Toxic chemicals found in kids’ makeup products – What will you shop for this Halloween?

SAN FRANCISCO – Advocates from Breast Cancer Fund and California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) joined together to release a new report showing that potentially harmful chemicals could be in the products marketed to your kids. Protecting your children’s health and wellbeing may also require careful inspection of the face paints sold in your local […]

NCFPD approves Fallbrook Healthcare District grant for EKG and chest compression device

The North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) board voted 5-0 Sept. 27 to approve a grant agreement with the Fallbrook Healthcare District which will provide the fire district with an electrocardiogram (EKG) defibrillator and a chest compression device. The healthcare district awarded the $29,839 grant at its June 8 meeting. “It just took us a […]

Thinking about health: Look Carefully at the Fine Print Before Choosing a Medicare Option

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Get ready to make some decisions. Medicare open enrollment begins October 15 and runs through early December. It’s the time when seniors and disabled people can switch plans to cover gaps in Medicare’s coverage. Medicare continues to be one of the country’s most popular social programs, but there are coverage gaps. […]

Get Free Help with Your Medicare

Cate Kortzeborn Special to The Village News When someone with Medicare finds his or her way to my office phone, it’s often because of a complicated and snarly issue that’s going to take time to fix. However, it’s sometimes a Medicare beneficiary who found my number somewhere and called for some basic help in understanding […]

Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center Heroes Walk for Life

Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center Heroes Walk for Life

FALLBROOK – On Oct. 1, Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center (FPRC) hosted their Heroes Walk for Life at Live Oak Park. The fundraiser and awareness event’s goal was raising $48,000 to support the center including educational programs such as childbirth, parenting, healthy relationships, GED Prep, and helpful resources including baby beds, strollers, and high chairs not […]

County sponsors flu vaccination clinic

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office Don’t have insurance and need to get a flu shot? No problem. The San Diego County is sponsoring clinics throughout the region where you can get vaccinated against the flu. Twelve clinics will take place during October, with vaccine available for adults and children ages three […]

Action is needed to combat metastatic breast cancer

Heather Hanlon Special to The Village News October is known as the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, if you know someone who has died from breast cancer, they died from metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is also known as Stage IV breast cancer or advanced breast cancer. It is cancer that has spread […]

Making healthcare accessible

Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) Though we have some of the best medical care in the world, accessing that care can be problematic for millions of Californians. As a member of the Assembly Health Committee, creating access to quality affordable healthcare is one of my biggest concerns. The rising cost of care, out-of-date drug formularies, […]

Thinking about health: Insurance premiums will be up next year

Recently I got a note from a reader of these columns who lives in Warren, Ohio. He had seen conflicting reports about next year’s insurance premiums. The man was skeptical of an article he had read, which reported that insurance premiums are cheaper than they were in 2010, and that the Affordable Care Act will […]

SSNAAPE sponsors 12th low cost spay/neuter clinic Saturday, Oct. 22

SSNAAPE sponsors 12th low cost spay/neuter clinic Saturday, Oct. 22

FALLBROOK  − Senior/Special Needs Animal Assistance Project Endeavor (SSNAAPE), a Fallbrook based non-profit, is sponsoring another low-cost spay and neuter clinic on Saturday, Oct. 22.  The venue is Kahoots Pet Store, 1101 S. Main Avenue, Fallbrook. The VetBus is a state-of- the-art mobile clinic with licensed veterinarian(s) and veterinary technicians on board. Included in the […]

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