Health officials confirm two West Nile cases in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE – A 53-year old man and 43-year old man who both reside in western Riverside County have tested positive for West Nile virus, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, county public health officer, said. Both individuals were hospitalized and confirmed to have the illness. These are the first two confirmed human cases for the 2017 season. The […]

Donation of $1 million will support Palomar Medical Center Conference Center of the future

Donation of $1 million will support Palomar Medical Center Conference Center of the future

ESCONDIDO – The Palomar Health Foundation received a $1 million leading gift for a state-of-the-art conference center at Palomar Medical Center Escondido. Envisioned as a place dedicated to continued learning where clinicians inside and outside the hospital system share information and promote excellence in medicine, the center is intended to host medical conferences and physician symposiums. Palomar Health’s leadership and staff celebrated […]

Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center launches first 5K Walk of Hope at Vail Headquarters

TEMECULA – Hundreds of people will gather at Vail Headquarters Sunday, Sept. 24, in the Kohl’s shopping center to participate in the inaugural 5K Walk of Hope benefiting Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center. The family- and dog-friendly event is expected to raise money to help local individuals fighting cancer in the community. Beginning 8:30 a.m., the event […]

Child pornography offenses present a real threat to children

TEMECULA – The children whose abuse is captured in child pornography images suffer not just from the sexual abuse graphically memorialized in the images, but also from a separate victimization, knowing that the images of that abuse are accessible, usually on the internet, and are traded by other offenders who receive sexual gratification from the […]

How Medicare works with other insurance

Greg Dill Special to Valley News If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a certain specialty or role in keeping the household running. Since I wash dishes faster than anyone, I’m the family dishwashing expert. I’m also the point man for paying medical bills. My wife and I have separate health coverage, so I […]

Inland Empire Myasthenia Gravis walk set for Nov. 19 in Menifee’s Spirit Park

Esther Bolger and her husband David were enjoying their “Golden Years” in Menifee’s Sun City when suddenly in 2014 David’s eyelids began drooping for no apparent reason. In a very short time he became exhausted with little exercise. He had trouble swallowing and a trip to the doctor was in order. Fortunately, the newer doctor […]

Tips to help you return unscathed from vacation

Dr. Brent W. Laartz Special to Valley News I thought I was in for the ride of my life when I set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica. However, admittedly younger and more naive than I am today, I failed to take some of the precautions necessary to avoid becoming one of […]