Ways to pack a healthy lunchbox

Ways to pack a healthy lunchbox

With schools back in session, some parents may be looking for tips on filling their children’s lunch boxes, but students aren’t the only ones who take lunch with them when they leave home in the morning. I have been making my own lunch since I started first grade (that’s what happens when you are the […]

Potlucks make a meal fun

Potlucks make a meal fun

A true potluck is totally unplanned and can be an adventure in eating. I remember one potluck that consisted of several dishes of beans of various kinds and there was one Daughters of Norway (DON) potluck that was mostly desserts, but those were exceptions. In my experience, potlucks are usually delicious meals. It is amazing […]

Woman of Wellness teaches how to treat varicose veins

Woman of Wellness teaches how to treat varicose veins

The July 7 Woman of Wellness program featured Dr. Stefan Moldovan talking about varicose veins at Fallbrook Library. A vascular surgeon, Moldovan informed the room full of ladies, and a few men, about the symptoms and causes of this common condition. Forty million people in the U.S. have varicose veins; 25 percent of women have […]

What to do with all that zucchini

What to do with all that zucchini

When I was growing up my dad always grew zucchini in his garden so we had it with many dinners. He preferred his vegetables well-cooked which made zucchini mushy so I did not think I liked it. Later on, a friend of mine made steamed zucchini at her house and I discovered I like zucchini […]

Poultry show involves feathers, friends and fun

Poultry show involves feathers, friends and fun

On April 30, 44 entrants brought 186 birds to the inaugural Feathers, Friends and Fun Poultry Show held by the Sun Valley Poultry Club at Rainbow Valley Grange hall in Rainbow. Participants of all ages came from Fallbrook, Murrieta, Valley Center and as far away as Alpine, Apple Valley and Hacienda Heights, among other places. […]

Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea

Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a medical condition that has existed for centuries, but was not given a name until the late 20th century. It is a debilitating and life-shortening ailment that people around the world suffer from. Many of those sufferers do not know they have this potentially dangerous condition which affects more than 18 million […]

Ladies learn about fall prevention and preventative care

Two staff members from Rancho Family Medical Group recently gave talks on fall prevention and preventative care to a ladies’ group in Fallbrook. Anna Julien, D.O. gave the featured presentation, “Ring around the rosie… let’s not fall down!” including risk factors, consequences and fall prevention. Most falls happen in and around the home, most likely […]

Fall is perfect time to add interest to meals with squash

Fall is perfect time to add interest to meals with squash

Green, yellow and orange vegetables are especially high in nutrients which makes squash a good vegetable choice for meal planning. Squash, which is in the same plant family as cucumbers, watermelons and pumpkins, grows all year-round in many places and comes in a variety of sizes, from the pattypan’s round, shallow shape with scalloped edges […]

Banner Fire grows to 150 acres

Update – According to Cal Fire, as of 4:30 p.m. on July 3, the “Banner Fire” was at 150 acres and 15 percent containment. The areas of Kentwood and Whispering Pines continued to be under a mandatory evacuation. An Evacuation Center had been established at Jeff Martin Park in Julian. There have been two residences […]