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3 days ago

Blue Shield of California Foundation recently announced a grant of $15,000 to Operation Care to strengthen their capacity to provide critical services and shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Jackson. These core operating funds offer the flexibility to respond to changes and challenges as they arise, so that vital community organizations like Operation Care can continue to reach many of the most vulnerable Californians.

“It is a privilege to partner with and support California’s network of domestic violence service...

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1 week ago
Plague is an infectious bacterial disease that is carried by squirrels and other rodents. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith recently announced the department is investigating a case of human plague in California, and conducting an environmental evaluation in the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park and the surrounding areas.

The department began investigating this incident after a child from Los Angeles County became ill and was hospitalized after visiting the Stanislaus National Forest and camping at Crane Flat Campground in Yosemite National Park...

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1 week ago
The Amador County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, August 25 in the Meadow Room at the Outpatient Building of Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Carla Fry, M.S., P.P.S.C. who will lead an informative discussion about Cluster A Personality Disorders. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., we will conduct confidential Support Groups for family members and individuals living with mental illnesses. For information... [Read more]
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David Sayen
1 week ago
David Sayen. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Diabetes is a serious disease. It can lead to kidney problems, glaucoma and other eye disorders, foot ulcers, amputation of feet or legs, stroke, diabetic coma, and even death.

If your doctor thinks you’re at risk for diabetes, Medicare covers screening tests for it. And, if you develop the disease, Medicare covers a wide variety of medications, home testing equipment, supplies, and self-management training to help you cope with it.

Screening tests are used to detect diabetes early. Some of the conditions that may qualify...

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1 week ago
(EES) training to start August 27, at 9:30 a.m. at the Camanche Lake Community Center, and August 27, at noon at the Upcountry Community Center. This 12 week program is designed to provide parents with evidence-based education about childhood mental health illnesses and treatment options. The purpose is to provide education and promote the building of natural supports between parents. This program will inform participants about common childhood mental health issues and symptoms and management techniques. Attendees must RSVP to (209)... [Read more]
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1 week ago
Operation Care has many volunteer opportunities available from office help to community outreach to client services. We need your help. Volunteering not only helps our client’s directly, but also indirectly by helping us meet our match for our CalOES grants. If you are interested, contact our volunteer coordinator, Janet Saxton, at (209) 223-2897. [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
1 week ago
Amador elders enjoy lunch at the Senior Center’s Rose Garden Cafe. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Eric Winslow

The Amador County Senior Center is an amazing place. You wouldn’t guess it from the unassuming sign that you see on New York Ranch Road, just as you pass Kit Carson Nursing Center, nor from the fact that a web search for it brings you not to their website but, oddly, to that of the Amador Bonsai Society. After passing that modest sign and heading up a shady driveway, you behold what can only be called a mansion on a hill, surrounded by roses.

The motto of the Senior Center, which is “Aging doesn’t have to be a puzzle,” is...

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John Tuttle
2 weeks ago
Winner Amanda Cooper (right) with California Casualty representative Amanda Keidel who presented her with the prize. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Amanda Cooper, RN, gives 110 percent for her patients. But soon she’ll be “giving in” to a relaxing, luxurious getaway at the world-famous Chocolate Spa at The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Cooper is the latest winner of California Casualty’s “Give a Nurse a Break” contest. A co-worker and her husband will be joining Cooper and her husband in enjoying an all-expense paid, three-day trip which includes chocolate massages and other special treatments at the spa.

“I can’t believe this is happening; I never win anything,”...

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Eric Winslow
2 weeks ago
Laurie Webb, Amador Senior Center Director, in her office. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Eric Winslow
Amador County schools started classes this week, which means that many parents spent last month frantically trying to get all right immunizations done for their school-bound kids. However, what many people don’t think about is that senior citizens have just as much of a need for immunizations as children. Laurie Webb of the Amador Senior Center says, “It’s not just for shingles and flu,” but vaccines are for a whole host of ailments which could turn potentially dangerous, or even fatal, in seniors who don’t take the proper precautions... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
We invite all stroke survivors and caregivers to join us at our monthly meeting. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. in the Meadow conference room in the Outpatient building at Sutter Amador Hospital. The next meeting will be September 3. For more information, call Mike, at (209) 217-8028 or Linda at (209) 267-0937. [Read more]
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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
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Sutter Amador Hospital provided a tour of its facility to 10 UC Davis School of Medicine first-year medical students during orientation on Friday, July 24, for the school’s Rural-PRIME program.

