Medical Minute – Coping with a loved one’s illness

It is very difficult when dealing with a family member who has a severe illness. The emotions that overcome us are often unbearable. This is made much worse when the ill person is your confidant – a person who you lean on when times are hard. Now at one of the hardest times of your […]

Cardiovascular screenings offered

Cardiovascular screenings will be available – for a fee – at Temecula Henry’s Farmers Market tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cardiovision uses an FDA-approved medical device measuring stiffness of the heart arteries, indicating hardening of the arteries and blocked arteries. It is non-invasive and is used by cardiologists around the world. The Henry’s […]

A Mental Moment – Teens and organization

Schoolwork, sports, friends, part-time jobs and family activities demand a lot of a teen’s time, and it can get overwhelming without some organizational tactics to make it more manageable. A plan that allows you to be prepared for what’s going on in your life makes for a happier, calmer teen and family. It’s hard to […]

Cancer Society reminds men to screen for prostate cancer

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. This year alone, an estimated 18,665 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in California, and an estimated 3,010 will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Those numbers include approximately 2,000 new prostate cancer diagnoses and approximately 300 prostate cancer deaths in Riverside and […]

Your body is as fit as your home

There are as many reasons to skip exercise as there are large and breathless people scooting about the local Wal-Mart in motorized shopping carts. As they fill their handlebar baskets with pork rinds, snack pies and their insulin prescriptions I appreciate it’s not me, and hopefully it’s not you. There are also many reasons to […]

Medical Minute

Last week’s article about how to treat stinky feet was received with great appreciation. I was walking through Old Town Temecula and I cannot tell you how many sandal-clad people ran up to thank me, some weeping with joy. So, this week we will continue the treatment for the olfactory assaulted by exploring excessive sweating, […]

Student blood drives

Labor Day signals the end of summer, a difficult season for blood collection at Valley Blood Services, a division of the San Diego Blood Bank, at 25115 Madison Ave., Suite 105, Murrieta Spectrum Center (facing Los Alamos Road). After coping with tight blood supplies since Memorial Day, there is relief in sight – school is […]

A Mental Moment

Asperger’s syndrome is a neurobiological disorder coined by Dr. Hans Asperger in Vienna in 1944. One local man, Dr. David Libert, is a Temecula neuropsychologist who specializes in Asperger’s syndrome and teaches his clients how to work with the challenges it brings to their lives. Libert describes Asperger’s syndrome as a form of autism that […]

Teams prepare for breast cancer benefit

Teams are gearing up in preparation for the annual 2007 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on October 21. Over the past eight years more than 30,000 runners and walkers have participated in the team division of the Race for the Cure. Last year’s largest team winner was Pechanga Resort and Casino, boasting 372 […]

Temecula urgent care to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross seeks people to give blood today from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bloodmobile, at 41715 Winchester No. 101, Temecula, 92590. Blood donations will benefit local hospital patients. All donors will receive an American Red Cross T-shirt and refreshments. Donating blood takes about an hour and includes a health history […]