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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


County provides portal to address measles concerns

To help residents understand the causes and consequences of measles, the Riverside County Health System recently activated an online portal that provides resources connected to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... — Updated 5/16/2019


MVHS 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 Tuesday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their gym at 42200 Nighthawk Way in Murrieta. Anyone 17 and older, who... — Updated 5/16/2019

 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

'Brain Games' fun helps The Village Retirement Community residents improve cognitive abilities

It’s not unusual to see children, even those in strollers busily playing or using an iPhone or iPad these days. What may be unusual is to see a group of seniors all sitting around viewing Facebook or other social media, looking u... — Updated 5/16/2019


Senior living resident realizes dream through community program

MURRIETA – Murrieta Gardens, an Integral Senior Living community specializing in memory care, fulfilled resident Doris Dubay's lifelong dream of flying in a helicopter. It is... — Updated 5/16/2019


Employer health insurance: an idea whose time has passed

Half of all Americans currently receive their health insurance coverage from their employer. That figure has declined from approximately two-thirds back in 2000. For most of U.S. history, health insurance was divorced from work.... — Updated 5/16/2019


Red Cross urges blood donations to help trauma patients

TEMECULA – There’s no way to predict when or where an accident will happen. That’s why the American Red Cross needs donors to give blood and platelets during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year to help... — Updated 5/10/2019


Relationship After Loss – How to navigate dating after the loss of a spouse offered free by The Elizabeth Hospice

Murrieta – Feelings of loneliness after the death of a spouse can be debilitating. And yet, the fear of meeting and forming a bond with someone new often prevents people from moving forward and finding a relationship again. The... — Updated 5/10/2019


Thinking About Health: Hospital ads may mislead

This New York City subway ad recently caught my attention: “When researching hospitals, consider how much research they do.” The ad for Mt. Sinai Health System advised riders that the research “we do today drives medicine we... — Updated 5/10/2019


Temecula to celebrate Bike to Work Day

TEMECULA ─ May is National Bike Month and the city of Temecula would like to encourage community members to get on their bikes and ride. In an effort to promote bicycling in our... — Updated 5/10/2019


Susan G. Komen Inland Empire to premier 'More Than Pink' Walk in Murrieta, Oct. 13

RIVERSIDE – Susan G. Komen Inland Empire announced key changes to its annual community fundraising event. Komen is debuting the next evolution in its signature fundraising event series – the Susan G. Komen Inland Empire... — Updated 5/10/2019


Healthy Valley Foundation makes a difference

HEMET – The Healthy Valley Foundation will hold a Mother’s Day Weekend fundraiser May 10, hosted by The Country Club at Soboba Springs. The fundraising event will feature a silent auction and a live auction with auctioneer... — Updated 5/10/2019


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