How to help a friend in need

Courtesy of the American Counseling Association It usually isn’t difficult to offer help to a friend or relative. Maybe he or she needs short-term financial assistance, advice about an upcoming vacation, or maybe just a ride to a doctor’s appointment. Most of us are ready to step up and help when it’s small things like […]

Help patients, honor loved ones by donating blood with the Red Cross

FALLBROOK – Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients and those receiving cancer treatment. […]

Many diseases start in the mouth

Many diseases start in the mouth

Jordan Colby, DMD, spoke about “Oral and Systemic Health” at the March Woman of Wellness program. Colby said he considers his topic “exciting, thrilling, riveting” because of the connection between oral diseases and other conditions in the rest of the body. Colby explained that pathogens (bacteria) found in the mouth not only cause mouth cancer, […]

Medicaid blows $100 billion on promotional ‘demonstrations’

Courtesy of Judicial Watch WASHINGTON – In a classic example of government waste, the taxpayer-funded program (Medicaid) that provides health insurance for the poor spends more than $100 billion on “demonstrations” to promote the benefit that already covers millions of people nationwide. That’s an astounding 33% of Medicaid’s total federal budget for experiments and projects […]

Why we practice brain health

The brain communicates through the spinal cord and the vast network of the nervous system to control every function of the body. From neuromusculoskeletal health, control and function to immune system regulation, the entire body depends on the brain as the central organizing and regulating system. When the brain works right, the body works right. […]

May is Parkinson’s Awareness month

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support group will hold their monthly meeting, Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. This month’s program during the Parkinson’s Awareness month will focus on “Updates on Parkinson’s Research” in the fellowship hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane. Attendees will view the May […]

Older Americans share their stories

Older Americans share their stories

The May 4 Woman of Wellness program was all about honoring and celebrating “Older Americans Month.” In talking about this year’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” Fallbrook Regional Health District board member Barbara Mroz said, “what it means to age has certainly changed” as seniors today “have not only survived but thrived.” Four local residents were […]

More potent meth killing more San Diegans

More potent meth killing more San Diegans

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office A record number of San Diegans are dying because of meth, the San Diego County Methamphetamine Strike Force announced May 11. According to the most recent statistics available, there were 311 meth-related deaths in 2015, the most recorded in a single year in the county. The figure also […]