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Eric Winslow
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Dr. Dwight Jennings of Sutter Creek.
Sutter Creek dental orthopedist Dr. Dwight Jennings has some jaw-dropping news for people suffering from a host of common (and not so common) ailments ranging from Parkinson's disease to Tourette's syndrome. The astonishing news is this: Most of our troubles are in our mandibles. An emerging approach to a set of little-known therapies, called dental orthopedics, is proving to offer effective remedies to maladies which conventional medicine had failed to notice were associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, or TMJ, as well as... [Read more]
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05/12/2016 12:42 PM
The practitioners of the Amador Holistic Center. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Amador Holistic Center expands, reaches out to community

The practitioners of Amador Holistic Center invite the public to their sixth Annual Healing Arts Fair, May 15, in Amador City. Admission is free and any service you want to try is just $1 per minute. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and tasty refreshments will be served.

More great news: We’ve added Suite #11 to our Amador Holistic Center, located upstairs at the Old Amador Hotel in Amador City, expanding our space and network. Suite #11 will be our new Reiki and Drum...

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Terry Sanders
04/14/2016 2:33 PM

Facts: Several years before entering service, the veteran was a passenger on an airliner that crashed during landing. Fortunately, no one died in the crash, but many passengers were injured, some seriously. The veteran was only slightly injured. The veteran made a complete recovery, with no lingering problems noted at entrance examination into service.

While in service there was an aircraft accident, with casualties, at the base where the veteran was stationed. Even though he did not actually witness either the accident or its...

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Jack Mitchell
03/31/2016 10:59 AM
Last year, shortly after the Northern California Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech, Zane Mathison received an iPad with an ACC app. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The 2016 Northern California Walk for Chidren with Apraxia of Speech will take place on May 14 at Amador High School, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek.

May 14, also happens to be Apraxia Awareness Day at Amador High School. For those of you unfamiliar with apraxia of speech, it is caused by brain disease or damage. The brain is unable to make and deliver correct movement instructions to the body.

One type of apraxia affects speech. The brain struggles with lip, jaw and tongue movements. Other types affect the accuracy of limb...

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03/31/2016 12:18 PM

Choosing to enter hospice care can be a wrenching decision for yourself or a loved one.

Hospice is intended to help terminally ill people live out their lives as comfortably as possible. Hospice doesn’t focus on curing disease and it’s not only for people with cancer.

Medicare’s hospice benefit covers your care, and you shouldn’t have to go outside of hospice to get care except in rare situations. Once you choose hospice, your hospice benefit should cover everything you need.

If you qualify for hospice care, you and your...

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03/31/2016 12:20 PM

Amador County Public Health is conducting an investigation of an unvaccinated visitor who tested positive for measles. This individual is not a resident of Amador County, but dined at a local restaurant while traveling through the area. There are currently no cases in Amador County. As part of this ongoing investigation, Amador County Public Health is asking anyone who was inside Strings Italian Café in Jackson on the evening of Wednesday, March 23, 2016, to call the Health Department, at (209) 223-6407.

Measles is a highly...

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02/25/2016 1:35 PM

Dr. Kristine Burke, M.D., would like to welcome and introduce you to her passion: improving the lives of others. With the combination of her friendly staff and her warm personality and determination, Dr. Burke will be sure to focus on your body’s needs to keep you well. With offices located less than 30 miles from Amador County, at True Health Center for Functional Medicine, in El Dorado Hills, Dr. Burke offers unique services that are difficult to match.

An Amador County resident who, four years ago, had faced a seemingly...

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David Sayen
02/18/2016 10:54 AM

Did you know that Medicare helps pay for prescription medications?

Even if you don’t take many prescriptions now, you should consider joining a Medicare drug plan. There are two ways to get Medicare prescription drug coverage:

1. Medicare standalone drug plans, also known as Part D plans, add drug coverage to Original Medicare, as well as to some Medicare Cost Plans and Medicare Private Fee-for-Service plans. You must have Medicare Part A or Part B to join a standalone Part D plan.

2. Medicare Advantage plans and other...

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02/04/2016 1:42 PM

Mark Twain Medical Center and Soroptimists kick off American Heart Month by offering free cholesterol tests during February

As part of a continuing partnership with Soroptimist International of Calaveras County, Mark Twain Medical Center will be offering free cholesterol tests for women in Calaveras County during American Heart Month this February.

“Many people who are at risk for a heart attack and stroke don’t know it,” said MTMC Cardiologist Courtney Virgilio. “The good news is that many of the risk factors for cardiovascula...

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01/28/2016 1:01 PM
Make 2016 the best year ever by creating a healthier you! The 12th annual Amador Holistic Health and Wellness Fair showcases some of the best wellness options that Amador County and the region have to offer, allowing you to find the right path to become your best self. On Saturday, January 30, come to the Amador Senior Center in Jackson to discover lots of resources for improving your quality of life. The theme of this year’s fair is “Wellness From Start to Finish,” with the intention of introducing people to wellness options for... [Read more]
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01/14/2016 11:47 AM
Author Sandra Hanson with her book, “Ketones Aren’t From Motown.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

As 2015 wound down, author Sandra Hanson, of Fiddletown, reflected over the year with a smile.

