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Highgate opens new suites for memory care residents

TEMECULA – Highgate Senior Living opened the second floor of its Cottage for new residents recently. The suites will accommodate an additional 18 memory care residents. Highgate... — Updated 2/14/2019


Murrieta Valley High School hosts blood drive with San Diego Blood Bank

MURRIETA – Murrieta Valley High School is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank Thursday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their gym at 42200 Nighthawk Way in Murrieta. Anyone 17 and older, who... — Updated 2/14/2019


Steps toward a mentally healthier you

It’s true that most people don’t give their mental health much attention unless they’re facing a serious problem. That’s too bad, because in today’s complicated world most people could stand to reduce their stress and... — Updated 2/14/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Lifestyles 

Guild luncheon sheds light on medical advances at Loma Linda Medical Center

More than 100 members of the community attended the Follow Your Heart luncheon supporting Big Hearts for Little Hearts' Temecula-Murrieta Valley guild and the Loma Linda University... — Updated 2/14/2019


Advanced slimming technology helps to naturally slim, shape and tone

Omega Brain Health Nutrition and Wellness Center offers a low-level laser therapy to help naturally slim, shape and tone areas including the waist, hips, thighs and upper arms. It also increases collagen and elastin formation... — Updated 2/8/2019


Riverside County scores average ratings in tobacco-control report

Riverside County cities scored largely average grades in the American Lung Association’s annual assessment of tobacco-control policies released last week, with three cities collecting B grades and four receiving Fs. Roughly a... — Updated 2/8/2019


My Patient Rights reminds Californians of new law to combat opioid crisis

SACRAMENTO – My Patient Rights and the California Chronic Care Coalition reminded Californians of a new law that takes another step in addressing the opioid crisis. The law... — Updated 2/8/2019


A restricted airway may be affecting your child's health

MESA, Ariz. – For most people, breathing is automatic – the air goes in, the air goes out and they don’t even think about it. But for those who have airway problems, it is never that simple – especially for children. “Ch... — Updated 2/8/2019


Jason Foundation offers help for youths contemplating suicide

FALLBROOK – There is an epidemic sweeping across the state, yet few are covering the topic. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new fatal injury data for California. Suicide is... — Updated 2/8/2019


Blood drives seek donors

TEMECULA – San Diego Blood Bank is hosting three local blood drives in February. Chaparral High School will host a blood drive Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their gym at 27215 Nicolas Road in Temecula. Promenade... — Updated 2/8/2019


Are you ready to help a friend?

Humans beings are just naturally social creatures, some people more so than others. Most people enjoy interactions with others, sharing thoughts and happenings and learning from friends. While many of these relationships are... — Updated 2/8/2019


Temecula Valley Hospital and Southwest Healthcare System to host Women's Health Expo

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital and Southwest Healthcare System, which includes Rancho Springs Medical Center and Inland Valley Medical Center, is hosting an educational community event, a Women’s Health Expo, Feb. 28,... — Updated 1/31/2019


Limb preservation services are now available at Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta for those at risk of amputation

MURRIETA – Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta announced the start of a limb preservation program, which provides the highest level of care to patients impacted... — Updated 1/31/2019


Early prediction of Alzheimer's progression found in blood

Years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease manifest, the brain starts changing and neurons slowly degrade. Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, or DZNE, the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain... — Updated 1/31/2019


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


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


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


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