Health

  • Two Ways to Reduce Inflammation in Your Body

    “Inflammation” has become the newest buzzword in the health community, but what does it really mean? Inflammation is your body’s way of combating foreign invaders (like germs) and injuries (cuts, scrapes, sports injuries, and so on). It’s a normal response in the body that contributes to healing. But sometimes your body’s inflammation response is triggered […]

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  • The Guardians of Health Expo

    Come learn how to live a happy and healthy life at the free 2nd annual Guardians of Health Expo, held on Saturday, September 17th at 29995 Technology Drive in Murrieta. The Expo will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and provide over 30 wellness providers and a rich variety of holistic health workshops and […]

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  • Sixth Annual Temecula Health & Community Resource Fair

    Come for the health of it! Join us for the region’s largest Health & Community Resource Fair in Southwest Riverside County on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Receive the latest information on health-related resources and services in the Temecula Valley hosted in the Temecula Civic Center and Town Square located at […]

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  • Michelle’s Place Expands Breast Health Services to Fallbrook

    Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center is excited to announce the expansion of their breast health services to Fallbrook.  Thanks to a grant from the Fallbrook Healthcare District, Michelle’s Place will now provide diagnostic breast health services to residents of Fallbrook, Bonsall and Rainbow. Michelle’s Place currently provides resources to women in Fallbrook through the […]

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  • LLUMC-Murrieta Celebrates Milestone and Announces New Neonatal Intensive Care

    Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta (LLUMC-Murrieta) is celebrating an important milestone this year. The 106-bed hospital, owned and operated by Loma Linda University Health, has now been delivering advanced care to residents in Southwest Riverside County for five years. To celebrate, LLUMC-Murrieta will be hosting an open house, in partnership with Big Hearts For Little […]

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  • Healthy Strands

    Whether you are noticing a few extra strands in the shower or concerned that your hair doesn’t feel as thick as it once did, you’re not alone. It is common to experience some sort of hair loss in your lifetime, male or female. The severity may differ for everyone but regardless of the amount you’re […]

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  • TVH Spreading a Wealth of Health

    Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) takes its responsibility to provide exceptional, compassionate patient care seriously. Part of that care is to make sure our community has the tools it needs to live a healthy life. The healthier you are before visiting the emergency room or being admitted to the hospital, the better your outcomes. TVH has […]

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  • The 4 Habits for Youthful Skin

    The “age” old question of how to stop and/or reverse the signs of aging has been researched since as far as we can remember. What we’ve begun to realize is that studies of people who look exceptionally good for their age have a few things in common. Their skin was somehow able to robustly renew […]

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  • Loma Linda University Health Partnership Produces First Medical Device

    Loma Linda University Health partnership with MedDevCo, LLC produces first medical device company (DARRT, LLC) offering first product to the industry: an innovative medical device. The department of Technology Transfer in the Office of Research Affairs, Loma Linda University Health, announced today that its partnership with MedDevCo, LLC (a limited liability company), has resulted in […]

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  • How to Stop Drinking Soda

    According to a Gallup poll, 48 percent of Americans drink soda every single day. And among those who do drink soda, the average daily intake is 2.6 glasses of their favorite fizzy beverage. That translates into 364 calories per day, if you’re drinking the average 140-calorie soda. For those drinking diet soda,  that means quite […]

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  • Here We are ‘Deep in the Middle of Summer’

    The water is warm, the air is hot, and the kids are about to go back to school (Yeah!!!).  Did I say that out loud?  Summer is also a time of year when we often enjoy many forms of outdoor recreational activities.  Oftentimes, when the air is warm and the sweat is rolling off our […]

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  • Senior Fitness Program Offered in Lake Elsinore

    Older adults in Lake Elsinore now have the opportunity to participate in an evidence-based strength-training group exercise program with Geri-Fit®. Classes will be held at the Lake Elsinore Senior Center, 420 E. Lakeshore Dr., on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. An introductory free session is offered on Wednesday, July 6th […]

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  • Will Osteoporosis be our Children’s Epidemic?

    No one truly knows what the future of our country will look like, but as it pertains to bone health, it is looking very “fragile.”  Decades ago, you the reader, were likely spending your summer school break outside in the sunshine doing what kids used to do, “play”.  There were no I phones, no computers, […]

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  • “The Man” Pedicure

    The fear of the unknown is usually what deters men from getting the much needed (and enjoyable) pedicure. Also the idea of “getting your nails done” is generally seen as feminine, so many men shy away from nail services thinking they’ll be viewed as namby-pamby. We understand that guys are generally nervous about taking the […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital – The Gift of Life

    Temecula Valley Hospital is proud of its partnership with One Legacy in supporting a strong organ donation process. One Legacy is the non-profit organization in our area dedicated to their mission of saving and healing lives through organ and tissue donation, comforting the families they serve, and inspiring our community to Donate Life. Stories of […]

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  • Breast Cancer News & Updates with Dr. Amy Bremner

    Michelle’s Place is thrilled to host a free educational seminar on Thursday, July 21st at 6:30pm. Dr. Amy Bremner will provide the latest information on surgical techniques, adjuvant therapies in breast cancer, the utility of genomic profiling, what’s happening with vaccinations for breast cancer and facts about benign breast disease. Dr. Amy Bremner specializes in […]

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  • Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs.  Even though some people are at higher risk than others, anyone can get pneumonia.  The cause of pneumonia isn’t always pneumococcal bacteria, but they are the most common cause. The signs and symptoms of pneumonia vary from mild to severe, depending on factors such as the type of […]

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  • 10 Smart Snacks for a Busy Lifestyle

    Eating healthy is hard enough for someone who has their days free to plan and prepare fresh meals. It’s even harder when you live a busy life, travel often, or juggle dozens of different responsibilities. Luckily, there are some quick and easy foods that can provide essential nutrients when hunger strikes, keeping you away from […]

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  • The Truth about Bone Density and Calcium Supplements

    During the month of May we observed National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. During the month of events and health fairs we received numerous questions about supplements to protect and support bone health. As a result, I decided this is the perfect time to provide this valuable information to the public. I am not here today to […]

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  • The True Link Between Weight and Health

    You may have heard that excess weight is linked to many chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. This is true, and it explains why many doctors recommend weight loss to help their patients stay healthy. But does weight really boil down to a number on a scale? Or is it just one measure […]

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  • Simplify your Life

    We all are in such a hurry these days. With our works schedules, doctors visits, children’s activities, and a plethora of other duties we assign ourselves it is no wonder that we always feel exhausted and burnt out. Some of us feel that there is no end to this vicious cycle but what if there’s […]

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  • Rancho Springs Medical Center Receives International Award for Lactation Care Services

    The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized Rancho Springs Medical Center for excellence in lactation care. Rancho Springs Medical Center has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®) and providing a lactation […]

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  • Preventing Heat Exhaustion

    This summer, be aware of the dangers of heat exhaustion.  Here are some suggestions for your safety. Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing. Dark or tight clothing holds in heat and doesn’t let your body cool properly because it inhibits sweat evaporation. Do not get sunburned. If you’re going to be outdoors, wear a lightweight, wide-brimmed […]

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  • Osteoporosis Awareness Month Aims to Save Lives

    Bone Fractures in Elderly Lead to High Mortality Rates, But New Technology Innovations Can Completely Reverse Osteoporosis. May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month. For those with osteoporosis, the fear of having a fracture is always present.  The porous bone condition affects 54 million Americans (per the National Osteoporosis Foundation), and each of them are at risk […]

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  • It’s All about the Eyes

    At Murrieta Day Spa, we get so many questions about treating fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles in the eye area. Caring for the skin around the eyes is a delicate process because the skin is thinner. It not only tends to be the first place to show signs of aging, but also is […]

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  • Welcome to Medicare

    Have you recently enrolled in Medicare, or will you in the near future? If so, let me be the first to say, welcome! What should your first step be as a new Medicare beneficiary?  I recommend taking advantage of the “Welcome to Medicare” preventive-care benefit. During the first 12 months that you have Medicare Part […]

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  • Learn How to Handle Every Day Stress

    We are learning to put our inner mind to work for us to be free from smoking, manage our weight, give birth more comfortably, and even sleep better at night. And since stress seems to be a part of everyday life, we can also learn simple and easy ways to manage that stress in just […]

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  • Busting the Myths about Osteoporosis

    I would like to thank those of you who have followed and supported my articles over the past year and a half.  I have done my best to educate, engage, make you laugh, and hopefully encourage you to question many of the “facts” shared over the years.  If this article appears a little hyped up, […]

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  • 8 Nutrition Tips to Help You Age Well

    As we get older, we’re all going to get sore, tired, and diseased, right? Of course not! It is possible to age very gently and healthfully. That’s not to say that you will never suffer any health problems, but many people enjoy decades of great health. The main key to preventing disease and preserving your […]

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  • The Benefits of Exfoliation

    Exfoliation is defined as the removal of surface dry skin cells. It is considered one of the most important techniques you can use on your skin to resolve certain skin problems and also to achieve a healthy glow. If your concerns are aging and wrinkles, exfoliation can help with that too. The skin has its […]

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  • How to Avoid Long-Term Weight Gain

    We all know that excess weight is one of the key predictors of many common diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. And yet, over the decades we notice that we have packed on 10, 20, or 50 pounds before we really noticed it. Why?  Because the changes are gradual.  No one wakes up ten […]

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  • How Medicare’s Hospice Benefits Work

    Choosing to enter hospice care can be a wrenching decision for yourself or a loved one. Hospice is intended to help terminally-ill people live out their lives as comfortably as possible. Hospice doesn’t focus on curing disease and it’s not only for people with cancer. Medicare’s hospice benefit covers your care, and you shouldn’t have […]

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  • Balance—the Gift We Take for Granted

    Throw a ball into the air and it will fall back to the ground.  Stand a broom on end in the middle of your kitchen and it will fall to the floor.  Stand up from your living room recliner, and you fall in a heap on the floor as well right?  Wrong, you are hopefully […]

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  • The Best Exercise is Also the Simplest!

