De La Torre named 2017 Walk Hero for MG Walk

De La Torre named 2017 Walk Hero for MG Walk

Lucette Moramarco Staff Writer Three years ago, Fallbrook resident Leah De La Torre suddenly experienced blurry vision and had trouble breathing, swallowing and talking. After a year of going to doctors to try to figure out what was wrong, she was finally diagnosed with a rare, incurable neuromuscular disease called myasthenia gravis (MG) which is […]

Learn how to use brain energy to work better and think faster – Part 1

Dr. Terry A. Rondberg Special to the Village News Can you tap into your brain to get sharper, smarter and work faster? According to Dave Asprey, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, founder and CEO of, and author of “The Bulletproof Diet” and “Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter […]

Lung cancer screening awareness spread by American Lung Association

SACRAMENTO – Lung cancer is California’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and every year nearly 17,000 Californians are diagnosed with the disease, more than any other state. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association’s Lung Force initiative is highlighting the availability of a new lifesaving tool: lung cancer screening. One reason why lung cancer is so […]

Simple steps may reduce depression triggers during the holidays

SAN DIEGO – It is no secret that the holiday season can be a stressful time. With family gatherings, office parties, gift exchanges and other demands on time and attention, the final month of the year can be a trying time for even the most optimistic and enthusiastic people. For individuals who suffer from or […]

Temecula Valley Hospital earns ‘A’ grade for third time in a row

TEMECULA – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades in October. Temecula Valley Hospital was one of 48 hospitals in California to receive an “A” three times in a row for its commitment to keeping patients safe and for meeting the highest safety standards in […]

Keeping enthusiasm for your child’s sports under control

From the American Counseling Association Most children have a pretty level-headed approach to organized sports. When they win, they’re happy and excited. When they lose, they get sad for a bit. And most of the time, they’re just having fun and enjoying the competition. Unfortunately, many parents don’t handle their children’s sports activities as well.  […]

Michelle’s Place helps breast cancer patients

TEMECULA – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center offers its services to breast cancer patients all year round. It has been serving individuals and their families impacted by cancer for 16 years. Since its inception, Michelle’s Place has been a beacon of hope for thousands of individuals fighting […]

Executive orders nibble away at the Affordable Care Act

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service As annual enrollment for “Obamacare” insurance approaches, Nov. 1, the law itself and the people who have come to depend on it for health coverage are both facing an uncertain future. President Donald Trump’s recent executive actions affect the complicated insurance mechanics of the Affordable Care Act, and they haven’t […]

Say what? Some hearing loss is preventable

Say what? Some hearing loss is preventable

ESCONDIDO – Hearing loss is something people might think of as being age related – and they’re right. But they might not be right in the way they think. Palomar Health and Dr. David Illich, chief of audiology, are urging the community to be conscious of their hearing health during the month of October as […]

Board adopts new three-year Mental Health Services Plan

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the County’s new three-year Mental Health Services Plan Oct. 11 that increases spending, improves current mental health programs and adds new ones to help children, seniors, homeless and others who may suffer from mental illnesses or disorders. The […]

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