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10B Weclnesday, Aug. 22, 2012' Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter O O O 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 SIERRA FAMILY DENTISTRY, INC. d, ' New patients welcomed ~,~7,~ % ~ : ~ STEWART A. GATELY, D.D.S. FAMILY, GENERAL COSMETIC DENTISTRY " TMJ TREATMENT ADULT ~ CHILD ORTHODONTICS TEETH WHITENING ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES TO CORRECT BrrE 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 Plumas County for 21+ years Seneca Healthcare District 130 Brentwood Dr. 258-2151 Lake Aimanor Clinic 199 Reynolds Road 258-4256 Chester PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory FelLer, M.ET. "We Get Results" Orthopedic, Sports, Pediatric & Aquatic Therapy Home Health o General & rdiac Reh Bitation : 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) , / Michael W. Ba]to L, D.]3.S, General Dentistry Route 89 Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE "Providing personalized care since 1990" Most insurances accepted Manual Therapy Sports Medicine Neck/Back Care Cardiac Rehabilitation Orthopedics Most Insurances accepted -- including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville Quincy 284-1666 283-0311 284-1667 (Fax) 283-0314 (Fax) The good health advice you can easily follow Some things we're supposed to do for our health may seem obviously difficult to accomplish: eating less fast food no mat- ter how yummy it tastes, fitting an hour of vigorous exercise into every day, or giving up bad habits like smoking. You may think one bit of common health advice - to get more fresh air and sunshine - would be easy to follow. The truth, however, is that our busy, technology-filled modern lives can make it difficult to fulfill our most basic needs for natural light and clean air. Many of us spend eight or more hours a day in an office where we are exposed to artificial light and recirculated air. Even at home, it can be difficult to maintain air and light quality. The health benefits of cleaner air and natural light are well- documented. Fresh air often contains fewer health-damaging pollutants than the air found inside buildings. And natural light has been linked to increased levels of the hormone se'rotonin, which can make people feel happier. Fortunately, you can take steps to increase the amount of fresh air and natural light that enters your living environment. The need for fresher air Indoor air pollution is a significant health concern, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA says research shows people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, making health risks from indoor pollution greater than risks from outdoor pollution. Sources of indoor pollution include heating fuels like oil, gas, kerosene and wood, building materials, furniture, carpet, to- bacco products, household cleaners, Personal care products and even heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems if they have not been properly maintained and cleaned. Health effects can range from immediate cold-like symptoms and headaches to longer-term problems, according to the EPA. Modem homes tend to be very air-tight, allowing indoor poi- I, iJution to build up. Ventilation can help reduce the presence of pollutants iflsid ilyour house Have your home's HVAC system, including duct work, cleaned and maintained at least once a year. Systems that are functioning optimally will do a better job filtering contami- nants from the air. Take advantage of home improvements that can help improve air quality, such as installing new double-pane windows that are more energy, efficient and easy to-open and new window screens that will admit fresh air but keep out pests. You can also add function and decorating drama by adding venting skylights that work with vertical windows to provide a natu- ral chimney effect, passively venting moisture, fumes and po- tentially harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from your home. Benefits of brightening your environment Natural light offers a myriad of health benefits, including pro- moting the body's production of Vitamin D, and boosting sero- tonin levels in the brain. Lower serotonin levels have been associated with depression, a drop in physical energy, in- creased appetite and increased desire for sleep. Relying on natural light to help illuminate your home can lower your energy bills - by reducing the need for artificial light - and boost your personal energy levels. Fortunately, you can do many things to increase the amount of natural light that enters your home, from simple steps such as keeping windows clean to adding additional sources of natural light, such as sky- lights. Skylights admit 30 percent more light than vertical windows in dormers, and provide the mood-boosting drama of a sky view that can't be achieved with vertical windows. Skylights can increase your exposure to balanced and healthful natural light, provide ventilation, and preserve privacy without taking up valuable wall space that can be used for decorating or stor- age. Feather River Fitness "Better than ever" Fall Classes Forming Now! Sauna Free Weights Jacuzzi Challenge Courts Tuesday & Thursday 2 Racquetball Courts 336 Crescent St Quincy 283-9401 Mon-Thurs 5am-9pm Fri 5am-7prn Weekends 8am-3pm Eastern Plumas Health C re "'Peolde ileiping Peolde.'" 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) ,' "*,' Family Dentistry ! =$ 't '7 ~. ,:%~.~. Oral' " * ' "" Periodontics : ,m ,an,o,ouy ; .~, [~::~: 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 HO 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 LTH 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. E~T 1875 Sodu Fountoin lind 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 MON - 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-5prn 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