Thursday, March 21, 2013

News preview for Mar. 21st issue…


South Dakota Department of Health investigates Lennox Elementary School illnesses

A little over two weeks ago, students at the Lennox Elementary School started to get sick at an alarming rate. Students would complain about stomach aches and then would develop vomiting and diarrhea. By March 8, 70 out of 400 Lennox Elementary students were home sick.
The illness seemed different than the normal stomach flu, said Superintendent Dr. Robert Mayer.  Students were very ill and out of school for up to four days. Sometimes they would come back to school and get sick again.

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Scott Rogers to retire after 36 years in local clinic

On March 27 there will be a retirement party for Scott Rogers, the Physicians Assistant at Sanford Clinic Lennox. The event will be held from 12:45 to 2 p.m. at the Lennox Pizza Ranch to celebrate Rogers’ 36 years of service to the Lennox Community.
Rogers has always loved medicine and while serving in the Armed Forces the profession of Physician Assistant was just being created. Physician Assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine under the direction of physicians and surgeons. They are formally trained to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment. The profession “looked attractive to me,” said Rogers.

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