Death of local teen drives father to share heartbreaking story

Death of local teen drives father to share heartbreaking story

The tragic death of a teen from Murrieta Mesa High School in May is bringing the risk of anxiety medications to the forefront with many parents throughout southwest Riverside County. Alexis Madeline Doss took an entire bottle of anxiety medication prescribed to her by her doctor, ultimately ending her own life May 15. “I don’t […]

Michelle’s Place to screen film ‘Being Mortal’

TEMECULA – Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center is holding a free community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” at 6:30 p.m. June 27. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. “Being Mortal” delves into […]

Loma Linda University Medical Center construction begins

MURRIETA – Construction began this month on Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta’s upcoming neonatal intensive-care unit, which is scheduled to open this autumn and add to the hospital’s complete delivery care for new parents. The six-bed facility will be a Level II NICU, enabling hospital staff to take care of the most common […]

Safely cut the cost of elective medical expenses

Nathaniel Sillin Special to Village News Whether it’s a matter of comfort, appearance or safety, there are many medical procedures that you may want or need but your health insurance won’t cover. Laser eye surgery may fall into the want category for most people, and it can be a hefty investment with treatment for each […]

Medway opens weight management office in Bonsall

BONSALL – Dr. David C. Medway is delighted to announce the grand opening of his practice at the former San Luis Rey Downs Golf Club for patients in need of weight management with a personalized comprehensive approach. Medway earned his B.A. in psychology at UCLA, where he graduated magna cum laude. He completed his medical […]

Helping your child reach a healthy weight

Courtesy of The American Counseling Association The percentage of children who are overweight, or even obese, is still very high. And while most parents are anxious to try and help their children get to a healthier weight, it can be a difficult task to accomplish. However, it’s a goal for which it is worth striving. […]

Elderly may see drastic cuts in Medicaid, Medicare services

Trudy Lieberman Special to Village News Older Americans may be in for a rough ride if the changes Washington politicians are considering come to pass. Because good, explanatory journalism is in short supply and TV shouting matches don’t tell you much, I decided to use this space to discuss some of the possible changes that could […]

Dogs bring love to residents of all ages

Dogs bring love to residents of all ages

While many Fallbrook residents perform community service every week, at least six of them are accompanied by four-legged volunteers. Local dogs and their owners participating in the Love on a Leash program have been taking turns, two teams at a time, visiting students in the special needs class at Potter Junior High every Monday. While […]

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