Education campaign improves skin cancer screening rates

Men over 50 years old are more motivated to seek screening for the skin cancer melanoma if they are made aware of the risk factors through public education and have access to screening exams, according to a new study. Published in the August 15, 2006 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer […]

Melanoma education of high risk groups improves screening

An intensive educational intervention targeting siblings of recently diagnosed melanoma patients leads to sustained improvements in the rate of self skin-examination, according to a new study. Published in the August 15, 2006 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study reveals that the diagnosis of melanoma in a family member […]

Repair common skin damage

It wasn’t that long ago that we equated a golden suntan with health, youth and vigor, and would spend hours slathering on lotions and baking in the sun to achieve that perfect hue. Nowadays, we understand that sun and skin aren’t always the best of friends. In fact, health professionals are warning that even minimal […]

Gear up for the beach!

A family day at the beach may be eagerly anticipated by children, but it can be a big headache for mom. She’s the one most likely to pack the sandwiches, snacks and drinks, lather the children with sunscreen to prevent them from getting sunburn, and make sure the littlest ones do not eat sand or […]

Temecula Valley Elks raise $6,800 for disabled children

The Temecula Valley Elks recently held their annual fundraiser to support the Elks State Major Project. The California Major Project provides in-home therapy for students with disabilities who qualify and vision screening for preschool children. In addition to Temecula Elks, there were Elks from 11 other lodges in the California Southeast District who attended a […]

Healthy eating alternatives for summer gatherings

Heavily fried chicken, jumbo hamburgers and high-sugar soft drinks are some of the foods we often associate with summer picnics and gatherings. It is hard to think healthily when temptations like these are put in front of us, but one local business owner says not to fret because there are healthy alternatives to keep in […]

Pechanga hosts 11th Annual Powwow

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians hosted their 11th Annual Powwow last weekend on the reservation’s festival grounds. A powwow is basically a gathering of Native Americans to pay tribute to their heritage. It is a time for inward thought and spiritual depth. It is a time for seeing old friends and meeting new friends. […]

Follow a recipe for food safety

For many people, food makes the party. All other elements can be average, but if the food is delicious, the event is a success. Regardless of whether you’re hosting two or two hundred, there’s more to serving food than just ensuring it is enjoyed – food safety should also be a top priority. Food-borne illnesses, […]

Diabetics’ feet require special care

Summer is a time for sun and fun, beaches and bare feet, but it also poses a serious danger for those with diabetes. So much so, that the California Podiatric Medical Association urges diabetic patients to be aware that prolonged hot and humid weather can lead to a number of foot woes, including third-degree burns […]

Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for an elderly relative is oftentimes a thankless job. Whether your relative is suffering from Alzheimer’s or the damaging effects of stroke or another debilitating disease, caring for an aging family member can be a trying experience – one that can test both your patience and your commitment to person you’re caring for. Such […]