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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
H ONEYMAN T RAIL C ROSSING
Safe pedestrian crossing of
Highway 101 at Honeyman
State Park will be discussed at a
public meeting set for
Thursday, June 18, from 5:30
ro 7:30 p.m., at Siuslaw Valley
Fire and Rescue, 2625
Highway 101 N., in the upstairs
The meeting is a follow-up
to the May 27 meeting on the
Planners will share findings
from the first meeting, summa-
rized at www.honeymanstate
park.com. Alternatives for trail
development and management,
including alternatives for cross-
ing Highway 101, will also be
Highway 101 bisects the
park, with trails on both sides
of the highway and a pedestrian
overpass connecting them.
Hikers and runners also use an
unofficial trail that crosses the
highway at road level.
Planners are in the process of
reviewing the entire trail sys-
tem and how best to connect
the two sides of the park. The
meetings are an opportunity for
to avoid sea lions, pups
Pacific harbor seal pupping
season is in full swing on the
The Oregon Department of
Fish and Wildlife advises
TO BE DISCUSSED AT PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW
beach goers to stay away from
seals and sea lions resting on
rocks or beaches.
It’s important to keep dogs
away as well.
trail users to share ideas on
safely crossing the highway,
best routes, trailheads, destina-
tions and recreation needs.
Comments will be used to
update and refine the concepts
laid out for the trail system in
the 2009 master plan. The pub-
lic is also invited to comment
online and participate in a short
survey at www.honeymanstate
Comments can be emailed to
phone at 503-986-0723; or by
mail to Jaime English, OPRD,
725 Summer St. NE, Suite C,
Salem, OR 97301.
Buying or Selling? I can help.
610 Siano Lp – Good corner location for this 1978
manufactured home. Single-car garage, fenced
backyard and carport. 3 bdrms, 2 baths, spacious
living and dining areas, and master with it’s own
bath. Recently painted inside plus new vinyl floors.
P.O. Box 31,000
P.O. Box 31,000 • Florence, OR 97439
1749 Highway 101 • 541-997-1200
Us TOO Florence
Prostate Cancer Education/Support
on the Oregon Coast
Us TOO Florence has two monthly meetings for your convenience:
• Tuesday Evening Group (2nd Tuesday)
5-7 p.m. - Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw
Urologist Dr. Bryan Mehlhaff attends.
• Tuesday Lunch Group (3 rd Tuesday)
12 noon – 1:00 p.m. – Kozy Kitchen
Urologist Dr. Douglas Hoff attends.
Contact Bob for more information:
(H) 541-997-6626 (C) 541-999-4239
• Check out our Personal Prostate Cancer Journeys,
slideshows and other information on our website.
• A prostate cancer diagnosis is not needed to attend.
• Spouses/family members are encouraged to attend.
• Bring questions/records - get answers
• Someone to talk to - who understands.
GET IT CHECKED!
(Refer to the checklist on this side.)
The Men’s Health Network provides this mainte-
nance schedule for men as a reminder of your
need to take responsibility for safeguarding your
health. Regular checkups and age-appropriate
screenings CAN improve your health and reduce
premature death and disability. You should consult
your health care provider about the benefits of ear-
lier screenings, especially if you are a member of a
high risk group or have a family history of disease.
PHYSICAL EXAM: Review overall Every 3 years
health status, perform a thorough Every 2 years
physical exam and discuss health Every year
BLOOD PRESSURE: High blood
pressure (Hypertension) has no Every year
symptoms, but can cause perma-
nent damage to body organs.
TB SKIN TEST: Should be done
on occasion of exposure or sug-
gestive symptoms at direction of
Every 5 years
physician. Some occupations may
require more frequent testing for
public health indications.
BLOOD TESTS & URINALYSIS:
Screens for various illnesses and
diseases (such as cholesterol,
diabetes, kidney or thyroid dys-
function) before symptoms occur.
EKG: Electrocardiogram screens
for heart abnormalities.
Every 3 years
RECTAL EXAM: Screens for
hemorrhoids, lower rectal prob-
lems, colon and prostate cancer.
✓ ✓ ✓
✓ ✓ ✓
Every 4 years
Every 10 years
PSA BLOOD TEST: Prostate
Specific Antigen is produced by
the prostate. Levels rise when
there is an abnormality such as Every year
an infection, enlargement or can-
cer. Testing should be done in col-
laboration with your physician.
Every 2 years
Every 3 years
TETANUS BOOSTER: Prevents
CHECKUPS AND SCREENINGS
✓ ✓ ✓
✓ ✓ ✓
HEMOCCULT: Screens the stool for
microscopic amounts of blood that Every year
can be the first indication of
polyps or colon cancer.
COLORECTAL HEALTH: A flexible
scope examines the rectum, sig-
moid and descending colon for
cancer at its earliest and treatable Every 3-4 years
stages. It also detects polyps, which
are benign growths that can pro-
gress to cancer if not found early.
CHEST X-RAY: Should be consid-
ered in smokers over the age of
45. The usefulness of this test on a a physician
yearly basis is debatable due to
poor cure rates of lung cancer.
SELF-EXAMS: Testicle: To find lumps
in their earliest stages. Skin: To look
for signs of changing moles, freck-
les, or early skin cancer. Oral: To by self
look for signs of cancerous lesions
in the mouth. Breast: To find abnor-
mal lumps in their earliest stages.
✓ ✓ ✓
BONE HEALTH: Bone mineral den-
sity test. Testing is best done under a physician
the supervision of your physician.
Low testosterone symptoms
include low sex drive, erectile dys- Discuss with
function, fatigue and depression.
Initial screening for symptoms with
a questionnaire followed by a
simple blood test.
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
(STDs): Sexually active adults who Under
consider themselves at risk for STDs physician
should be screened for syphilis,
chlamydia and other STDs.
*African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer may wish to begin prostate screening at age 40, or earlier.
CHECKUPS AND SCREENINGS
MEN’S HEALTH CHECKLIST
FROM THE CDC:
Men die at signifi cantly
higher rates than women
from the top 10 causes of
death, plus, men are the
victims in over 92% of
all workplace deaths.
In 1920, women lived, on
average, one year longer
than men. Now, men, on
average, die almost six
years earlier than women.