Mindful Meditation and Relaxation for the Heart. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will take place on Friday, February 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Conference Rooms C and D of the hospital.

The lecture will be taught by Jill Herbold, a licensed massage practitioner. Herbold is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She will walk the audience through how to use innate abilities and resources to respond more effectively to stress, pain, and illness. Mindfulness involves purposeful action, focused attention, grounding in the current experience and sense of curiosity.