Be prepared, try to be calm when calling 911

FALLBROOK – San Diego County Sheriff’s emergency dispatchers took more than 300,000 calls to 911 last year. Callers are often in or witnessing a crisis, so their adrenalin may be pumping and their nerves frayed. As part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, Sheriff’s dispatchers talked about how people can help them when calling 911. […]

Helping heal the body, mind, and spirit

Helping heal the body, mind, and spirit

To truly begin the process of healing, one must address not only the body, but also the mind and spirit. It is that valuable combination that Fallbrook-based holistic practitioner and massage therapist Craig Lozzi offers to his patients. “I try to provide insight to my patients; many people coming in to get massage therapy have […]

Making morning workouts count

FALLBROOK – Many men and women struggle to find time to exercise. If hectic schedules dominated by professional and personal commitments have made it difficult for people to make exercise part of their daily routine, they might want to consider skipping the snooze button so they can work out in the early morning hours. Early […]

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16

Nathan A. Kottkamp Chairperson National Healthcare Decisions Day Thursday, April 16 will be the third annual National Healthcare Decisions Day. The inaugural event, which was formally recognized by Congress and numerous state and local governments, included participation by 76 of the most prominent national healthcare, religious, and legal associations and organizations. By the second year, over […]

Cacao defense response genes being identified

For Andrew Fister, his research on identifying genes which provide the cacao plant with defense from fungal disease will likely lead to his Ph.D. degree from Pennsylvania State University. For the chocolate consumers throughout the world, Fister’s research may lead to ensuring the continuation of cacao production. The annual International Conference on the Status of […]

W.O.W. program explains urgent care services

Fallbrook Healthcare District’s first Women of Wellness (W.O.W.) presentation, on April 2, featured Dr. Graydon Skeoch and Dr. Donald Kimes, the owners and operators of A+ Urgent Care, which opened that same day at 617 E. Alvarado St. They explained “Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care” to about 150 women and a few men. Skeoch, who worked […]

Scottish Fold cat trait research also targeting human bone defect

During the 23rd annual International Conference on the Status of Plant and Animal Genome Research which was held Jan. 10-14 in San Diego, University of Missouri researcher Barbara Gandolfi noted that the trait which gives Scottish Fold cats their curved ear characteristics is also responsible for bone deformities in humans. Gandolfi’s presentation given during the Jan. 11 Cat and […]

Palomar Health to offer more plant-based menu options

Palomar Health to offer more plant-based menu options

NORTH COUNTY – Palomar Health patients, visitors, and staff can expect to see even more plant-based menu options in the coming months. The health system recently hosted a two-day culinary training workshop for food and nutrition staff from Palomar Health and several other local hospitals. Participants learned how to prepare entrées and desserts without using […]

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