NAMI educational meeting for April

The North Inland chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will hold their monthly educational meeting on Tuesday, April 12, at the Kinesis Building at 474 W. Vermont Ave. in Escondido beginning at 7 p.m. This month’s speaker will be Jack Dailey, who is an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of San […]

Healthcare district grant deadline April 15

FALLBROOK — Due to transition to a new board and a significant staff change, the Fallbrook Healthcare District has announced the deadline for grant applications for the 2005-2006 year has been extended to April 15. They have also extended the submission of Letters of Intent to April 15 for grant year 2005-2006. The board reports […]

Power wheelchairs for seniors and disabled

The Three Wishes Inc. program makes available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled power (electric) wheelchairs at no cost to recipients, if they qualify. The power wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit […]

What you don’t know about lead poisoning can hurt you

Stories about lead poisoning could be “old news,” since in the last 30 years we’ve dramatically lowered the amount of lead we’re exposed to. We took lead out of gasoline, out of the solder in canned foods and out of paints and we don’t put lead in the pipes of our houses anymore, says Brian […]

Fallbrook HealthCare Foundation salutes caregivers

During the next four months, The Fallbrook HealthCare Foundation will salute local caregivers by educating the public about caregiving and providing training assistance for local caregivers. Betsey Levering, executive director for the foundation, said the salute is a result of a staff meeting where foundation employees discussed the everyday challenges facing caregivers. They decided to […]

Vision Changes Common During Pregnancy

Once you receive a positive pregnancy test, get ready for your body to undergo a host of changes in the upcoming months. Most notably will be a change in your appearance — the growing belly that is a clear sign of impending motherhood. Yet hormones can create many other changes that you may not expect, […]

Scholarships offered for college-bound cancer survivors

College-bound cancer survivors are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the American Cancer Society’s Young Cancer Survivor Scholarship program. Up to $5,000 will be awarded to each of 45-60 students to assist them with college tuition as well as nurture their leadership skills in the fight against cancer. Applicants must have received a cancer diagnosis […]

Cold sore virus may raise risk of type 2 diabetes

It’s the time of year when people start getting more cold sores — also called fever blisters, which are different from canker sores, a condition people sometimes associate them with. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, and they’re contagious. Cold sores are common. But though you can’t cure or prevent cold sores, […]

Residents urged to eliminate mosquito breeding sources now

San Diego County residents are encouraged to help with West Nile virus abatement efforts now to prevent West Nile virus cases later this year. The ongoing rain, followed by intermittent warm weather, has created perfect mosquito-breeding conditions and may result in large numbers of mosquitoes. “Preventing mosquitoes is the key to preventing West Nile virus,” […]

Grand opening of Bella Dental

Grand opening festivities were held at Bella Dental (in Major Market Center) on March 17. Joining in the ribbon-cutting celebration were Lynn Sheffer, Glenda Levstik, Ann Burdick, Sandra Buckingham, Dr. Quinn Thai (owner of Bella Dental), Cheryl Manno, Sirina Waddell and Phyllis Sweeney. Bella Dental offers general, cosmetic and children’s dental care.