Menifee and Hemet Valley Medical Centers receive 5-star Healthgrades awards for 2017

Menifee and Hemet Valley Medical Centers receive 5-star Healthgrades awards for 2017

Menifee Valley Medical Center (MVMC) has received three Healthgrades awards for 2017. It was a 5-star recipient in Total Knee Replacement, Carotid Surgery, and Pacemaker Procedures. Hemet Valley Medical Center (HVMC) has received two 5-star Healthgrades awards for 2017 for Hip Replacement and Hip Fracture Treatment. A 5-star rating indicates that both Menifee and Hemet […]

How to stop the spread of tuberculosis

Jose A. Alvarez Special to Valley News A third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis. That number includes people in both San Diego and Riverside counties. March 24 was World TB Day, and the County Health and Human Services Agency is reminding residents of two things: if you’ve been exposed to someone with TB, […]

LifeStream hosts community blood drive

LAKE ELSINORE – Lifestream will host a community blood drive 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Farmer Boys, 18288 Collier Ave., in Lake Elsinore Sunday, April 9. People donating blood will receive a free cheeseburger, courtesy of Farmer Boys. Donors also receive free cholesterol screening and Gift of Life Donor Loyalty points that may be […]

Helping San Diegans cope with Alzheimer’s disease

As with so many issues involving medical research and health care, San Diego County is ground zero in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. That’s why I was so pleased to help moderate “A Community Discussion on Alzheimer’s,” sponsored by Biocom and Biogen that recently took place in San Diego. The event covered all aspects of […]

How to file a complaint against your Medicare drug or health plan

Greg Dill Special to the Valley News Having practiced pharmacy for many years, I often find myself talking to people about their Medicare prescription drug, or Part D, plans. People with Part D usually share their thoughts about a favorite pharmacy or pharmacist or how their plan offers medicines at affordable prices. Sometimes they report […]

Workshop ‘Be Free from Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks’ offered

Workshop ‘Be Free from Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks’ offered

TEMECULA – St. John’s University of Temecula will offer a free workshop, “Be Free from Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks” Saturday, April 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. If not directly experiencing one of these health threatening problems, many people probably know someone who is. Life can be very stressful, and these symptoms can […]

Hemet Valley Medical Center reaches milestone with state-of-the-art Catheterization Lab

Hemet Valley Medical Center reaches milestone with state-of-the-art Catheterization Lab

HEMET – Hemet Valley Medical Center, as part of a larger expansion plan, has opened a State-of-the-Art Cardiac Catheterization Lab. A dedication will be held April 5 at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will also be served. This $8.4 million project has been two years in the making. A Catheterization Laboratory or “Cath Lab” is an examination […]