Thursday, July 20, 2017

Amador County Public Health: Smoke Warning: Detwiler Fire Air Quality Advisory

Sutter Creek, CA – Some areas of Amador County are experiencing heavy smoke due to drift from the Detwiler fire burning in Mariposa County. Continued low visibility and degraded air quality can be expected in valley areas. The National Weather Service forecasts that smoke patterns will likely be shifting over the next few days. Amador Air Quality District is monitoring the conditions.
Amador County Public Health advises community members that air quality may be unsafe for those with sensitive medical conditions. Residents with chronic health conditions, young children, pregnant women and elderly adults should be especially aware and take protective measures.

If you smell or see smoke, take these steps to protect your health:
• Minimize outdoor activities.
• Stay indoors with windows and doors closed.
• Do not run fans that bring smoky air inside (such as swamp coolers, fresh air ventilation systems).  
  • If you have a wall unit air conditioner, set it to "re-circulate."
• Do not smoke, fry food or do other activities that that will create indoor air pollution.
• If you have chronic health conditions, monitor your health closely. Contact your health provider if your symptoms worsen, including repeated coughing and wheezing.
• If you are experiencing a health emergency, call 911.

For additional information on wildfire smoke, please visit:

Friday, July 14, 2017

Protecting your skin and health while enjoying the outdoors

Protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is a simple way to help prevent the development of skin cancer. The incidence rate for skin cancer has been increasing every year and the numbers can seem quite staggering: in the U.S., skin cancers are diagnosed annually in more than 3 million people; one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of their lifetime; and 40 to 50 percent of those who live to age 65 will have skin cancer at least once.
With the start of summer, Joanne Hasson, R.N. education manager at Sutter Amador Hospital answers the most frequent questions about sun protection and provides tips to keep you protected all summer long.
What SPF should I use?
High SPF numbers can lead to a false sense of security. SPFs higher than 50 provide only 2% more protection than an SPF 25-30, which protects against 97-98% of UVB rays. All sunscreens need to be applied every 90 minutes, especially if you are outside for more than two hours, actively walking, reading, running errands or gardening. Sunscreen should always be reapplied after swimming or other water activities. This is true even for “water resistant” and “sweat proof” labeled products. And remember that sunscreen should be applied 20-30 minutes before sun exposure. Be sure to apply to all exposed skin including places like ears and feet.
A best practice is to use a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays.

Do I need to wear sunscreen if I am just going to be outside for 15 minutes?
Applying sunscreen should be a part of your daily routine all year, but is especially important in the summer. Hasson recommends these additional steps to adequately protect yourself in addition to sunscreen:
·  Wear a hat with a wide brim.
·  Wear sunglasses that provide maximum UVA and UVB eye protection.
·  Apply a lip balm with an SPF of 15-30 and reapply sunscreen throughout the day.
·  Wear clothing made of a protective fabric with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 15-50+.
·  Avoid products that make you more sensitive to sunburn.
·  Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
·  Use sunscreen even on cloudy or overcast days.
What should I do if my medications make me more sensitive to the sun but I enjoy being outside?
Many common medications can increase your sensitivity to the sun resulting in burns, rashes and other reactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if your medications are in this category. Common medications include: acne products (e.g. benzoyl peroxide and retinoids), antibiotics (e.g. ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, tetracycline, and Bactrim), antidepressants such as tricyclics, even over the counter medications and dietary supplements such as naproxen and St. John’s Wort.
If you take medications that increase your sensitivity to the sun, be extra vigilant when outdoors in the sun or stay in the shade during the mid-day hours, wear sun protectant clothing that is light weight and breathable, and use a good quality sunscreen.
How can I be sure that I am protected and not at risk for cancer?
It goes without saying to avoid all tanning beds said Hasson. There is no safe amount of tanning. The risk of melanoma and other skin cancers increases with each tan, especially tanning booths. Women younger than 30 are six times more likely to develop melanoma if they tan indoors.
“The important thing about skin cancer, like all cancers, is early detection,” said Hasson.  “I recommend talking to your doctor about an annual skin exam and be on the lookout for noticeable changes to your skin.”
Signs include:
· Smooth, shiny patches that bleed easily
· Rough, scaly patches that are pink or skin toned
·  Moles that are asymmetrical, have irregular borders or irregular/changing colors, and diameters more than six millimeters (the size of a pencil eraser tip)
For more information on skin cancer prevention or for questions, visit or call Sutter Amador  Hospital at 209-223-7469.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary Informational Open House - Fri July 21

Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary
Invites YOU to an
Informational Open House
Sutter Amador Hospital Cafeteria
200 Mission Blvd., Jackson
Friday , July 21, 2017 at 2:00
Chairpersons  from each volunteer department
will be on hand to explain the different areas
where we provide volunteer help within the hospital.
Refreshments will be served.
To confirm or get more information call the Auxiliary at 209 223 7408 and
leave your name and phone number and  we will call you back