    Many people struggle to find a form of exercise that they enjoy, that isn’t too difficult, or that they can fit into their schedule. But the best exercise is also something incredibly simple, and you’re already doing it every day! All you need is a decent pair of shoes, and you can start walking your […]

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  • Rancho Springs Medical Center Introduces OB Hospitalist Program

    Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta has added a layer of safety for new moms who deliver at the hospital. To support this initiative, Rancho Springs has partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider in the country. This new service enhances patient safety and care by ensuring that a board […]

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  • Is Your Desk Job/Commute Killing You?

    Did you know that you can increase your risk of dying by 40%, double your cardiovascular disease, decrease your pancreatic function, ramp up your colon cancer by 35%, increase the risk of IBS and Celiac disease, as well as wreck your spine and bones all with one simple task?  Who thought you could accomplish so […]

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  • Invest an Hour of Your Life to Save the Rest

    The American Heart Association is calling on all women to invest an hour of their life to save the rest by scheduling a Well-Woman Visit with their health care provider.   A Well-Woman Visit is a prevention check-up to review a woman’s overall health so her doctor can measure blood pressure, check cholesterol and look […]

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  • Did you know that Medicare Helps Pay for Prescription Medications?

    Even if you don’t take many prescriptions now, you should consider joining a Medicare drug plan. There are two ways to get Medicare prescription drug coverage: Medicare standalone drug plans, also known as Part D plans, add drug coverage to Original Medicare, as well as to some Medicare Cost Plans and Medicare Private Fee-for-Service plans. […]

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  • TVH Announces New Governing Board Appointments

    Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) announced the appointment of new Governing Board Chairman Dennis Frank and Vice Chairman Claude Reinke. The Governing Board is comprised of physician members, community representatives and hospital leaders. The important role of the Board is to oversee the safety and quality of services that are provided at the hospital and to […]

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  • Tips for Younger Looking Skin

    The tips I list below are beneficial regardless of your skin type.  It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin! Use Sunscreen – Sunscreen shields your skin from developing signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. Studies show that people below the age of 55 who used sunscreen had 24% […]

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  • The Top Ten Foods That Fight Cancer

    You might often see sensational headlines about “cancer fighting” foods. Does this mean you can cure cancer by eating these foods? Or that eating them will guarantee you never get cancer in the first place? Unfortunately, no.  That isn’t how it works. But it is true that many scientific studies have uncovered a correlation between […]

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  • Rady Children’s Hospital Expands Emergency Care at Rancho Springs Medical Center

    Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego now offers Pediatric Emergency Medicine Services at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta. The Emergency Department is staffed by Rady Children’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians from Rady Children’s Specialists. “We are very excited to bring pediatric emergency services to Southwest Riverside County.  There is a need for specialty pediatric care in […]

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  • Move It or Lose It

    In last month’s article we discussed the potential problems which can arise with certain spinal movements in those individuals suffering from osteoporosis. We talked about the increased fracture risk with those particular movements as well as ways to minimize the risk and actually strengthen the spine. We know that osteoporosis generally affects females over forty […]

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  • Choosing a Hospital That’s Best for You

    You’ve probably read a restaurant guide or review before going out for a special dinner. And you’ve probably scanned a consumer review or two before buying a new or used car. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place where you could get information on the quality of hospitals in your area? Well, there […]

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  • What’s New in Medicare for 2016?

    The biggest news in Medicare for 2016 is the Part B premium. I’m happy to report that for most people with Medicare, the premium will stay the same as it was in 2015: $104.90 per month. In fact, Part B premiums – which pay for doctor services, outpatient care, and preventive health benefits, among other […]

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  • TVH Receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation

    Temecula Valley Hospital received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) on November 17, 2015. Katie Baca, Cardiac Care Coordinator, stated, “Receiving this accreditation shows how hard we have been working to provide our patients with state-of-the art cardiovascular care during that critical window of time (symptom –to-balloon) when […]

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  • Southwest Healthcare System Awarded Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification

    Southwest Healthcare System, which operates Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta, announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval mark represents a symbol of quality from the Joint Commission. Southwest Healthcare System – […]

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  • Covered California Announces Important Changes for 2016

    Open Enrollment season gets underway, many of you are wondering about the cost of premiums for health insurance coverage in 2016. Ever since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, we have noticed a steady increase in the price of health insurance. The good news for the upcoming year is that the trend […]

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  • The Cost, the Challenge & the Care for Type 2 Diabetes

    A couple of months ago I discussed a topic which has caused quite a stir. It stirred awareness, it stirred skepticism, it stirred action; needless to say, it stirred something. I love action and awareness, but skepticism often leads to complacency. When we are talking about a condition which is currently affecting 37% of the […]

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  • Southwest Healthcare System Hosts Mass-Casualty Incident Training

    Southwest Healthcare System, which operates Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta, recently hosted a mass-casualty incident training for local health organizations. “When there are a large number of patients injured, it is imperative that hospitals be involved because patients will be taken to those hospitals,” said Southwest Healthcare […]

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  • How You Can Fight Medicare Fraud

    It’s an unfortunate truth, but health care fraud drives up costs for everyone in the health care system. Fraud schemes often depend on identity thieves getting hold of people’s Medicare numbers. So guard your Medicare number.  Treat it as you would a credit card. What can you do to protect yourself from health care fraud? […]

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  • How to Trim the Waistline Without Sit Ups!

    Most people would love to have a flat, firm tummy – but many of us never quite get there. Aside from looking great in a swimsuit, reducing abdominal flab is one of the most important things we can do for our health. Since belly fat is linked to a variety of problems, from increased incidence […]

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  • Relay for Life of Temecula to be held May 21st and 22nd

    The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Temecula will take place on May 21st from 2 p.m. at Great Oak High School. The public is invited to join hundreds of volunteers and participants at this community event to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and take action to finish the fight […]

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  • Is Texting Damaging Your Neck?

    Everybody’s doing it. Texting, playing cell phone or video games, using an iPad for long periods of time … does any of this sound like you or your kids?  Tilting your head down for activities like these is all too common in today’s world, but do you know that it can lead to severe spine […]

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  • The Myth or Fact?

    “Don’t pop your knuckles or they will get fat”. I know you have heard it, probably even said it, and may even still believe it. The fact is: it’s not true. Many times, medical misconceptions and wives tales just don’t want to die. That being said, I want to discuss a major misconception and how […]

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  • Transforming Healthcare in Two Short Years

    On October 14, 2015, Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) celebrated its 2nd Anniversary. With over 640 employees, 280 affiliated physicians, and nearly 300 volunteers, the hospital is fulfilling a promise to the valley residents to deliver exceptional and compassionate patient care. In just two years it has seen the development of two critical programs: cardiovascular and […]

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  • Do You Need a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement Plan?

    At home, most people are happy to become eligible for Medicare benefits upon reaching their 65th birthday. For some, this means they can retire knowing that their health care needs are covered. For others, who are already retired, it means that they can drop their other, more expensive health insurance plan. And yet, you might […]

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  • The Power of Peptides in Skin Care

    Science has proven that peptides can help reduce wrinkles in your skin and reverse the signs of aging. So how do peptides in skin care products make your skin look younger?   Human skin is comprised mostly of collagen. Collagen is a protein comprised of long segments of amino acids arranged like a chain. Collagen provides a foundation and thickness […]

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  • Zetz Family Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation to Hold Gala

    The Zetz Family Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation is hosting its first ever Gala “Where Beauty and Couture Design Meet” to raise funds to assist Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry (NFPTR), at The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center in its efforts to collect more DNA. To make progress toward early […]

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  • Why Do the Holidays Sometimes Bring on Depression?

