Celebrate Your Health Fair a success

FALLBROOK — Over 1,500 people attended the fourth annual Celebrate Your Health Fair held on Saturday, March 12, at the Fallbrook Community Center. People of all ages took advantage of the many health screenings and information available at no charge. The screenings included: diabetes, cholesterol, body fat, blood pressure, skin, vision and dental. Over 800 […]

Nutrition Label Know-How

You grab a package from the frozen foods and flip it over to scan its label. The calories and fat numbers look good, you think. The cholesterol level seems okay. But what about the daily value? Or the serving size? Or the nutrient value? Now the label looks like a foreign language. The food label […]

SDG&E offers help for customers with medical needs

San Diego Gas & Electric customers may be entitled to extra electricity and natural gas at the lowest residential rate if they or a full-time resident of the home has certain major medical conditions. The medical baseline allowance is available for those who have paraplegia, quadriplegia, hemiplegia, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, a compromised immune system, a […]

BMI in children

In our community’s elementary schools, the fifth grade children’s state-mandated Body Mass Index (BMI) measurements are being calculated this month. In this week’s column I wanted to explain what BMI is and why testing for BMI is important. Calculating the BMI is one of the best methods for population assessment of overweight and obesity. It […]

Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support Group will have a meeting on Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. in conference room B at Fallbrook Hospital. Scott Stewart from the Elder Care Law Firm will give the presentation, which will cover legal programs affecting the senior population. Mr. Stewart’s practice is devoted to estate planning, asset protection and […]

Health Fair a team effort

The team of AVID students from Fallbrook High School — Donna Gonzales, Jessica Ambriz, David Perez and Thalia Gomez — served up fresh fruit cups and water for visitors to the Third Annual Celebrate Your Health fair on March 12 at the Fallbrook Community Center.

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 […]