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Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center earn national award for quality

MURRIETA – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in... — Updated 12/14/2018


Don't let worry take over

In today’s world, countless things can cause worry. Between health, job security, financial issues, school shootings, current politics and more, the list of potential worries seems endless. While people can’t eliminate all... — Updated 12/14/2018


RUHS Medical Center's hip and knee replacement program receives Gold Seal

MORENO VALLEY – Riverside University Health System Medical Center announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in total hip and total knee replacement. The Joint... — Updated 12/14/2018


How body imbalance is the tipping point for many orthopedic problems

OAK PARK, Ill. – Everyone has lost their balance – slipping on ice, getting knocked down in a sport, tripping over a toy or perhaps from feeling dizzy. But sometimes body imbalance is less obvious, lurking inside while people... — Updated 12/14/2018


How to say 'no' to a child's holiday demands

The holidays can make many people feel like “children” again. It’s mostly a happy time, but it is also a season with heavy doses of marketing pressure. Usually adults are able to control the impulses brought on by all those... — Updated 12/7/2018


Holidays may bring stress

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – Seasonal affective disorder is characterized as a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons, typically tied to the start of fall and persisting into the winter months. Depressive disorders... — Updated 12/7/2018


Use these natural ways to fight fall allergies

TEMECULA – As the days become shorter and the weather cools down, a new crop of allergy symptoms can arise, turning the autumn season into one marked by sneezing, scratchy throats... — Updated 12/7/2018


A night of cold, condensation and conscience: MSJC students experience 'Homeless for a Night'

MENIFEE – Most people can't imagine what it would be like to be homeless, but students at Mt. San Jacinto College set out to find out, even if only for a night. As part of the... — Updated 12/7/2018


FDA tries yet again to regulate tobacco products

The Food and Drug Administration just announced it would once again try to regulate tobacco products. This time the target of the agency’s regulatory hand is what it believes is the growing menace of flavored e-cigarettes and... — Updated 12/7/2018


Does my child have an alcohol or drug problem or is it just a phase?

TEMECULA – National statistics said 82 percent of children will have used alcohol, or some other drug, before graduating from high school. Upward of 15 percent will go on to experience a lifetime of problems related to their use... — Updated 11/29/2018


Drowsy after another restless night? Try these 5 tips for a good night's sleep

TEMECULA – Millions of Americans toss and turn much of the night, unable to fall asleep – or to stay asleep once they finally do drift off. Maybe it’s worrying about bills. Maybe it’s relationship problems. It might even be... — Updated 11/29/2018


Face it – Holidays are rarely perfect

Seasonal TV shows, sparkling gifts in stores, magazines full of beautiful holiday scenes. People are often shown the holiday season as an amazing and joyful time, but maybe personal holidays aren’t quite so perfect. And it can... — Updated 11/29/2018


New study reveals that low-calorie sweeteners disrupt the gut bacteria in healthy people in association with impaired blood sugar control

TEMECULA – New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes revealed that consumption of low-calorie sweeteners can change the types of bacteria found in the gut, in ass... — Updated 11/29/2018


Singing may reduce stress, improve motor function for people with Parkinson's disease

AMES, Iowa – Singing may provide benefits beyond improving respiratory and swallow control in people with Parkinson’s disease, according to new data from Iowa State University researchers. The results from the pilot study... — Updated 11/29/2018


Menifee Lakes Dental earns first Menifee Business Spotlight

MENIFEE – Menifee’s Economic Development Department announced Menifee Lakes Dental is the first local business to receive the Menifee Business Spotlight, a program that is a part of the B3 or Building Better Businesses,... — Updated 11/23/2018


Mobile blood drives are offered in Murrieta

MURRIETA – Several Murrieta high schools are hosting mobile blood drives in partnership with San Diego Blood Bank Nov. 27-28. Vista Murrieta High School will host a blood drive, Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their... — Updated 11/23/2018


Desert Hills Memory Care honors life enrichment director with CALA award

HEMET – Rachael Wallace, life enrichment director with Desert Hills Memory Care, received the California Assisted Living Association’s Excellence in Service “Outstanding Department Director” award. CALA chooses award... — Updated 11/23/2018


Senior living community helps resident fulfill dream to swim with dolphins

MURRIETA – Karl Earle had always dreamed of swimming with dolphins. Through the "Livin' the Dream" program at Murrieta Gardens Senior Living, an Integral Senior Living community... — Updated 11/23/2018


Michelle's Place is expanding to serve all cancers

Temecula – After 17 years in service as a breast cancer resource center, Michelle’s Place announced its move to a space more than three times its current location to provide more programs and services to meet the needs of... — Updated 11/23/2018


LLU School of Public Health study finds meat, not eggs, is linked to Type 2 diabetes

LOMA LINDA – A Loma Linda University School of Public Health study has found that eating eggs is not associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes but eating meat is. In a recently published article in the... — Updated 11/16/2018


Temecula Valley Hospital earns 5th Leapfrog 'A' grade for patient safety

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital was awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog Group's fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Temecula Valley Hospital's efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting... — Updated 11/16/2018


Inland Valley and Rancho Springs medical centers awarded 'A' for patient safety

MURRIETA – Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta, campuses of Southwest Healthcare System, were awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog G... — Updated 11/16/2018


Community honors Hospice of the Valleys board member, volunteer

MURRIETA – The city of Menifee, the Riverside Fair Housing Council and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors honored two community members for their work with Hospice of the... — Updated 11/9/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Supervisors extend lease for WIC clinic in Hemet

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors extended the county's lease for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinic in Hemet. The supervisors' 5-0 vote Oct. 30 extends the lease retroactively for a three-year period from March 1... — Updated 11/9/2018


Murrieta Mesa hosts blood drive

MURRIETA – Murrieta Mesa High School is hosting a mobile blood drive in partnership with San Diego Blood Bank, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the practice... — Updated 11/9/2018


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