Medicare open enrollment decisions loom, need help?

Greg Wright Special to Valley News For the more than 6 million people eligible for Medicare in California, including more than 356,000 who are Medicare eligible in Riverside County, determining the right plan during this open enrollment period can be a daunting task. It is common to feel overwhelmed while sorting through all the options. UnitedHealthcare […]

Lung cancer screening awareness spread by American Lung Association

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Lung cancer is California’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and every year nearly 17,000 Californians are diagnosed with the disease, more than any other state. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association’s Lung Force initiative is highlighting the availability of a new lifesaving tool: lung cancer screening. One reason why lung cancer is […]

Alzheimer’s inside and out

Alzheimer’s inside and out

From the outside   I am 64 years old and my wife, Margaret, has Alzheimer’s. Many others close to me, including my now 96-year-old stepmother, have lived or died with the disease. I liken the role of caregiver, a task my father shouldered prior to his death, to that of riding a roller coaster. Alzheimer’s […]

Alzheimer’s inside and out

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease. It affects all patients in different ways as it runs its course. Some notice subtle changes at first, but ultimately, Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia, steals everything from those affected, including countless memories of days gone by to the ability to identify loved ones such as spouses, children and grandchildren. […]

Simple steps may reduce depression triggers during the holidays

SAN DIEGO – It is no secret that the holiday season can be a stressful time. With family gatherings, office parties, gift exchanges and other demands on time and attention, the final month of the year can be a trying time for even the most optimistic and enthusiastic people. For individuals who suffer from or […]

Hass Avocado Board preaches health benefits of avocados

Hass Avocado Board preaches health benefits of avocados

MISSION VIEJO – The Hass Avocado Board recently concluded its participation at the 2017 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Chicago, where it updated food and nutrition professionals on the unique attributes and benefits of avocados to human health. These key health influencers are on the front lines of educating […]

Executive orders nibble away at the Affordable Care Act

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service As annual enrollment for “Obamacare” insurance approaches, Nov. 1, the law itself and the people who have come to depend on it for health coverage are both facing an uncertain future. President Donald Trump’s recent executive actions affect the complicated insurance mechanics of the Affordable Care Act, and they haven’t […]

Holiday Retirement’s Chateau at Harveston hosts open house and holiday boutique

TEMECULA – Holiday Retirement’s Chateau at Harveston welcomes community friends, spouses and relatives, 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, for the Open House and Holiday Boutique. It is a great opportunity to become familiar with all that Chateau at Harveston has to offer to seniors in Temecula. Additionally, in-service vendors will be available, offering handcrafted items, arts, mobility […]

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