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Growing up high: Neurobiological consequences of adolescent cannabis use

About one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis, or 19% of Canadians aged 15-19, and its recent legalization across the country warranted investigation into the consequence of this use on the developing brain. Adolescence is... — Updated 6/17/2019


Don't import prescription drugs

Prescription drug pricing has been the subject of much debate over the last year. Several states are looking at importing drugs from Canada as an answer to high prescription costs. In fact, the Florida legislature recently... — Updated 6/13/2019


Don't let summer just happen

Most people, from young children to senior citizens, look forward to the opportunities of summer. While they may complain some days about the heat and humidity, the warmer weather and slower pace offers a chance to relax, to take... — Updated 6/13/2019


Is work draining? Cut distractions and boost energy

TAMPA, Fla. – Ever left the office feeling drained from an eight hour workday, but also frustrated because of how little was accomplished? Join the crowd. Many Americans struggle to get things done at work; over half spend less... — Updated 6/13/2019


High-risk pregnancy care now available at LLUMC-Murrieta

LOMA LINDA – Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta announced the launch of its new maternal fetal medicine program, which provides comprehensive prenatal care to... — Updated 6/13/2019


How occupational therapy can help people live with arthritis

TEMECULA – Occupational therapy may sound like something exclusive to people who are injured on the job. Though occupational therapy helps people in the workplace every day, it... — Updated 6/13/2019


How to prepare the family when an aging loved one is moving in

TEMECULA – No man or woman, regardless of their age, wants to consider that a day may come when they need to rely on loved ones to help them perform everyday activities. But... — Updated 6/13/2019


Motivate your children to do more

Children can be amazing. They develop new cellphone apps, set athletic records, volunteer with the elderly and perform lots of good deeds. Unfortunately, much of the time it seems these are someone else’s children. For many... — Updated 6/7/2019


Help children embrace their unique selves

AUSTIN, Texas – Some small children don’t care what anyone thinks about them. If they want to sing at the top of their lungs, they sing at the top of their lungs. If they want to wear a silly hat, mix-matched socks or gloves on... — Updated 6/7/2019


Vail Headquarters to host mobile blood drive

TEMECULA – Vail Headquarters is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank Monday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in their parking lot at 32115 Temecula Pkwy in Temecula. Anyone 17 and older, who weighs... — Updated 6/7/2019


Temecula Valley Hospital performs first LINX surgery

TEMECULA – The first LINX surgery in the region has been performed at Temecula Valley Hospital. The LINX Reflux Management System is a new surgical treatment for those who suffer from severe heartburn issues, or gastroesophageal... — Updated 6/7/2019 Full story


Family cycling is an enjoyable escape

TEMECULA – Going for a bike ride is one of the best ways for people to exercise in fresh air. Cycling is not only earth-conscious and convenient, but it also is a fun and popular... — Updated 6/3/2019


Brain changes linked with Alzheimer's disease years before symptoms appear

BALTIMORE – In a records review of 290 people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, scientists at Johns Hopkins University said they have identified an average level of biological and anatomical brain changes linked to... — Updated 5/30/2019


Travel improves mood and personal health

TEMECULA – Vacations can be great ways to see the world, soak up some culture and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But traveling can have benefits that last l... — Updated 5/30/2019


Take your workout outdoors for a fresh boost

As temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, residents might consider taking their workouts outside more often. To ensure their body's comfort and safety, they may need to refr... — Updated 5/30/2019


San Diego Blood Bank sponsors local mobile blood drives

TEMECULA – San Diego Blood Bank is partnering with several community groups in June to host mobile blood drives. Best Buy in Murrieta is hosting a blood drive Thursday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in their parking lot... — Updated 5/30/2019


Relaxing – A skill everyone needs to learn

People live in a world that produces lots of stress. While stress can sometimes help motivate them to focus and act, a lot of stressful things are not productive and harmful. Stress might help motivate someone to meet that new proj... — Updated 5/30/2019


Blood test can measure effectiveness of treatments for aggressive skin cancers

NEW YORK – Blood tests that track the amount of tumor DNA can – after only one month of drug therapy – detect how well treatment is working in patients with skin cancer, a new study found. Led by researchers from New York... — Updated 5/30/2019


Murrieta plastic surgeon accepted as a two years 10 Best by American Institute of Plastic Surgeons

MURRIETA – The American Institute of Plastic Surgeons has recognized the exceptional performance of California’s plastic surgeon Dr. Richard V. Balikian as two year’s 10 Best Plastic Surgeons for Client Satisfaction. The... — Updated 5/30/2019

 By Eli Walsh    Lifestyles

UCSD study finds link between Roundup herbicide and liver disease

Researchers at University of California San Diego published a study last week establishing a link between the weed killer Roundup and severe cases of liver disease in humans. The researchers studied the amount of glyphosate, the ma... — Updated 5/23/2019


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

SAN DIEGO – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an annual observance designed to increase awareness about mental health and mental illness. According to Mental Health America, adolescent depression is increasing at an alarming... — Updated 5/23/2019


Temecula Valley Hospital earns 6th Leapfrog 'A' grade for patient safety

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital was awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Temecula Valley Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and... — Updated 5/23/2019


Prevent blisters while hiking

TEMECULA – Hiking is a popular sport that takes people into the great outdoors on a regular basis. Hiking over varied terrain and up inclines and down declines is a great way to... — Updated 5/16/2019


A beginner's guide to running

TEMECULA – Running is a way of life for many individuals. When others witness just how fit and content some runners seem to be, they may want to follow suit. Running has many... — Updated 5/16/2019


Valley Health Coalition offers Free Fit at local parks and facilities in the summer 2019

TEMECULA ─ The cities of Temecula, Menifee, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore and Wildomar announced their collaboration this summer for their regional health program. The collaborative organization, Valley Wellness Coalition, will... — Updated 5/16/2019 Full story


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