Three ways to lower skin cancer risk in 2017

NEW YORK − The beginning of a new year is typically when people assess their health and vow to improve their wellbeing. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends resolving to take better care of your skin – after all, it is the body’s largest organ. Even though skin cancer is the world’s most common cancer − […]

Red Cross issues an emergency call for blood and platelet donations during severe winter blood shortage

Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care for patients like freshman Payton Kannarr POMONA — The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives. Hectic holiday schedules for many regular […]

Fallbrook Hospital liquidates non-medical assets

FALLBROOK – Centurion Service Group will be hosting a two-day public sale this weekend to liquidate hundreds of non-medical items from the Fallbrook Hospital. The sale will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fallbrook Hospital is located at 624 […]

New law regarding pets at risk inside vehicles

New law regarding pets at risk inside vehicles

By Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office A new law went into effect Jan. 1 that protects good Samaritans from being held criminally liable if they break into a locked vehicle to rescue an animal in distress. County Animal Services says there are certain things to keep in mind before anyone breaks into […]

Parkinson’s support group meeting will feature Rock Steady Boxing

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support group will hold their next meeting, Friday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane. The featured speakers at the meeting will be Robin Gilliland and Amanda Sandoval, a mother-daughter team of coaches dedicated to […]

Flu cases elevated in San Diego

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office   Is getting a flu shot one of your New Year’s resolutions? It should be. Influenza continues to sicken more people across the region and the number of lab-confirmed influenza cases reported last week is elevated. “It is not too late to get a flu shot. […]

New study underway for heart attack care

New study underway for heart attack care

LA JOLLA – A physician at Scripps Health’s Prebys Cardiovascular Institute has become the first in the Western United States to treat heart attack patients with a new supersaturated oxygen (SSO2) system in an attempt to reduce permanent damage to their heart muscle. The recent treatments of two San Diego men were part of an […]

Revised catering ordinance to take effect January 13

The County of San Diego’s revised catering ordinance will become effective Jan. 13. The first reading and introduction of the ordinance was approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on a 4-0 vote Nov. 16 with Greg Cox at a National Association of Counties meeting. A 5-0 vote Dec. 14 approved the second reading and adoption of […]