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6B Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter O O O Portola Medical & Dental Clinic 480 First Avenue Portola (530) 832-6600 Graeagle Medical Clinic 7597 Hwy 89 Graeagle (530) 836-1122 Loyalton Medical Clinic 725 Third Street Loyalton (530) 993-1231 Indian Val|ey Medical Clinic 176 Hot Springs Rd Greenville (530) 284-6116 Skillled Nursing Care Loyalton (530) 993-1225 Portola (530) 832-6546 " 1# Eastern Plumas Health Cart, "People llelping People." Main Hospital Campus 500 First Avenue Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-6500 or (800) 571-EPHC Comprehensive In & Outpatient Services - Including Full Service Lab, X-ray, Mammog- raphy, Ultrasound, CT, Respiratory Therapy and Outpatient Procedures 24-Hour Emergency Room ACLS Ambulance (call 911) "Providing personalized care since 1990" Most insurances accepted • Manual Therapy • Sports Medicine • Neck/Back Care • Cardiac Rehabilitation • Orthopedics Most Insurances accepted -- incl Jding Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville 284-1666 284-1667 (Fax) Quincy 283-0311 283-0314 (Fax) SIERRA FAMILY DENTISTRY, INC. New patients welcomed STEWART A. GATELY, D.D.S. 352 Quincy, CA 95971 Serving FAMILY, GENERAL COSMETIC DENTISTRY * TMJ TREATMENT ADULT & CHILD ORTHODONTICS • TEETH WHITENING ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES TO CORRECT BITE PROBLEMS IMPLANTS TO STABILIZE LOOSE DENTURES d~ PARTIALS PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT PROMOTING HEALTHY GUMS ORAL SURGERY * CONSCIOUS SEDATION Most major insurance plans accepted Payment plans available Lawrence StreetPhone: (530) 283-3947 Fax: (530) 283-2126 Plumas County for 21+ years Family Dentistry All phases of General Dentistry including Orthodontics • Crowns & Bridges • Partials/Dentures Extractions • Cosmetic Dentistry • Bleaching Periodontics • Root Canals • Dental implants to anchor loose dentures or replace missing teeth Now Accepting New Patients 181 S. Gulling St., Por ola 530-832-4461 • Fax 530-832-4409 • ~i: i'!,~ Family Dentistry Periodontics Oral Implantology Periodontal Prosthesis Michael W. Herndon, D.D.S Amsterdam Fellow 431 W. Main Street * Quincy CA 95971 530-283-1119 FAX: 530-283-2319 Gregory Sawyer, DDS Family Dentistry. Orthodontics & Certified invisalign Provider (530) 283-2811 2034 East Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot, East Quincy) OPEN M0N - FRI 8am - 4:30pm Evening appointments available of sl Many people struggling to get a restful night's sleep are unaware that a serious health problem may be keeping them up. Sleep apnea, which affects 18 million Americans, is a disorder which causes breath- ing torepeatedly pause during sleep. Sleep apnea lowers a person's blood oxygen level and results in a fragmented sleep pattern - making for a potentially dangerous health situation. Sleep apnea is linked to major health conditions including diabetes, hypertension, obesity and coro- nary heart diseases. Often, sleep apnea goes undiag- nosed by physicians since it is difficult detecting the condition during a routine office visit. In fact, un- treated sleep apnea may cause up to $3.4 billion in additional medical costs in the United States. With the added challenge of having no blood tests avail- able for diagnosing the problem, symptom recogni- tion is extremely important. Discuss the possibility of sleep apnea if you answer positively to the below questions, using the acronym STOP: Snore - Do you snore loudly? Tired - Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during the daytime? Observed - Has anyone observed you stop breathing during your sleep? Pressure - Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure? Once identified, a sleep study maY need to be ad- ministered to confirm the diagnosis, which may re- quire staying overnight in a sleep lab or self-administering a home sleep test. Treatment may be an ongoing process, but with proper maintenance and care, the quality of life for patients with sleep apnea can improve. Here are some common tips and treatment options. Be sure to con- sult with your doctor, as they will be able to provide you with the best treatment plan based on your own individual health. Positive airway pressure devices (PAP): PAP devices are prescribed by your physician and come with avariety of breathing masks, meant to be worn over the nose and/or the mouth, supplying air into the throat, which prevents the airway from collapsing. These devices are most often obtained from a home health care company and are typically covered by insurance. :# Oral appliances: An oral appliance, which looks like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer, is worn while sleeping and is designed to keep the airway open by preventing the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat from collapsing. Maintain a healthy weight: About 70 percent of people with sleep apnea are overweight or obese - a common link between diabetes and sleep loss is obesity. Taking steps to lose weight will increase your chances of managing sleep apnea and also reduce the risk of diabetes, a condition that comes with its own set of health problems like kidney disease, heart disease and blindness. Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking: Alcohol consumption relaxes the upper airway breathing muscles, which makes it difficult for the airway to remain open, further aggravating sleep apnea symptoms. Smoking swells the upper airway, which also worsens symptoms. Michael W. Barton, \ General Dentistry Route 89 • Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE Mountain Physical Therapy Joaquin A. (Butch) Vargas, PT MTC MS Offering: Indusirial Physical Therapy Sports Physical Therapy General Rehabilitation • Manual Therapy Outpatient Orthopedics 39 Years Experience! Call for an appointment today/ Mon-Tue-Thur 8arn-5prn 20 Crescent St., Quincy PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.RT. "We Get Results" • Orthopedic, Sports, Pediatric & Aquatic Therapy • Home Health • General & Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted QUINCY 78 Central Ave., #2 530-283-2202 530-283-2204(FAX) GRAEAGLE 8989 Hwy. 89, Bldg. 36#1 530-836-1178 S neca Hospital and Long Term 258-2151 258-2158 i:ii 130 Brentwood Dr. iii Lake Almanor Clinic 199 Reynolds Road ° 258-4256 Care family dentistry EmilyS. Luscri, DDS New patients, children & emergencies welcome (530) 283-1119 call today for a consultation 431 W. Main Street, Quincy If you contact would like to advertise on this page, your advertising representative today! Portola or Graeaqle Jennifer or Roger 832'4646 Holly or Sherri 283-0800 Chester or Greenville Cheri or Val 258-3115 If you advertise on this page and would like to submit a story, contact Sherri at 283-0800.