    The holiday season is notorious for causing an increase in depression for many people. In fact, the number of hospital admissions for the diagnosis of depression rises dramatically from Thanksgiving through Christmas and into the New Year. There are many Psycho-Social factors that contribute to this increase in depressed patients. A few of these factors […]

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  • Memory Care Community with Meaning Coming to Murrieta

    A company whose mission is to provide understanding and significance to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias has broken ground on a $12.6 million dementia care community designed to keep its residents engaged with the world. Called Vineyard Place, it will be located at 24325 Washington Avenue in Murrieta. Developed and operated by Anthem Memory […]

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  • You Can Recognize a Stroke

    On a quiet morning in late July, Lori Hoopingarner became disoriented and her speech was impaired. Her husband, a trained fire captain with Cal Fire, walked toward her, cell phone in hand already dialing 911. Lori was having a stroke. She did not recognize the symptoms, but her husband Darren did. She arrived at the […]

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  • Type 2 Diabetes

    What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), your body’s important source of fuel. With Type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells — or doesn’t produce […]

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  • Medicare Can Help You Stay Healthy

    The best way to stay healthy is to live a healthy lifestyle. You can live a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease by exercising, eating well, keeping a healthy weight, and not smoking. Medicare can help. Medicare pays for many preventive services to keep you healthy. Preventive services can find health problems early, when treatment works […]

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  • Breast Cancer – Early Detection Saves Lives!

    About 1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Even though breast cancer can run in the family, 8 out of 9 who are diagnosed will be the first in their family to get the disease. It’s vital for women and men to understand symptoms and risk to be vigilant […]

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  • The Benefits of Aromatherapy

    Though there seems to be a recent “aromatherapy craze” with essential oil use being on the rise, aromatherapy has actually been used for hundreds of years. Aroma means scent and therapy means treatment. Deeply connected to our emotions, scents have the ability to transport us to different times in our personal history and affect our […]

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  • Are You Making These Exercise Mistakes?

    We all know that exercise is important for our health, and hopefully you’re exercising at least several times per day. But as you focus on the things you should be doing, keep in mind that you might be making some of these common exercise mistakes. You don’t plan for exercise. Sure, it’s better to do […]

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  • The Importance of PH Balance

    Keeping a pH balance in your body is crucial to your overall health. Excess acidity in the body can become a dangerous environment that weakens the body, creating the ideal conditions for disease. When excess acids need to be neutralized, we use the body’s alkaline reserves, leaving us in a weakened state. The pH scale […]

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  • Decrease Back Pain, Increase Balance and Flexibility!

    This month one patient shares is experience with OsteoStrong in his own humorous yet effective way. By Bob Mericle: I am a patient of Dr. Derek Albrecht who has been maintaining my back health for many years. In September of 2014 he told me about a new program that he was instituting that might advance […]

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  • ‘The Healing Power of the Subconscious Mind’ Seminar

    Michelle’s Place is hosting a free educational seminar on September 10th at 7 p.m. Pamela Winkler, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist who will provide the tools necessary to create a better balance in life. Learn how to harness your inner mind to feel better and be better! The seminar will include a powerful one-minute technique […]

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  • These Superfoods Slow Aging and Prevent Disease

    None of us look forward to growing older, but it’s a fact of life for everyone. The process of aging often leads to the development of certain diseases, not to mention what it does to our memories, energy levels, and complexions! There is no magical fountain of youth that will keep you young forever. But […]

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  • This Summer Prevent, Protect and Perfect.

    We all know by now that tanning (whether outside or using a tanning booth) is extremely damaging to our skin. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime and more than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure.  So what is the difference between UVA and […]

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  • The Truth about Bone Density and Calcium Supplements

    While I am quite sure that human physiology ( how the body works) has not changed much in the last few decades,  I am sure that the overwhelming helming onslaught of physicians, researchers, trainers, health coaches, advertisers and self- proclaimed health gurus telling us which diet is the best and what supplements we should be […]

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  • Stay Cool in the Heat

    With August and September being the hottest months in Riverside County, Temecula Valley Hospital encourages the residents of the valley to avoid the risks and complications of heat stroke, a dangerous condition that can lead to death if not properly treated.  A heat stroke, or hyperthermia, is a life-threatening illness that occurs when the body’s […]

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  • Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs.  Even though some people are at higher risk than others, anyone can get pneumonia.  The cause of pneumonia isn’t always pneumococcal bacteria, but they are the most common cause. The signs and symptoms of pneumonia vary from mild to severe, depending on factors such as the type of […]

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  • Deborah Hill Wins Outstanding Clinician Award

    Deborah Hill relishes the opportunity to serve as an attitude adjuster when she trains young nurses to be prepared for their inevitable encounters with addicted patients in emergency rooms or other settings. “I should have been a teacher,” Hill muses. Then she quickly adds, “But nursing is teaching.” Nursing students at nearby Mount San Jacinto […]

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  • Be Careful with Summertime Workouts

    You know that you need to exercise at least 30 minutes per day, five days per week. And you also know that changing up your workout is the best way to prevent boredom and stay on track toward your goals. But during the summer you may find that you’re feeling less than motivated to get […]

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  • Use Psychology to Create Healthy Habits

    Healthy trail run.  You may have noticed that some people just magically show up at the gym every day. Or maybe you’ve noticed that neighbor who always jogs by your house at 6 am. You might have the co-worker who always orders a salad when you go out together, or the friend who always declines […]

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  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer Seminar

    Michelle’s Place will be hosting a free education seminar on Thursday, July 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Lori Flowers with Triple Step Toward the Cure will talk about the importance of clinical trials, updates and resources for women going through triple negative breast cancer.   Triple negative breast cancer is a sub-type of breast cancer that […]

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  • The Power of Denial

    In 1982, I listened intently to a 28 year old man sincerely explain to me why he simply couldn’t be an alcoholic because he only drank beer. I had been asked to convince him that he was, in fact, an alcoholic and that the hospital’s treatment program was available to help him get sober.   […]

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  • The Future of Depression

    How do you envision your future? Are you enthusiastic?  Do you have negative thoughts about what your future holds?  Do you set goals?  Are the goals you set specific or more general?  For those struggling with depression, the answers to these questions may be very valuable in diagnosis and treatment. Depression is defined as a […]

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  • Preventing Shingles

    Shingles, or herpes zoster, is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that cause chickenpox.  If you’ve had chickenpox before, you’re at a risk of getting shingles.   Varicella-zoster is part of a group of viruses called herpes viruses, which includes the viruses that cause cold sores and genital herpes. Because of this, shingles […]

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  • Loma Linda University Medical Center to Host 4th Annual Family Health Fair

    LLUMC-Murrieta is hosting our 4th annual Family Health Fair on Sunday, September 27th starting at 12 noon and ending at 4 p.m. The event provides a variety of family fun that includes free rock climbing wall, bungee jumping, obstacle course, petting zoo and other kid-friendly activities. Live music from the well-known local cover band, Southbound, will […]

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  • ‘The Leading Edge of Breast Cancer’ Seminar

    Michelle’s Place will be hosting a free educational seminar on Thursday, June 11th at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Wade Smith will provide an in-depth look into Breast Oncology. He will be giving updates on what’s new in the breast health world including: new treatment strategies for premenopausal patients with early-stage, estrogen receptor-positive cancer, how breast oncologists […]

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  • Nature’s Medicine: Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

    by Dr. Aimee Warren Cholesterol is a substance that is required for the body to make and maintain healthy cells. It is also used to make hormones such as estrogen and testosterone and bile acids which help digest food. Too much cholesterol in the body, however, can be damaging to the body leading to heart […]

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  • Men’s Health – Why Is It an Issue?

    June is Men’s Health Month. Temecula Valley Hospital is committed to providing the men of the area with the best healthcare available. Unfortunately, men are less healthy and have shorter life expectancy than women. There are many reason s for this. Men are more likely to go long periods of time without going to the […]

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  • Inland Valley Medical Center Introduces New Concept

    in Total Joint Replacement Surgery Inland Valley Medical Center is changing the way patients and their families think about and experience of total joint replacement surgery with the introduction of The Inland Valley Total Joint Center, a comprehensive program that is based on a national best practice model for hip and knee replacements, and structured […]

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  • How to Boost Your Brainpower

    & some fun facts about your healthby Monique deGroot Want to get healthier and feel young? Here are some very interesting facts from the Journal of Immunology. We know the benefits of vitamin C when it comes to fighting a cold. Now studies point to the immune boosting benefits of vitamin E, found in foods […]

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  • 5 Strategies to Prevent Over-Eating

    by Steve Amante When you’re trying to get healthy, one of the main things most of us have to do is watch our weight. But it’s hard to lose weight in a world full of high-calorie, cheap convenience foods. If you often find yourself overindulging in food, try these creative appetite control strategies. Eat before […]

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  • Get Free Help Understanding Your Medicare

    by David Sayen Do you ever have questions about your Medicare? Have you ever wondered where you can get fast, reliable answers to those questions – free of charge? There’s a terrific program in your community that can help. It’s called the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP. If you’re eligible for Medicare, you’re […]

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  • The Role of Protein in Weight Loss

    by Steve Amante When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s easy to get lured in by diet fads and trendy nutrition plans. But while it’s tempting to get sucked into one weight loss program after another, we should all recognize the fact that most of these ideas are contrived to sell books or fees in […]

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  • Miracles Happen

    At Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH), miracles happen every day. Patients have expressed their gratitude in a number of ways, from letters received at the hospital to sending flowers and notes to physicians, employees and volunteers. Hospital Week is celebrated this year the week of May 10th through the 16th. This is an opportunity for us […]

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  • Kairin Clinic a Labor of Love

    by Dr. Aimee Warren Last month, I wrote an article for the Valley Business Journal that stirred up a lot of conversation. I wrote about my frustration with our current medical system, government, and insurance companies that try to control the way I practice medicine. I also wrote how the business of medicine makes it […]

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  • Feeling Like you Have No Energy Lately?

