When hospitals post doctor ratings, who benefits?

When hospitals post doctor ratings, who benefits?

Cheryl Clark Senior healthcare reporter at inewsource When Scripps Health started using patients’ reviews to give online ratings to hundreds of its doctors last August, the San Diego health system became the second in California to do so and one of a dozen nationwide. Scripps Health is so far the only San Diego County health […]

Family caregivers urged to explore insurance options and resources

SACRAMENTO – The world’s population is living longer and by 2030, the over-65 age group is expected to double. As a result, family caregivers are becoming more common, which is why Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is recommending family caregivers understand their insurance needs and consider available options. “Making informed insurance decisions can help alleviate the […]

Research shows too many babies are getting tans and sunburns

Research shows too many babies are getting tans and sunburns

NEW YORK –  Some babies are being exposed to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in the first 6 months of life, when their skin is most vulnerable. In fact, a research team at the University of Miami found that as many as one-third of local parents actively increased their infant’s sun exposure each day, […]

FHD awards $681,186 in Community Health Contracts

FHD awards $681,186 in Community Health Contracts

FALLBROOK – At the regular meeting of the Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD) Board of Directors on July 13, Community Health Contracts (previously referred to as grants) were awarded to 18 non-profit organizations providing health and wellness services and programs in the communities of Bonsall, De Luz, Fallbrook and Rainbow. Since some entities sponsor more than […]

Learning how to take back downtime

Learning how to take back downtime

FALLBROOK – Many working professionals have hectic schedules. Perhaps due to technology that now allows men and women to stay connected to the office no matter where they might be, a great number of men and women now exceed the traditional full-time employment standard of 40 hours per week. In fact, data from the 2013 […]

Local business features the Tooth Fairy

FALLBROOK – Local resident Kristin Del Castillo has started her own company. It is a home-based business, and with good reason; Del Castillo founded Tooth Fairy’s Tale after quitting her job in real estate to be home full-time with her autistic daughter. Because children do not easily forget losing a tooth, especially their first one, […]

Control mold when using air conditioning

Control mold when using air conditioning

FALLBROOK – Exposure to mold in a home can be hazardous, leading to any number of adverse health effects, including respiratory distress. Certain strains of mold may release mycotoxins, which can cause bleeding in the lungs and pneumonia. Mold can grow in any dark and damp spot, which makes air conditioning units prime locations for […]

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