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2 weeks ago
Amador Lifeline provides a critical service when you need it. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Amador Lifeline, a program of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency announced American Legion Post 108 Ambulance Service’s endorsement of the Amador Lifeline emergency response service. Amador Lifeline’s local service although primarily used for medical emergencies routes calls for fire and police services when a client pushes their personal help button or by the automated fall alert detection button.

Both American Legion Ambulance and Amador Lifeline serve clients in Amador and Calaveras counties.

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Donna Kelley, CNC
2 weeks ago
Donna Kelley, CNC

Keep a smile in your heart by feeding your heart muscle living nutrients, which helps it to beat strong and thrive. Non-living nutrients like white flour and sugar just clog it up and evidently, slows it down to a halt. Garlic, turmeric and vitamin C (in oranges) are packed full of active compounds that may help to keep your heart healthy and happy.

My favorite herb, garlic, has many culinary and medicinal uses. It’s delicious aroma and pungent flavor is loved by almost everyone, which is fantastic because garlic’s medicinal...

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Tessa Marguerite
2 weeks ago
Sutter Amador CEO Anne Platt and Sutter EHR Champion Pat Adams, RN, Critical Care Director. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Sutter Amador Hospital “went live” on January 31, 2015, by transferring all patient medical records to an electronic system called Sutter Health Electronic Health Record.

The Sutter EHR offers a computer-based record for each patient, allowing simultaneous access to multiple caregivers. This will make patient care more timely by eliminating the process of looking or waiting for a chart, and reducing handwriting illegibility that can result in medical errors. It will also give the caregiver access to a patient’s complete Sutter...

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3 weeks ago
Donna Kelley, CNC. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
February is the “love” month when we think of our loved ones and send chocolates, flowers or heart gifts giving them our love or asking for their love in return – saying, “Happy Valentine’s Day” or “Be My Valentine.” What if we turn that around and give ourselves a gift — give a gift of love to “our” heart. Let us be kind to ourself and our heart first because heart disease claims the lives of one in every seven in the United States and is the number one killer of both men and women according to the American Heart Association’s 2015... [Read more]
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4 weeks ago
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Come to the Feb. 9, Upcountry Community Council Meeting and learn to help save a heart. It would be a wonderful deed of love to help save someone from a heart attack. One quarter of Americans say they have been in a situation where someone needed CPR. If you were one of them, would you know what to do? Studies have shown that using Hands-Only CPR can make a life-saving difference when someone suffers from sudden cardiac arrest. Hands-Only CPR is a technique involving no mouth –to-mouth contact and can be learned in as little as 30... [Read more]
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4 weeks ago
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Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is offering training for Family Support Volunteers. Volunteers provide special comfort to terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers can help by sitting with patients and listening, reading to them, running errands or assisting in many other ways. Veterans are also encouraged to call and learn more about our Veteran- to-Veteran Volunteer Program.

The training will be held April 21, 22 and 23, at the Amador Senior Center, located at 229 New York Ranch Road, in Jackson.

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Tessa Marguerite
4 weeks ago
Congressman Garamendi and his wife, Patti, holding a picture of Mr. Garamendi’s mother-in-law, Merle Wilkinson, who died with Alzeimer’s, and the Garamendi’s daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Garamendi Kann, on her wedding day in 2010. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Every 67 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease — the most common form of dementia. With 10,000 Baby Boomers now turning age 65 each day, researchers in our community are racing to find a cure, and alleviate the burden that this memory-robbing disease places on the 5 million people currently living with Alzheimer’s.

KVIE Public Television’s latest ViewFinder documentary, “Fading Away: Alzheimer’s” takes viewers inside the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The documentary also explores...

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01/29/2015 10:48 AM
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Are you ready to make changes in your lifestyle and move toward a healthier weight? Now is a great time to begin. Reaching and maintaining a healthier weight contributes to your overall health and well-being. Losing even a few pounds or preventing further weight gain has health benefits. Here are some tips to get started.

Get plenty of fiber from fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains. Fiber can help you feel full longer and lower your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Know when you’ve had enough to eat. Quit...

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Tessa Marguerite
01/29/2015 7:46 AM
From left: Volunteers Mary Leathers, Dodie Steinfeldt and Kathy Glunt. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary is a volunteer-based organization that provides scholarships for students in Amador County each year and raises funds through the gift shop and Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, in Jackson, to purchase necessary medical equipment. Last year alone, the Auxiliary raised and donated nearly $24,000 to the hospital in support of various programs, and the purchase of a mammogram machine. The Auxiliary has been a valuable part of our county’s hospital since 1966.

One of the current 81 members who dedicates...

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01/23/2015 10:00 AM
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Since February is considered the Honorary Heart Month, Upcountry Community Council will host a “Hands Only CPR” class to be presented by the Amador Red Cross at the Feb. 9, UCC Meeting.

One quarter of Americans say they have been in a situation where someone needed CPR. If you become one of them, would you know what to do? Studies have shown that using “Hands Only CPR” can make a life-saving difference when someone suffers from sudden cardiac arrest. “Hands Only CPR is a technique involving no mouth-to-mouth contact and can be...