    Here are 5 energy Boosting tips to help you put the pep in your step!by Monique deGroot Mid-afternoon is usually when most of us start feeling like we are running on empty. Some of us will grab a cup of coffee or sugar snack to help us through the rest of the day, but that […]

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  • Do You Know the Facts About Osteoporosis?

    by Dr. Derek Albrecht This disease currently ranks second only to cardiovascular disease as a global health problem by the World Health Organization. Women have a greater annual incidence rate of fracture related to osteoporosis than the incidence rate of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. Fifty percent of all women over sixty years […]

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  • How You Can Help Stop Medicare Fraud

    by David Sayen Most doctors, pharmacists, and other health care providers who work with Medicare are honest. Unfortunately, some aren’t. One common form of Medicare fraud is when Medicare is billed for health care services or benefits that you never received. Someone could have gotten access to your Medicare number and submitted a false claim. […]

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  • The Importance of CPR – The Brennan Story

    After a long search in her Morgan Hill neighborhood, Alicia Brennan, 44, spotted the man mowing the lawn. “It’s him!” she thought to herself. She did not know his name, but she was on a mission. “Thanks for helping me save my husband’s life!” she said hugging him and handing over a basket of goodies.

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  • Stay Strong…… Power On

    by Dr. Derek K. Albrecht B.S., D.C. In our last article we discussed the multitude of health benefits which can be derived from using Whole Body Vibration, as many of our members can attest to. To mix things up a bit, I thought it would be interesting, as well as informative, to dig a little […]

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  • “Not So Secret” Tips To Anti-Aging

    by Monique deGroot We all know you can’t stop time, but you can turn back the clock to achieve a more youthful you! You don’t need to get expensive surgery either. Just examine your everyday habits and make some simple tweaks.

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  • What You Should Know about High Blood Pressure

    by Dr.Dennis Petersen High blood pressure, also known as hypertension occurs when the force of blood against your artery walls is so strong that it causes health problems. There are a variety of different measures that individuals can take to prevent themselves from getting high blood pressure. Mayo Clinic experts recommend these ten ways to […]

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  • Type 2 Diabetes

    by Dr. Dennis Petersen What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), your body’s important source of fuel.

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  • Southwest Riverside County – ER Just Got EasiER

    In a medical emergency, you want the quality care you need, when you need it, in a comfortable environment. Southwest Healthcare and Temecula Valley Hospital have launched a new program to make going to the ER EasiER. ER Reserve lets you request a time in the Emergency Department at Inland Valley Medical Center, Rancho Springs […]

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  • Show Me The Green

    by Monique deGroot In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d focus on one of my favorite green drinks (besides green beer), the incredible green smoothie. Have you already given up on your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier? It’s always easy to discipline yourself for a few days or even weeks, but months? […]

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  • Micronutrients – Our Magic Wands

    By Dr. Aimee Warren We’ve all seen Cinderella, right? If it’s been awhile since you’ve seen it, let me summarize (I happen to be an expert on Disney princesses because I have a four year old who drank Walt Disney’s purple kool-aid and is possessed by all things glitter and tiara)…so Cinderella’s stepsisters are haters […]

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  • Good, Good, Good Vibrations – Part 2

    by Dr. Derek K. Albrecht B.S., D.C. Welcome back friends, Last month we discussed some of the many benefits of Whole Body Vibration (WBV) therapy, one of the four core foundational components of the OsteoStrong process to build bone density and muscle fiber. Due to the magnitude of health gains through WBV, this is the […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital to Promote Women’s Heart Health

    February is National Heart Month, and Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) is celebrating by holding its 2nd Annual Women’s Heart Health Awareness Fair. Scheduled for February 25th, the health fair will be held at the City of Temecula Conference Center from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The first part of the event will feature an inspiring […]

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  • Posture and Your Smartphone

    By Tina M. Gottlieb, D.C. Look around you … are most of the people who are using their Smartphones looking down? Do you? With all the good and ease that comes with these phones, a downside is the abnormal wear and tear on our spines as a result of holding them incorrectly. Tilting your head […]

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  • “Good…Good…Good Vibrations” Benefits of Whole Body Vibration

    By Dr. Derek K. Albrecht B.S., D.C. At OsteoStrong Murrieta we are proud to offer the most natural, safe and effective method of increasing bone density and strength in the shortest possible time. The desired outcomes at OsteoStrong are accomplished through a scientifically developed combination of Whole Body Vibrational Therapy, Osteogenic loading, and Hydrotherapy. Each […]

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  • Gluten Free Diets – Fab or Fad?

    by Dr. Aimee Warren Those of you who know me know that I am definitely not one to jump on the latest diet craze bandwagon. In fact, my natural tendency is to avoid them like I avoid running into my hot ex-boyfriend in the grocery store so he doesn’t see me in sweatpants with baby […]

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  • Adult Vaccines

    by Dr. Dennis Petersen Vaccinations, also called immunizations, work by giving you a weakened or dead form of certain germs. These germs are not strong enough to make you sick, yet you will make antibodies to fight them. The antibodies will then stick around to be ready to fight off an actual infection if you’re […]

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  • What’s New in Medicare for 2015?

    by David Sayen Good news for people with Medicare in 2015: Part B costs will remain the same as in 2014. Medicare Part B helps pay for doctor bills, outpatient care, durable medical equipment, and other items. It requires a monthly premium and an annual deductible. I’m happy to report that Part B costs for […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital ER Stands at the Ready

    On some days, working in an emergency department can really wear you down because the truly emotionally tough cases rarely have a happy ending. October 4, 2014 could have been one of those days for Dr. Lauren Donnelly, Emergency Department physician at Temecula Valley Hospital. She was informed of a doctor’s worse moment, a pediatric […]

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  • Hospital Auxiliary Executive Board Announced

    Congratulations to Southwest Healthcare System’s Auxiliary and their new executive board for 2015. Pictured from left to right; Caroline Latta, Secretary; Anne Marie DePalma, Vice President; Betty Cholewinski, President; Barbara Carrigan, Treasurer. The auxiliary from Inland Valley and Rancho Springs Medical Centers donate thousands of hours of voluntary service to the hospitals each and every […]

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  • Top 10 Things You Can Do TODAY To Be Healthier in 2015

    by Dr. Aimee Warren   Practice daily meditation – In a recent article, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from John Hopkins University indicated that mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain. The practice of mindfulness meditation is simply sitting quietly and comfortably, focusing on your breathing, and bringing your mind’s attention to […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital – A Special Giving

    December is the season of giving. What could be more giving than the gift of life? Temecula Valley Hospital is proud to be partnering with One Legacy in supporting a strong organ donation process. One Legacy is the non-profit organization in our area dedicated to their mission of saving and healing lives through organ and […]

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  • How to Put Star Power into Your Makeup Style!

    by Monique deGroot Makeup can make the difference between how you feel and how people perceive you. Here are a few easy tips to make your holiday style stand out: For someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, or none at all, I would recommend beginning with concealer and foundation that has an SPF30. […]

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  • Hormones in Harmony

    by Dr. Aimee Warren Whenever I talk about hormones and hormone imbalance, I use the analogy of a symphony. Imagine that all our body’s hormones are the instruments in an orchestra, each playing beautifully together to create a prolific musical piece which equates to our bodies functioning in perfect hormonal balance. However, if one or […]

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  • Top 5 EASY Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

    by Dr. Aimee Warren Research shows that most Americans gain between 1-2 pounds during the holidays. It doesn’t sound like much but multiply that over some years and it can become a big problem – especially because we don’t usually lose the weight after the holidays are over (despite those darn New Year’s resolutions). Don’t […]

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  • The Power of Five

    by Monique deGroot It seems like we are working harder than ever and never have enough time to do some of the smallest things for ourselves. Having been in the entertainment business and owning a day spa for over 20 years I understand the relationship between feeling and looking good. When you focus on your […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital Celebrates 1st Anniversary

    Temecula Valley Hospital has a great deal to celebrate marking its first year of operation. On October 14th, 2013 TVH welcomed its first patients. It was not long before the community started sharing its excitement that the new hospital was finally opening. As staff and insurance carriers joined through the end of 2013, the hospital […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital – Keeping the Community Informed

