New law regarding pets at risk inside vehicles

New law regarding pets at risk inside vehicles

By Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office A new law went into effect Jan. 1 that protects good Samaritans from being held criminally liable if they break into a locked vehicle to rescue an animal in distress. County Animal Services says there are certain things to keep in mind before anyone breaks into […]

Parkinson’s support group meeting will feature Rock Steady Boxing

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support group will hold their next meeting, Friday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane. The featured speakers at the meeting will be Robin Gilliland and Amanda Sandoval, a mother-daughter team of coaches dedicated to […]

Flu cases elevated in San Diego

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office   Is getting a flu shot one of your New Year’s resolutions? It should be. Influenza continues to sicken more people across the region and the number of lab-confirmed influenza cases reported last week is elevated. “It is not too late to get a flu shot. […]

New study underway for heart attack care

New study underway for heart attack care

LA JOLLA – A physician at Scripps Health’s Prebys Cardiovascular Institute has become the first in the Western United States to treat heart attack patients with a new supersaturated oxygen (SSO2) system in an attempt to reduce permanent damage to their heart muscle. The recent treatments of two San Diego men were part of an […]

Revised catering ordinance to take effect January 13

The County of San Diego’s revised catering ordinance will become effective Jan. 13. The first reading and introduction of the ordinance was approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on a 4-0 vote Nov. 16 with Greg Cox at a National Association of Counties meeting. A 5-0 vote Dec. 14 approved the second reading and adoption of […]

Prepare for Medicare Part A and B price changes in 2017

By Nathaniel Sillin Special to the Village News If you’re eligible for Medicare or will be in the coming year, there are a few changes you should know about for 2017. An increase in the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) means there’ll be an increase in Social Security benefits and Medicare Part B […]

FDA approves heart health claim for fresh Hass avocados

FDA approves heart health claim for fresh Hass avocados

MISSION VIEJO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that fresh Hass avocados, as well as all other raw fruits and vegetables, now qualify for the “Dietary Saturated Fat and Cholesterol and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease” health claim. In other words, fresh Hass avocados can now be labeled heart-healthy, according to […]

How are your genetics affecting you?

Dr. Terry A. Rondberg Special to the Village News Gregor Johann Mendel published a book on genetics in 1866, launching the scientific community’s near obsession with mapping the human genome in order to predict how we’ll look, what diseases we’ll get, and even when we’ll die. After little more than a century had passed, society […]

How much will Medicare cost in 2017?

Cate Kortzeborn Special to the Village News Not long ago, I had dinner with a group of friends from college. One of the big topics of conversation was Medicare, for which we’ll all be eligible in the next several years. (Farewell, callow youth!) And one of the biggest questions about Medicare was, “How much is […]

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