Get your taste buds dancing

Authentic foods are the centerpieces of Latin celebrations. When creating menus for these fiestas, consider the versatility of the California avocado. Not only are avocados essential for guacamole, they are blazing new trails as a key ingredient in fresh salsas. Avocados add texture and color to salsa, complement grilled meats, add spice to tacos and […]

The how-tos of choosing athletic shoes

Running and walking are among the purest, most natural forms of exercise around. With newfangled innovations like Freon-filled midsoles and pump-it-up tongues, it’s knowing which shoes to buy that seems to require an advanced degree. Choose the wrong athletic shoes and you could end up lying on the couch nursing shin splints or aching heels […]

Obesity’s new peril

– The obesity epidemic appears to be fueling a hybrid type of diabetes that afflicts adults and children and, some believe, may increase the devastating complications of the disease. Dubbed “double diabetes” by some and “diabetes one-and-a-half” by others, the combination of types 1 and 2 diabetes symptoms confounds doctors attempting to accurately diagnose patients […]

Adoption agency hosts picnic for Russian orphans needing homes

International Christian Adoptions hosted a festive Welcome Home picnic on July 10 at Crowne Hill Park in Temecula to bring together Russian orphans needing homes and people seeking to adopt children. Linda Haas, a case coordinator for International Christian Adoptions, said that they have been operating the Welcome Home program in the Temecula area for […]

Footwear – foot care

During warm weather, feet are more exposed and more vulnerable to irritation and injury, says Dr. Jane Anderson, a podiatrist on the staff of Durham Regional Hospital, part of Duke University Health System. And some of these problems are caused by our choice of footwear. “One of the most common foot problems we see in […]

Learn to cope with stress at work

Feeling stressed at work? Maybe it’s your boss’ micromanaging, the constant deadlines or some irritating, competitive coworkers that are causing you to have sleepless nights, triggering headaches or making your blood pressure rise. Whatever the reason may be, prolonged stress can affect not only your job productivity but also your personal relationships and your physical […]