Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CA Tribal TANF: Healthy Holiday Treats - Tues Dec 19

Amador ACEs Collaborative Meeting - Tues Dec 12

Our next ACES Collaborative meeting will be held Tuesday, December 12, from 3:00-5:00pm at our building here, 975 Broadway, in Jackson.

We'd love to see you there!  Please RSVP either to info@amadorcapc.org or give us a call at (209) 223-5921.

Below is a flyer so you can help spread the word and invite anyone you think that might benefit from being a part of this group.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call!
Tracy Carlton & Erika Simmons
Program Coordinators
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council
(209) 223-5921

Mailing Address:
PO Box 815     
Jackson, CA 95642

975 Broadway

Jackson, CA 95642

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sutter Amador: Lung Cancer Awareness – A Reason to Quit

During National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Phyllis Thorstenson, R.N., at Sutter Amador Hospital encourages you to protect your health and stop smoking to prevent lung cancer.
Lung cancer is expected to strike more than 220,000 people every year, and is the second most common cancer (not counting skin cancers) among both men and women, while also being the most deadly. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the United States, with more people dying from lung cancer every year than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.
Who gets lung cancer?
The majority of lung cancers are diagnosed in people over 60, but it can occur in younger people as well. The most common cause of lung cancer is smoking, but non-smokers and former smokers are also at risk with some people developing the disease without any clear cause or risk factors. While some think of lung cancer as a men’s disease, it has risen 116 percent among women. Much of this increase is thought to be related to tobacco use.
Are there symptoms of lung cancer?
Unfortunately, most lung cancers do not cause symptoms until they are advanced, but there are some signs to watch for: a cough that doesn’t go away, coughing up blood, hoarseness, chest discomfort that is worse with coughing, unexplained weight loss, shortness of breath, feeling tired or weak for no reason. In some cases it’s having infections like bronchitis that just won’t go away. Most of the time these symptoms are something other than cancer, but if you experience these symptoms please talk to your doctor.
Can you prevent lung cancer?
Smoking is linked to about 90 percent of lung cancers. If you do smoke, it’s never too late to quit. The benefits and cost savings are numerous. Within two weeks of quitting, your circulation improves and lung function increases. Your doctor can help you, and the California Smokers Helpline has many free services and resources available as well. Go to www.nobutts.org or call 1-800- 662-8887. The Amador County Public Health Department also offers free adult cessation classes. For more information, call 209-223-6638.
You should also avoid exposure to chemicals or materials, such as radon or asbestos, that cause cancer whether at work or elsewhere. And, of course, a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables is thought to be helpful as well.
Should you be screened for lung cancer?
If you are 55-75 years old and a current smoker, or if you have smoked a pack a day for 30 years or quit within the last 15 years, you may be eligible for lung cancer screening using CT scanning. People who meet criteria should talk to their doctor about whether they should be screened for lung cancer. Sutter Amador Hospital was recently accredited by the American College of Radiology to provide low-dose CT lung cancer screenings for those who qualify. The low-dose CT screening exam is a fast, easy and safe way to detect lung cancer early. National research shows that low-dose CT scans help reduce deaths from lung cancer by 15 to 20 percent. Most insurance companies, including Medicare, cover the cost of a lung cancer screening exam.
Today, thousands of people are surviving lung cancer, largely because of improvements in diagnostics and advances in treatments.
Make a change
Love your lungs! If you smoke, quit. If someone you love smokes, encourage them to quit. If you have any questions or concerns about lung cancer and your risk for it, please talk to your doctor. And remember, Sutter Health is with you every breath of the way.
Phyllis Thorstenson is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience and has been assisting patients at Sutter Amador Hospital for the past 20 years. For more information on lung cancer or lung cancer screenings, contact 209-223-7560.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Mueller's Elite Athletic Training Academy Grand Opening - Dec 8 & 9

Mueller’s Elite Training Celebrates Grand Opening in December

November 29, 2017 – Amador County, CA – Mueller’s Elite Athletic Training Academy is celebrating its GRAND OPENING on Friday and Saturday, December 8th and 9th, 2017.  This new specialized training studio focuses on small group training, sport performance training,and one-on-one training, with daily self-guided personal workouts.

The grand opening celebration begins Friday, December 8th at 3:00 pm with doors open to the public. Bring your kids for a free youth workout at 4:00 pm with Mueller’s Elite owner and former Raiders player Vance Mueller and Joe Shanley of Fitness Built for You. Then on Saturday, December 9th the fun begins with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 am, followed by free youth training with Mueller and Shanley at 11:00 am.

Special guests and former Raiders players Jerry Robinson and Jeff Barnes will be at the studio on Saturday to meet and share great football stories with visitors.

