Major changes may be coming to Medicare

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service What’s going to happen to Medicare? That’s not an insignificant question given the political shift in Washington. Now, with Republicans controlling the presidency and both houses of Congress, some ideas they’ve been pushing for years have a chance of passing. Those ideas would drastically change the way Medicare works […]

Avocados: An appropriate food choice during American Heart Month

Avocados: An appropriate food choice during American Heart Month

MISSION VIEJO – February is American Heart Month – a critical time to raise awareness about the importance of heart health and the harmful consequences if ignored. The Hass Avocado Board (HAB), as part of its four-year collaboration, is teaming up with the American Heart Association during American Heart Month to encourage Americans to consume the daily recommended servings of […]

Fallbrook Regional Health District celebrates with first Wellness Walk

Fallbrook Regional Health District celebrates with first Wellness Walk

FALLBROOK – On Feb. 1, the Fallbrook Healthcare District celebrated its new name, Fallbrook Regional Health District, with its first Wellness Walk. The celebration took place at 10 a.m. at the Fallbrook Community Center with representatives from Senator Joel Anderson’s office and Assemblywoman Marie Waldron’s office presenting Certificates of Recognition to Gordon Tinker, board president. […]

Incidents of non-fatal strangulation more likely to lead to homicide

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement officials and the San Diego City Attorney have signed an agreement that outlines a coordinated community response on how to handle strangulation cases. Studies have shown that episodes of non-fatal strangulation have a greater likelihood of leading to homicide. The Strangulation […]

Handling Valentine’s Day when a person has diabetes

Handling Valentine’s Day when a person has diabetes

FALLBROOK – Celebrating a holiday can be challenging for those with diabetes, as sweet treats are a part of many holiday celebrations. Come Valentine’s Day, chocolates, candy and rich desserts can often be found on the menu, which can prove problematic for those who have to watch their blood-glucose levels. Diabetics may be tempted to […]

Donors urgently needed to increase Red Cross blood supply

LOS ANGELES – The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments. Blood donations are needed now to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor […]

Of health and fun: Sampling the benefits of dirt biking

Of health and fun: Sampling the benefits of dirt biking

Gavin Wallace Special to The Village News According to a CNN article published on Nov. 3, 2015, the average American teen spends nine hours a day in front of a screen. This could be a phone, a computer, a TV or a gaming console. The implication in this narrative, of course, is that our kids […]

Oriental medicine and migraine headaches

Randall Wegener, L. Ac., Dipl. Ac., MSTOM Special to The Village News Most people have experienced a headache at sometime in their lives. Headaches can vary in level of pain and origin of cause. Migraine headaches are usually severe pain at one or both sides of the head and most of the time debilitating. They […]

Health Champion for November recognized by Sen. Anderson

Health Champion for November recognized by Sen. Anderson

FALLBROOK – Representatives from Senator Joel Anderson’s office attended the Feb. 5 Woman of Wellness event to recognize Hines Growers for being selected the Health Champion for the month of November, 2016. Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD) initiated a collaborative consisting of FHD, Fallbrook Senior Center, Fallbrook Smiles, Fallbrook Food Pantry, Fallbrook Community Health Center, Foundation […]

Parenting a teenager made easier

American Counseling Association Special to The Village News Yes, being the parent of a teenager can be made “easier,” but sorry, it’s probably never going to be “easy.” The teenage years are a difficult time in the life of a young person, and unfortunately, it usually makes for a difficult time in the life of […]