Three join board of Foundation for Senior Care

FALLBROOK – The Foundation for Senior Care has announced that three individuals joined its board of directors in June. Mark Haskell, Joe Sanfilippo, and Dr. Robert Pace have each brought their own special skills to the board. Haskell, former Fire Chief of Fountain Valley, has intimate knowledge in dealing with aging parents and the many […]

WOW group learns about personal safety

WOW group learns about personal safety

The Aug. 6 Woman of Wellness (WOW) event, hosted by the Fallbrook Healthcare District at Fallbrook Library, featured a different kind of wellness program. “Practicing Personal Safety” was presented by Dan Paulson with many useful tips and demonstrations of self-defense. Paulson said, “We are all weird, but there is harmless weird and dangerous weird.” The […]

Grief Share meets on Thursdays

FALLBROOK – People who have lost a family member or close friend, may find that few people understand the deep hurt they feel. That is the reason for Grief Share, a support group that includes a video seminar and group discussion. Participants may interact with others, learn about their experiences and share their own. This […]

Residents can save their liver, life with hepatitis shot

Residents can save their liver, life with hepatitis shot

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – They kill 4,000 people in the world every day. The good news is that hepatitis A and B viruses can both be prevented by getting vaccinated. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C, but effective treatment is available. However, many people with long-term Hepatitis B and C infections do not know […]

Students need backpacks and vaccines

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – It’s that time of the year again. Thousands of students will be heading back to school in a few weeks (some are back already!) and parents should make sure that, in addition to having backpacks and notebooks, their kids are fully vaccinated. Currently, in order to attend school, California law requires children […]

Medical Examiner report: pedestrian deaths up, suicides down slightly

Medical Examiner report: pedestrian deaths up, suicides down slightly

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Motor vehicle-related fatalities increased last year, with a considerable jump seen in the number of pedestrian deaths, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s 2014 Annual Report, which offers an overview of cases the office investigated. Nearly half of the 19,000 to 21,000 deaths recorded in the County annually are reported […]

Oral health impacts overall health

Oral health impacts overall health

FALLBROOK – A healthy mouth is good for more than just a pretty smile. Oral health can affect the entire body, making dental care more than just a cosmetic concern. Many people know that poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and even lost teeth. But is everyone aware that failing to […]

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