The students also toured Sutter Plymouth Health Center, visiting with Dan Fields, M.D., and Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Regional Manager Colleen Riordan, R.N. Anne Platt, CEO, Sutter Amador Hospital, led the tour of Sutter Amador Hospital. Other presentations were provided by Sutter Medical Group Internist Robert Hartmann, M.D., Sutter...

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3 weeks ago

Breakthroughs that address the health challenges facing our world are at the core of our mission to discover and share knowledge to advance health. UC Davis conducts more than 1,000 research studies annually, including basic science, translational and clinical trial research — all with the goal of bringing new, effective and safe treatments to patients more quickly.

The communities we serve help us achieve our goals by volunteering to participate in research studies that could lead to new and improved treatments. In addition, UC...

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3 weeks ago

California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith recently warned parents about the continued dangers of pertussis (whooping cough). The disease has already caused one infant death and at least 126 infant hospitalizations in California this year.

“Vaccinated mothers pass protective antibodies to their infants during pregnancy,” said Dr. Smith. “Right now, it’s estimated that fewer than half of all pregnant women in California are vaccinated against whooping cough. We need to increase that...

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3 weeks ago
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Breastfeeding reduces the risks of acute and chronic health conditions for mothers and babies

California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today reminds us that breastfeeding is the first step to a healthy life and forms a lasting bond between mother and child.

The 2015 National Breastfeeding Month theme “Let’s Make It Work” sets the goal of empowering all women, no matter where they work, to successfully combine work with breastfeeding.

“As National Breastfeeding Month...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary President Rose Radotic and Senior Development Officer Jody Boetzer. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary President, Rose Radotic in behalf of the Auxiliary, had the pleasure of presenting a check for $15,641 to Jody Boetzer, Senior Development Officer, Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation.

The funds will be used to purchase 10 new Lifeline Mobile Emergency Response Crash Carts for the Hospital. These carts are equipped with the necessary lifesaving materials for first aide depending on the trauma.

The Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary is glad to know that experienced help and up-to-date...

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Tessa Marguerite
3 weeks ago
Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt, June Vaira, and Sutter Health Valley Area President James Conforti at Breakfast with the CEO. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

On Wednesday morning, July 29, a cluster of doctors, nurses, Amador elected officials and local entrepreneurs gathered in Thomi’s Cafe banquet room for Breakfast with the CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital, Anne Platt.

Foundation Board Chair, Marv Hampton, opened the event by thanking and acknowledging all those in attendance including some of Amador’s elected officials Patrick Crew, John Plasse, Lynn Morgan and Tacy Oneto-Rouen. Platt addressed the crowd as well. She thanked the community for their contributions to the hospital and...

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Via Press Release
07/30/2015 12:31 PM
Serving with Care and Integrity Training will be offered to those who wish to volunteer at the Amador Pregnancy Help Center or would like to be prepared when the opportunity arises to help a person through a crises pregnancy. Experience a powerful and uplifting training; one that will leave you with the knowledge, words and resources to help the one (or one’s) God sets in your path. Training will be held August 18 through 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and August 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $50, limited scholarships. For... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
07/30/2015 11:29 AM
Alex, Richard and Philip Buss at Philip’s graduation. Photo courtesy to Richard Buss.

One country doctor in Pine Grove is proud to be passing on his professional legacy to not one, but two of his bright sons. Both graduates of Amador High School, medical residents Alex and Philip Buss are currently rounding up their many years of medical training which were inspired by the work of their Dad, upcountry family practitioner, Richard Buss, M.D.

Though they were born two years apart, you wouldn’t have known it from their career paths. In fact, you’d be surprised to learn that they aren’t twins. Both are sports-loving...

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Via Press Release
07/23/2015 10:52 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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Via Press Release
07/16/2015 10:11 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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