Healing a grieving heart

Losing a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience. The powerful, complex, and conflicting emotions that survivors struggle with often leave a person feeling alone and helpless. Understanding the basic elements of grief and learning key coping skills can help individuals heal and move forward after their loss. There is no correct way to face the […]

Laughter Therapy at Fallbrook Hospital

Prepare for Saint Patrick’s Day by joining us for Laugher Therapy. We don’t tell jokes — we learn how to laugh for the pure joy of laughing. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. at Fallbrook Hospital in conference rooms A & B. This month we will be meeting on […]

Low-cost cholesterol & diabetes screening in Fallbrook

Elevated levels of cholesterol and glucose are the key indicators linked to many of the most serious diseases that affect us all. The National Institutes of Health recommends everyone over 20 years of age have a complete cholesterol screening (lipid panel) and glucose test at least once every five years. A complete range of cholesterol screening, including lipid panels, and diabetes screening will […]

Kidney disease and salad eaters

An estimated 4.5 percent of adults 20 years of age and older have physiological evidence of chronic kidney disease. (7.4 million adults are determined to have a moderately or severely reduced filtration rate and are diagnosed with kidney disease.) In the United States, kidney failure is becoming increasingly common and is associated with poor health […]

Kiwanis Club to bring Bloodmobile to Fallbrook

The Bloodmobile from the San Diego Blood Bank will be in the Major Market parking lot on Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Kiwanis Clubs in North County sponsor an annual month-long blood drive to help the Blood Bank meet the needs of patients in San Diego County hospitals. As an […]

Curves holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

“We knew when we moved to Fallbrook over three years ago that there was a special purpose for coming,” said Ritzy Stanley. “From the very first day we drove through the Village, I knew this was where I would participate in a community and be part of its future. When I became involved in a […]

CPR training offered

“CPR for Friends and Family,” a non-tested/non-certified course perfect for basic information, babysitters, those with a new baby in the house or family caregivers, will be held Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The course is sponsored by North County Fire Department’s Community Outreach Program and is open to all fire district […]

Weight loss with bariatric surgery

Tired of dieting? Have you wondered about bariatric surgery? Surgical treatment is medically necessary for morbid obesity because it is the only proven method of achieving long-term weight control for these people. Morbid obesity correlates with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 kg/m2 or with being 100 pounds overweight. Being overweight is associated with […]

Think Before You Sip

It happens every day. People take a quick swig from a bottle of water or juice that they thought was theirs. If they’re lucky, the only consequence might be a chiding comment that they’ve picked up the wrong drink. Far too often, though, the consequences are much more serious. The person drinking the “wrong drink” […]