Footwear – foot care

During warm weather, feet are more exposed and more vulnerable to irritation and injury, says Dr. Jane Anderson, a podiatrist on the staff of Durham Regional Hospital, part of Duke University Health System. And some of these problems are caused by our choice of footwear. “One of the most common foot problems we see in […]

911 calls go to Rancho Santa Fe now

FALLBROOK — Effective June 28 at 10 a.m., all 911 calls in the greater Fallbrook area began being routed to a regional dispatch center in Rancho Santa Fe. North County Fire turned out the lights on their dispatch center at 10 a.m. that morning. The calls are now routing to the North County Dispatch Joint […]

Bloodmobile at Pala Mesa Resort July 14

The San Diego Blood Bank Bloodmobile will accept blood donations at an open-to-the-public blood drive hosted by Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook, Thursday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot. All donors at this drive will be awarded a new limited edition […]

Three-pronged approach helps patients lose weight

From last week’s ADA national scientific sessions I learned positive news more on weight loss interventions. I wanted to report to you on the easiest and less costly of the interventions described at the convention. I learned that just behavior modification for being overweight can increase a diabetes sufferer’s lifespan by 11 years (if they […]

‘Snowflake’ baby travels to the White House with Mom

Carter Anderson Atnip was especially fond of the furniture in the Blue Room. At 20 months old, he was looking to perfect his climbing technique even in the White House but resisted the temptation his mom said. The young lobbyist and his mother, Courtney, of Temecula, enjoyed a trip to Washington D.C. as guests of […]

Coping with the holidays after the loss of a loved one

The weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year can be both joyful and stressful. While we often find warmth and comfort in our family traditions, for someone who has recently experienced the death of a loved one, family traditions can make their grief all the more poignant, and tackling the season’s “to dos” can seem […]

NAMI’s July educational meeting

The North Inland chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will hold their monthly educational meeting on Tuesday, July 12, at the Kinesis Building at 474 W. Vermont Ave. in Escondido, beginning at 7:00 p.m. This month’s speaker will be Shannon Jaccard, the president and founder of Compeer San Diego. The Compeer […]

Walk to benefit MS effort

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, San Diego Area Chapter, has announced registration is now open for its 2005 Southern California MS Challenge Walk, a three-day, 50-mile fundraising walk from Carlsbad’s Poinsettia Park to downtown San Diego, Sept. 16 to 18. A minimum donation of $2,500 is required to walk. To register, visit

Diabetes educator now at Fallbrook Hospital

More than 18 million Americans suffer from diabetes. It was the sixth leading cause of death in the United States in the year 2000. Overall, the risk for death among young people with diabetes is about twice that of people without diabetes. One of the best ways to fight this insidious disease is with education. […]