County campaign aims to stop spread of HIV

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office No new HIV infections. This is the goal of a new HIV prevention campaign the County of San Diego and a coalition of local health leaders launched today. The “PrEP San Diego” campaign aims to raise awareness about Truvada®, an existing drug that can be up to 99 […]

Six tips to keep ticks off

Six tips to keep ticks off

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Finally! The sun is back and you’ve been itching to get outside for a hike. Just remember, it’s tick season in San Diego County, and you should protect yourself and your pets if you’re planning to roam into any brushy, grassy, or chapparal-covered areas. One of the […]

Daylight time switch can cause driving danger

SACRAMENTO – After Daylight Saving Time begins on March 12, many motorists may find themselves short of sleep and a danger on the roadways. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants the public to be aware of the risks associated with drowsy driving. “When clocks are set forward in the spring, people often lose an hour […]

Cancer patients receive fresh food in the Kindness Campaign

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – The Kindness Campaign represents a small attempt to restore cancer patients’ quality of life by encouraging participants to arrange a gift basket or to cook a healthy meal and offer it to someone at a nearby hospital. So far, over 300 baskets filled with fresh fruits and raw vegetables, as well as […]

Readers ask for clarifications about Medicare

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Over the past few months, these columns have raised plenty of questions about Medicare, present and future, and I’ve received many responses to those questions from readers. Today’s column addresses some of readers’ concerns about Medicare, a complicated program. Q: Why do you refer to Social Security as social […]

Big improvements made in brain-computer interface technology

SAN DIEGO – When people suffer spinal cord injuries and lose mobility in their limbs, it’s a neural signal processing problem. The brain can still send clear electrical impulses and the limbs can still receive them, but the signal gets lost in the damaged spinal cord. The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) – a collaboration of […]

The problems associated with obesity

The problems associated with obesity

Dr. Terry Rondberg Special to the Village News Nearly 30 percent of the world’s population is overweight or obese, and this has a substantial impact on cancer rates according to leading experts. Recently scientists reported obesity is responsible for an estimated 500,000 cancer deaths worldwide each year. Nearly two-thirds of obesity-associated cancers – include colon, […]

Five more flu deaths reported in San Diego

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office Five more people in the San Diego region died from complications from the flu, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Feb. 24. A total of 49 local influenza deaths have been reported this season compared to 17 at this time last year. To date, […]

Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

LOS ANGELES – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every US president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month […]

Wegener provides holistic healing for the body, mind and spirit

Wegener provides holistic healing for the body, mind and spirit

For 15 years, Randall Wegener, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., MSTOM, has served the greater Fallbrook area with his acupuncture practice through holistic healing and whole body care practices. Many of Wegener’s patients have seen radical transformation to their physical, mental, and emotional health through his care. Wegener’s patients can receive treatment through acupuncture, which has been […]

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