Improve relationships by improving communication skills

When people stop to think about it, they all realize that good communications are vitally important in building strong, positive relationships with others. The problem is that most people are leading such busy – often stressful lives – that they forget to really think about communicating effectively. Good communication does require extra focus and effort. […]

Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta cancer program earns national accreditation

Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta cancer program earns national accreditation

LOMA LINDA, Calif. – Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, which opened in 2011, was granted a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for its cancer program. The Commission on Cancer accreditation challenges cancer programs to enhance the care they provide by addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the […]

Temecula councilmember reflects on accomplishments, looks toward the future of Regional Cancer Treatment Task Force

Temecula councilmember reflects on accomplishments, looks toward the future of Regional Cancer Treatment Task Force

It’s been little more than a year since the Regional Cancer Treatment Task Force began meeting with the goal of increasing cancer resources and care in southwest Riverside County. In that time the task force has heard many of the stories of those affected by cancer, talked to care providers and collected data. Temecula City […]

Hill Recovery continues to pursue abstinence-based medication-assisted treatment

TEMECULA – Addiction treatment has, for the last 40 years, relied on various medications to enhance safe detoxification. Medications, like benzodiazepines – Valium, Klonipin, Ativan, etc. – allow physicians to slowly help the brain to achieve homeostasis and avoid life-threatening seizures or delirium tremens. Other medications, like Disulfiram or Antabuse, have served to dissuade alcoholics […]

Be a weight loss helper, not a hinderer

Know someone trying to lose weight as one of their new year’s resolutions? Probably yes, since weight loss is traditionally the most common resolution that people make. While dropping a few pounds is clearly highly personal, if there’s a spouse, family member, co-worker or friend aiming for a trimmer waistline, people have a number of […]

A cure for America’s diabetes crisis lies in early education

Satesh Bidaisee Special to the Valley News The greatest health threat to America’s youth isn’t opioid addiction or cancer – it’s diabetes. The number of children and teens diagnosed with Type 2, so-called “adult” diabetes, increased 5 percent every year between 2002 and 2012. The disease dooms millions of Americans to early deaths. Treating it […]

Nurses at Hemet Valley Medical Center reach tentative collective bargaining agreement

HEMET – Registered nurses at Hemet Valley Medical Center in southern Riverside County have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that will provide economic improvements while rebuffing reductions in contract protections, the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United announced. Registered nurses in Hemet voted on the proposed agreement in […]

Menifee Valley Medical Center Christmas choir spreads holiday cheer

Menifee Valley Medical Center Christmas choir spreads holiday cheer

MENIFEE – The Menifee Valley Medical Center’s holiday choir gathered a mix of senior leadership including hospital CEO Dan McLaughlin on guitar, nurses, radiology technicians and executive Assistants who made the holidays a little brighter by bringing some joy and laughter to the patients and employees. As the chorus strolled through the hospital visiting each […]

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