    Have you ever wanted to know a little bit more about what ails you? Temecula Valley Hospital is going to help you find out. Starting in October, the hospital will be hosting its “Medical Gold Minds” community education series. Topics such as: Breast Health Awareness, Early Lung Cancer Detection and Treatment options, Stroke and Carotid […]

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  • Memory Care Residence Planned for Murrieta

    Anthem Memory Care (Anthem), which owns and operates assisted living communities for people with memory loss in the U.S., has reached an agreement in principal to purchase 5.93 acres of land at 24325 Washington Avenue in Murrieta where it plans to create a community for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia. The plan […]

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  • Know Your Medicare Rights

    By David Sayen As a person with Medicare, do you have any rights and protections? You certainly do! You have rights whether you’re enrolled in Original Medicare – in which you can choose any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare – or Medicare Advantage, in which you get care within a network of health care […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital Receives STEMI Receiving Center Designation

    Temecula Valley Hospital has been awarded a STEMI Receiving Center Designation by the Riverside Emergency Medical Services Agency (REMSA). The designation recognizes the hospital for meeting or exceeding national standards in diagnosing and treating heart attacks. This designation identifies TVH as a hospital that is specially equipped and trained to care for patients experiencing a […]

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  • Kairin Clinic: Medical – Beauty – Wellness

    Medicine with a Women’s Touch: My name is Dr. Aimee Warren and I am the medical director of Kairin Clinic. Along with my partner Rebecca Warren, FNP (who is also my sister) we opened our practice in Temecula about one year ago. There are five girls in my family and I am the middle daughter […]

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  • How to Use Your New Health Insurance

    by David Sayen If you’re one of the millions of Americans who recently obtained health coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP), here are some steps you can take to make the most of your new coverage.

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital Introduces Bloodless Medicine & Surgery Program

    By Valley Business Journal To meet a growing demand for “transfusion-free” or “bloodless” medical and surgical care, Temecula Valley Hospital now offers an innovative program designed to honor patients’ wishes while providing the medical care they need. The Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program is made possible by a highly-trained team of physicians, specialists, pharmacists, nurses […]

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  • How to Use Your New Health Insurance

    By David Sayen If you’re one of the millions of Americans who recently obtained health coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP), here are some steps you can take to make the most of your new coverage.

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  • Fitting In Workouts When Busy

    Up at 5:55 a.m. Make tea, eat breakfast, and wave to the kids as they run out the door. A few minutes after 7 a.m., I am in front of my computer—still in my PJs—checking email and putting out fires). “As soon as I finish this one little project, I am going to work out […]

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  • What Medicare Covers in the Hospital

    One of Medicare’s most important benefits is helping to cover your expenses if you need to be hospitalized. But what exactly is covered, and how much do you pay? Medicare helps cover certain services and supplies in hospitals. To get the full range of benefits, you must have both Medicare Part A, which is hospital […]

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  • Two Educational Seminars to be Held at Michelle’s Place in July

    Cancer and the Law – Michelle’s Place is hosting a free educational seminar about your rights as a cancer patient. The Cancer Legal Resource Center will be discussing legal issues including employment rights, work leave, insurance appeals, estate planning and access to government benefits. These issues can cause cancer patients unnecessary stress and can be […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital – Looking to the Future

    Temecula Valley Hospital is participating in a partnership with the City of Temecula and UCR School of Medicine in the Future Physician Leaders Program (FPL). The Inland Empire community has faced a healthcare access shortage of physicians for many years. The FPL program was developed to reduce this major issue by mentoring local pre-medical students […]

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  • Common Air Conditioning Problems

    As a homeowner if you have not yet run into Heating and Air Conditioning problems eventually you will. Sometimes the problem can just be minor and other times it could mean the whole system needs to be replaced. The following is a list of common problems that can arise with A/C units:

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  • “Real Happiness at Work” by Sharon Salzberg

    c.2014, Workman Publishing $13.95 / $17.50 Canada 262 pages You started a business to make money. You accepted the job to feed your family, pay bills, or save for retirement. You founded a corporation because you saw a need and it could be lucrative. You took the position because it was in your field and […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital – At the Heart of the Matter

    Lifesaving open heart surgery, innovative transradial catheterization, advanced coronary computed tomography angiography (CTTA), these are just a few of the many firsts for Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH). The cardiac service line that the hospital has been promoting since its opening in October is in full swing. Physicians, staff and patients have been very pleased with […]

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  • Open Enrollment Has Ended – Now What?

    Open enrollment for individual & family plans – the period which you can purchase or change a health insurance plan – ended on March 31. Since enrollment does not reopen until later this year on October 15th, does this mean you’re stuck without health insurance? In some cases that could be true, but a few […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital Receives Stroke Center Designation

    The Riverside Emergency Medical Services Agency (REMSA) has granted Temecula Valley Hospital a stroke center designation. The designation recognizes the hospital as stroke capable by Emergency Medical Services thus enabling potential stroke patients to be brought via ambulance to Temecula Valley Hospital. The designation identifies TVH as a hospital that is equipped with all the […]

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  • What’s New at LLUMC – Murrieta

    This month Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta will celebrate its third birthday! The 106 bed acute care hospital opened on April 15, 2011 and began the multiples processes to receive state and federal accreditation. Since that time the hospital has seen tremendous growth, not only in volume and ER visits, but in new […]

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  • Heart Attack – Time Is of the Essence

    Time is critical for anyone experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack. Waiting too long before going to the emergency department may increase the amount of heart damage. Seeking immediate treatment can make a significant difference in the equality of life after recovery. It is important to call 911 if you are experiencing heart attack […]

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  • What You Should Know about High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure, also known as hypertension occurs when the force of blood against your artery walls is so strong that it causes health problems. There are a variety of different measures that individuals can take to prevent themselves from getting high blood pressure. Mayo Clinic experts recommend these ten ways to control high blood […]

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  • Southwest Healthcare System Awarded ‘Signature Business of the Year’ by EDC

    Southwest Healthcare System was awarded the 2013 Signature Business of the Year during the EDC of Southwest California’s Annual Signature Awards Presentation held at Temecula Creek Inn on Wednesday, February 12th. This award recognizes the hospital for its positive economic impact and successful alignment of fostering strategic business relationships within the region. Southwest Healthcare System […]

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  • Covered California SHOP Portal Suspended for Improvements

    On February 12, Covered California officials made the decision to suspend the online portal for the Small Business Health Options Program. This part of the SHOP website will be redesigned to better meet the needs of small businesses and insurance agencies, and online enrollment will once again be available this fall. The website improvements are […]

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  • Walk To the Moon with Our Community

    Hospitals, schools, community groups and a variety of civic agencies in Southwest Riverside County have joined together to create a healthy communities walking campaign. Participants will log their steps or miles into a website that will tally the mileage walked from now through April 27. The event culminates on Sunday April 27 at Diamond Stadium […]

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  • The State of Healthcare Reform California So Far in 2014

    We are over one week into 2014, the first year of health insurance reform under Obamacare. So far, healthcare reform California and Covered California are rolling along. Not without problems, however.Glitches and paperwork problems continue to occur in the system, even after the deadline at the end of the year. Some customers have experienced difficulties […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital Promotes Heart Healthiness

    February is National Heart Month, and Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) is celebrating Heart Month by offering a unique for Women’s Heart Health Awareness Program. Scheduled for February 20th, the TVH Women’s Heart Health lunch event will be held at the City of Temecula Conference Center and feature a special discussion by physicians on heart disease […]

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  • Fat Kills

    Did You Know 61% of American adults are overweight and that 27% of Americans – 50 million people – are obese. In the past 20 years, overweight children ages 6 to 11 have doubled in the U.S. Sleep Apnea studies have shown a 10% weight gain predicts an approximate 32% increase in sleep apnea. And […]

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  • Preventing Falls

    Each year, thousands of older Americans experience falls that result in serious injuries, disability and, even, death. At least half of all falls happen at home and are often due to hazards that are easily overlooked.

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  • The Power of Positive Thinking

    Being in a positive, powerful mindset sets leaders apart from the pack. With determination and focus you can accomplish anything. Does that mean it may be important for you to establish goals for the future and for long-term accomplishments? Yes. And the challenge needs to be within reach for the skills you have.

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  • What Does Obamacare Mean for the Quality of Your Health Insurance?

