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July 7, 2010 Feather River Bulletin, Portola Reporter JUST .FOR THE Be Healthier, Live Longer and Look Better.= Portola Pines Dental Services 296 West Sierra Ave., Portola General and Family Dentistry • Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry • Crowns and Bridges • Emergencies (please call) • Nitrous Oxide s99 New Patient Special (,293 value) Routine cleaning, necessary x-rays, complete diagnosisexam Most insurance accepted Exp. 6.30-10 Care Credit Plan (call for details) 832-0200 Derry L. Hildebrand, DDS • Over 30 years of experience "Providing personalized care since 1990" b • Manual Therapy • Sports Medicine • Neck/Back Care • Cardiac Rehabilitation • Orthopedics Most insurances accepted - including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Portola 832-1701 Quincy 283-0311 Bruce 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 Michael W. Barton, D.D.S. General Dentistry 836-2223 Route 89 • Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE Caring for the HEALTH of Plumas County Senior Meals & Transportation * Environmental Health Immunizations • TB Testing = WlC Evaluations Blood Pressure Checks = AIDS/HIV Testing & Services Tobacco Use Reduction = Pregnancy & Child Health Information Plumas County Public Health Agency 283-6337 or 800-801-6330 270 County Hospital Rd. * Quincy Ouh'each Clinics in Greenville, Chester and Portela Troy C. Van Pelt, D.D.S. Family Dentistry Providing gentle care to people of all ages Traci Rick, R.D.H. Elisabeth Bostrom, R.D.H. Reserve your appointment now! ............ ..., 283-9988 ti)\\;4/; 279 Main St., Quincy ,, .- !?;:.; ,' Tues, Wed & Thurs 8:30am-S,30pm  . {€ I  FH S:30am-2pm !/ "![I Whooping Cough On the Rise in California Laurel Boggs-Cordell, CMT Holistic Bodywork Educator Those who live with or care for an infant need make sure that they have received a vaccination against pertussis (whooping cough) to avoid inadvertently infecting them, the Plumas County Public Health Agency reminds residents. Last week, California health officials said cases of whooping cough have quadrupled compared with last year. Young infants remain most vulnerable to the illness, which causes intense coughing and vomiting related to coughing, and could lead to pneumonia and seizures. Five newborn babies in California have died so far this year, and at least 910 people are confirmed to have the illness. "Infants under one year of age are at highest risk for developing severe, even fatal complica- tions. However, the youngest of these vulnerable residents are not old enough to have received the number of vaccine doses needed to be protected against whooping cough," said Valeska Armisen, MD, Plumas County Health Officer. "Therefore, it is tip to those that live with or care for an infant to ensure that they themselves are protected against pertussis. Parents, grandparents, older siblings, day care workers, and other caregivers who have whooping cough are most likely to pass on their infection to an infant. It is important that those who are eligible for the pertussis vaccine immediately seek out vaccine." Dr. Armisen added, "People are not getting the booster at age 11 or 12, which is recommended by the CDC," "It's something families don't neces- sarily think of because there's not a requirement for school entry for this booster." According to a recent study, 41 percent of infants infected with pertussis contracted the disease from a sibling, 38 percent from their mother, and 17 percent from their father. As such, anyone who has frequent contact with an infant is urged to make sure that their vaccinations are up-to-date. In addition, anyone with a cough-illness of any kind should avoid contact with infants. Plumas County has had one laboratory con- firmed case, in an adult. So far, no other cases have been suspected or reported in our county. This disease is vaccine-preventable, and it is up to those who are able to get the vaccine to become the first line of defense against whooping cough. Pertussis is spread by the coughing of an infected individual. Typical symptoms in young children include intense coughing accompanied by a whooping sound, and post-cough vomiting. Complications can include pneumonia and seizures. Among older children and adults, the primary symptom may be a cough that often lasts for several weeks or longer. If you suspect that you or a loved one may have pertussis contact your doctor right away. Children should receive three primary vaccina- tions containing the pertussis vaccine and two /,:, boosters by age four to six, followed by a ! Tdap booster (which protects against tetanus diphtheria, and pertussis) during their preteen  years. Any teen or adult who has not received a Tdap booster yet should do so, particularly if they live in a household with an infant. Plumas County residents are encouraged to contact their regular healthcare provider to arrange for recommended vaccinations. Everyone should also practice standard hygiene habits in order to help prevent the spread of any illness. These healthy habits include washing your hands often with soap and water, staying home from work or school when sick, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and covering coughs and sneezes appropriately with a tissue. Those who do not have a regular healthcare provider or insurance coverage for vaccines may contact Plumas County Public Health Agency to schedule an appointment. The cost of the vaccine is $15.00 per dose. However, nobody will be turned away due to inability to pay. Please bring a copy of your immunization record for updating. For more information or to schedule an appoint- ment with Public Health, please call 283-6330. Brought to you by the Plumas County Health Dept. 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FArvIILY GENERAL COSMETIC DENTISTRY • TMJ TREATMENT ADULT & CHILD ORTHODONTICS • TEETH WHITENING ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES TO CORRECT BITE PROBLEMS IMPLANTS TO STABILIZE,LOOSE DENTURES & PARTIALS PREVENTATIVE TREATMEN 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 Sela,ing Plumas Co. for 19+ years PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.RT. Orthopedic Manual Therapy Sports & Aquatic Therapy Home Health ° Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted 530-283-2202 530-283-2204 (FAX) Family Dentistry Periodontics Oral Implantology Periodontal Prosthesis Michael W. Herndon, D.DoS 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 VILLAGE PI-IARMACY & QUINCY DRUG STORE • Computer-linked to better provide customers prescription needs • Two convenient locations to pick up your medications. • Both stores are HSA/FSA card compliant and accept most insurance plans Our friendly staff looks forward to taking care of you! 832-4218 Hours: M-F: 9am-6pm 157 Commercial St., Portals Soda Fountain and Gift Shop