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                                                                MARCH iS                                                           nWpC WELCOMES DR. ALiSHA SAULTz                                                      immunization
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                                                        AMERiCAn RED CROSS MOnTH
                                                                                                                                   Join us in welcoming Dr. Alisha
                                                                                                                                   Saultz to Talbert Center Family                                                Immunizations are required by Or-                                                                                    suddenly the sky opens up, rain starts
Being prepared for emergencies is cru-                                                                                             Practice!                                                                      egon law for children attending pub-                                                                                 pouring down and cars slow to a near
cial at home, school, work and in your                                                                                                                                                                            lic and private schools, preschools,                                                                                 standstill. For even short distances, driv-
community.                                                                                                                         A recent graduate of Ohio Univer-                                              childcare facilities and Head Start                                                                                  ing in the rain can be a scary process.
                                                                                                                                   sity College of Osteopathic Medi-                                              programs.
Disaster can strike quickly and with-        The American Red Cross was found-          swimming lessons. The Red Cross                                                                                                                                                                                                                As it turns out, there is good reason for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             What is in an Egg?
                                             ed in 1881 by the pioneer American         also offers guidelines for preparing       cine, Dr. Saultz offers full-spectrum
out warning. It can force you to evacu-                                                                                            Family Medicine, Obstetric and Pe-                                             The exclusion date for the 2009-                                                                                     the apprehension some of us feel when we
ate your neighborhood, workplace             teacher, nurse and humanitarian,           for emergencies in schools, at home                                                                                       2010 school year is February 17,                                                                                     drive in the rain. Normally, we see an ob-
                                             Clara Barton. In the years since, the      and at work.                               diatric care.
or school, or can confine you to your                                                                                                                                                                             2010. Please review your immuniza-                                                                                   ject when light is reflected back from the
home. What would you do if basic ser-        Red Cross has become known world-                                                                                                                                    tion status and vaccine age require-       Every part of an egg is edible – although most people tend to discard     object to the eye. However, rain interferes
                                             wide as one of the premier emergency       Each year, according to the Red Cross,     Dr. Saultz is a member of the Amer-
vices—water, gas, electricity, telephone                                                                                                                                                                          ments with your Practitioner prior to      the shell. Eggs supply us with many nutrients, such as essential amino    with this process, making it a lot more dif-
                                             response organizations, offering care      in communities large and small, “vic-      ican Academy of Family Physicians
or Internet—were cut off?                                                                                                                                                                                         enrollment.                                acids, as well as vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin     ficult to not only see, but to accurately fo-
                                             to victims of natural disaster and         tims of some 70,000 disasters turn         and American Osteopathic Associa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             B6, vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin E, calcium, choline, iron, phos-      cus on what we do see. This is particularly
                                             war.                                       to neighbors familiar and new—the          tion. Her personal interests include
Local officials and relief workers will                                                                                                                                                                           Oregon requires vaccination against        phorus and potassium. Eggs are also a good source of protein.             true when driving in the rain.
                                                                                        more than half a million volunteers        spending time with her husband
be on the scene after a disaster, but they                                                                                         and two young children, reading,                                               these 11 vaccine-preventable diseas-
cannot reach everyone right away. The        The goal of the Red Cross has always       and 35,000 employees of the Red                                                                                           es:                                        Egg yolk, which is one of the few foods that naturally contains vita-     The effects of rain reduce a driver’s ability
                                             been to prevent and relieve suffer-        Cross. Through over 700 locally sup-       and painting.