    As expected of any large-scale reform, Obamacare has endured its share of criticisms from Republicans who oppose the Affordable Care Act. It can be difficult for the average person to separate the hype and propaganda from reality. While everyone isn’t likely to be happy with any new law all of the time, here are some […]

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  • Obamacare Update: News from Covered California

    Since the launch of the federal and state health insurance exchanges required under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), numerous speculations have abounded regarding the number of people enrolled, the solvency of the system, and the future of healthcare in America. With multiple problems plaguing the federal exchange website, news of individual state exchanges has taken […]

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  • Bioenergy Therapy

    Every part of your body – from the bottom of your big toe to the top of your skull – is organized and self- regulated by the wisdom that made your body. But there’s one area that is the center of much of our nerve function. It’s called the sub-occipital triangle, in the upper neck […]

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  • Surviving a Heart Attack isn’t Done Alone

    Climbing up the ladder, Bill Girton, a resident of Murrieta, thought he would be trimming his palm tree and getting some yard work done. Instead, he felt an overwhelming desire to lie down. He didn’t feel pain, but instead a deep pressure and general weakness. He slowly backed down the ladder, told his wife Dolly, […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital Opens

    Temecula Valley Hospital opened its doors for patient care on October 14th. After the flags were raised, the front monument sign was unveiled as passing motorists honked and waved with excitement. The gates were removed to allow access to the hospital, the staff and hospital leadership eagerly awaited the first patients.

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  • Michelle’s Place Offers Free Screening Mammograms

    In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, Michelle’s Place will be facilitating free screening mammograms to those who qualify. Early detection provides a significant increase in surviving breast cancer. Doing monthly self-breast exams, knowing your risks and having an annual screening mammogram beginning at the age of 40 years old all lead to better breast […]

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  • How to Choose the Right Home Health Care Provider for Yourself or a Loved One – Part 2 of 2

    VNA California opened its doors in 1931 and has been providing skilled nursing, rehabilitative, and palliative, and hospice care to patients in their homes or place of residence. Annually the agency provides more than 185,000 days of hospice care and services more than 250,000 patients. VNA California’s service area includes Riverside, San Bernardino, East Los […]

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  • Laurence H. Boggeln, M.D. Joins Visiting Nurse Association

    Laurence H. Boggeln, M.D. has joined the Visiting Nurse Association California (VNA) as Medical Director for the VNA Hospice Program. A well-respected physician and philanthropist in the Inland Empire, Dr. Boggeln is responsible for oversight of the Agency’s Hospice Program, as well as the Medical Directors who coordinate patient care at the eight VNA California […]

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  • Learn to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones From Allergies

    Some 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, making it the fifth leading chronic disease among all ages and the third in those 18 and under. Allergies are caused when the immune system overreacts to substances it misidentifies as harmful. Symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and a runny nose are the body’s way of getting rid of […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital Moves Closer to Opening

    Temecula Valley Hospital received its certificate of occupancy from the Office of Statewide Planning and Development (OSHPD) just two years after construction began. According to hospital CEO and Managing Director Darlene Wetton, this is a major milestone because it means construction is complete and staff can move into the facility and begin training.

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  • What is a Skilled Nursing Facility?

    A skilled nursing facility is a type of convalescent home that provides continuous care to its residents. Skilled nursing facilities can provide a wide variety of support for patients, including wound care, diabetes management, medication monitoring, and more. In addition, some nursing home facilities offer specialized care for Alzheimer’s patients or others with dementia.

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  • Learn to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from Diabetes

    There’s an epidemic racing through America at an incredible rate: diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, it’s the fastest-growing disease in the country and the fifth leading cause of death. If the trend continues, one out of three Americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime.

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  • Komen Inland Empire Race for the Cure®

    On behalf of Susan G. Komen® Inland Empire, we hope you will join us to celebrate and honor all of our survivors and those who support at our Komen Inland Empire Race for the Cure® on Sunday, October, 20th. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds from the Race remain in our community providing access to […]

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  • Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary has Donated More than 500,000 Hours and $40,000 a Year to Student Scholarships

    The Southwest Healthcare Auxiliary has become a powerful force for good in Southwest Riverside County. Consisting of roughly 100 men and women from all walks of life, these volunteers provide their own time and effort by offering valuable services to the patients, families and visitors who come to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and […]

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  • Choosing Hospice – When and Why?

    A Conversation with Sharon Beattie, Director of Hospice Operations As our population continues live longer, there is an increasing need for various levels of health care. Today 60 is the new 40 and and, 80 is the new 60. Yet, there comes a time when more assistance is needed and more medical attention required.

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  • Some Obamacare Deadlines Extended

    As officials scramble to meet requirements set forth in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, some deadlines have already been extended to allow insurers and employers more time to comply with the sweeping changes. Other reform measures have been scaled back or dropped completely, as they proved too difficult to implement.

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  • Learn to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from Heart Disease

    Heart disease is the #1 disease killer in the US, 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% of heart disease and stroke can be prevented. Rather than treat the disease after the fact, we can […]

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  • Rancho Springs Medical Center Performs First Single-Incision Gallbladder Removal in Southwest Riverside County

    Minimally invasive surgery has taken yet another step forward, and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta is the first in Southwest Riverside County to offer this new advancement to patients. Brad Neet, hospital CEO said, “We are committed to offering our community the finest technology in surgical procedures.” Francis Essien, M.D. performed the gallbladder removal […]

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  • True Cost of Obamacare Won’t be Known Until 2016

    Those who are expecting to receive answers on the real cost of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may find themselves waiting a bit longer than the implementation deadline of 2014. A report from HealthPocket, a firm that compares healthcare plans, has just released a study that shows we won’t know the true, bottom-line […]

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  • Beyond HIPAA – Changes You Should Know

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will be 17 years old August 21st. This law was enacted among other reason for the protection of patient’s protected health information (PHI). In 2010, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) was passed into law to amend the original rules especially in […]

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  • When You Have Your Health, You Have Everything.

    As new initiatives in health care present options, it becomes increasingly important to personally take responsibility and take charge. Taking responsibility means maintaining a healthy lifestyle and addressing challenges early. Taking charge means having a good understanding of our health care needs, options and treatment.

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  • Executive Profile – Dr Terry Rondberg

    BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY I can sum up my business philosophy in two words: BE BOLD. When you’re passionate about what you do, why hold back? Never let fear stop you. I set my goals high and have complete confidence in my ability to achieve them. I’m a firm believer in the adage what goes around, comes […]

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  • Stay Safe and Healthy This Summer

    Summer seems come earlier each year. Temperatures have already been high for May and promise to heat up through the summer. Staying healthy and active even during the summer months is important. Yet, we need to make sure we stay safe in the heat, especially youngsters and the elderly.

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  • Will We Have Standardized Health Plan Choices?

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains several requirements for insurers which are aimed at standardizing health insurance plans. These requirements will make it easier for consumers to compare benefits across several different plans and make an informed decision. They will also prevent insurance companies from attempting to insure only very healthy people. Insurance companies must […]

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  • What You Should Know about High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure, also known as hypertension occurs when the force of blood against your artery walls is so strong that it causes health problems. There are a variety of different measures that individuals can take to prevent themselves from getting high blood pressure. Mayo Clinic experts recommend these ten ways to control high blood […]

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  • Learn How To Protect Yourself And Your Loved Ones From Cancer

    According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1.7 million patients will be diagnosed with cancer in 2013, and about 580,350 Americans – almost 1,600 people per day – are expected to die of it. Yet, recent research has indicated nearly ALL cancer is preventable. A study published in the journal Pharmaceutical Research in 2008 stated: […]

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  • When a Doctor Doesn’t Take Medicare

    What does it mean when a doctor tells you he or she has “opted out” of Medicare? An opt-out doctor is one who doesn’t accept Medicare. Doctors who have opted out of Medicare can charge their Medicare patients whatever fees the physicians choose. These doctors don’t submit any health care claims to Medicare. In addition, […]

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  • Temecula Valley Hospital Forms Inaugural Governing Board

    The Temecula Valley Hospital has formed its first volunteer Governing Board comprised of physician members, community representatives and hospital leaders. The important role of the Board is to oversee the safety and quality of services that will be provided at the new hospital and to represent the Temecula Valley Hospital to the community it serves.

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  • Rancho Springs Medical Center Announces New Technology

    Southwest Healthcare System’s Rancho Springs Medical Center has added the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System, a platform for minimally invasive surgery that utilizes the most advanced robotic technology to enhance surgical capabilities and serve as an alternative to many traditional, open surgeries and conventional laparoscopic procedures. With the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System, surgeons’ on-staff […]

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  • Welcome to Temecula Wellness Center

    You deserve to experience a long, happy, healthy life and your body is designed to help you achieve that goal. However, it can’t function at 100% of its potential if there’s energy interference in your body. When that happens, you may experience a variety of health issues. Some may be obvious since they cause pain […]

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  • Five Things Grieving Kids Want You to Know

    Losing a loved one is never easy. As an adult, it’s difficult to deal with death. For children and teens, experiencing the death of a loved one can be confusing and isolating. Many times, we fail to realize that children are not mini-grownups. They do not have the life experience of adults, see loss differently […]

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  • Organic Gardening

    “You are what you eat” may have been your mom’s ploy to get you to eat more veggies and less candy, but science has actually proven this statement to be true. Eating foods that have not been genetically modified or engineered decreases the amount of toxins and pesticides you put in your body.

