Medicare open enrollment season is here

Greg Dill Special to the Village News When people shop for a new car, they don’t just buy the first one they see, do they? Probably not. They usually shop around, looking for the best deal they can get on a vehicle that fits their driving needs as well as their pocketbook. Well, it’s the […]

Flu cases ahead of last year’s pace

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office A higher number of influenza cases is being reported this season compared to last year, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Oct. 11. To date there have been 221 cases reported this season. A total of 71 cases had been reported at the same […]

Tragic events can affect us all

Are you aware that when you read about or hear about news reports of major tragedies, they may be impacting your own life beyond what you may realize? The recent devastating hurricanes, reports of terrible earthquake damage, the threatening military actions in the far east, the too-numerous terror attacks occurring in Europe, the mass shooting […]

Bill to increase genomic testing for breast cancer patients signed

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has signed AB 1386, authored by Assemblywoman Marie Waldron (R-Escondido), which will help save the lives of women newly diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer. “Women with newly diagnosed breast or ovarian cancer who are at high risk for having a BRCA genetic mutation often don’t get genetic testing, or even a […]

One shot of Hep A vaccine can stop outbreak

One shot of Hep A vaccine can stop outbreak

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office Vaccinating members of at-risk groups with one shot of hepatitis A vaccine is enough to be able to stop the ongoing outbreak in San Diego County. This was one of the main messages of a news conference at Infectious Disease Week, an annual gathering of health […]

Help a loved one hear for the holidays

ESCONDIDO – Hearing the sound of a loved one’s voice or a favorite song on a music player is something many people take for granted, but millions of Americans can’t enjoy the same due to hearing loss. This holiday season Palomar Health Chief Audiologist Dr. David Illich and hearing device manufacturer Oticon will reward one deserving […]

Learn how drumming helps people with Parkinson’s disease

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support Group will hold their monthly meeting, 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 27, in the fellowship hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane, in Fallbrook. The meetings are held the fourth Friday of the month. The topic this month is “Drum Circle” and will discuss drumming therapy, based on clinical practice revealing that group drumming […]

First flu death of the season reported in San Diego

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office SAN DIEGO – An 86-year-old San Diego man died of complications due to influenza and is the first local, flu-related death reported this season, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. The unvaccinated man, who had existing medical conditions, tested positive for […]

Medicare to issue new cards to beneficiaries next year

FALLBROOK – Personal identity theft affects a large and growing number of seniors. People age 65 or older are increasingly the victims of this type of crime.  Therefore, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare Cards. The aim is to help combat […]