Regenerative medicine using Platelet-Rich Plasma injections

Regenerative medicine using Platelet-Rich Plasma injections

FALLBROOK – There are very few treatments capable of utilizing the body’s own regenerative properties to alleviate pain. Nevertheless, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are formulated to do just that—use the body’s platelets and plasma to boost healing and repair damaged tissues. American Spine and Pain MedGroup offers this highly-advanced therapy to those suffering from moderate […]

Treating toenail fungus in homeopathic way less risky than medication

Treating toenail fungus in homeopathic way less risky than medication

NORTH COUNTY – When it comes to grooming, few conditions draw the ire of men and women as much as toenail fungus. Eradicating toenail fungus can be very difficult, and even the most effective toenail fungus treatments can leave men and women susceptible to re-infection. Though pharmaceutical treatments have proven effective at targeting toenail fungus […]

Secure RX drugs before visitors arrive to prevent theft and misuse

Secure RX drugs before visitors arrive to prevent theft and misuse

FALLBROOK – It might be a family reunion, or maybe old friends or neighbors are coming to town. Or perhaps the grandchildren are heading to Grandma’s house for a few weeks. Whatever the situation, news of impending summer visits can set off a flurry of activity on hosts’ parts, with housecleaning, grocery shopping and entertainment […]

Woman of Wellness to hear about preventing falls

FALLBROOK – The next free Woman of Wellness (W.O.W.) event will take place in the community room at the Fallbrook Library on Thursday, July 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to the Fallbrook Food Pantry. The topic […]

How the eyes reflect overall health

How the eyes reflect overall health

The June 4 Woman of Wellness (WOW) program featured an ophthalmologist and an optometrist from Inland Eye Specialists as the guest speakers. First, Fallbrook Healthcare administrator Vi Dupre encouraged the  ladies in attendance to “reinvest in yourself to be all you can be and bring your friends [to WOW].” Duncan Johnson, M.D., spoke on “Cataracts […]

Top five killers of San Diego men

Top five killers of San Diego men

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Fact 1: We are all going to die. Fact 2: Men typically die sooner than women. But for Fact 2, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are things men can do to live longer, healthier lives. June is Men’s Health Month and the County Health and Human Services Agency is taking […]

FHD announces grant awards for 2015-2016

FALLBROOK – There were 22 grant applications submitted by non-profit organizations to the Fallbrook Healthcare District in request for funding of programs and services to the people who reside within the district. The district board, in keeping with its commitment to continue the grant program that provides access to health and well-being programs and services, […]

Palomar Health board to consider transitioning health care services

SAN DIEGO – To continue providing high-quality patient care in the communities it serves, the Palomar Health board of directors is considering the shift of services from the Palomar Health Downtown Campus in Escondido to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway. A special board meeting to consider the recommendation from the […]

Hospital Auxiliary distributes $72,000 in scholarships; group prepares to disband

Hospital Auxiliary distributes $72,000 in scholarships; group prepares to disband

An event hosted by the Fallbrook Hospital Auxiliary was both celebratory and bittersweet. Pride was evident as $72,000 in scholarship money earned by the organization was distributed among 16 deserving students who are studying for a career in the medical field. “We have been awarding $30,000 in scholarships each year for the last few years, […]

Firefighters show citizens how to do CPR to the right beat

Firefighters show citizens how to do CPR to the right beat

FALLBROOK – North County Fire Protection District conducted free “Sidewalk CPR Day” training on June 4 along with the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and about a dozen organizations around the county. Trained professionals taught individuals to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to the beat of the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive.” Fallbrook’s two locations […]

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