Get vaccinations during National Immunization Awareness Month

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month once again, and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency wants residents to remember that shots are not just for kids. This year’s campaign theme, “Are You Up to Date? Vaccinate!” reminds people of all ages about the importance of getting immunized in order to help prevent […]

Hospital Auxiliary seeks volunteers

FALLBROOK — Fallbrook Hospital Auxiliary needs volunteers who would be willing to assist in the following areas: • Admitting — greet patients and provide information and directions. • Gift shop — sell flowers, candy, cards and gifts. • Direct patient care — provide wheelchair assistance and deliver ice, water, menus and newspapers to patients. • […]

Diabetes class offered at Fallbrook Hospital

FALLBROOK — Whether you have recently been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes or would just like an update, Fallbrook Hospital’s upcoming Diabetes Class Series presented by Janine Loescher, RD, CDE, CLE, will be informative. Learn about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, exercise and activity, blood sugar testing, medications (oral and insulin) and prevention […]

Exotic animals enjoyed

Smiles and laughter filled the room at the Fallbrook Adult Day Care Center during a visit with the exotic animals from Pacific Animal Productions. Affectionately called “The Club,” the center is operated by the Fallbrook Healthcare Foundation and is located at 320 W. Alvarado in Fallbrook. Their hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Obesity’s new peril

– The obesity epidemic appears to be fueling a hybrid type of diabetes that afflicts adults and children and, some believe, may increase the devastating complications of the disease. Dubbed “double diabetes” by some and “diabetes one-and-a-half” by others, the combination of types 1 and 2 diabetes symptoms confounds doctors attempting to accurately diagnose patients […]

Where do you stand?

Leonardo da Vinci called the foot “a masterpiece of engineering and work of art.” All that can be said for the best architecture — solid stability, designed to bear great stress and the ability to stand the test of time — can be said for the foot. The foot is an amazing network of 26 […]

New commanding officer for Naval Hospital

CAMP PENDLETON — Navy Capt. Richard R. Jeffries relinquished his duties as commanding officer, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, to Navy Capt. Steven M. Nichols in a ceremony at the hospital on July 27 at 9 a.m. Capt. Nichols comes to NHCP after serving as executive officer, Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune, NC. Capt. Jeffries, who has […]

Weighing the risks

Summer is a time when hot weather has us shedding clothes and exercising outdoors and our weight becomes more obvious. Combine this observation with recent news articles in media sources from popular press to medical journals commenting on the upsurge in the epidemic of obesity and it’s time to reflect on the consequences of our […]

The Gift of Life through Organ and Tissue Donation

There is no better way to make a difference in someone’s life than to consider giving the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Organs and tissue from a single donor can help more than 25 individuals. Yet, there are 80,000 people on the national waiting list for life-saving organ transplants. While it is […]

Gum disease increases CRP levels and heart attack risk

Research studies report that inflammatory effects from gum or periodontal disease could cause oral bacterial byproducts that inflame arteries. These byproducts, or C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine identified elevated CRP levels as a stronger predictor of heart attacks than […]