“It’s been so exciting to hear from readers who have read my eBook ‘Ketones Aren’t From Motown’ and have lost weight and feel great”

One local reader, Nicky Walker, lost 45 pounds in less than five months by following ‘Ketones’ and claims, “It was easy!” Another local reader and business owner, Stacie Crow, was featured in the Ledger Dispatch earlier in the year. Stacie wanted to lose 30 pounds but didn’t have time to exercise. ...

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01/07/2016 11:17 AM
René Burton (pictured in class above) invites you to start your journey to a healthier 2016 — Step out 3 to 5 times per week for 20-60 minutes per day. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Did you overdue the cocktails and cookies this holiday season? Well, I sure did. Here is some help to get you back on track.

Now that we are into January of 2016, some of us have already tossed out our resolution to get fit in the new year, I want to tell you that It’s Never Too late to get in shape and to get and stay healthy.

Nobody’s perfect. That’s one of the reasons New Year’s resolutions are so popular and also one of the reasons they are so hard to keep.

One of the best and easiest ways to start on your journey to a...

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12/22/2015 11:28 AM
Doctor Cockrell and family. Photo courtesy of Cockrell Family Chiropractic
Dr. Daniel Cockrell is a well-trained and experienced chiropractor who recently opened his own office, Cockrell Family Chiropractic, in Sutter Creek. For many years, Dr. Cockrell has been helping people be more healthy, less stressed and have fewer aches and pains. He worked with Amador Chiropractic Wellness Center for five years before opening his own practice. His goal is to improve the lives and well-being of the people in our community. Chiropractors focus on improving the condition of muscles, nerves and joints in your body to... [Read more]
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12/03/2015 12:02 PM
BloodSource will hold an Ione Community blood drive at Evalynn Bishop Hall Monday, December 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. All walk-ins are welcome. The drive is sponsored by Kristi Roots Insurance. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 VISA gift card and earn MyBloodSource rewards. Redeem your rewards online for great items like a movie pass or $5 Togo’s gift card. Donating blood is safe, easy and takes about an hour. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed BloodSource Parental consent... [Read more]
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12/03/2015 11:34 AM

On Tuesday, December 8, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., NAMI Amador will hold its annual holiday meeting and support groups, focused on how we make our best efforts to do well through the holidays, whether we are people living with mental illness, or family, friends or coworkers of individuals, living with mental illness. This meeting will be held in the Multi-Conference Room, Main Building, Sutter Amador Hospital.

Following the meetings, for people who have family members with mental illness, NAMI conducts a free Family Support Group from...

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12/03/2015 11:15 AM
The Amador County Behavioral Health Advisory Board is seeking new members. The ACBHAB advises the Board of Supervisors and the Health and Human Services Director of the needs of the local mental health program pursuant to the California Welfare and Institutional Code Section 5604. Applicants must be residents of Amador County or healthcare professionals who work with residents of Amador County, but live outside the county. If you are interested in additional information and the opportunity to serve, contact Dr. Arnie Zeiderman, at... [Read more]
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11/24/2015 10:42 AM
Help save a life by donating blood at the Ione Community Blood Drive on December 14. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
BloodSource will hold an Ione Community blood drive at Evalynn Bishop Hall Monday, December 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. All walk-ins are welcome. The drive is sponsored by Kristi Roots Insurance. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 VISA gift card and earn MyBloodSource rewards. Redeem your rewards online for great items like a movie pass or $5 Togo’s gift card. Donating blood is safe, easy and takes about an hour. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed BloodSource Parental consent... [Read more]
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11/12/2015 11:20 AM
Tara Parker, Nexus Family Services Director and Anne Platt, SAH CEO. ALD photo by Tessa Marguerite
On Thursday, November 5, Sutter Amador Hospital presented a $25,000 check to Nexus Youth and Family Services. The funds will help to provide mental health resource information, outreach, case management services and wellness workshops for residents of Amador and Calaveras counties impacted by the Butte Fire. The goal of the Nexus SOAR program will be to develop a more informed public regarding mental health issues (including trauma, grief and loss) and existing community resources. In addition, Nexus aims to increase social and... [Read more]
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11/05/2015 10:34 AM
Join us on Thursday, December 3 at 3 p.m. in the Meadows conference room in the outpatient building at Sutter Amador Hospital. We meet on the first Thursday of every month. We encourage all stroke survivors and caregivers to attend. For more information, call Mike at (209) 217-8028 or Linda at (209) 267-0937. [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
11/05/2015 10:37 AM

The 2nd Annual Calaveras Fit & Safe Senior Expo will be held on Thursday, November 12 at the Calaveras

Senior Center, 956 Mountain Ranch Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The expo will include health and safety informational booths and many community partners and resources. Interactive demonstrations will be held hourly by American Legion Ambulance on the new CPR method. A wonderful “fall” lunch will be available to purchase through “the Phoenix Kitchen” at the Calaveras Senior Center from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission is free. By...

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