The first 50 visitors to the GRAND OPENING will receive a free gift, and refreshments will be provided.  So stop by the studio, located at 12180 Industry Blvd. #51 in the Safeway shopping center in Jackson/Martell on Friday, December 8th from 3:00 - 6:00 pm or Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Tour the new facility which is equipped with state-of-the–art equipment, including turf for sprints and sled work, a full pull-up bar station, assault bikes, rowers, weights, benches, and custom audio/video technology. Meet the trainers and check out the friendly, competitive atmosphere for youth, adults, and families to work out and improve their strength and performance.

Mueller’s Elite Fitness is offering a limited number of month-to-month memberships at special pre-sale pricing of $69 for an individual, $119 per couple, or $149 for a family up to four people. For more information call 209-257-3164 or visit www.muellers-elite.com.

Mueller’s Elite Trainers:

VANCE MUELLER grew up in Amador County and was a student athlete at Jackson High School and a member of the football, basketball and track teams. After High School Vance attended Occidental College where he earned his degree in Kinesiology while excelling in both football and track, earning all-American Honors eight times. After college Vance was a 4th round draft choice for the Los Angeles Raiders and was a significant contributor on special teams and as a short yardage 3rd / down specialist for six seasons. After football, Vance and his wife Lissa, formed Mueller Fitness, Inc. and have been involved in the fitness industry since 1994, offering specialized training to the fitness beginner as well as the most serious fitness competitors and team athletes. www.muellers-elite.com

JOE SHANLEY of Fitness Built For You grew up in Calaveras County, and was a member of the baseball, soccer, and basketball teams at Calaveras High School. After graduating in 1999, he pursued baseball and soccer at Sonoma State while studying Kinesiology. His passion for sports and fitness drove him to become a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2002, with an emphasis on Sports Performance. Joe has a unique training style geared to motivate, educate, and inspire people to optimal levels of performance and balance in life.  He is driven to help individuals transform and to empower them to reach their full potential regardless of where they are on their fitness and health journey.  He combines resistance training, cardio workouts, plyometrics, core training, functional fitness and flexibility to help each individual reach his or her goals. www.fitnessbuiltforyou.com
ROCK STEADY BOXING is a non-contact boxing inspired course that can reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of Parkinsons Disease. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life. www.rocksteadyboxing.org

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kendig Chiropractic: Learning from History

Learning From History
Whether we're driving a car, riding a bike, or trying to record a spare at our local bowling alley, our musculoskeletal system bases its decision-making on past history, that is, what it has learned before. Drawing on years of experience, recorded deep within our muscle memory, we're able to avoid an unexpected obstacle in the middle of the road, or adapt quickly to a slip on a slick spot on the bowling lane. The history embedded within our physiology immediately directs our actions in the present moment. We don't have to think about these things. We react — and act ...
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sutter Health Donates $50,000 to Support Veterans

Gifts to Provide Resources for Lodging and Wellness Needs

The not-for-profit Sutter Health network today donated a total of $50,000 to Fisher House Foundation and the Veterans Resource Centers of America —two military-support organizations dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and their families in Northern California.

“We are grateful for the selfless service and sacrifices made by our nation’s veterans,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “At Sutter Health, we’re especially proud of the nearly 1,400 veterans who enrich our organization with the experience and skills they gained during their military service. It is our privilege to count them as partners who help us deliver exceptional health care to our patients and families.”

About the Donations
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Sutter Health’s $25,000 donation will help four families stay for free for one full year at one of the Fisher House facilities in Sacramento, Palo Alto and Hawaii. This donation will also support the purchase of vital supplies such as food and personal care items for families staying in the facilities.

The Veterans Resource Centers of America provide critical support services to veterans throughout Northern California, Nevada and Arizona. Services include homeless prevention and rapid re-housing, employment and training, transitional and permanent supportive housing, behavioral health treatment, case management and nutrition services. Sutter Health’s $25,000 donation will help bridge the gap for veterans and their families who are awaiting formal Veteran’s Administration (VA) approval for services or who do not meet specific grant stipulations by providing money for temporary housing assistance, emergency food supplies, medical supplies such as wheel chairs, transportation, day care and moving expenses.

“We are thankful and blessed for the service our brave veterans provide in our hospital, our country and our community,” said Anne Platt, Sutter Amador Hospital CEO.

Sutter’s Ongoing Commitment to Veterans
Sutter Health greatly values the contributions military veterans provide—to the United States as well as to its network. Sutter recently launched a Military and Veterans Inclusion Resource Group to support members of the military, veterans and their friends and family. Sutter Health partners with the Employment Development Department to promote jobs for military members seeking employment. Additionally, the health care organization’s military recruitment efforts include participation in military career fairs and posting to online military job boards. Sutter Health also teamed up with Veteran Jobs Mission, a national organization committed to employing and mentoring veterans.