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  • Recognizing the Signs of Hearing Loss

    Many of us don’t notice the early signs of hearing loss because we slowly adjust to the change. By the time we realize what’s happening, we may have already lost the full appreciation of sounds and music we once enjoyed.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about Spider Veins

    Do insurance companies pay for treatment of spider veins? If you only have spider veins and no symptoms, then your insurance company will not pay for treatment of spider veins as it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure. However, if you also have underlying reflux in your veins, then there is a possibility that […]

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  • Southwest Healthcare Donation to Help Temecula Children’s Museum

      The Southwest Healthcare System Auxiliary generously donated $25,000 from their annual charity golf tournament to the creation of a new Life Sciences Exhibit at the Temecula Children’s Museum to be installed late in 2013.  Annette Brown, the President of Friends of the Temecula Children’s Museum proudly accepted the donation from Ginny Ince, Director of […]

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  • Planning for the End of Life

    by Sharon Beattie   We all go through it at one time or other: Planning for the end of life. It’s not an easy subject to discuss with loved ones or close friends, but we all know that planning ahead for this life event will save challenges for those left behind.   We sat down […]

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  • Small Steps Lead to Big (Weight Loss) Results

    By Helen M. Ryan “One thing leads to another…”~ The Fixx   One thing leads to another, one step leads to another (and, as I sometimes share in Spinning class, one chip leads to another). The reason why so many of us fail to stick to our weight loss efforts is that we try too […]

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  • Loma Linda Becomes a Non-Profit Organization

    Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta (LLUMC-M) has officially changed its status as a “for profit” organization to “not-for-profit.” The change was effective January 1, 2013 and has no direct impact on day-to-day operations.   “We are excited about this new development in our history,” said hospital CEO, Richard Rawson. “This new status will give us […]

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  • Diabetes

    by Dori Ferriss RN, BSN, PHN   You may know someone who has Diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 18.8 million people in the United States had Diabetes in 2010, 7 million more have it but were undiagnosed!   What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which the level […]

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  • What Does the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Mean for Small Business?

    by M. Todd Ratay   The Supreme Court’s decision last June confirmed the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), often called ObamaCare, and the President’s re-election in November ensured the law will be implemented in stages through 2014. Nevertheless, despite all of the news coverage, rhetoric and impassioned debate on the […]

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  • Looking for a More Youthful Appearance?

    by Seung S. Gwon, M.D., F.A.C.S.   As we age, there is loss of volume in the tissues of the face. And as the content of elastin and collagen decreases, we see decreased firmness and elasticity of our skin. Many factors contribute to these changes, including genetics, sun damage, gravity, smoking, and aging.   Platelet […]

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  • Choosing the Right Home Care Service Provider

     Part 2 of 2   When the need arises for yourself or a loved one to seek professional hospice care, many options are available. According to Sharon Beattie, Director of Hospice Operations at Visiting Nurse Association California (VNA California), there are numerous things to consider when choosing a provider. Beattie says that along with making […]

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  • Front Teeth and First Impressions

     by Dr.Meer Stanisai   Did you know that when people look at your mouth, the first thing they notice is the two front teeth? Many people don’t realize how important a good smile is and the changes that have taken place in dentistry as far as materials that the dentist has is using, especially when […]

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  • Easy Ways to Stay Fit Over The Holidays

    By Helen M. Ryan The Holidays are busy times. Shopping for gifts, attending parties, and traveling to visit family can take priority over your own needs. With chestnuts roasting on an open fire and the smell of baked goods in the air, it’s easy to overlook the simple fact that skimping on exercise now will […]

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  • Intensive Care Unit for Newborns Opens in Murrieta

    An agreement between Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and Southwest Healthcare System will provide neonatal care and expertise to the families of southwest Riverside County at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta.   Rady Children’s at Rancho Springs Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is an eleven-bed unit outfitted with advanced instrumentation and the latest technology to observe, […]

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  • John Harris Named Group Vice President

    Universal Health Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest hospital management companies, has announced that John Harris has been named Group Vice President of the company’s Southern California market. Mr. Harris will assume responsibility for oversight of Corona Regional Medical Center in Corona; Southwest Healthcare System, comprising Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho […]

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  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation

    by Seung S. Gwon, M.D., F.A.C.S.   As we age, there is loss of volume in the tissues of the face. And as the content of elastin and collagen decreases, we see decreased firmness and elasticity of our skin. Many factors contribute to these changes, including genetics, sun damage, gravity, smoking, and aging.   Platelet […]

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  • Choosing the Right Home Care Service Provider

    Part 1 – Home Health Care When the need arises to seek professional home nursing and rehabilitative care, many options are available. According to Pamela Wood, Director of Home Health Operations at Visiting Nurse Association California (VNA California), there are numerous things to consider when choosing a provider. Wood says that, along with making sure […]

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  • Health for Body and Mind

    by Dr. Dennis Petersen, D.O.   Osteopathic Medicine is celebrating its 120th anniversary in the United States. In reality, the Osteopathic Profession began in the late 1800’s.  It was founded by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, who pioneered the concept of wellness and stressed such “innovative” measures as eating properly and keeping fit.   As Still […]

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  • Your Health Matters

    by Leslee B. Cochrane, M.D. Living in the Information Age has many advantages and these days there seems to be a program or “app” for just about everything. Take my iphone for example – I have a flashlight app to find my way in the dark and a map app for driving directions. I regularly […]

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  • Diagnosing Those Bulging Leg Veins

    by Seung S. Gwon, M.D., F.A.C.S.   Varicose veins can develop through a combination of weakened vein walls and faulty valves that allow the recirculating blood that should be moving toward your heart to flow backwards so that blood pools in your legs and creates varicose veins. If your legs feel tired or get swollen […]

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  • VNA California New Name |New Look | Renewed Commitment

      The Visiting Nurse Association of the Inland Counties has become VNA California. The organization updated their name and has a fresh new look. While services remain the same, the new look has provided a way to better communicate their message.   What is VNA California? VNA California is one of the oldest non-profits in […]

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  • The Holidays are Approaching – I Am So Depressed

    by Dennis Petersen, D.O. The holiday season is notorious for causing an increase in depression for many people. In fact, the number of hospital admissions for the diagnosis of depression rises dramatically from Thanksgiving through Christmas and into the New Year. There are many Psycho-Social factors that contribute to this increase in depressed patients. A […]

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  • Dr. Laurence Boggeln Receives Award

    The Riverside County Advisory Council on Aging, Office on Aging and the Board of Supervisors recently presented Dr. Laurence H. Boggeln, Medical Director for Hospice of the Valleys, with a proclamation to honor him with the George Telisman Award. Presenting the proclamation were Ed Walsh, Office on Aging Director, and Gary Kelly, Advisory Council Vice […]

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  • Floss, Just Do it!

    by Dr.Meer Stanasai      Aren’t you flossing yet? Some of my patients do, most don’t, very few do it every day. If you don’t floss regularly, there are three outcomes:   1.Healthy teeth and gums (you’re just lucky then, you hit the mouth lotto, and you can stop reading.) 2.You will get cavities and inflamed, […]

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  • Delta Hospice Offers Volunteer Orientation

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE – Enrich the life of another with your time and talents – be a Hospice Volunteer. We have many types of volunteer opportunities for you to explore. Orientation classes are held on a monthly basis. Give us a call for our upcoming session:   Friday, October 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. […]

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  • Varicose Veins

    by Seung S. Gwon, M.D., F.A.C.S.   If your legs feel tired or get swollen by the end of the day, varicose vein disease may be the culprit. If you have large bulging veins that you can see and feel on your legs or have green, purple or red tinged veins on your legs, you […]

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  • Teeth Whitening

    by Diane L. Anderson, D.D.S.   Whitening is a procedure that is designed to lighten the color of your teeth. When performed by a licensed professional and done properly, whitening should not harm your teeth or gums. Tooth discoloration has many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, […]

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  • Check Out Your Kids’ Backpacks

    by Dr. Tina Gottlieb   Picture yourself carrying a 15 or 20-pound bag of garden soil on your shoulders. How would your shoulders look – hunched forward? Would your head be facing down to help support the weight of the load? Now picture your kids when they head out the door to school. Are their […]

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  • Alternatives to Treating Joint Pain and Arthritis

    by Erik Lundquist   One of the most common reasons that patients present to my office is for joint pain or arthritis. Injuries often keep us from exercising and participating in sports. Other patients come in complaining of degenerative changes such as osteoarthritis. Most of these symptoms and conditions are treated with over-the-counter pain medicines. […]

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  • Know Your Medicare Rights

    by David Sayen As a person with Medicare, you have certain rights and protections. You have rights whether you’re enrolled in Original Medicare – in which you can choose any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare – or Medicare Advantage, in which you get care within a network of health care providers. Such networks are […]

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  • Optimizing Comfort with Hospice Care

    by Crystal J. Smith   In my experience as a hospice nurse, I have taken care of many patients that are in pain. When you mention that their doctor wants to start them on morphine, more often than not the patient or family are hesitant at first due to the stigma associated with the drug. […]

