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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 9B 0 0 SIERRA FAMILY DENTISTRY, INC. tients 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 & 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 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 Seneca Healthcare District 130 Brentwood Dr. 258-2151 Lake Almanor Clinic 199 Reynolds Road 258-4256 Chester PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.ET. "We Get Results" Orthopedic, Sports, Pediatric & Aquatic Therapy Home Health General & 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) , /, w Baltoib D.I).S. General Dentistry Route 89 Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE "Providing personalized care since 1990" Most insurances accepted Manual Therapy Cardiac Rehabilitation Sports Medicine Orthopedics Neck/Back Care Most Insurances accepted -- including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville 284-1666 284-1667 (Fax) Quincy 283-0311 ' 283-0314 (Fax) miss a What you need to know about atrial fibrillation (AFib) and stroke What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)? AFib is a common condition in the heart that causes the atria - the upper two chambers of the heart - to beat very fast and irregularly. When this happens, blood isn't pumped through the heart as well as it should be, which makes people with AFib vulnerable to the formation of a blood clot in the atria. AFib is the most prevalent sustained cardiac arrhyth- mia (heart irregularity) in the United States, affecting more than 2.2 million Americans. In the past 20 years, there has been a 66 percent increase in hospital admis- sions for AFib, due to the aging population. Looking ahead, it is estimated that AFib will affect more than 12 million people in the U.S. by 2050. What are the symptoms of AFib? AFib can produce a broad range of symptoms, or none at all. Because it is characterized by an irregular and fast heart rate, patients often experience unpleasant pal- pitations or discomfort in the chest. The inefficient pumping ability of the heart may cause weakness, faint- ness, and shortness of breath. How do I know if I'm at risk? Age is a major risk factor for AFib; the average age of people with AFib is about 75, and approximately 70 percent of those people are between 65 and 85 years of age. Underlying heart disease and having had prior heart surgery are the most common risk factors of AFib. It is possible to have AFib when there are no other signs of a heart disorder. Other risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism (too much thy- roid hormone), and excessive alcohol consumption. AFib and stroke risk During AFib, the atria (upper chambers of the heart), don't pump all of the blood in the ventricles (lower chambers of the heart). Some blood pools in the atria. When this happens, a blood clot can form. If the clot breaks off and travels to the brain, it can cause a stroke. People with AFib are at a five-fold increased risk for stroke compared with the general population. At least 15-20 percent of all strokes occur in patients with AFib. Several factors are considered when assessing the risk of a stroke for a person with AFib. People who have had a prior stroke are at high risk. Additional factors that increase risk of stroke in people with AFib include being 75 or older, high blood pressure, heart failure and diabetes. How can I manage stroke risk with AFib? People with AFib have treatment options to help reduce the risk of stroke, including medication that thins the blood to help prevent blood clot formation. Unfortu- nately, nearly half of people with AFib do not receive appropriate preventive medicine to help protect against the risk of stroke. Where can I go for more information? People with AFib should discuss their stroke risk man- agement options with their health care provider. Feather River Fitness "Better than ever" -k Pool Now Open "k Sauna Free Weights Jacuzzi Challenge Courts Tuesday & Thursday 2 Racquetball Courts 336 Crescent St Quincy 283-9401 Mon-Thurs 5am-9pm Fri 5am-7pm Weekends 8am-3pm Eastt J n Plumas ltealth C re "' Peolde I ielping Peoph'." Main Hospital Campus 500 First Avenue Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-6500 or (800) 571-EPHC Comprehensiveln&OutpatientServices- including Full Service Lab, X-ray, Mammog- raphy, Ultrasound, CT, Respiratory Therapy and Outpatient Procedures 24-Hour Emergency Room ACLS Ambulance (ca//911) Family Dentistry - Periodontics Oral Implantology Periodontal Prosthesis Michael W. Herndon, D.D.S Amsterdam Fellow 800 431 W. Main Street Quincy CA 95971 530-283-1119 FAX: 530-283-2319 Declaration Drive, Suite 102 Chico CA 95973. 530-893-8327 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 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. 'CY STORE F-ST 1875 Soda Fountlin and Gift Shop 493 W. Main St Quincy 157 Commercial St Portola 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 MeN - FRI 8am - 4:30pm Evening appointments available Mountain Physical Therapy Joaquin A. (Butch) Vargas, PT MTC MS Offering: Industrial Physical Therapy Sports Physical Therapy General Rehabilitation Manual Therapy Outpatient Orthopedics 39 Years Experience! Call for an appointment today/ Mon-Tue-Thur 8am-5pm 20 Crescent St Quincy Family Dentistry for Plumas 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