This is NOT an EMPLOYMENT fair.  Strictly for parties interested in voluntering only.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Young Living Essential Oils Summer Rally - Sat July 8

14204 Old Hwy. 49 – Amador City, Ca 95601
(Upstairs in #11 at the Old Amador Hotel)
July 8th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
EXCITING NEWS! Come learn about Young Livings latest products that are also FDA approved and of their new natural chemical free cosmetics! We will also re-cap on the YL’S 2017 “Fulfill Your Destiny” Convention!
It’s awesome to be a part of this great company that has chemical free, pure and healthy products for us to choose from instead of the alternative.
Please RSVP Chris @ 209-256-4370 or Linda @ 530-919-0521 to reserve your seat. Thank you!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Inspire! Amador Yoga ~ July 2017

Check out updates and upcoming events with Amador Yoga, your om away from home!


Amador Yoga July Newsletter

"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." The Bhagavad Gita

Many of us are initially attracted to yoga for the physical practice. Others never step foot into a yoga class because they think they are not bendy enough or they are too worried about how they will look. For those of us who took that step and entered our first yoga class, we likely had these same concerns along with expectations of what we would be able to do or not do. We were hyper focused on how we looked, whether we were doing the poses correctly, how we compared to the other students.

During that first class, even with our primary focus on the physical practice, we experienced something that drew us in. If we were paying attention, even just for a moment, we may have noticed the subtleties of our breath, the heat and sensations building in our body, the release and flood of stored emotions. We saw a tiny glimmer of something meaningful, something powerful, something that we wanted to experience again.

Over time yoga moves us from a practice focused on the body to something that transcends the physical. The more we practice, the more we start to notice and observe our true nature, and we begin to discover that yoga has now become our path, our journey. There is no looking back; the only way out is through.

Welcome Lisa and Clara to the AY Teaching Team! 
We are so excited to welcome back Lisa Mackie to Amador Yoga! One of Lisa's passions is teaching at risk youth and providing them with tools of self-discovery, discipline and respect for self, others and community. Join Lisa on Thursday evenings for Slow Flow!

Welcome our newest teacher Clara Bobyrick! For Clara yoga is a way of life. It is a place where the worries of the future and the regrets of the past fade and the present moment takes over. It is a practice that brings awareness to the areas of neglect our physical bodies endure. As Clara shares her practice with others and her community her love for yoga continues to grow.
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 4th3:00-4:00 pmLet freedom ring and join Allie for a special Freedom Flow yoga class.

Sunday, July 9th2:00-4:30 pm: Intro to Ayurveda: Join Jillian and Allie for this fun, introductory class and learn more about the basics of Ayurveda and how you can apply them to your everyday life and yoga practice. Please wear comfortable clothes as the workshop will include an all-levels Ayurvedic yoga class.

Saturday, July 22nd10:45-11:45 am: Foundations: An Intro to Yoga: This class highlights proper breathing techniques, the basic yoga poses in the flow sequence, and demonstration of proper alignment in each pose. This class is a great intro for those new to yoga or Vinyasa flow style.

Friday, August 4th8:00-9:00 amSummer Morning Stretch and Meditation: Join Jessica for a special morning stretch and meditation!

Friday, September 22nd - Sunday, September 24: Amador Yoga Summer Retreat: Join us for our second annual all inclusive yoga retreat in South Lake Tahoe! We only have a few spots left, if you are interested call 209-283-3328 or email

Schedule Updates
  • Wednesday and Friday morning Power Flow with Shannon will now be 6:30 am to 7:30 am.
  • Sunday 9:30 am FUNdamentals Level 2 class with Bianca will now be a Power Flow class.
  • Monday 3:30 FUNdamentals Level 1 class will be cancelled moving forward.
Class Cancellations for July:
  • July 4th5:30 pm Slow Flow and 6:45 pm Kundalini w/Allie will be cancelled.
  • July 17th6:30 am Ashtanga w/Shannon will be cancelled.
  • July 25th6:45 pm Kundalini w/Allie will be cancelled.
View the latest schedule and events on our website or MINDBODY App.
Welcome our newest teacher Clara!
We still have a few spots left for our retreat!
Welcome back Lisa Mackie back to AY!
Yogi in the Spotlight: "Yoga has helped me through some difficult periods in life by teaching me to become more balanced and grounded - physically, mentally and spiritually. I get to be gentle or push myself as hard as I want or need. What I love the most about yoga is that it is a practice I can continue for the rest of my life."  Disa Allen
Sunday, July 9th: Intro to Ayurveda: Join us for this fun, introductory class and learn more about the basics of Ayurveda and how you can apply them to your everyday life and yoga practice.
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Healthy Herbal Cooking Class - Sat July 15

Healthy Herbal Cooking Class with Herbalist Beverly Huston-Fisher Saturday, July 15th 10:00 - 11:30 AM. Seating is limited; call early to reserve your seat! 209-295-2003.