best way to make you and your family                                                                                                                                                                                                                         min D, also contains all of the vitamin A and E found in an egg. The      to see in many ways and can be especially
safer is to be prepared before disaster      ing. It does this, in part, by offering    ported chapters, more than 15 mil-                                                                                        •	 Diphtheria                              yolk contains all of the fat as well, and makes up about 33% of the       debilitating at night. Rain impacts our
strikes.                                     two types of assistance: “hard” and        lion people gain the skills they need to                                                                                  •	 Hepatitis A (for children through       liquid weight of the egg. The yolk also contains choline, an important    perception of things and creates visibility
                                             “soft.” Hard assistance provides ma-       prepare for and respond to emergen-                                                                                          first grade)                            nutrient for brain development. A large egg yolk contains approxi-        challenges with headlights, windshields,
   ContaCting the                            terial items, such as feeding, shelter,
                                             clean-up kits, comfort kits and finan-
                                                                                        cies in their homes, communities and
                                                                                        world.” Annually, over four million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •	 Hepatitis B                             mately 60 calories, while the egg white contains about 15 calories.       road signage and the road itself.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •	 Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae type        The egg white is approximately 87% water and 13% protein, with
  ameriCan red Cross                         cial assistance; soft assistance strives   people give blood (“the gift of life”)                                                                                       B); for children under 5 years of age   no cholesterol and little, if any, fat.                                   Most of us have also had the experience of

                                                                                                                                   ROSE ViLLA WELCOMES DR. YUfEi zHAng
                                             to minimize immediate, disaster-           through the Red Cross, making it the                                                                                         only                                                                                                              driving in fog, which can be equally chal-
reD Cross web site:                          caused suffering through listening,        largest supplier of blood and blood                                                                                       •	 Measles                                 Yolk color is usually a result of the diet of the chicken that laid the   lenging. The eye does not see things based                                 guidance, advocacy and counseling.         products in the United States.                                                                                            •	 Mumps                                   egg. For example, the pigments from yellow-orange plants eaten by a       on their absolute brightness or darkness,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •	 Polio                                   chicken will deposit in the yolk and give it its unique coloring. Like-   but rather on the difference between the
en español:                                  There are many ways to give and get        Donations to the Red Cross – wheth-                                                                                       •	 Rubella                                 wise, a less-colorful diet can produce yolks that are almost colorless.   object’s brightness and the background.                        assistance through the Red Cross. Al-      er money, time, materials or blood –                                           Dr. Yufei Zhang, of Clackamas Inter-       •	 Tetanus                                                                                                           Fog affects how we perceive objects be-
                                             though probably most widely known          help make a real difference in people’s                                        nal Medicine, will be at the Rose Villa    •	 Pertussis                               Recently, chicken eggs that are especially high in Omega 3 fatty ac-      cause it reduces this contrast, causing ob-
finD your loCal CHapter:                     for its blood drives, the Red Cross of-    lives. For those considering becom-                                            Health Center Wednesday mornings           •	 Varicella (Chickenpox)                  ids have made it to the supermarkets. The hens laying these eggs are      jects to appear fainter and less distinct.                        fers a variety of programs, including      ing a Red Cross employee, you’ll find                                          starting January 2010.                                                                fed a special diet containing polyunsaturated fats and kelp meal. The
                                             educational programs that promote          something that “fits your niche,”                                                                                         For more information on immuniza-          amount of Omega 3 fatty acids contained in these eggs varies by           Whether driving in rain or fog, it’s best to
blooD Donations anD blooD Donors/            health and safety, as well as programs     whether you’re interested in commu-                                            Dr. Zhang specializes in Women’s           tions, contact your Primary Health         brand, so be sure to read the nutritional information label.              slow down, increase following distance
finD a blooD Drive                           specifically designed to help U.S. mili-   nity, international or disaster services                                       health care and is experienced in car-     Care Practitioner or visit                                                                                           (the “3 Second Rule”) and be more alert.
                                             tary personnel stay connected to their     or any of the other lines of services                                          diac care, in particular for the geriat-             The debate continues over whether egg yolks present a health risk.
GIVE LIFE                                    families when separated during mili-       offered by the Red Cross.                                                      ric population. She is board-certified                                                Some research suggests that consuming the dietary cholesterol con-
1.800.448.3543 or visit                      tary duty.                                                                                                                in Internal Medicine and is a member                                                  tained in an egg may increase cholesterol levels, while other research                                                                                                                                                           of the American College of Physi-                                                     shows that moderate consumption of up to two eggs per day does not
                                             As part of its “Give and Get Involved”                                                                                    cians. Her personal interests include                                                 appear to increase cholesterol or the risk of heart disease in healthy
Donation Hotlines                            campaign, the Red Cross encourages                                                                                        traveling, reading, writing, music and                                                individuals.                                                              Correction: In the Fall edition of “Your
1.800.reDCross (1.800.733.2767)              people to participate in its community                                                                                    spending time with her ten-year-old                                                                                                                             Health,” the biography of Dr. Bohme in-
1.800.257.7575 (español)                     education programs, such as certified                                                                                     daughter.                                                                             If you have any questions about your diet or appropriate egg con-         correctly identified him as “Dr. Winfred
                                             CPR training courses and Red Cross                                                                                                                                                                              sumption, please talk with your Primary Health Care Practitioner.         Bohme,” the son of a Canadian diplo-
General Questions (non-blooD):                                                                                                                                         Dr. Zhang is very excited about get-                                                                                                                            mat. His correct name is “Dr. Winhard
American Red Cross                                                                                                                                                     ting to know the residents of Rose                                                    Reminder: Cooked eggs are easier to digest and have a lower risk of       Bohme,” and he is the son of a German
National Headquarters                                                                                                                                                  Villa and participating in their health                                               salmonella infection.                                                     diplomat.
2025 E Street, NW                                                                                                                                                      care!
Washington, DC 20006

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