Learning to care for yourself when caring for another

Taking care of a loved one is not an uncommon occurrence these days. Lifestyle changes and medical advances have more people living longer, but sometimes without the ability to safely handle the challenges of daily living themselves. It isn’t simply an aging population that is expanding the need for caregivers. Many families have members who […]

Program offers free specialized phones to Californians with disabilities

OAKLAND – The telephone may be an accepted part of life in the 21st century, but not for an estimated 3 million Californians. Most people take using the telephone for granted. But for individuals who have difficulty seeing, hearing, speaking, remembering or moving, what seems to be a simple telephone call can be challenging and can […]

Make sure to store and use leftovers safely

Make sure to store and use leftovers safely

TEMECULA – Few meals are created and then eaten in their entirety. That’s especially true of holiday meals or other special events. Leftovers are to be expected, and in many cases, leftovers are eagerly anticipated. Sometimes leftovers can be even more delicious than when the meal was originally served. Storing leftovers may not be so […]

Community Celebrates Jacob’s House Playground

Community Celebrates Jacob’s House Playground

The parking lot was full and adjoining streets were lined with cars as residents, friends, family and the Temecula and Murrieta Chambers of Commerce came out to celebrate the latest developments at Jacob’s House in Temecula: a children’s playground and new garden landscaping. These new developments are in addition to the Chapel, Pathway of Hope, […]

Cognitive decline provides another reason to quit smoking

Cognitive decline provides another reason to quit smoking

TEMECULA – Smokers have scores of reasons to give up the habit. In addition to contributing to cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and other lung ailments, cancers elsewhere in the body, wrinkled skin and diseases of the eyes, nose and mouth, smoking may also contribute to cognitive decline. There’s growing evidence suggesting that using cigarettes can […]

Tahquitz High School Mental Health Fair planned

HEMET – Tahquitz High School students will find their campus visited by a number of private and public health agencies in a special event Friday, Dec. 2 to encourage ways and means to improve their mental and general health through stress reduction and good habits School officials reported they have invited several mental health agency […]

Losing her eyesight, but not losing her hope

Losing her eyesight, but not losing her hope

Imagine going through life and suddenly having your vision slowly taken away from you. Or being told by one doctor and specialist after another that within months you will most likely be totally blind. That is the terrifying situation Hemet resident Dee Dee Barragan currently finds herself in. Dee Dee is a wife and a […]

Learn to protect yourself and loved ones from heart disease

Dr. Terry A. Rondberg Special to the Valley News Heart disease is the No. 1 disease killer in the U.S., taking the lives of about 600,000 people each year – that’s one of every four deaths. Yet, according to conservative estimates by the American Heart Association, 80 percent of heart disease and stroke can be prevented. Rather than treat […]

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