CPR/AED training offered by VFW

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook VFW Post 1924 will host a CPR/AED training class in March, as they did on Jan. 23. Instructor John Flores hosted the sold-out class in January, providing invaluable training that could save someone’s life! Cost of the class is $15 per person; all ages welcome. To learn more or to register, contact […]

Handling Valentine’s Day with diabetes

Handling Valentine’s Day with diabetes

FALLBROOK – Celebrating a holiday can be challenging for those with diabetes, as sweet treats are a part of many holiday celebrations. As time draws close to Valentine’s Day, chocolates, candy and rich desserts can often be found on restaurant menus, which can prove problematic for those who have to watch their blood-glucose levels. Diabetics […]

Treating weather-related joint pain

Treating weather-related joint pain

FALLBROOK – Rainy, damp conditions may be great for homeowners looking to revitalize their lawns and gardens, but such conditions can wreak havoc on achy joints, especially for those who experience arthritis. Although there is no concrete proof to link aching joints and muscles with damp weather, rheumatologists are often asked why achy joints and […]

Wellspring Herbs & Vitamins celebrates 25 years serving Fallbrook

Wellspring Herbs & Vitamins celebrates 25 years serving Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – Over the last 25 years, great advancements in natural/alternative health care has allowed Wellspring Herbs & Vitamins in Fallbrook to continue to grow and keep on top of the latest products to offer its customers. “We are dedicated to supplying the highest quality of nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, essential oils and more,” said […]

Legacy donates to The Elizabeth Hospice

SAN DIEGO – The Legacy Endowment Community Foundation located in Fallbrook recently presented The Elizabeth Hospice with a $5,000 grant in support of the nonprofit’s hospice care fund and bereavement services for all ages. The Elisabeth S. Wilson Fund of the Legacy Endowment Community Foundation has provided The Elizabeth Hospice with $33,000 in grants since […]

WOW to hear about breast cancer resource center

FALLBROOK – The Woman of Wellness (WOW) program, sponsored by Fallbrook Healthcare District, will present guest speaker Kim Goodnough who will inform the group about “Michelle’s Place: A Breast Cancer Resource Center” at its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4. Michelle’s Place is known for providing detection, support, education, and much more regarding breast cancer. The […]

Yearly eye exams can reveal more than just vision trouble

Yearly eye exams can reveal more than just vision trouble

FALLBROOK – More evidence points to the importance of routine eye exams, not only to pinpoint potential conditions of the eye, but also to serve as windows to diseases that affect the entire body. Now more than ever it is essential to make and keep annual eye exams, as they can help to reveal the […]

County report details number of sexually transmitted disease cases

County report details number of sexually transmitted disease cases

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – A recent report on sexually transmitted diseases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed nationwide increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis cases in 2014. However, in San Diego County, the results are mixed. As is happening across the nation, the number of gonorrhea and syphilis cases increased in 2014, […]

Chair yoga improves strength, coping skills

Chair yoga improves strength, coping skills

The Jan. 7 Woman of Wellness (WOW) program featured “The Joy of Yoga the Gentle Way,” presented by Sandra Buckingham, E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher). The event, sponsored by the Fallbrook Healthcare District, was held in the community room of Fallbrook Library. First, Buckingham asked her audience how many had never done yoga before. When […]

Flu cases increase in January and February

Flu cases increase in January and February

NORTH COUNTY – The fever, chills and body aches caused by the flu are increasing across the nation, and San Diego is no exception. The number of influenza cases reported in San Diego County this season increased to 303 as of the week ending Jan. 2, up from 238 the week before that, a 27 […]

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