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Study finds meat protein is unhealthy, but protein from nuts and seeds is heart smart

LOMA LINDA – A study conducted by researchers in California and France has found that meat protein is associated with a sharp increased risk of heart disease while protein from... — Updated 4/21/2018


Rady Children's NICU celebrates families at annual Rancho Springs Medical Center reunion

NICU reunion at Rancho Springs Medical Center, April 14. See more photos here.... — Updated 4/20/2018


One nation overdosed, understanding America's opioid crisis and pain-pill addiction

Each time the American people think the nation’s opioid crisis can’t get any worse – it gets worse. In 2016, 42,249 people died from opioid overdoses, which comes to 116 deaths every day, according to the United States... — Updated 4/19/2018


Southwest Riverside Heart & Stroke Walk encourages Americans to 'Move More'

TEMECULA – The American Heart Association’s Inland Empire Division will host its annual Southwest Riverside County Heart & Stroke Walk at sunset Saturday, April 28, at Lake Skinner, where an estimated 3,500 people will lace up... — Updated 4/19/2018


States develop solutions to 'dental deserts' problem

Access to dental care is a serious and worsening health problem in rural America, but now many states are beginning to enact legislation that could ease the pain.  The federal government said 63 million Americans live in dental de... — Updated 4/16/2018


Yes, sometimes it's good to say, 'No'

Most people, most of the time, want to be nice, to do what is asked and to please those asking for help. They usually try to be accommodating at work, with friends and with family members. But sometimes, rather than replying,... — Updated 4/15/2018


Southern California addiction center achieves behavioral health care accreditation from The Joint Commission

TEMECULA – Southern California Addiction Center announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its p... — Updated 4/15/2018


Chelation is dangerous treatment for autism

Almost 20 years ago, British doctor Andrew Wakefield caused a sensation with a now notorious article in a respectable medical journal. The article claimed a link between childhood autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.... — Updated 4/13/2018


Hospice of the Valleys celebrates its volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 15-21

MURRIETA – Hospice of the Valleys is honoring the 70 dedicated volunteers from the community who ensure patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illness find care, c... — Updated 4/12/2018


Mobile blood drive opportunity to be held at Calvary Murrieta High School

MURRIETA – Calvary Murrieta High School will host a mobile blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 20, in a high school room on the secondary campus at 24275 Monroe Ave. in... — Updated 4/12/2018


A toxic time bomb might be ticking in your mouth

Researchers warn about toxic exposures in the environment and how those may lead to major health issues. Sometimes that toxicity may start in the mouth – and set the stage for serious diseases. Recent studies associate poor oral... — Updated 4/7/2018


Michelle's Place patient navigator receives certified breast care nurse credential

TEMECULA – Michelle's Place is thrilled to announce patient navigator and registered nurse Jessica Young has successfully met all eligibility requirements prescribed by the... — Updated 4/6/2018


Caregiver conference benefits families in North County

Sixty-one family caregivers attended the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego's conference on "Caring for Yourself and Your Loved Ones" held at Christ the King Church, March 23. The... — Updated 4/6/2018


Over 500 women join Temecula Valley Hospital and Southwest Healthcare System's Women's Health Expo

TEMECULA - Temecula Valley Hospital and Southwest Healthcare System, which includes Rancho Springs Medical Center and Inland Valley Medical Center, announced that over 500 local... — Updated 4/5/2018


San Diego Blood Bank seeks local blood donations in April

TEMECULA – Residents of the Temecula Valley and surrounding communities will have three opportunities to donate blood in April as the San Diego Blood Bank sponsors mobile blood drives. Claim Jumper, 29540 Rancho California Road... — Updated 4/4/2018


"Pink eye" tops the list of four illnesses to watch among preschoolers nationwide

PITTSGURGH, Pa. – On the heels of a devastating flu season, four illnesses have emerged as ones to watch nationally among preschoolers and toddlers, according to the Doctors Report Illness Tracker and DoctorsR... — Updated 3/31/2018


Spike in county juvenile drowning deaths prompts public education initiative

RIVERSIDE – A spike in juvenile drowning deaths – with four occurring since the start of the year – led county health officials to issue a warning to residents to take precautions when youngsters are around water. The four... — Updated 3/30/2018


New chronic disease management grant recognizes Geri-Fit exercise program

TEMECULA – With diabetes becoming rampant in the U.S. with an estimated 80-plus million people walking around in the prediabetes stage, the nation is recognizing now and more than ever that an “ounce of prevention may well be... — Updated 3/28/2018


5 effective ways to alleviate stress

TEMECULA – Stress affects everyone at some point in their lives and does not discriminate based on gender, nationality, ethnicity, economic status or age. The American Institute... — Updated 3/26/2018


Losing the 'joy' in life?

According to the dictionary, “joy” is the emotion brought on by well-being, success or good fortune. When people are feeling joy, they’re happy and finding good things in their lives. While measuring joy might seem hard to... — Updated 3/24/2018


San Diego Blood Bank to host 2 local blood drives

TEMECULA – The San Diego Blood Bank is hosting two mobile blood drives in the last week of March. Jojoba Hills RV Resort will host a mobile blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the friendship hall at 45120... — Updated 3/24/2018


Prepare for a troubled teen's return from a treatment center

Raising a teenager can be a challenge under the best circumstances. But when a teenager’s addictions, learning disabilities or emotional and behavioral issues become more than parents can bear, the young people often are placed... — Updated 3/23/2018


Nonmedical home care helps adults achieve the quality of life they deserve

Regardless of age, background or location, most people have something in common: They want independence, freedom and quality of life. FirstLight Home Care of Temecula is designed to help adults achieve all those things. FirstLight... — Updated 3/22/2018


Belly fat is no mere cosmetic concern

TEMECULA – Men with belly fat may see their growing stomachs as a chiefly cosmetic concern that affects their appearance but not their overall health. But researchers are learning... — Updated 3/17/2018


It doesn't always have to be a teen versus parent fight

Parents and teenagers are always going to disagree about some things. It’s simply the nature of the beast. You, as the parent, are the half of the relationship who has experience, who knows the limits, who wants to protect your c... — Updated 3/15/2018


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