Big jump in drug use among males arrested and booked into jail

SAN DIEGO – Approximately three-quarters of adult males (76 percent) arrested and booked into local jail in San Diego County tested positive for an illicit substance in 2015 – eight percent higher than in 2014 and the highest level seen in the past 16 years, according to an annual substance abuse monitoring report released by the SANDAG […]

Program offers free specialized phones to Californians with disabilities

OAKLAND – The telephone may be an accepted part of life in the 21st century, but not for an estimated three million Californians. Most people take using the telephone for granted. But individuals who have difficulty seeing, hearing, speaking, remembering, or moving, what seems to be a simple telephone call can be challenging, preventing communication with […]

Narconon offers help to addicts and their families

Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin and opiod drugs has become a national health crisis. They can learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get their loved ones help if they are at risk. To learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone, which is available in California, visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/naloxone-availability.html. Narconon […]

Medicare benefits for the terminally ill

Medicare benefits for the terminally ill

Cate Kortzeborn Special to the Village News When I talk to people with Medicare about planning for the end of their lives, the statistic that always strikes me is this: if you ask people where they’d rather die – in a hospital or at home – 75 percent say at home and 25 percent say […]

Transcendent Touch Healing Massage welcomes Laurel Lozzi to its healing practice

Since opening its doors in 2007, the mission for Transcendent Touch Healing Massage has been to provide relaxation, rehabilitation and healing to its clients. To further expand the services provided to customers, Craig Lozzi, owner of the wellness and massage business, has announced that his daughter, Laurel Lozzi, will join him to provide services to […]

Make sure to store and use leftovers safely

FALLBROOK – Few meals are created and then eaten in their entirety. That’s especially true of holiday meals or other special events. Leftovers are to be expected, and in many cases, leftovers are eagerly anticipated. Sometimes leftovers can be even more delicious than when the meal was originally served. Storing leftovers may not be so […]

Fallbrook Food Pantry participates in nutrition training

Fallbrook Food Pantry participates in nutrition training

SAN DIEGO – Two nonprofit organizations, SuperFood Drive and Leah’s Pantry, hosted a Nutrition Pantry Program Nov. 15 at the Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights to educate San Diego County food banks and pantries about healthy hunger relief. Local food pantries, including Fallbrook Food Pantry, came together for an all-day training session that focused […]

Senior Center wellness program earns honor

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Senior Center wellness program was recently honored as November’s healthcare champion for the Fallbrook Healthcare District’s “Call to Activity…One Step At A Time” program. The program was formerly the Fallbrook Hospital wellness program that was provided by the hospital. This fitness program for seniors is provided Monday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 […]

Learn to protect yourself and loved ones from heart disease

Dr. Terry A. Rondberg Special to the Village News Heart disease is the No. 1 disease killer in the U.S., taking the lives of about 600,000 people each year – that’s one of every four deaths. Yet, according to conservative estimates by the American Heart Association, 80 percent of the cases of heart disease and stroke can be prevented. […]

WOW learn how healing sticks work

Lucette Moramarco Staff Writer A smaller than usual group of women showed up at Fallbrook Library for the Nov. 3 Woman of Wellness (WOW) program to hear from local acupuncturist Randall Wegener, L., Ac., Dipl. Ac., MSTOM, who talked about “Healing the Modern Woman with Ancient Medicine.” While they weren’t a large crowd, the ladies […]

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