Dr. Gary Yarbrough has practiced family medicine for more than 30 years and since 1994 has tended to the people in and around Parsons, KS.
The author of House Calls, Dr. Yarbrough has told us of some of the more memorable moments and patients he's encountered over the decades. In this edition of 90-Mile View, he talks with Steve Kraske about his latest book and shares the tale of one man's misfortune in a Kentucky tobacco barn.
Maddie Major shouldn’t be alive today. The eight-year-old girl has been fighting a form of leukemia since she was three. Robyn Major, Maddie’s mother, says in spite of chemotherapy, radiation, and even a bone marrow transplant, Maddie’s cancer kept coming back.
“In August of 2012, she relapsed for the second time,” says Robyn Major. "It was at that time that we realized conventional therapies weren’t going to offer a cure for Maddie.”
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.
On Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk with the authors of the latest titles on Steve’s Bookshelf:
A rural doctor throughout his career, Gary Yarbrough of Parsons, Kansas represents a medical minority, that of solo practitioner.
Steve Kraske talks with Dr. Yarbrough about the impact he, and other solo doctors, face from the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Hear the drastic change he made in light of the demands the Act places upon medical professionals.
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.
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.
Originally published on Mon October 8, 2012 2:28 pm
The two scientists who won this year's Nobel Prize 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.