Three easy questions can help you recognize a stroke

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.Now, doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions: •Ask the individual to SMILE. •Ask him or […]

EMS Week May 16-21

istrict will be joining in the celebration of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Week May 16-21, a nationally recognized event for fire departments and EMS personnel around the county. This week is designed to provide more public education in EMS. Fire personnel will be out and about in our community offering blood pressure screenings and/or answering […]

Bloodmobile to visit Fallbrook

iego Blood Bank’s Bloodmobile will be at Carl’s Jr. Restaurant, 1137 S. Mission Rd. (parking lot), from 2 to 7 p.m. On Tuesday, May 31, the Bloodmobile will be at Fallbrook High School, 2400 S. Stage Coach Lane (Community Room) from 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. For information on giving blood, please call 1-800-469-7322 or […]

Growers’ school in Fallbrook to focus on protea growing and marketing

To help growers take advantage of the unique climate we have for growing proteas, the California Protea Association, together with the California Ornamental Research Federation (CORF), is sponsoring a protea growers’ school May 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers in Fallbrook. The program features knowledgeable speakers on topics important […]

Smoothies Are a ‘Can’t-Miss’ Kitchen Creation

(MS) — Everyone loves to customize their food and beverages. Case in point: A few years ago, the only ways you could order your coffee were black or with cream. Today, coffee bars serve every flavor under the sun to meet the demand of individual tastes. Salad bars allow you to pick and choose favorite […]

Waste Management gives back to Marines

OCEANSIDE — Recently, Waste Management was one of a number of major sponsors of Quincy Jones’ Rockin’ the Corps event, which attracted over 55,000 Marines and their families. While this looked in some ways like a traditional “good neighbor” corporate sponsorship, the reality actually goes much deeper. Waste Management is a traditional good neighbor. Both the base […]

Power wheelchairs available

The Senior Wheels USA Program makes available power wheelchairs to senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient, if he or she qualifies. The power wheelchairs are provided to those who can no longer walk nor self-propel a manual wheelchair and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit […]

NAMI annual potluck

The North Inland chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will hold their annual potluck dinner in honor of National Mental Health Month on Tuesday, May 10, at the Kinesis Building at 474 W. Vermont Ave. in Escondido, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring a favorite dish to share! This month’s speaker is […]

St. Vincent de Paul presents wheelchair

Thanks to a generous donation, the St. Peter’s Chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul was able to provide to Kelly Monteiro a state-of-the-art newer electric wheelchair in her favorite color — red. Joyful Kelly is shown here with (from left) Patricia and Melvin Monteiro, her parents, and Elizabeth McCoy, Esq., St. Vincent de Paul […]

Strong bones need more than calcium

“People think of bones as static. In fact, it’s always being broken down and rebuilt, and that process is sensitive to a delicate balance of nutrients. Many people know a lot about calcium and vitamin D, but we’re finding a whole spectrum of other nutrients that protect bones,” says Tufts researcher Kathryn Tucker. How much […]