Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Prostate Cancer Seminar - Thurs Nov 6

Whether or not this affects you personally, prostate cancer will affect someone you know and love.  Get the facts, get educated and then know the signs.  Plan on spending a few hours with Dr. Marc Dall'Era from UC Davis at Hotel Sutter on Thursday, November 6th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm.  Light appetizers and no host bar 5:45pm - 6:30pm.  Presentation from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  
Dr. Dall'Era will focus on active surveillance and clinical outcomes for men with prostate cancer.
Call 245-6794 or email spaghettiwesternacrf@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amador Community News: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amador Community News: Tuesday, October 21, 2014: Updates have been made in all our departments...thanks for reading, Amador County! See our daily posts on  Facebook .  W e tweet on  Twitt...

Free presentation on Essential Oils - Wed Nov 5

Are you looking for powerful, natural alternative answers for many of your health-care needs?

Come to this FREE event in Pine Grove and learn lots! Try many of the Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils. Ask Debbie Butterfield McMurdie - Health & Wellness Educator - your questions and learn how therapeutic-grade Young Living Essential Oils (YLEOs) can help you!

To learn more about the November 5th FREE presentation in Pine Grove visit https://www.facebook.com/events/368342356653944/

YLEO’s are 100-10,000 times stronger than the herbs they come from AND can be taken internally, as well as used topically, therefore you can take your health and wellness to a whole new level! 

Topics Include:
+ Everyday benefits and uses of therapeutic-grade essential oils.
+ A therapeutic-grade essential oil first aid kit for every home & office
+ The incredible nutritional benefits of the highest antioxidant juice on the market: NingXia Red - Say goodbye to to many of your health issues!
+ Our Thieves family of products keep your body as well as your environment healthy and clean without using harsh or synthetic chemicals - Our Thieves blend is both antibacterial as well as anti-viral and again, can be taken internally!

“These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information provided here today is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. Please consult with the health authorities of your choice.”

More info: Young Living in the Sierras

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Vaccinations to Protect from Seasonal, H1N1 Flu Viruses

Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Vaccinations to Protect from Seasonal, H1N1 Flu Viruses

“Parents as caregivers should stay in tune to how a child is feeling and be aware of any behavior that is unusual for them. Many flu symptoms are similar, but knowing the differences between the seasonal flu and H1N1 can help everyone best care for a child,” said Sutter Amador Pediatrics’ Amy Appleton, M.D., a pediatrician with Sutter Medical Foundation. “The flu shot provides good coverage and if you do get the vaccination and end up with the flu, in most cases it will be far milder than getting the flu, which is miserable. We have the means to provide protection.”
All types of flu can cause fever, coughing and/or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches and/or body aches, chills and fatigue. H1N1 flu symptoms can be similar to seasonal flu symptoms but may be more severe. There may be additional symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea.
Sutter Amador Pediatrics features four physicians – David Stone, M.D., Aye Moe, M.D., Amy Appleton, M.D. and Denise Lack, Ph.D. – who are excited to care for your young ones. The office, located at 100 Mission Blvd., is now accepting new patients.
Flu shots are now available to patients in the Amador Pediatrics office.
If your child gets the flu, there are measures to take in order to prevent its spread – keep a sick child home away from child care, school or other public places. Only take a sick child out of the home to get medical care.
A sick child needs plenty of rest and must drink clear liquids (such as water, electrolyte beverages for infants, sports drinks for older children) to help them from becoming dehydrated.
It’s often hard to know when to pick up the phone and call your doctor. Call your physician immediately if your child shows signs of:
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not urinating or no tears when crying
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Being so irritable that your child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve, but then return with a fever and worse cough
Remember to seek emergency care if your child has bluish or gray skin color, has fast or troubled breathing or has not woken up or can’t interact with you.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sutter Amador Hospital Makes Progress Toward Matching Grant to Purchase 3-D Mammography Unit

Local Donor Challenges Community With Additional Match Opportunity

With $46,335 in support still needed before the end of the year toward the Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation’s matching grant campaign, a local donor has offered an additional matching opportunity. The Stanley Lukowicz Family Fund in the Amador Community Foundation will match any gifts up to $35,000 made now through Dec. 1, 2014 to help the hospital acquire a new mammography unit with 3-D capabilities.
“We are pleased to support Sutter Amador Hospital’s campaign to acquire the latest mammography technology. By investing in our local hospital, we are ensuring that members of the community have access to the very best care, close to home,” says Stanley Luckowicz.
Thanks to strong community support, the Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation is over the halfway mark in its matching grant campaign. The foundation seeks to raise $150,000, which Sutter Health, the non-profit parent company of the hospital, will match, if raised by the end of the year.
To date, 45 business and individuals have contributed $103,665 toward the purchase of the new mammography unit. Donors who have supported the initiative with a gift of $5,000 or more are:
·         Stanley Lukowicz Family Fund in the Amador Community Foundation
·         Matt and Jody Davis
·         Lisa Guirguis, M.D. & John S. Lee, M.D.
·         Robert Hartmann, M.D. and Mel Welsh, M.D.
·         MACT Health Board
·         Anne and Bruce Platt
·         Sobon Family Wineries
The new mammography technology captures 3-D high-resolution images of the breast using low-dose X-rays. Because it enables radiologists to better determine the size, shape and location of potential tumors with a single scan, the technology can effectively increase detection rates and decrease the need for follow-up scans and procedures.
By improving early detection and diagnosis, the 3-D mammography unit can improve health outcomes for women with breast cancer, while reducing the number of healthy women who receive false positive test results, additional scans and biopsies.
“Community donors are vital to enabling the hospital to deliver the state-of-the-art breast imaging and diagnosis to patients in the area,” says Anne Platt, SAH CEO. “We are extremely grateful to the Stanley Lukowicz family and the Amador Community Foundation for their generosity and for encouraging others to support this important campaign.”
At Sutter Amador Hospital, philanthropy funds health-care services and programs that enhance patient care and help meet the growing needs of our community.  One hundred percent of funds raised remains local and supports a donor’s specific area of interest – whether it is surgery, oncology, emergency services or another hospital service or program. For more information about the Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation’s 2014 matching grant campaign, or other philanthropic opportunities, please call Jody Boetzer in the philanthropy office at (209) 257-7619.
The current Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation volunteer board members are Paul Beatty, M.D.; David Carlson; Doris Carrillo-Dunn; Richard Forster; Jim Gullett; Marv Hampton; Anne Lintz; David Melniczek, M.D; Paul Molinelli, Jr.; Loretta Porteous; D’Arcy Porter; Rose Radotic; Betty Saterlie; Paul Sobon and Kevan Spence.

PHOTO (L-R): Anne Platt, SAH CEO; Jody Boetzer, Philanthropy and Marketing Manager; Stan Lukowicz and Kathleen Harmon, Amador Community Foundation Executive Director