Temecula Valley Hospital earns ‘A’ grade for patient safety

TEMECULA – The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, released on April 12 new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Temecula Valley Hospital received an “A” for the second time in a row for its […]

Caregiving workshop includes information about making the most of doctor visits

  SAN MARCOS – State Senator Joel Anderson is hosting a free workshop with the Southern Caregiver Resource Center on Friday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to educate community members about caregiving and communication techniques, building better relationships with their physicians, and obtaining helpful resources. In addition, an expert will address what […]

Fallbrook Community Center to host Mobile Blood Drive

FALLBROOK – In partnership with San Diego Blood Bank, the Fallbrook Community Center will host a Mobile Blood Drive on Thursday, April 20, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 341 Heald Lane, in the community room. About one in seven people entering a hospital need blood. One pint of blood, which is the amount volunteers give […]

Two hepatitis A deaths reported

Virus on the rise in San Diego José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office Forty-two hepatitis A cases have been reported in the region since November 2016, more than four times the monthly average typically reported, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced April 7. Thirty-six people were hospitalized and two died […]

‘Repeal and Replace’ fails; now Obamacare needs fixing

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service The failure of the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace Obamacare represents a big victory for all kinds of citizens and interest groups that analyzed the proposed legislation and said no dice. The day before House Speaker Paul Ryan decided not to take a vote on the American Health […]

Making your point without arguing

Courtesy of the American Counseling Association We all face problems that crop up again and again. Most of us have probably yelled, “How many times have I told you?” and yet the behavior that drives us crazy continues to occur. The reason for our frustration may be that we talk when we really ought to […]

Don’t let depression sneak up on you

Courtesy of the American Counseling Association Depression is a serious health issue, yet often its warning signs are ignored. Not acknowledging the symptoms of depression not only means the person’s day-to-day life is being affected in many negative  ways, but it can also have a significant impact on physical health issues, including cancer and diabetes. […]

High blood sugar affects the whole body

High blood sugar affects the whole body

Lucette Moramarco Staff Writer Janice Baker, a registered dietician, spoke about diabetes and nutrition at the February Woman of Wellness program at Fallbrook Library. While she has worked at Pomerado Hospital for the last 12 years, she said that she has not been out of school for 35 years with all the continuing education classes […]

First local Zika-related birth defect reinforces travel advisory

Tom Christensen County of San Diego Communications Office Pregnant women, women who could become pregnant and couples considering pregnancy are advised to avoid traveling to areas with known Zika transmission after a baby with the severe birth defect microcephaly was born in San Diego County. The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency reports […]

Elizabeth Hospice to hold Wings of Hope Butterfly Release

SAN DIEGO – Everyone is invited to join The Elizabeth Hospice for the eighth annual Wings of Hope Butterfly Release on Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in the Conference Room. Community members of all ages are invited to attend this indoor […]