Pass the gravy, not the flu germs

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – He won’t be on anyone’s guest list, but he could show up on Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations. The unwanted guest is the flu, cases of which typically go up during the holidays. That’s why county health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated before flu activity increases. “Family gatherings and […]

New home care licensing law goes into effect Jan. 1

FALLBROOK – Are you a homecare company or person who hires caregivers or personal attendants to assist you in your home? Pay attention as the law is changing on Jan. 1, 2016. If agencies choose to ignore this new law, the fines are hefty for non- compliance. Assembly Bill 1217 passed and signed into law […]

WOW attendees learn how to restore digestive health

WOW attendees learn how to restore digestive health

“An Integrative Approach to Restoring Digestive Health” was the subject of the Woman of Wellness (WOW) program presented by Hui-Wen Annie Dai, D.O. on Nov. 5. Hosted by the Fallbrook Healthcare District, the program was held in the community room of Fallbrook Library. Dai said that there are many symptoms of gastrointestinal dysfunction: abdominal pain, […]

Affordable health screenings on Dec. 2 in Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – Residents living in and around the greater Fallbrook areas can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Screenings will be conducted on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Community Baptist Church, 731 S. Stage Coach Lane. The various things screenings can […]

Parkinson’s support group to learn about fall prevention

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson Support Group will meet Friday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon to learn about fall prevention. The meeting is held in the fellowship hall of  Christ the King Lutheran Church,1620 S. Stage Coach. The meeting date is a change from the usual fourth Friday of the month to the third Friday because of the Thanksgiving holiday week. […]

Calif. Board of Pharmacy reminds patients to use safeguards pertaining to prescriptions

SACRAMENTO –  The fall is a good time to recognize and acknowledge the important role prescription and other medicines play in people’s overall health. Over-the-counter drugs, vitamin and herbal remedies, as well as prescription medicine, are all forms of medicines patients should understand. The California State Board of Pharmacy promotes the need for patients to […]

Learn about the benefits of eating chocolate at Fallbrook Library on Nov. 12

FALLBROOK – On Thursday, Nov. 12, Philip J. Goscienski, M.D. will appear in the community room of the Fallbrook Library to speak about the health benefits of chocolate from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Goscienski lectures widely about health and wellness, especially on topics such as stone-age medicine and misconceptions concerning current health and wellness topics. […]

Palomar Health offers ‘Hear for the Holidays’ contest

SAN DIEGO – For the 11th year in a row, one deserving San Diegan will receive the gift of hearing this holiday season with a free, state-of-the-art Starkey hearing device as a part of the annual “Hear for the Holidays” essay contest. Participants can enter now through Nov. 20. Palomar Health and Starkey Hearing Technologies […]

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