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riP'('Bulletin Community News Wednesday, May 9, 2001 U / Photo by Victoria Metcalf RN, is a regular voluntq r at l alth fadr = =roeninll m pmn=ored by Olstrict Hospital. Sally Yost, another hospital employee, believes it's a great DIP people to get some testing out of the way at a low cost. An ounce of prevention is worth a lot to Linda Budden- brock, RN, at Plumas District Hospital (PDH). Her husband, Gary, learned valuable information at one of PDH's regular health screen- ing clinics, and it may have saved his life. "Each year, I volunteer to draw blood at the health fair," Buddenbrock explained. "Each year, the lab work that is done reveals a new and un- diagnosed disease," she said. "The 2000 Health Fair has special meaning to me as this was the year my husband's PSA was found to be elevat- ed," she explained. A PSA is a blood measure- ment that detects the prostatic specific antigen levels. Elevat- ed PSA levels may be an early sign of prostate cancer. Men at the age of 40 should start to have regular PSA testing and a digital rectal exam (DRE) of the prostate. One out of every 10 men over the age of 40 will develop prostate cancer, she said. Although Gary attended the health fair last year, he wasn't intending to have his PSA reevaluated. In discussing it with his wife, she encouraged him to have the testing done, even though he had his PSA done the previous year. II I I am lp eful to the mst ct Hosp # Health Fair for the annual lab testing available, so that early detection of disease procesP escanbefoundandb ated." Linda Buddenbrock RN "Because of my husband's ele- prostate was removed, and be- vated PSA level, we made an cause the cancer had not tray- appointment with our family eled to his lymph nodes, the practice physician, who per- cancer was gone. formed the DRE and correlat- "I am grateful to the Plumu ed serial PSAs," Buddenbrock District Hospital Health Fair explained, for the annual lab testing "We were then referred to a available, so that early detec. urologist who performed a tion of disease processes can biopsy of the prostate; the first be found and treated," Bud- biopsy was suspicious for can- denbrock said. "I encourage cer, the second biopsy con- the community to take advan- firmed the cancer," she said. tage of the health fair and the "My husband chose to have lab tests that are available." his prostate removed surgical- This year, ly; his prostate margins were resumed her volunteer duties, not free of cancer. However, drawing blood at the Health his lymph nodes were." Fair set for today and tomor- Buddenbrock said the sur- row at the PDH Clinic from geon believes that once the 6:30-8:30 a.m. District Hospital hosting the annual at the PDH behind the hos- are open from 6:30- Wednesday, May 9, May 10. to participant this year a make-up for Thursday, 30 a.m. includes a compre- metabolic panel, thy- hemogram (ane- cholesteroI, tryg=' HDL, LDL and ra- provides in- regarding kidney ion. Were off and was evacuated the May 2, er River College as searched for County Sheriffs assisted by some of the college staff, Undersher- said the Was responding to phone call Campus operator. ildings were said. Were searched by I:)I,~H Nelwca'k digital 'V sYStem (Model ) and FREE ba~Ic Installation through ~001. Just subscribe (o c~mt and 12-momh m m The Quincy Community Blood Drive will be held Mon- Testing is $45. Lab testing cian/provider at your next of- day, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 does not replace a physical ex- rice visit," she said. p.m. at the Church of Jesus amination. It will be the re- An optional test this year is Christ of Latter Day Saints, 55 sponsibility of the health a prostate cancer screen test, Bellamy Lane (Bucks Lake screening participant to share also known as a "PSA." The Road). the information with his or cost of the test is $15. This test Low donor turnout in the her health care provider andneeds to be correlated with a past months has resulted in to follow up on any abnormalrectal exam at your next extremely low blood supplies, values, physician's visit, according to which could lead to blood It is recommended not to Johannson. shortages across the nation. have anything to eat for 12 It is recommended that you To prevent this from happen- hours before the lab draw, ac- attend the health screening on ing, United Blood Services is cording to PDH Director of a schedule based upon the asking alleligibleQuincy area Nurses Marilyn Johannson. first letter of your last name. residents to donate blood at You may take water and any Monday and Tuesday covered the upcoming community tnedrcatibns" [lfat you wot0d patients whose last names blood drive. normally take. werefrom A-MV ,~ Everyone 17 years and old- Results should be available Today, patient's whose laster, weighing at least 110 in approximately two weeks, pounds, are asked to make a "Please be sure to share difference in their communi- your results with your physi- ty. The donation process takes names are N-S may partici- pate; and tomorrow, those from T-Z. Any in the A-M categories, who missed this opportunity, can participate on May 24. Or attend either May 9 or 10. "The schedule was devel- oped only as a mechanism to provide the lab draws with the least amount of waiting possi- ble," Johannson said. For more information, con- tact Marilyn Johannson at Plumas District Hospital at 283-2121. our bomb expert." According to several em- ployees at the college, this was the second unfounded bomb score at FRC in recent years. "All the threats I've been in- volved in turned out to be just threats," Bergstrand said. Authentic Chinese Flavors, Special Prices children 8 and under per person - iO o, seniors over) Hot & Sour Soup Hawaiian Chicken Egg Rolls Loo fung Kew gow Che Yung Chow Fried Rice 5zechaun Beef Sunday, May 13 Buffet 11 am - 4 pm Menu served all day OOtJ N 1730 E. Main St Quincy 283-3338 Don't trust just anyone to insure your car, see me: Richard K Stockton, CLU Agent IJc. #OB68653 .r 65 West Main Slreet Quincy i STATI P&|PAI I ,,,,=,A,,%J Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.@ ~- Corr~rq (~ m ~O S~am Farm tmlevmity ~ (ILl) Hor~ ~. approximately an hour. That hour out of your day means a lifetime to another. Please bring your new United Blood Services donor card if you re- ceived one or another form of ID. As a nonprofit organization, United Blood Services is con- sistently striving to be cost ef- fective. By scheduling an ap- pointment, you are helping to ensure that there will be an adequate number of staff and sufficient equipment to ac- commodate your community's blood drive. If you have questions re- garding your ability to donate due to a medication, foreign travel (Malaria risk areas) or a medical condition, you can call United Blood Services toll free at 1-800-696-4484. All infor- mation is confidential. 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