Annual screening for prostate cancer set for Sept. 30

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Regional Health District is teaming up with Dr. Philip Brodak of the Tri-Valley Urology Medical Group and the Fallbrook Family Health Center again this year to offer a free prostate cancer screening opportunity Saturday, Sept. 30 from 7 to 9 a.m. It will be held at Fallbrook Family Health Center, 1328 […]

San Diego County supervisors ratify hepatitis A emergency declaration

James R. Riffel Special to Village News The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously ratified a declaration of a public health emergency in San Diego County Sept. 6 related to an outbreak of hepatitis A that has sickened nearly 400 people, 15 fatally. The emergency was declared by the county’s public health officer, Dr. […]

San Diego suicides leveling off

Jose A. Alvarez County of San Diego Communications Office After several years of continued increases, the number of people who commit suicide in the San Diego region has remained relatively the same. According to the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council’s recently released 2017 Report to the Community, there were 431 deaths by suicide in […]

Two ways to get Medicare benefits

Greg Dill Special to Village News At a family reunion last month, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits. Uncle Glen is an Original Medicare man and has been for nearly a decade. Aunt Abby prefers Medicare Advantage, which is similar to a […]

Volunteering is a great way to reduce senior stress

The American Counseling Association Special to Village News As we age, few of us are going to be one of those smiling, gray-haired, fictional people that advertisers love to show. The reality is that many older Americans find themselves facing a variety of issues and problems that can bring substantial amounts of stress to their […]

WOW program shows how to melt pain away

Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) sponsored its latest Woman of Wellness program Sept. 7 with Pilates instructor Kat Folger introducing the MELT Method®, a self-treatment technique that reduces pain. Folger was introduced by FRHD special projects coordinator Pam Knox, who is taking MELT classes with her. Knox said her own pain and stiffness have improved […]

Help create your own good luck

Bryan Golden Special to Village News What exactly is luck? Why do some people appear to be luckier than others? Is luck a question of chance or fate or are there things you can do to improve your luck? Actually, being lucky isn’t just a matter of luck at all. Luck is a combination of attitude, mental orientation, […]

County medical examiner report finds pedestrian, meth-related deaths increased in 2016

County medical examiner report finds pedestrian, meth-related deaths increased in 2016

Yvette Urrea Moe County of San Diego Communications Office Pedestrian fatalities reached their highest number in decades, while methamphetamine-related deaths and homicides also increased last year compared to recent years. Those were among the findings noted in the San Diego County medical examiner’s just-released 2016 annual report. “These statistics closely follow trends reported in 2015,” Dr. […]

New vaccination recommendations issued for hepatitis A outbreak

Tom Christensen County of San Diego Communications Office The ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County has claimed 14 lives and hospitalized 246 people among the reported 352 cases. Approximately 70 percent of the cases have been among people who are homeless, use illicit drugs or a combination of those two factors. The county […]

Recognizing signs of an abusive relationship

The American Counseling Association Special to Village News It’s an unfortunate situation, and one that happens all too frequently that people get trapped in an unhealthy and abusive relationship. And while it sometimes is the man who is being abused, in over 90 percent of reported cases it is the woman who is being victimized. […]

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