WOW program shows how to melt pain away

Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) sponsored its latest Woman of Wellness program Sept. 7 with Pilates instructor Kat Folger introducing the MELT Method®, a self-treatment technique that reduces pain. Folger was introduced by FRHD special projects coordinator Pam Knox, who is taking MELT classes with her. Knox said her own pain and stiffness have improved […]

Help create your own good luck

Bryan Golden Special to Village News What exactly is luck? Why do some people appear to be luckier than others? Is luck a question of chance or fate or are there things you can do to improve your luck? Actually, being lucky isn’t just a matter of luck at all. Luck is a combination of attitude, mental orientation, […]

County medical examiner report finds pedestrian, meth-related deaths increased in 2016

County medical examiner report finds pedestrian, meth-related deaths increased in 2016

Yvette Urrea Moe County of San Diego Communications Office Pedestrian fatalities reached their highest number in decades, while methamphetamine-related deaths and homicides also increased last year compared to recent years. Those were among the findings noted in the San Diego County medical examiner’s just-released 2016 annual report. “These statistics closely follow trends reported in 2015,” Dr. […]

New vaccination recommendations issued for hepatitis A outbreak

Tom Christensen County of San Diego Communications Office The ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County has claimed 14 lives and hospitalized 246 people among the reported 352 cases. Approximately 70 percent of the cases have been among people who are homeless, use illicit drugs or a combination of those two factors. The county […]

Recognizing signs of an abusive relationship

The American Counseling Association Special to Village News It’s an unfortunate situation, and one that happens all too frequently that people get trapped in an unhealthy and abusive relationship. And while it sometimes is the man who is being abused, in over 90 percent of reported cases it is the woman who is being victimized. […]

Right-to-try drug proposal is a solution for a nonexistent problem

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service The House of Representatives is likely to take up legislation this fall that was passed by the Senate that gives terminally ill patients the right to try unproven, experimental drugs that are not yet on the market. Thirty-seven states have already passed similar legislation. It may sound like terrific […]

Playing it forward at All Star Physical Therapy

Playing it forward at All Star Physical Therapy

Sandra Shrader Special to the Village News William Atkins’ lifetime career choice to be a physical therapist is written in his DNA. The pugilistic accomplishments of two generations of Atkins men, his grandfather and his father, fueled family stories and inspired in longtime Fallbrook resident Atkins a devotion to both community sports and a profession […]

Crisis team call volume continues to increase

SAN DIEGO – Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego (TIP) continues responding to a high demanding need in the community. Providing crisis intervention immediately after a tragedy in collaboration and working side by side with emergency response personnel; TIP volunteers add another dimension to the emergency response system: compassionate support. TIP is on track to […]

High school to host blood drive

FALLBROOK – On Thursday, Sept. 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fallbrook High School will host mobile blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank. The event will take place in the gym at 2400 S. Stage Coach Lane. Donors must be 17 or older (those age 16 must have a parental consent), […]