medicine http://kcur.org en 90 Mile View: The Power Of The White Coat http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-power-white-coat <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Dr. Gary Yarbrough has been a rural family physician for more than 30 years, first in Kentucky then Michigan and, since 1994, in Parsons, Kan.</p><p>On this edition of 90-Mile View he talks with Steve Kraske about making house calls in the severe cold this winter plus shares a tale from his latest book,<em> Office Calls: And Other Stories From Thirty Years of Rural Medicine. </em></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:43:40 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 52069 at http://kcur.org 90 Mile View: The Power Of The White Coat Integrative Medicine: Does It Work? http://kcur.org/post/integrative-medicine-does-it-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many Americans are turning away from pharmaceuticals and experimenting with integrative medicine. This type of treatment aims to heal the entire body and not just the disease. Acupuncture, yoga, essential oils, vitamins and herbal supplements are just some of the ways patients are seeking relief from everything from headaches to cancer.</span></p><p>On today's <em>Central Standard</em>, two integrative medicine doctors weigh in on this alternative to Westernized treatments.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 52085 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: A Bug In Your Ear http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-bug-your-ear <p>Dr. Gary Yarbrough has practiced family medicine for more than 30 years and since 1994&nbsp; has tended to the people in and around Parsons, KS.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The author of <em>House Calls</em>, Dr. Yarbrough has told us of some of the more memorable moments and patients he&#39;s encountered over the decades.&nbsp; In this edition of <em>90-Mile View</em>, he talks with Steve Kraske about his latest book and shares the tale of one man&#39;s misfortune in a Kentucky tobacco barn.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 45019 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: A Bug In Your Ear National Budget Battle Threatens Medical Research http://kcur.org/post/national-budget-battle-threatens-medical-research <p>Maddie Major shouldn&rsquo;t be alive today.&nbsp;The eight-year-old girl has been fighting a form of leukemia since she was three.&nbsp;Robyn Major, Maddie&rsquo;s mother, says in spite of chemotherapy, radiation, and even a bone&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">marrow transplant, </span>Maddie&rsquo;s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cancer kept coming back.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:24:00 +0000 Bryan Thompson 44443 at http://kcur.org National Budget Battle Threatens Medical Research Steve's Bookshelf: Fighting Outlaws, Wars & A Mysterious Disease http://kcur.org/post/steves-bookshelf-fighting-outlaws-wars-mysterious-disease <p>Pull off a bank job in the Wild West with Jesse James, join Ulysses S. Grant as he leads Union troops into the entrenched Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg and solve the puzzle of a woman's month of madness.</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with the authors of the latest titles on&nbsp;Steve’s Bookshelf:</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 41880 at http://kcur.org Steve's Bookshelf: Fighting Outlaws, Wars & A Mysterious Disease Finding The Philadelphia Chromosome http://kcur.org/post/finding-philadelphia-chromosome <div>Developing a medicine that attacks the genes of a disease may seem like science fiction, but it’s already been done.</div><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 40909 at http://kcur.org Finding The Philadelphia Chromosome The Emotional Side Of Medicine http://kcur.org/post/emotional-side-medicine <p></p><p>Doctor's aren't always objective--or perfect-- when prescribing treatments.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:57:59 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 39987 at http://kcur.org The Emotional Side Of Medicine 90-Mile View: Dr. Gary Yarbrough http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-dr-gary-yarbrough-0 <p></p><p>A rural doctor throughout his career, Gary Yarbrough of Parsons, Kansas represents a medical minority, that of solo practitioner.</p><p></p><p>Steve Kraske talks with Dr. Yarbrough&nbsp; about the impact he, and other solo doctors, face from the passage of the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp; Hear the drastic change he made in light of the demands the Act places upon medical professionals.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Danie Alexander 39858 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Dr. Gary Yarbrough Springfield Hospital Uses Leeches To Treat Patients http://kcur.org/post/springfield-hospital-uses-leeches-treat-patients <p>A medical procedure that goes back thousands of years is enjoying a resurgence: leeching. The segmented worms are used primarily in microsurgeries like limb reattachments and plastic surgery.</p><p>At the Mercy Springfield pharmacy in Springfield, MO leeches are kept in a jar in a refrigerator.</p><p>Leeches are classified as medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration and about 20 medical grade leeches that are kept in case they’re needed, which is usually once or twice a year.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:09:11 +0000 Michele Skalicky 38715 at http://kcur.org Springfield Hospital Uses Leeches To Treat Patients Branson Hospital Uses Maggots To Heal Wounds, Reattach Limbs http://kcur.org/post/branson-hospital-uses-maggots-heal-wounds-reattach-limbs <p>Maggots, a method that some might consider old-fashioned, are being used to treat wounds that won’t heal, in plastic surgery and in limb reattachments at a hospital in Branson.</p><p>Liliane Sparks of Hollister has health problems that prevent her from using a hyperbaric chamber to help heal her wounds. But without the proper treatment of the deep wounds on her feet, she faced amputation. Her doctor, Bob Dorsey at CoxHealth in Branson, suggested maggot debridement therapy.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:03:30 +0000 Michele Skalicky 38364 at http://kcur.org Branson Hospital Uses Maggots To Heal Wounds, Reattach Limbs 90-Mile View: Dr. Gary Yarbrough http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-dr-gary-yarbrough <p><strong>Dr. Gary Yarbrough</strong> has practiced <strong>family medicine</strong> in small towns for 30 years.&nbsp; In that time he's met some memorable people.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Danie Alexander & Steve Kraske 36811 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Dr. Gary Yarbrough Allergies: Indoor, Outdoor & Everywhere http://kcur.org/post/allergies-indoor-outdoor-everywhere <p>With the <strong>temperatures soaring</strong> this week, spring has burst onto the scene… and <strong>that means lots of pollen</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 22:29:09 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 36795 at http://kcur.org Allergies: Indoor, Outdoor & Everywhere Nobel Winners Unlocked Cells' Unlimited Potential http://kcur.org/post/nobel-winners-unlocked-cells-unlimited-potential The two scientists who won this year's <a href="http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2012/">Nobel Prize</a> in Physiology or Medicine discovered that cells in our body have the remarkable ability to reinvent themselves. They found that every cell in the human body, from our skin and bones to our heart and brain, can be coaxed into forming any other cell.<p>The process is called reprogramming, and its potential for new drugs and therapies is vast. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:14:00 +0000 editor 25671 at http://kcur.org Nobel Winners Unlocked Cells' Unlimited Potential