‘Being Mortal’ film screening explores end-of-life care

TEMECULA – Hospice of the Valleys, in partnership with Temecula Valley Hospital, is holding a free, community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Temecula Valley Hospital. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about […]

Finding a good nursing home

One recent Sunday morning, I woke up to a text message from a co-worker saying she had been up all night with her mother in the emergency room. Her mom had fallen, broken her hip, and was getting admitted to the hospital for surgery. As you can imagine, my colleague was exhausted, worried and facing some important decisions. […]

Beating cancer shouldn’t force patients into bankruptcy

Kenneth E. Thorpe and Patricia J. Goldsmith Special to Valley News Liza Bernstein survived breast cancer three times, but it took all she had. She lost her home and savings to the cost of tests and treatments. She’s not technically bankrupt, but that’s only because she “couldn’t afford the fees” to file the claim. Bernstein […]

New study shows improved balance with Geri-Fit

TEMECULA – A new study on balance improvement was recently published in Clinical Interventions in Aging published by Dove Press Feb. 10 entitled “Using the Balance Tracking System (BTrackS) and Geri-Fit as a Targeted Approach for Assessing and Reducing the Postural Sway of Older Adults with High Fall Risk.” Study participants were enrolled in the Geri-Fit evidence-based strength […]

Vista Murrieta High School student suspected of having tuberculosis; testing urged for some students and staff

Vista Murrieta High School student suspected of having tuberculosis; testing urged for some students and staff

MURRIETA – A student at Vista Murrieta High School is suspected of having tuberculosis and Riverside County health officials are working with school representatives to identify students and staff who might have been exposed to the illness. The student is receiving treatment and has been cleared to return to school. The student is not being […]

Don’t rely on pharmacies to catch drug interactions

Don’t rely on pharmacies to catch drug interactions

Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service When you fill a prescription at your local pharmacy, you assume the medicine you receive is safe and won’t interact badly with other drugs you’re taking. That’s not an unreasonable assumption, considering that pharmacists enjoy a positive reputation among the public. A recent Gallup Poll found that pharmacists are […]

Michelle’s Place partners with IEHP for patient navigation services

TEMECULA – Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center is pleased to announce the recent partnership with Inland Empire Health Plan to provide further support for patient navigation services to individuals impacted by breast cancer over the next three years. Since its inception in 1990, patient navigation has evolved as a strategy to improve outcome in […]

Dr. Wasemiller joins Dr. K. Pat Brown in Temecula dental practice

Dr. Wasemiller joins Dr. K. Pat Brown in Temecula dental practice

TEMECULA – Dr. K. Pat Brown is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Matthew Wasemiller as an associate in their dental practice in Temecula. Wasemiller earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University in 2011. Wasemiller is an associate professor of restorative dentistry at Loma Linda University and is a member of […]