Men’s Health Screening Checklist

Routine healthcare checkups can help doctors spot problems early on so they can be treated before they become more serious. Many women feel that they can’t give a man directions. Maybe it’s the stubborn tendency of males, or maybe it’s that they don’t like to be told what to do. It comes as no surprise, […]

Bloodmobile coming to Ultra Star Cinemas

The San Diego Blood Bank Bloodmobile will accept blood donations at an open-to-the-public blood drive hosted by UltraStar Cinemas, 5265 S. Mission Rd., Bonsall, on Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot. For donor requirements or to make an appointment, call the San Diego […]

Healthy Exercise to raise funds for St. Jude’s

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital announced today that Healthy Exercise of Fallbrook will be conducting a St. Jude “Workout” to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on May 20. Locally, Ms. Alex Desmond-Coburn has agreed to coordinate the program. The money raised in this event will help to ensure that children with cancer and other […]

Care Van celebrates first anniversary

FALLBROOK — The Care Van, a senior transportation service funded by the Fallbrook HealthCare Foundation, celebrated its first year of operation on April 22. During its first year, the Care Van gave more than 3,100 rides to seniors going to medical and dental appointments, physical therapy, pharmacies, two major shopping centers with grocery stores and […]

A good night’s sleep from Senior Online help

I have trouble falling asleep. Is that what I should expect at my age? Why do older adults wake up at night? When should I see a doctor about a sleeping problem? What are some suggestions for getting a good night’s sleep? Now, information about sleep and aging is only a mouse click away at […]

Blood Donation Basics

Each year, millions of people give the gift of life by donating their blood at blood drives. Some do it without a second thought. But others may have not donated because the thought of giving up blood makes them queasy. If you are in the latter group, it may put you at ease if you […]

Fallbrook Hospital Diabetic Support Group presentation

Fallbrook Hospital’s Diabetic Support Group meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, with a special presentation, “Know Your Healthy Steps,” by Maggie Walters, registered dietician, certified diabetes educator, Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals. The program will be held in the hospital’s conference room B at 1:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Call (760) 728-1191, […]

Laughter Therapy at Fallbrook Hospital

It’s time for spring cleaning! Dust off your old attitudes and learn the importance of laughter by joining us for Laughter 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 […]

To drink or not to drink coffee

The United States is a coffee-drinking nation. Up until recently when it concerned research on the effects of caffeine on our bodies — coffee was a given. Caffeine intake makes insulin more resistant to changes in blood sugar levels, Canadian researchers report. This effect was observed both in patients with and those without diabetes and […]