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7 days ago

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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2 weeks ago
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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4 weeks ago
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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Ginger Rolf
10/29/2015 10:19 AM
These two ladies are part of the Women Shines with STARS support group. Both are cancer survivors. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Amador STARS Camp Out for Cancer was cancelled due to the Butte Fire. On Wednesday, November 4, this local, nonprofit organization is asking the community to help reach their yearly fundraising goal of $100,000. Funds will help those in our community affected by cancer. All funds raised remain local, except for eight percent that go to cancer research.

An unexpected surprise appeared before the volunteers and staff at Amador STARS this week, when an anonymous donor offered to match any donation up to $5,000 for the organizatio...

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10/22/2015 11:14 AM
Be sure your kids start off Halloween morning with a healthy breakfast. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Halloween is just around the corner, so make sure to plan ahead to give kids healthy alternatives to ‘trick’ them into thinking they are enjoying a ‘treat.’ Here are Kate Geagan’s healthy Halloween tips.

Coined ‘America’s Green Nutritionist,’ Kate Geagan (kategeagan.com), a frequent guest on morning news and talk shows, is helping millions of Americans fall in love with healthier, greener food choices that powerfully nourish their lives. An award-winning dietitian and the author of Go Green Get Lean: Trim Your Waistline with the...

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10/22/2015 11:41 AM
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Patients from across Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network now have the option of viewing key sections of My Health Online, as well as valuable health information and instructions, in Spanish. Through My Health Online, Sutter Health’s secure online patient portal, patients have online and mobile access to their personal health record and an expanding number of online services.

Today, more than 1.2 million adult patients connect to Sutter Health via My Health Online, which is more than 64 percent of the adult patient population...

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10/15/2015 10:30 AM
On Tuesday, October 27, Carla Fry will return to lead informal and and informative discussions about a third cluster of Personality Disorders that includes obsessive-compulsive disorder. These types of mental illnesses aren’t often addressed in NAMI classes and written materials, but are important to recognize. This is also held in the Meadow Room, at Sutter Amador Hospital. On November 17, the NAMI meeting will welcome guest speaker Margaret Blair, well-known for her skills in training dog owners to bring out the best in their... [Read more]
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10/15/2015 10:34 AM
Ann Winterton, RD, CDE Sutter Medical Foundation will be presenting new Holiday recipe ideas for people with diabetes on Thursday, October 22 at 4 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital, in the Multipurpose Conference Room next to the Cafeteria. It is free to the public and light refreshments will be offered. [Read more]
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10/15/2015 10:32 AM
The community centers host monthly Wellness Workshops where we discuss and learn about mental health topics. October’s topic is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Part 3 of 5 and will be hosted on the following dates and locations: Camanche Lake Community Center, October 22, at 2 p.m.; Ione Family Resource Center, October 26, at 9:30 a.m.; Upcountry Community Center, October 28, at 1 p.m. Workshop provided by Carla Fry, M.S., P.P.S.C. Call (209) 296-2785 for more information. Para informacion en Espanol, por favor llame al (209)... [Read more]
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10/08/2015 11:32 AM
The Amador Pregnancy Help Center is hosting a free youth event “The Truth Exposed” on October 25 at 5:30 p.m. Come hear Matt and Ashley Boddorf share a positive, life-changing message that encourages young people to seeks God’s best for their lives, especially when it comes to dating and relationships. Join us for pizza and a fun, interactive time together. Call the center at (209) 223-3813 or Sharon (209)482-6544. [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
10/08/2015 11:26 AM
Residents living in and around the Pine Grove can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. The Call Church will host this community event on November 10. The site is located at 18400 Ridge Road in Pine Grove. Screenings can check for: The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL Cholesterol level; Diabetes risk; bone density as a... [Read more]
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