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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 5A V00lee00: to celebrate, radiology Kimberly Eliason X-ray Technician Plumas District Hospital Special to Feather Publishing While German physicist Wilhem Roentgen was work- ing with a cathode ray tube in his laboratory Nov. 8, 1895, he discovered a mysterious new ray; one that would pass through bones and metal, leav- ing their images visible. He named his discovery "X-rays" for the unknown quantity in- dicated by "X" in mathemat- ics. This remarkable scientific achievement has affected med- icine and science matched by few other advances. One week in November is designated National Radiologic Technology Week to celebrate that exceptional discovery and to honor those who per- form the associated exams. While most people assume X-rays are utilized only for di- agnosing broken bones, diag- nostic imagining serves many purposes. X-rays, which require a physician's order, are used to diagnose injuries, such as bro- ken bones or collapsed lungs. They diagnose illnesses such as appendicitis, lung disease and obstructed intestines. Foreign bodies, such as bul- lets, shrapnel or objects swal- lowed by small children, are located with X-rays. They document healing, abuse and give medical exam- iners insight as to how a per- son may have died. X-rays allow physicians to perform minimally invasive procedures that formerly had to be performed in an operat- ing room, such as biopsies. The person responsible for performing X-ray exams is a radiologic technologist. Although the job appears deceptively simple, a radio- logic technologist is trained in the science and art of creat- ing diagnostic images of the human body utilizing ioniz- ing radiation. To become a licensed radio- logic technologist, one must attend an approved college or hospital-based program to be- come eligible for state board exams. In addition to anatomy, physiology, medical terminol- ogy and basic patient care, a radiologic technology student must study psychology, chem- istry and electronics. Specialized instruction in venipuncture, radiation physics, radiation biology, ra- diation protection and radi- ographic procedures is also part of the curriculum. In to- day's technology-dependent world, computer literacy is mandatory. The role of radiologic sci- ence in medicine is continual- ly growing and changing. New applications and imag- ing equipment are in a con- stant state of development. The continued growth and de- velopment of medical imaging depend on qualified and well- trained radiologic technologists. Nia Playshop set for this Saturday "Nia Playshop: Feel to Heal" Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 - 10:30 a.m., Quincy Yoga & Wellness Center, 1690 East Main St. Experience the Nia tech- nique, a transformational movement and fitness prac- tice that invites us to be more joyful, expressive and alive in our bodies. A playful and pur- poseful fusion of martial arts, dance and healing arts such as yoga, Nia invites us into creative dialogue with body, mind, emotions and spirit. This Nia playshop will fo- cus on the joy of movement and awakening to sensation. Through movement and bringing our awareness to sensation in the body, we will practice listening more closely to the body's voice and the response of our cells, increasing our "senso- ry IQ." With practice, we come to understand how we can support our own self- healing capacity• The workshop will begin with a half-hour of experi- ential learning, followed by an expressive whole body and cardiovascular workout fueled by inspiring music. Come experience a practice that builds strength, power, grace, agility, psychological confidence and a sense of connectedness. Increase the pleasure of living in your body. Cost is $15 by Nov. 12; $20 at the door. Details are available at quincyyogawellness.com. Contact Katie Bagby, licensed Nia instructor, at 927-8599 or kabagby@yahoo.com. -lospital tree to light up December I The fourth annual "Share the Spirit" Christmas Tree Lighting will take place Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 5:15 p.m. on the front lawn at Plumas District Hospital. Proceeds from the event will benefit programs and ser- vices at Plumas District Hos- pital and Plumas Community Hospice• A gift to "Share the Spirit" is a thoughtful way to remem- ber friends and loved ones this hohday aeason. A gift of $10 will illuminate a brilliant light on the hospi- tal's handsome blue spruce tree. ,'Share the Spirit" light order forms are available at Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency or Plumas Physical Therapy in Quincy or online at pdh.org/foundation. Plumas Health Care Founda- tion will share your generosity by sending special honorari- um or memorial certificates to whomever you designate when you make your gift. In addition, ornaments naming those honored will be displayed on a Christmas tree in the hospital's main lobby. The ornaments may be taken home Friday, Dec. 24. The hospital's spruce tree will light up the nights be- tween Dec. 1, 2010, and Jan. 2, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. 