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4B Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter JUST FOR THE Be Healthier. Live Longer and Look Better.: Quincy Drug Store and Portola Village Pharmacy are always striving to give their customers the best low-cost, quality, over-the-counter medications. Today's Health is now available at both locations. Soda Fountain and Gift Shod 157 Commercial St.. Portola ilz: % :. @ 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 800 Declaration Drive, Suite 102 • Chico CA 95973 530-893-8327 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 Valley Medical Clinic 176 Hot Springs Rd Greenville (530) 284-6116 Skillled Nursing Care Loyalton (530) 993-1225 Portola (530) 832-6546 Ea " s" " t e." t • t ]. Pl u, n a s ilealth Care "l;oplc lh'lping Peal de." 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) Feather River Fitness "Better than ever" "*" New Spring class schedule • Sauna • Free Weights • Jacuzzi • Challenge Courts Tuesday & Thursday • 2 Racquetball Courts 336 Crescent St., Quincy 283-9401 Mon-Thurs 5aha-9pm Fri 5am-7pm • Weekends 8am-Noon SIERRA FAMILY DENTISTRY, INC. New patients welcomed STEWART A. GATELY, D.D.S. FAMILY, GENERAL COSMETIC DENTISTRY = TMJ TREATMENT ADULT & CHILD ORTHODONTICS • TEETH WHITENING ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES TO CORRECT BITE PROBLEMS IMPLANTS TO STABILIZE LOOSE DENTURES & PARTIALS PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT PROMOTING HEALTHY GUMS ORAL SURGERY • CONSCIOUS SEDATION Most major insurance plans accepted Payment plans available 352 Lawrence Street Phone: (530) 283-3947 Quincy, CA 95971 Fax: (530) 283-2126 Serving Plumes County for21+ years Early colon cancer detection means earlier treatment - what are the treatment options? Colon cancer is the No. 2 cancer killer in the United States because it frequently catches people unaware, according to the National Cancer Institute. But half of the colon-cancer deaths each year could be avoided if every adult older than 50 is screened, according to the American Cancer Society. Preventative screening is an important first step in detecting colon cancer; however, it is the decisions you need to make if a screening comes back positive that can influence your future health. When caught early, colon cancer is highly treatable. Treatment for colon cancer ranges from chemotherapy to surgery. Minimally invasive - also called laparoscopic - colon cancer surgery has been made possible thanks to aqIvances in technology. Minimally invasive surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to reduce the damage to human tissue during a procedure. In most procedures, a surgeon makes several small 3/4-inch incisions and inserts thin tubes, or access ports, into the patient's abdomen. A miniature camera is then placed through one of the port sites so the surgical team can view the procedure as a magnified image on video monitors in the operating room. Then, specialized instruments are placed through the other port sites to perform the procedure. Surgery for colon cancer usually entails removing the cancer, along with a section of colon on either side of the cancer spot. Finally one of the port site incisions is elongated several inches so that the specimen can be removed along with nearby lymph nodes. Minimally invasive procedures have been proven to be as effective as traditional open surgery. More than 20 million Americans have had a minimally invasive procedure. Not only do these procedures usually provide the same outcomes to open surgery, they may offer significant benefits as well: • Quicker recovery. Since a minimally invasive procedure requires smaller incisions than conventional surgery (usu- ally about the diameter of a dime), patients may heal much faster (e.g., patients who underwent minimally invasive colectomy for colon cancer returned to work five to 26 days quicker than with a traditional procedure, according to a study conducted by the Advisory Board Company.) • Decreases the risk of acquiring infections. Laparoscopic surgery for hysterectomy, cholecystectomy (gall bladder) and appendectomy reduced the risk of hospital-acquired infections by 52 percent when compared to open surgery, according to a study published in Surgical Endoscopy. • Shorter hospital stays. Minimally invasive procedures help get patients out of the hospital (up to seven days) and back to their normal routine (average of 36.4 days) sooner than conventional open surgery, according to studies published in Surgical Innovation and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. • Less scarring. Most incisions are so small that it's hard to even notice them after the incisions have healed. • Less pain. Because these procedures are less invasive than 6onventional open surgery, there is typically less pain involved. • Cost savings. Patients who undergo minimally invasive surgery save between $438 and $8,286 in hospital costs, compared to those who undergo conventional open surgery, according to studies published in Surgical Innovation and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Colon cancer can be a deadly and costly disease, but if caught early, can be treated successfullv and with less invasive or costly options. Getting screened when recommended can help a person start treatment early, potentially without having ever experienced a symptom of colon cancer. If you are over 50 and have never been screened, now is the time. If you have been diagnosed with colon cancer, talk with your doctor about the potential for minimally invasive surgery treatment. For additional information, visit PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY DruPe H. Lee, D,D.S. 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., Portola 530-832-4461 • Fax 530-832-4409 Family Dentistry for Plumes County with a Woman's Touch Emily S. Herndon, DDS New patients welcome including children General dentistry practice open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 283-1119 • 431 W. Main Street, Quincy Mountain Physical Therapy /N x ii t A. (Butch) V’ rgas, F r t Offering: Industrial Physical Therapy Joaquin A. (Butch) Vargas, PT MTC MS Sports Physical Therapy General Rehabilitation • Manual Therapy Outpatient Orthopedicsr: , - . 39 Years Experience!  Call for an appointment today/ Mon-Tue-Th ur 8am-5pm 285-2291 20 Crescent St., Quincy Gregory Sawyer, DDS. Family Dentistry, Orthodontncs & Certified invisalign Provider (530) 283-2811 2034 East Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot, East Quincy) OPEN MaN - FRI 8am - 4:30pm Evening appointments available 0% financing available - O.A.C. • Manual Therapy • Sports Medicine • Orthopedics • Neck/Back Care Most insurances accepted - including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville 284-1666 284-1667 (Fax) • Cardiac Rehabilitation Quincy 283-0311 283-0314 (Fax) / Seneca Healthcare District 130 Brentwood Dr. • 258-2151 Lake Almanor Clinic 199 Reynolds Road • 258-4256 Chester Kory Felker, M.RT. "We Get Results"  L  Orthopedic Manual Therapy Sports & Aquatic Therapy Home Health • Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted QUINCY GRAEAGLE 78 Central Ave., #2 8989 Hwy. 89, Bldg. 36 #1 530-283-2202 530-836-1178 530-283-2204 (FAX) A Michael W. Barton, D.D.S. General Dentistry 836-2223 Route 89 • Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE