How much will Medicare cost in 2017?

Cate Kortzeborn Special to the Village News Not long ago, I had dinner with a group of friends from college. One of the big topics of conversation was Medicare, for which we’ll all be eligible in the next several years. (Farewell, callow youth!) And one of the biggest questions about Medicare was, “How much is […]

More flu cases being reported in San Diego County this year

More flu cases being reported in San Diego County this year

By José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office The total of local lab-confirmed influenza cases in San Diego County is outpacing the numbers reported at this time last year, the County Health and Human Services Agency recently announced. Through Dec. 10, a total of 291 cases of influenza had been reported in the […]

ACHD presents certification to Fallbrook Healthcare District

ACHD presents certification to Fallbrook Healthcare District

FALLBROOK – The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) presented ACHD certification to Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD) on Dec. 14. As public entities, healthcare districts have well defined obligations for conducting business in a manner that is open and transparent. To assist ACHD members in demonstrating compliance with these obligations, the ACHD Governance Committee has developed […]

Deaths due to drugs and alcohol were up in 2015

Deaths due to drugs and alcohol were up in 2015

Yvette Urrea Moe County of San Diego Communications Office After a dip in 2014, unintentional deaths due to drugs or alcohol were up again last year, according to data from the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s 2015 Annual Report, which gives an overview of deaths investigated by the office. Drugs or alcohol accounted for 510 […]

Spread the joy, not the flu this holiday season

Spread the joy, not the flu this holiday season

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office If you’re planning on attending your work holiday party or other gatherings with family and friends, make sure you don’t bring an uninvited guest: the flu. Flu activity typically starts to increase during the holidays. That’s why County health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated now. […]

Naloxone can save a life

FALLBROOK – Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally. Although traditionally administered by emergency response personnel, naloxone can be administered by lay people or public, making it ideal for treating heroin and other opioids overdoses. […]

FHD awards $680K in affordable health contracts

FALLBROOK – More than $680,000 in no-cost health services will benefit low and fixed income residents facing the area’s top health concerns, including cancer, diabetes and hypertension, made possible with support from community health contracts awarded this year by the Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD). The voter-approved special district collects roughly $1.6 million annually to cover health […]

Restorative dentistry can improve function, appearance of teeth

FALLBROOK – Quality restorative dentistry can do much more than provide a dazzling new smile for someone who has suffered the effects of aging and/or challenges with their teeth. “There is more to it than just cosmetic dentistry,” explained Fallbrook expert Dr. Clayton Cooke. “It is a combination of improving comfort, the function, and getting […]

What you need to know about choosing health insurance

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Even though the election is over and Republicans are in a position to repeal and replace Obamacare as they’ve been vowing to do for several years, that doesn’t mean you should avoid signing up for 2017 insurance coverage. If you’re eligible and need insurance, the state shopping exchanges are […]