Why we practice brain health

The brain communicates through the spinal cord and the vast network of the nervous system to control every function of the body. From neuromusculoskeletal health, control and function to immune system regulation, the entire body depends on the brain as the central organizing and regulating system. When the brain works right, the body works right. […]

May is Parkinson’s Awareness month

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support group will hold their monthly meeting, Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. This month’s program during the Parkinson’s Awareness month will focus on “Updates on Parkinson’s Research” in the fellowship hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane. Attendees will view the May […]

Older Americans share their stories

Older Americans share their stories

The May 4 Woman of Wellness program was all about honoring and celebrating “Older Americans Month.” In talking about this year’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” Fallbrook Regional Health District board member Barbara Mroz said, “what it means to age has certainly changed” as seniors today “have not only survived but thrived.” Four local residents were […]

More potent meth killing more San Diegans

More potent meth killing more San Diegans

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office A record number of San Diegans are dying because of meth, the San Diego County Methamphetamine Strike Force announced May 11. According to the most recent statistics available, there were 311 meth-related deaths in 2015, the most recorded in a single year in the county. The figure also […]

The role of pediatric services in mental health treatment

SAN DIEGO – Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems in children and adolescents. Youth with these disorders often go to their primary care physicians for referrals, but only a small number of them obtain much-needed mental health care. A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University (SDSU) suggests […]

Analysis shows avocado consumers have improved nutrient intakes

MISSION VIEJO – A new analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data, compared avocado consumers to non-consumers and found that consuming avocados may be associated with an overall better diet, higher intake of essential nutrients, lower body weight, lower Body Mass Index (BMI) and smaller waist circumference. Insulin and homocysteine levels were lower […]

Tips for keeping your children informed

Courtesy of the American Counseling Association Maybe it’s a divorce, Dad losing his job, a seriously ill family member. Are these things that you want to share with your children? Many parent try to protect their kids by holding back on bad news, trying not to share the emotional pain that life can bring. Unfortunately, […]

Help save trauma patient lives by giving blood

SAN DIEGO – During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. Upcoming blood donation opportunities include one on May 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fallbrook […]

DTP vaccine increases mortality in young infants 5 to 10-fold compared to unvaccinated infants

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Chairman, World Mercury Project For many years, public health advocates have vainly urged the CDC and WHO to conduct studies comparing vaccinated vs. unvaccinated populations to measure overall health outcomes. Now a team of Scandinavian scientists has conducted such a study and the results are alarming. That study, funded in part by the Danish […]