The healthy skies

We are approaching that time of year when we fly the friendly skies. Whether back to college or off to Grandma’s, let’s talk about how to get there happy and healthy. As long as there are no contra indications, I recommend the following regimen to keep well. First, five to seven days before you fly, […]

Lake Elsinore Workshop for foot care

Health Net and Prime Care of Temecula/Sun City will be sponsoring a program on Foot Care on Wednesday, August 22, 12:15 p.m. at the Lake Elsinore Senior Center. This free program will provide information on how to properly care for your feet by “Ideal Feet.” The workshop is free and there will be an opportunity […]

Public invited to hear elder abuse speaker

The AARP Temecula Valley Community Presence Team will meet on Thursday, August 23 at 10 a.m. at the Murrieta Senior Center, 41717 Juniper Street in Murrieta for an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social and an informative program. The public is invited to come and hear a presentation on the award winning CARE Program and meet Janet […]

Defend against poison ivy’s Urushiol oil

We’ve seen more poison ivy rashes this week then I could shake a stick at. This time of year the reactions are worse and the itchy patients never saw it coming. That’s because the poisonous plants have died back and only bare sticks remain. These are potent sticks often covered with lots of Urushiol oil. […]

Aging with Dignity offering free symposium Sept. 15

With the help of many sponsors, Aging with Dignity, a Murrieta Valley-based nonprofit organization, is organizing a free symposium for all ages. Rancho Springs Medical Center will host the symposium at its administration building on Saturday, September 15, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the center is located at 25500 Medical Center Drive, Murrieta. Free […]

Storm teams with Valley Blood Services

The Lake Elsinore Storm baseball team will host a Tailgate Blood and Bone Marrow Drive with Valley Blood Services, presented by Starbucks, on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Diamond Club at the Storm Stadium. The first 100 participants in the drive will be awarded a Storm Tailgate Blood Drive […]

IBC: a breast cancer that differs from the others

Many women remain unaware about one insidious type of breast cancer: inflammatory breast cancer [IBC]. This highly aggressive yet rare disease is undetectable by a monthly self-breast exams and/or annual mammograms. “A mammogram cannot pick [IBC] up because the cell structure is a sheet-like structure versus a tumor,” said Beverly Mangerich, liaison nurse for Scripps […]

Girls’ night out not what you think

It’s Wednesday night – “Girls’ Night Out.” But, there will be no dinner and a movie and no dancing at the local nightspot. On Wednesday night, approximately 90 women, ages 45 and over, don their uniforms, lace up their cleats, grab their gloves and head to Wheat Field Park in Menifee for their weekly slow-pitch […]

Pigeon Mountain great for biking, bird-watching

I bet you didn’t know that the word “palomar” is Spanish for “pigeon.” Back in the days of Spanish California, the Spaniards built a pigeon-raising facility on top of Palomar Mountain; thus, the name “Pigeon Mountain” stuck. Good thing we don’t speak that language. However, to the Spaniards’ credit, they did give us a whole […]

VMHS wins Blood Bank challenge

Vista Murrieta High School proved a small school can make a big difference in life by taking one of the top prizes in the San Diego Blood Bank High School Challenge. The school hosted two blood drives over the course of the year, collecting 85 percent of their quota based on school enrollment. These outstanding […]