Learn to listen to the silence

Most people have surely noticed that today’s world is a pretty noisy place. From electronic gadgets, to the sounds of traffic, to just listening to the chatter of family, friends and co-workers, much of the day is probably filled with a great deal of sound. The noise may seem a condition of modern life, but […]

Explain the ‘Explanation of Benefits’

Gordon Hopkins Rural Health News Service Every time a doctor sends a medical claim to a medical insurance company or care management organization, the patient will receive an Explanation of Benefits – usually referred to as an EOB form. The exception may be some prescriptions. Despite having “explanation” in its name, an EOB quite often […]

Watch for potential symptoms of prostate cancer

TEMECULA – Prostate cancer is a formidable foe that kills tens of thousands of men every year. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the third leading cause of death in American men, behind only lung cancer and colorectal cancer. The World Cancer Research Fund International said that age-adjusted incidence rates of prostate […]

Women over 40 shouldn’t worry about being single

Lee Volpe Special to Valley News Studies show that women are waiting longer to get married and to give birth than they were in the second half of the 20th century. Those women who remain unmarried and childless by their mid-40s comprise a relatively small percentage, though, and some social observers have said they are […]

Bugged by the flu or other ailments? Good nutrition protects and heals

Sanda Moldovan Special to Valley News As another flu epidemic tears through the U.S., the nation appears almost defenseless. From flu shots to healthy habits such as hand-washing and covering the mouth when coughing, no remedy is infallible. One of the best bets against getting the flu, according to experts, is eating healthier. Good nutrition, […]

How to handle a poisoning emergency

TEMECULA – Any family can experience a poisoning situation, but people who live in homes with very young children or the elderly need to educate themselves about the various poisonous substances lurking in plain sight and what to do if these substances are ingested. Although cleaning products or chemicals stored in the garage may be […]

Brain-healthy habits to embrace

Brain-healthy habits to embrace

Cognitive decline is a condition that is often associated with aging, but even middle-aged people can experience memory loss or cognition issues. The Alzheimer’s Association says that more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. By 2050, that number could rise to as high as 16 million people. More than […]

How to handle workplace disagreements

While everyone all has multiple relationships through their family and friends, for most people, the relationships in which they spend the most waking hours are work relationships. Disagreements in any relationship can be challenging, but with friends and family, people usually find ways to work out their issues. A disagreement on the job, however, especially […]

Child sex trafficking: know the signs and how to help

Child sex trafficking: know the signs and how to help

Each year, hundreds of thousands of children go missing in the United States, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Of those who go missing, it is impossible to know how many are trapped in the sex trafficking, the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking said. “There are hundreds of thousands, and potentially […]

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