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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 7, 2013 9C We Got Your Back! .... and arms and legs and feet and neck Now accepting new patients in our Portola and Loyalton Offices MARTIN L. SANFDRD, DC ° l I n"'"°P" I :/ 15 [2OMMERCIAL.,ST POII ., CA 9617,2 53n-B32=4442 305 BECKWrrH ST LOYALTON, P-A 9611B 530-993-19130 "Providing personalized care since 1990" Most insurances accepted • Manual Therapy • Sports Medicine • Neck/Back Care Most Insurances accepted -- including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville 284-1666 284-1667 (Fax) • Cardiac Rehabilitation • Orthopedics Quincy 283-0311 283-0314 (Fax) 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  Eastern Plumas - • w 1 thalth Cal e "Peol)le llelinng I eol)le. . Main Hospital Campus 500 First Avenue Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-6500 or (800) 571-EPHC • Comprehensive In & Outpatient Services - Including Furl Service Lab, X-ray, Mammog- raphy, Ultrasound, CT, Respiratory Therapy and Outpatient Procedures ,, 24-Hour Emergency Room • ACLS Ambulance (carl 911) JUST FOR THE Be Healthier. Live Longer and Look Better! PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.RT. . 1 "We Get Results" _ Orthopedic, Sports, Pediatric & Aquatic Therapy • Home Health • General & Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted GRAEAGLE 8989 Hwy. 89, Bldg. 36 #1 530-836-1178 QUINCY 78 Central Ave., #2 530-283-2202 530-283-2204 (FAX)  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 - 4:30pro Evening appointments available J Michael W. 0 Barton, D.D.S. General Dentistry 836-2223 Route 89 • Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE Dealing with dry eye - more common than you think They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but did you know eyes also say a lot about your health? A number of ailma'e limited to the eye, but often they can be an indicatrb6f a systemic problem. Dry eye - a common condition in which the tear ducts make insufficient tears for lubricating and nourishing the eye - can be either. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing comfortable and clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have a poor quality of tears. Each blink of the eyelids spreads tears across the front surface of the eye. Tears provide lubrication, reduce the risk of eye infection, wash away foreign matter in the eye, and keep the surface of the eyes smooth and clear. Common symptoms of dry eye The Schepens Eye Research Institute. an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, estimates that 40-million Americans are affected by dry eye and associated ocular surface diseases. The prevalence of dry eye increases with age, yet despite its prevalence, dry eye remains under diagnosed. People with dry eye may experience symptoms of irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes. a feeling of something in their eyes. excess watering and blurred vision. Advanced dry eye can even damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision. Common causes of dry eye Dry eye has many causes, including Meibomian Gland Dysfunction fMGD, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of cases. The meibomian glands are located in the eyelids, and secretions from these glands are crucial in preventing rapid tear evaporation. Failure to produce or secrete oil will affect the quality and stability of the tear film. resulting in dry eye symptoms. Contact lens wearers are particularly susceptible to dry eye as soft lens materials require additional lubrication, and a balanced tear film is vital to successful lens wearing. Additionally, medicated eye drops may exacerbate dry eye in contact wearers. Up to 50 percent of contact lens wearers discontinue use due to discomfort often caused by dry eye. according to estimates from the Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. During the winter months, many experience dry eye as humidity levels drop and home heating systems activate, resulting in drier air. This often causes tears to evaporate more quickly. Additional factors leading to dry eye include medications that can reduce the amount of tear produced in the eye, medical conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis and refractive eye surgeries, such as LASIK. which can cause decreased tear production. Diagnosing dry eye An eye care professional can diagnose dry eye through a comprehensive eye examination, including testing with special emphasis on the evaluation of the quantity and quality of tear production. Testing may include a review of the patient's history to evaluate dry eye symptoms, any health problems, medications being taken or any environmental factors that could be causing dry eye, according to the American Health Journal. Your doctor will perform an external examination of the eye to check the structure of the eyelid and the quality and composition of your tears. Managing dry eye Many doctors and patients reach for an eye drop to provide immediate, but temporary, dry eye relief. Inflammation is a hallmark of dry eye, and reducing inflammation on the surface of the eye and regulating the glands that produce tears are essential to effectively manage dry eye. However. inflammation is a systemic process and needs to be addressed from within the body. Artificial tears and rewetting drops may offer temporary relief, but this only alleviates the symptom. Eye vitamins, such as EyePromise EZ Tears. attack the cause instead of the symptom, and provide rapid dry eye relief by reducing inflammation and improving tear composition. Leading eye care professionals agree that dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, but one that can be effectively managed. Don't continue to suffer from dry eye, consult with your doctor about an exam, or to leu-n more about dry eye supplements or vitamins. Dentistry Gentle, effective family dentistry Emily S. Luscri, DDS New patients, children & emergencies welcome (530) 283-1119 call today for a consultation 431 W. Main Street, Quincy Mountain Physical Therapy loaquin A. (Butch) Vargas, PT MTC MS Offering: Industrial Physical Therapy Sports Physical Therapy General Rehabilitation., Manual Therapy Outpatient Orthoped ics 39 Years Experience! Call for an appointment today! Mon-Tue-Thur 8am-5pm 283-2291 20 Crescent St., Quincy Bruce H. Lee, D.D.5. Family Dentistry AI 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 181S. Gulling St., Portola 530-832-4461 • Fax 530-832-4409 Long Term Care 258-2158 130 Brentwood Dr. 199 Reynolds Road • 258-4256 Chester I Family Dentistry Periodontics Oral Implantology Periodontal Prosthesisl.] Michael W. Herndon, D.D.S Amsterdam Fellow 431 W. Main Street • Quincy CA 95971 530-283-1119" FAX: 530-283-2319