Supervisors accept donation for automated external defibrillators

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County board of supervisors approved the acceptance of a $44,500 donation from the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation (SDRFF) June 20 for the purchase of automated external defibrillators. The donation was first announced at the SDRFF’s Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety Summit May 19. “Over the last decade, this […]

County, city get $6 million grant for Prop. 47 community treatment

Yvette Urrea Moe County of San Diego Communications Office The County and City of San Diego will receive $6 million to provide substance abuse and mental health services to hundreds of people cited or charged with misdemeanor drug and property crimes across the region. The Board of State and Community Corrections recently voted to award […]

Patient-centered care shouldn’t be just a marketing slogan

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Recently I heard from a woman in rural Nebraska who told me about her 76-year old father, who in late April had a lemon-size cancerous mass removed from his brain. The man chose to have his chemotherapy and radiation treatments at a hospital close to his home instead of […]

Why fat is so important to remain in ketosis

Why fat is so important to remain in ketosis

Dr. Terry Rondberg Special to the Village News Most of us eat way too much sugar and too little fat. A lot of people eat too much protein, which is often riskier than a high-carbohydrate diet. It is due to brainwashing that anyone believes glucose is the preferred energy for our body. This is bad […]

Meth abuse among American teens

Courtesy of Narconon Arrowhead Methamphetamine is a highly addictive, highly dangerous synthetic drug substance. Also known by the nicknames Meth, Speed, Chalk and Tina, this stimulant drug is a type of amphetamine, which acts on the central nervous system in order to produce the desired effects. Methamphetamine is considered to be the most potent of all […]

New Medicare cards to offer greater protection to Americans

BALTIMORE – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars. The new cards will use a unique, randomly assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), to replace the Social Security-based Health […]

How to improve parent and child communication

Courtesy of American Counseling Association Experts will constantly tell you that good communication is a necessary element in any successful relationship. While we generally think of that advice in relation to spouses, friends and co-workers, one of the most important relationships to evaluate for good communication is with our children. Do your children really know […]

Death of local teen drives father to share heartbreaking story

Death of local teen drives father to share heartbreaking story

The tragic death of a teen from Murrieta Mesa High School in May is bringing the risk of anxiety medications to the forefront with many parents throughout southwest Riverside County. Alexis Madeline Doss took an entire bottle of anxiety medication prescribed to her by her doctor, ultimately ending her own life May 15. “I don’t […]