Know your Medicare rights – your right to appeal

Cate Kortzeborn Special to the Village News As a person with Medicare, you have important rights. One of them is the right to appeal, an action you can take if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision by Medicare or your Medicare health plan.     For example, you can appeal if Medicare or your plan […]

Free PSA screening will be offered Sept. 17

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Healthcare District announced that this year’s free PSA (prostate-specific antigen) screening will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Fallbrook Family Health Center, 1328 S. Mission Road (next to Northgate Market). Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States after […]

Michelle’s Place expands breast health services to Fallbrook

Michelle’s Place expands breast health services to Fallbrook

TEMECULA – Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center is excited to announce the expansion of their breast health services to Fallbrook. Thanks to a grant from the Fallbrook Healthcare District, Michelle’s Place will now provide diagnostic breast health services to residents of Fallbrook, Bonsall and Rainbow. Michelle’s Place currently provides resources to women in Fallbrook […]

Five reasons to breastfeed babies

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office SAN DIEGO – Gwen Stefani did it. Eva Mendes breastfed too. Breastfeeding is not just for celebrities. All moms should breastfeed their babies until at least six months of age. “Breastfeeding provides many health benefits to mothers and their babies,” said Dean Sidelinger, M.D., child health […]

How to treat varicose veins

How to treat varicose veins

The Woman of Wellness program held in July at Fallbrook Library featured Dr. Stefan Moldovan talking about varicose veins. A vascular surgeon, Moldovan informed the room full of ladies, and a few men, about the symptoms and causes of this common condition. Forty million people in the U.S. have varicose veins; 25 percent of women […]

County conducting vaccination survey

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office Some local residents may be getting a call from the County Health and Human Services Agency’s Immunization Program in the coming months. It’s important for residents to pick up and answer the callers’ questions, as their responses will help the County determine how many people are up-to-date […]

Major scientific report links obesity, alcohol to esophageal cancers

WASHINGTON, DC – A systematic review of the global research has found that being overweight increases the risk of developing the most common type of U.S. esophageal cancer. The report also concluded that drinking alcohol increases the risk of the second major type of this cancer. The report released on July 27 by the American […]

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