Caspers Regional Park – Plus Mountain Lion Safety Tips

Located in the foothills of San Juan Capistrano, off the Ortega Highway 74, lies beautiful Caspers Regional Park. Less then an hour from Temecula and perhaps best known for a 1986 mountain lion attack, this park has over 8,000 acres of riparian woodlands including oaks, canyons and mountain vistas. In the early 1970’s, the park […]

The Good and the Bad of Caffeine

Many people start their mornings with a piping hot cup of coffee. While much of this ritual has to do with routine, it can also be a result of one of the key ingredients of coffee: caffeine. Caffeine is found in a number of plants, including koala nuts, tea leaves, cacoa beans and, of course, […]

The carbohydrate-cancer link

A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Mile Markers, and Prevention presents evidence of a link between the consumption of refined carbohydrates and cancer incidence. This controlled study looked at the dietary habits of over 1,800 women in Mexico and found that women who got 57 percent or more of their total energy intake […]

Nutrition Expert Offers Healthy Eating Advice for New Year

As obesity rates continue to rise nationwide, fad diets offering a quick fix are becoming more and more prevalent. While some people might swear by such diets, the goal of dieting is sustainable long-term health, something many fad diets simply can’t offer. In lieu of seeking avenues for rapid weight loss, people looking to make […]

E. Coli Scare Ignites Inquiries

In spite of last year’s scare involving spinach and even lettuce, many people still aren’t well-informed about what E. coli is and how it’s so dangerous. The extent of many people’s knowledge is that they don’t want E. coli. While that’s a good start, there’s plenty more to know about this potentially deadly foe. What […]

Nutrition expert offers healthy eating advice for new year

As obesity rates continue to rise nationwide, fad diets offering a quick fix are becoming more and more prevalent. While some people might swear by such diets, the goal of dieting is sustainable long-term health, something many fad diets simply can’t offer. In lieu of seeking avenues for rapid weight loss, people looking to make […]

Cosmetic Breast Surgery Past and Present, Part 1 of 3

In America today, millions of women, and to a lesser degree men, are unhappy with their breast size and contour. They are self-conscious because their breasts are too small, too big, too saggy, distorted, or uneven. This can have a serious effect on one’s self-esteem. The breast, from a medical point of view, is a […]

Depression Common Among Caregivers

Caring for an ill or aging loved one is among the more compassionate things a person can do. Despite being such a selfless act, caregiving can and often does result in negative consequences for the caregiver. One result is the onset of depression. Though caregiving is not a cause of depression, many caregivers often find […]

Treasures of the Sea Yield Natural Cures

Scientists and marine nutritionists have been researching the world’s oceans and waterways for the next generation of drugs, biologics, and even medical devices. Dozens of promising products, including cancer therapies made from algae and a painkiller taken from snails that early trials have shown relieves some of the worst kinds of chronic pain, are in […]

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery – Something for Everyone, 2 of 2

4.MULTIPLE PROCEDURES AND REPEAT SURGERY PATIENTS With the growing interest in cosmetic surgery, busy lifestyles, and safer anesthesia and better-accredited operating suites, many patients are opting for elective cosmetic surgery at the same time as scheduled medically necessary surgeries such as hysterectomy or hernia repair. For instance, a woman may request a simultaneous breast reduction […]