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Tessa Marguerite
01/23/2015 10:22 AM
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If you have a family history of stroke, heart attack or cancer, it is especially crucial to be proactive about your health. In cooperation with Precision Ultrasound, New York Fitness will be offering preventive health medical screenings on Monday and Tuesday, February 2 and 3. These low-cost health screenings could help prevent a stroke, heart attack, osteoporosis and more.

Health screenings are offered individually, or in a prearranged package. Options for packages include the Abdominal Ultrasound Package, for $195; the...

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01/16/2015 11:15 AM
The annual Amador County Holistic Health and Wellness Fair returns to the Amador Senior Center. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The new year often finds people reflecting on the changes they would like to make in their lives. On Saturday, Jan. 24, the 11 annual Amador County Holistic Health and Wellness Fair returns to the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson, offering lots of resources for improving one's quality of life.

The fair presents an opportunity for attendees to take an interactive journey toward good health and well-being by sampling the many wellness products and services that are available locally. A complimentary raffle of lots of great prizes...

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John Tuttle
01/16/2015 10:22 AM
Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics office has received a grant to purchase topical fluoride to fight tooth decay. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office, in cooperation with Sutter Medical Group, recently received a grant to purchase topical fluoride that will be offered to infants and children from the onset of their teeth on or after their six-month birthday.

Fluoride strengthens the enamel on the teeth. The fluoride varnish is a coating that can be painted on the teeth to prevent tooth decay. The varnish tastes good and doesn’t take long to apply. It is especially important for children in Amador County to receive this...

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01/09/2015 10:08 AM
Occupational Therapist Susan Wright. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Sutter Medical Foundation will offer occupational and hand therapy services at 815 Court Street, Suite 5, in Jackson, beginning Jan. 5.

This program offers personalized therapy using the latest equipment and most effective treatment approaches. Susan Wright, occupational therapist, works with patients to identify specific rehabilitation goals that help them to return to their daily activities. Children, adolescents, adults and seniors will have access to an array of services locally, including manual therapy, soft tissue and...

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12/19/2014 11:10 AM
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As you start to finalize your list of New Year’s Resolutions, don’t forget to make the commitment to live a healthier lifestyle by learning more about how your body functions. There’s no better way to start than getting to know your endocrine system.

Made up of a network of intricate glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream, the endocrine system impacts almost every aspect of your body functions, from how well you sleep, to how your body grows and develops, to digestion, handling your stress levels and even how energetic...

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12/12/2014 9:53 AM
A happy and healthy Smiles For Kids patient. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Jackson Creek Dental Group will once again be hosting “Smile for Kids” to treat children, at no cost, who “fall between the cracks” in healthcare — children who would not otherwise receive dental treatment — on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Because of the overwhelming number of children attending this event, appointments will be scheduled in advance starting Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. These appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by calling Jackson Creek Dental Group, at (209) 223-2712. Once the... [Read more]
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Renee Davis
12/04/2014 1:48 PM

During the November 25th Amador County Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors passed and adopted Resolution No. 14-126 in appreciation for the employees and volunteers of Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, to honor them for receiving 100% Medicare compliance during a recent surprise audit from the State of California.

The resolution was motioned by Supervisor John Plasse, District 1, who had learned of the perfect audit findings and wanted to honor Hospice of Amador & Calaveras for attaining the highly acclaimed accomplishment. ...

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11/29/2014 4:40 PM
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BloodSource will hold a Veterans Community Blood Drive, on Monday, Dec. 1, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., to meet the community’s needs for blood and blood products. All walk-ins are welcome. The drive is sponsored by the VFW 8254, DAV 118 and the American Legion Post 108. American Legion Hall, located at 11041 American Legion Drive, Sutter Creek, on the corner of Airport Road and Highway 49.

Participates earn MyBloodSource rewards. Redeem your rewards online for great items like a movie pass or Baskin Robbins coupon.

On Tuesday,...

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11/29/2014 4:20 PM
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Sutter Medical Foundation announced during American Diabetes Month that more Amador County residents can now take advantage of local health and wellness classes through the expansion of the SMF Diabetes Program. This expansion opens the program to a variety of health care plans, including Medicare.

Previously, the SMF Diabetes Program was an exclusive benefit to Sutter Health patients. With the expansion of accepted health insurance plans, residents are encouraged to join the program even if they don’t have a Sutter physician. The...

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11/15/2014 9:14 AM
Hindu mystic, Paramahansa Yogananda, helped introduce yoga to the west. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Award-winning film about Hindu mystic comes to Jackson

On Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Gathr Films will present a special screening of the critically acclaimed film, “AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda,” at Jackson Cinema 4, located at 201 Vukuvich Way, in Jackson.

With strong endorsement from mainstream press and a run of sold-out shows in theaters across the country, “Awake” is now sweeping the nation with screenings made possible, in part, by Gathr Films’ Theatrical on Demand service.

“Awake” is an unconventional biography about...

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