Give blood and help save lives this spring

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients. In Fallbrook, blood donations can be made Tuesday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission Rd. […]

Healthcare industry fights revealing prices for services

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service LINCOLN, NEB. – Turning healthcare consumers into educated shoppers has long been a goal of employers who foot the bill for most care, politicians and some consumer organizations that believe that someday shopping for care should be as easy as comparing brands of canned soup. All it takes are […]

Temecula Valley Hospital earns ‘A’ grade for patient safety

TEMECULA – The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, released on April 12 new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Temecula Valley Hospital received an “A” for the second time in a row for its […]

Caregiving workshop includes information about making the most of doctor visits

  SAN MARCOS – State Senator Joel Anderson is hosting a free workshop with the Southern Caregiver Resource Center on Friday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to educate community members about caregiving and communication techniques, building better relationships with their physicians, and obtaining helpful resources. In addition, an expert will address what […]

Fallbrook Community Center to host Mobile Blood Drive

FALLBROOK – In partnership with San Diego Blood Bank, the Fallbrook Community Center will host a Mobile Blood Drive on Thursday, April 20, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 341 Heald Lane, in the community room. About one in seven people entering a hospital need blood. One pint of blood, which is the amount volunteers give […]

Two hepatitis A deaths reported

Virus on the rise in San Diego José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office Forty-two hepatitis A cases have been reported in the region since November 2016, more than four times the monthly average typically reported, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced April 7. Thirty-six people were hospitalized and two died […]

‘Repeal and Replace’ fails; now Obamacare needs fixing

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service The failure of the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace Obamacare represents a big victory for all kinds of citizens and interest groups that analyzed the proposed legislation and said no dice. The day before House Speaker Paul Ryan decided not to take a vote on the American Health […]

Making your point without arguing

Courtesy of the American Counseling Association We all face problems that crop up again and again. Most of us have probably yelled, “How many times have I told you?” and yet the behavior that drives us crazy continues to occur. The reason for our frustration may be that we talk when we really ought to […]

Don’t let depression sneak up on you

Courtesy of the American Counseling Association Depression is a serious health issue, yet often its warning signs are ignored. Not acknowledging the symptoms of depression not only means the person’s day-to-day life is being affected in many negative  ways, but it can also have a significant impact on physical health issues, including cancer and diabetes. […]

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