Gardening is a wellness present

Gardening is a wellness present

The May 7 Woman of Wellness event, sponsored by the Fallbrook Healthcare District, featured a talk on gardening and how it can contribute to wellness. The guest speaker, Pam Meisner, also goes by the name Ms. Smarty Plants. To start with, anyone who goes by that name has to have a sense of humor, which […]

Fallbrook Blanket Project donates four more afghans

Fallbrook Blanket Project donates four more afghans

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Blanket Project recently presented four afghans (blankets) to the Fallbrook Food Pantry. Previous blanket donations have been made to the Jack Jones Fallbrook Family Health Center, and women’s shelters: Operation Hope in Vista and Women’s Resource Center in Oceanside. At this time, 33 blankets and afghans have been donated to these […]

Ten signs a child could have a behavior disorder

Ten signs a child could have a behavior disorder

NORTH COUNTY – Some children misbehave, others are rebellious. Kids typically act out due to stress or changes in the family dynamic – a divorce, birth or death in the family. But what if it’s something else? Given that May includes National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency […]

Understanding ocular migraines and protecting one’s vision for the long haul

Understanding ocular migraines and protecting one’s vision for the long haul

NORTH COUNTY – While many people are familiar with the term “migraine headache,” few may have experienced an ocular migraine. Ocular migraines, sometimes referred to as “eye migraines,” are often harmless and may disappear rather quickly. The organization All About Vision defines ocular migraines as painless, temporary visual disturbances that usually affect one eye. Ocular […]

Safety guidelines for new parents

NORTH COUNTY – Welcoming a new child into a family dynamic requires certain adjustments on the part of family members. New parents have come to expect shortened sleep schedules as they handle early-morning feedings and babies who haven’t quite adjusted to their parents’ sleep/wake schedules. Parents soon learn another aspect of childcare that fills their […]

Vaccine exemption rate drops in San Diego County

Vaccine exemption rate drops in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The measles outbreak that started in Disneyland wound up sickening nearly 150 people in seven states, including 14 in San Diego County. Some children who got sick were too young to be immunized, but most of the people infected were unvaccinated by choice. This outbreak could likely have been prevented if people […]

Three ways to prevent a stroke

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – There are three things people can do to prevent a stroke. They’ve probably heard this advice before, but may not know it goes for stroke as well. Exercise Eat healthy foods Don’t smoke If people do these three things on a regular basis, they are greatly diminishing their risk of having […]

Be prepared, try to be calm when calling 911

FALLBROOK – San Diego County Sheriff’s emergency dispatchers took more than 300,000 calls to 911 last year. Callers are often in or witnessing a crisis, so their adrenalin may be pumping and their nerves frayed. As part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, Sheriff’s dispatchers talked about how people can help them when calling 911. […]

Helping heal the body, mind, and spirit

Helping heal the body, mind, and spirit

To truly begin the process of healing, one must address not only the body, but also the mind and spirit. It is that valuable combination that Fallbrook-based holistic practitioner and massage therapist Craig Lozzi offers to his patients. “I try to provide insight to my patients; many people coming in to get massage therapy have […]

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