250 Bonta Street, Blairsden 836-4646 Thanksgiving Menu 2010 Classic Complete Dinner Ready to Heat Roast Turkey with Herb Gravy fresh cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato gratin & green beans Pumpkin pie ~ optional $2.50 per person '16 per person All items available a la carte Whole Roast Turkey Stuffed with traditional herb stuffing 11 - 12 lb. bird: s3:' lb. or 38°°ea 20 - 22 lb. bird: 3.25 lb. or 68 °° ea Please place your order by Tuesday, November 23 Pick-up on Wednesday, November 24 • 2pm - 6pm Whole turkeys available for pick-up Wednesday or Thanksgiving Day • 11am - lpm An exquisite lighting showroom offering unique lighting to enhance your home and lifestyle. ii!!iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiii!iiiiiiiii Plumas Health Care Foundation treasurer Steve King, foundation marketing manager Tiffany Leonhrdt and fqu0ation secretary Bob Edwards invite commu'nity members'it "Share the Spirit." Photo courtesy of Plumas Health Care Foundation GRILLE Open All Winter • New Chef Lizzie Parker * Half Off Happy Hour " Full Bar 4-6PM • Light Fare Menu 4. lOpm Monday Night Football View on our New 47" & 36" Flat Screen TV's in the Lobby Sewing traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Thurs. 11125 72056 Highway 70 • between Graeagle & PorCola 832-5528 ° wwvv, chaleCviewlodge.Gom Emmett 1994-2010 Emmett, the locally famous and beloved terrier, was taken from us on Tuesday, October 26. Emmett spent all of his very happy 16 years in Plumas County, first in the neighborhood of Monte Vista and Lee Way, then on Pineleaf Drive and, for the last four years, at Tollgate. Emmett was a smart, happy, busy and adventurous boy. He bounced along, making friends everywhere he went, frequently intro- ducing his family members to new people. He was especially fond of camping and hiking in the woods. He loved playing at Bucks Lake. His favorite annual adventure was the Solar Cook-Off in Taylorsville, which he pretty much believed was all about him] Emmett will never be forgotten. He is mourned by many but especially his mama, Loft; daddy, Curtis; verybest doggy friend, Pearl; and the children who raised him: Josh, Tony and Tami Capone. If you'd like to share any stories or pictures of Emmett, please email Lori at lorilomas @ sbcglobal.net 4-H project needs bears & blankets Kdaley Froggatt American Valley 4-H Club Special to Feather,°ublishing The American Valley 4-H Club is again making "Bears in Blankets" to do- nate to the children at Shriner's Hospital in Sacramento. My 4-H club has made more than 100 Bears in Blankets for the kids to help ease the pain from surgery and bring smiles to their faces. Many of these kids will not get to be home for the holidays due to end- less surgeries from burns, birth deformities and in- juries. My name is Kealey Frog- gatt. I am a 4-H member and have been a Shriner's Hos- pital patient since I was 3 years old for several med- ical issues. There are several kids in Plumas and Sierra counties who are under the care of the Shriner's Hospital for various reasons. If you would like to be a part of our project, you can either donate fleece materi- al (1-1/2 yards each), from American Valley Hardware or your favorite material store and a bear from Dol- lar Tree. Also, money donations are welcome and we will take care of purchasing the supplies, whatever you wish.., any and all dona- tions are appreciated. We would like to have an donations by Thanksgiving. Please drop off at La Sierra Lanes, Margie Day's resi- dence or the 4-H office at the fairgrounds. For any questions, please call Les: ley or Kealey Froggatt at 283-1633. Richard K. Stockton, CLU ChFC, Agent Insurance Lic. #0B68653 Providing Insurance & Rnancial Seces 65 W. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0565 Fax (530) 283-5143 www.richardstockton.us WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE That's turkey talk for "Dig in." Thero'a no better time to thank you for your continued business. HappyThanksgiving to you and your family. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.  0eoTste 00StateFarm The Wellness Column Presented by Christopher W. Anderson, DC FLEXION DISTRACTION TECHNIQUE Flexion Distraction Technique is a technique primarily designed to target low back disc problems. This technique requires a special table (1 have this table) that allows the doctor to move the patient's lumbar spie through different ranges without the patient having to help; they can just relax and lay there. When a patient presents with a disc problem, it is critical that the doctor recognize that certain procedures may not be appropriate for this patient. A traditional adjustment for low back problems is one where the patient is placed on their side and the doctor gently puts pressure on the low back. The goal is to improve the function of the lumbar joints. A problem arises when this procedure is performed on a person with a disc problem. The rotation that this adjusnnent produces in the low back puts more pressure on the disc. Though extremely rare, this procedure could lead to further injury to the disk. This is where Flexion Distraction Technique comes into play. This technique allows me to produce movement at each different level of the lumbar spine. For example, if a patient has a disc injury at the L4/5 level, I can provide gentle traction as well as move it through its norlnal range of motion without increasing stress on the disc. In fact, by providing traction to the disc, I can lessen the stress on the disc which will often significantly decrease symptoms. In some cases, where a patient presents with leg symptoms from a pinched nerve (sciatica) I can relieve the ressure on the nerve by utilizing this technique. In addition to disc patients, I use this technique with other low back condition patients. By moving the lumbar spine through its range of movement, muscle spasm, pain and tightness can be relieved in a very comfortable fashion. This technique is also very comfortable. Most patients that 1 treat will jump at the opportunity to be treated on this table. If you suffer with a lumbar disc problem, but are fearful of Chiropractic, this technique may be appropriate for you. Feel free to call me at my office so that we may discuss your case and determine whether Flexion Distraction may work for you; 832-4442. I ii I i,