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Get the most from a doctor's visit

This time of year tends to bring on more illnesses. So it’s especially important for people to pay attention if they have an elderly parent or other relative or friend who may need help facing the flu or other illnesses. Influenz... — Updated 1/31/2019

 

Do your children think vaping is a safe alternative?

While adults are aware that cigarette smoking is dangerous and unhealthy, it’s still a serious and difficult addiction for many people. And while most smokers may want to quit, most of them certainly don’t want their children... — Updated 1/31/2019

 

5 Steps for Game day party success

Whether you have been planning for months or you're inviting guests the day of, hosting a huge crowd on game day requires a bit more than RSVPs and a welcoming setting. Whether a... — Updated 1/31/2019

 

Erosion control for home-garden-ranch

The recent much needed rains came to a parched earth. I haven't seen such an early rainy season for many a year, and it is greatly appreciated by the flora and fauna. It will take... — Updated 1/31/2019

 

Prevent water damage in the home

Every home is vulnerable to leaks and flooding and dealing with water damage can be expensive and annoying. The good news is there are several easy ways to prevent problems.  Take... — Updated 1/31/2019

 

Get ready: Early spring landscaping tips

TEMECULA – During the cold months of winter, many people stare longingly out of the window dreaming of spring and time spent outdoors. For those with green thumbs, images of... — Updated 1/31/2019

 

Help prevent accidental carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, potentially deadly gas that can be produced by fuel-burning appliances. Stoves, fireplaces, furnaces and many other types of home... — Updated 1/31/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Swollen shoot virus addressed at cacao genome workshop

The International Conference on the Status of Plant and Animal Genome Research has been held annually at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego since 1993 and has included a cacao genome session since 2009. The Jan. 13 cacao... — Updated 1/31/2019

 

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Animal Friends of the Valleys low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic, at 29001 Bastron Ave. in Lake Elsinore, is now open seven days a week. Walk-in... — Updated 1/31/2019

 

Be prepared for earthquakes

TEMECULA – Those little shakes and rumbles that people hear or feel often fortunately are only momentarily frightening. Yet, most Californians know that that a major earthquake could happen at any time. Are they really prepared,... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

NFPA and State Farm announce start of funding award application period for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2019

FALLBROOK – Reducing fuel for fires around vulnerable homes; meeting and talking with firefighters about community preparedness plans and helping seniors with home improvement projects to resist embers, all of these activities... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

How tree services can protect property

TEMECULA – Cold weather can take its toll on a property, especially in regions of the world where winters are harsh. Most parts of the landscape are vulnerable to damage from... — Updated 1/24/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

MWD approves grant to Eastern MWD

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California board approved a grant agreement which will provide up to $500,000 to the Eastern Municipal Water District for Eastern’s Purified Water Replenishment Brine Concentration... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

TAVR nonsurgical alternative to open-heart surgery is now available at LLUMC-Murrieta

MURRIETA – Surgeons at Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta performed the hospital’s first transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure or TAVR, Jan. 14. Currently, it is the only hospital in the region... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

Fewer drives, busy holiday schedules lead to Red Cross blood shortage

TEMECULA – A donation shortfall over the winter holidays prompted the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage from continuing throughout winter and... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills

New research indicated that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors. Published... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

Inland Valley Medical Center receives verification as a Level 2 Trauma Center

WILDOMAR – The trauma center at Inland Valley Medical Center, a campus of Southwest Healthcare System, has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Com... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

American Cancer Society donates $10,000 to help cancer patients

LOMA LINDA – Loma Linda University Cancer Center received a $10,000 American Cancer Society Community Transportation Grant, Jan. 16, to help cancer patients to their... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

Calvary Murrieta High School to host blood drive

MURRIETA – Calvary Murrieta High School will host a mobile blood drive with San Diego Blood Bank Friday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their secondary campus at 24275 Monroe Ave. in Murrieta. Anyone 17 and older, who weighs... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

Pets of the Week

Living Free Animal Sanctuary For more information on these pets and other pets up for adoption at Living Free Animal Sanctuary call (951) 321-9982 or visit https://living-free.org.... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

Pros and cons to early retirement

TEMECULA – A lifetime of working compels many people to look forward to their retirement. Some people even work to retire early. But what are the advantages of early retirement be... — Updated 1/17/2019

 

How seniors can safely stay behind the wheel

TEMECULA – A greater sense of independence is often cited as the reason so many young people anxiously await the day they earn their drivers' licenses. But the connection between... — Updated 1/17/2019

 

Banish belly fat and improve cardiovascular health

TEMECULA – The way to a person's heart may be through their stomach in more ways than one. Doctors have tied heart health to the abdomen, and having extra pounds around one's... — Updated 1/17/2019

 

Oatmeal benefits the body

TEMECULA – Oatmeal is one of many options people have when sitting down to breakfast each morning. Though brand name cereals or staples like bacon and eggs might be the most... — Updated 1/17/2019

 

Affordable health screenings coming to Temecula

TEMECULA – Residents living in and around Temecula can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Trinity... — Updated 1/17/2019

 

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