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  • 4 Top Tips for Women

    By Tina Gottlieb, D.C.   Your purse. If you’re like most women, your purse is far too heavy and carrying it around can cause repeated damage to your spine. Here’s an easy solution: Store items that you need only occasionally in a second purse that you keep in your car or trunk. Avoid using a […]

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  • 8 Easy Steps to an Organic Garden

    by Mike Ohrberg, Director of Restores         If you’re interested in protecting your health and the environment from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, an organic garden is just what you need. Luckily, there’s a way to grow your own delicious, fresh produce, while having fun and learning at the same time. Here are 8 easy steps […]

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  • Avoiding Heat Injuries

    by Officer John Thomas             Summer is upon us here in beautiful Temecula Valley. The kids are out of school and it’s time to have fun. Summer time can be a great time of the year but we must continue to think about safety. Temperatures in the Temecula Valley can reach in excess of 100 […]

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  • What You Should Know About High Blood Pressure

    by Dr.Dennis Petersen   High blood pressure, also known as hypertension occurs when the force of blood against your artery walls is so strong that it causes health problems. There are a variety of different measures that individuals can take to prevent themselves from getting high blood pressure.  Mayo Clinic experts recommend these ten ways to […]

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  • The Mission of a Hospice Nurse

    by Crystal J. Smith             Hospice is not a word to be feared but a word that brings service, comfort, understanding and education to people with life limiting illnesses. Our goal is to provide holistic care to patients and families in any setting. Since most patients choose to be at home rather than in a […]

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  • Medicare and Mental Health

    by David Sayen   Mental health problems like depression and anxiety can affect anyone at any age. If you think you have a mental health condition, Medicare may be able to help.   Mental-health symptoms include feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness; a lack of energy; and difficulty concentrating or sleeping. You may lose interest […]

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  • Your Health Matters

    by Leslee B. Cochrane, M.D. The average life expectancy in the US for 2011 was 78.37 years; which is not bad compared to an estimated 40 years when our nation was born. But alas, there are no free lunches and living longer comes with strings attached. One of those “strings” is the ever increasing cost […]

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  • City to Present Autism Seminar

    The City of Temecula, in cooperation with the Roripaugh family foundation and Friends of the Temecula Libraries, will be providing a very important seminar entitled “Early Identification and Intervention: Best Practices in Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Event will feature respected specialist Dr. Christina Corsello, Clinical Director of the Autism Discovery Institute at Rady Children’s Hospital San […]

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  • The Promise of Hospice – Part 2 of 2

    presented by Adam J. Sparks   What Hospice Does Hospice will evaluate the ill person’s medical condition, making note of symptoms, pain, and suffering. The person’s wishes about death are taken into consideration with a document called an advance directive or living will.   Hospice also will evaluate the spiritual status of the ill person and […]

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  • Protecting Your Skin From the Summer Sun

    by Dr. Bjorn Nordstrom   With the arrival of summer comes the thoughts and sounds of children playing outside, hours spent by the pool and trips to the beach. Summer brings the smell of barbeques, corn on the cob and sunscreen.   The sun can cause sunburns through its harmful ultraviolet rays. Even more important […]

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  • Book Review: 21 Days to Change Your Body (and Your Life)

    You find yourself sitting there, a box of cookies in your lap, an empty bag of chips at your feet, a gallon of ice cream half gone. And you wonder, “What happened to my desire to lose weight? What happened to me?” If you’ve ever found yourself in that situation and asked yourself those questions, […]

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  • Laughter IS the Best Medicine

    Comedy Club in Murrieta Helps You “Laugh Your Ace Off” By Helen M. Ryan Sit back in a loveseat rocker, put your feet up, and just have a laugh. Comedy has arrived in Murrieta, and fun times await you. The droves of people who show up at Aces Comedy Club in Murrieta show a need […]

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  • The Promise Hospice Brings – Part 1 of 2

    presented by Adam J. Sparks Not everyone wants to die, but we all do at some point. The question is not whether you want to die, but how you want to die. If you care for someone with a grave illness, or if you care for an older adult relative, hospice care affects you, your […]

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  • Carey Poindexter Fights for Clean Air

    13 year old, Carey Poindexter takes on Southern California by taking the lead as Junior Ambassador for the American Lung Association. Carey has had severe chronic asthma since birth. He has had 26 hospitalizations and numerous visits to the hospitals and emergency rooms. He has been in intensive care 4 times, 4 surgeries and intubated […]

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  • Is Texting Damaging Your Neck?

    by Tina M. Gottlieb, D.C.   Everybody’s doing it. Texting, playing cell phone or video games, using an iPad for long periods of time … does any of this sound like you or your kids? Tilting your head down for activities like these is all too common in today’s world, but do you know that […]

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  • Your Health Matters

    by Leslee B. Cochrane, MD.   Warren Buffett is the only person I know of who actually gets excited about the prospect of paying more in taxes. In case you are looking for ways to lower your tax bill, here are some health care related deductions that may come in handy this year. It is […]

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  • Dazed and Confused?

    by Steve Amante If Led Zeppelin were recording that song today it’s possible they would be singing about turning 65 and starting Medicare. People usually tell us that they are confused and overwhelmed as they sort through the tons of information they receive on Medicare.     Beginning January 1, 2011 approximately 7000 Baby Boomers will turn […]

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  • Educational Seminars

    Educational Seminar: The Latest in Breast Cancer Thursday, April 5th at 6:00 pm.   Please join us at Michelle’s Place to hear Dr. Amy Bremner MD who specializes in Oncoplastic breast surgery techniques and uses a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of breast cancer.  She will be discussing breast disease, current research trials, new imaging […]

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  • Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder

    by Dr. Kelly Boyatt   When I was pregnant with my third child we decided to keep the gender a surprise. At the moment of delivery as my OB announced it was a boy, I had a fleeting instant of panic, “Oh no, now we have to worry about autism.” As a family physician who […]

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  • Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

    by David Sayen   Heart disease and stroke have reached epidemic levels in our country. Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans; stroke is the fourth leading killer. One of every three deaths in this county is caused by cardiovascular disease.   That’s why Medicare is helping to lead the Million Hearts campaign, a […]

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  • Walkers “Join the Movement®” to Create a World Free of MS

    The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter will hold their annual Walk MS for Southwest Riverside County on April 28th at Town Square Park, Murrieta.   More than 700 walkers are expected to come out and help raise the goal of $54,000. Funds raised will support direct services for the more […]

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  • Your HealthMatters

    by Leslee B. Cochrane, MD.   We are nearing that time of year that many dread and no, I am not talking about tax time. On Sunday March 11th we will “spring forward” into daylight savings time. Although I really enjoy having an extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day to take […]

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  • Slow Food Temecula Valley Receives Proclamation

    The City of Temecula is honoring Slow Food Temecula Valley with a proclamation for their School Garden program. Proclamation was accepted by the President of Slow Food Temecula Valley, Leah Di Bernardo (local Business Owner and celebrated Chef). The ceremony took place January 24th at 6 PM with well known food activist Alice Waters attending […]

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  • Medicare Now Covers Screening and Counseling for Obesity

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Medicare is adding coverage for preventive services to reduce obesity.  This adds to Medicare’s existing portfolio of preventive services that are now available without cost sharing under the Affordable Care Act.  It complements the Million Hearts initiative led jointly by CMS and the Centers […]

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  • Hookah Is Not a Safe Alternative to Cigarettes

    by Officer John Thomas   There is a new trend among youth (age 18-24) looking for a new social activity. It is called Hookah. A hookah is a water pipe used to smoke materials including tobacco and dried fruit. Water pipes have been used throughout the Middle East, India and Asia for centuries. According to […]

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  • Choosing Your Fruits & Vegetables

    Learn how to eat healthy, simple and in season. Find out what to look for and how to use it presented by Tina Barnes, owner of Crows Pass Farm. The farm offers fresh fruits and vegetables at the Temecula Farmers Market and daily fruit stand. Tina will be giving away some of Crows Pass Farm’s […]

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  • Optimizing Your Athletic Performance

    by Dr. Erik Lundquist   We all want to get the upper edge on our competition so that we can outperform and dominate to victory. There are three components that I recommend when counseling patients regarding improving their performance: Optimal Nutrition Adequate recovery Reduce toxin exposure   Optimal Nutrition: In order for our body to […]

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  • Headache Relief

    by Tina M. Gottlieb, D.C.   Headache pain is one of the top 10 reasons cited for an outpatient medical visit. In fact, 38% of adult Americans experience episodic, tension-type headaches and as many as 25 million Americans suffer from migraines.   Each year, it is estimated that time lost from work due to headaches […]

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  • Your Health Matters

    by Leslee B. Cochrane, M.D.   What good does it do to make a New Year’s resolution if you don’t keep it? Statistics show that about 45% of people set New Year’s resolutions regarding something they would like to change about themselves. I am sure you are not surprised to hear that by the end […]

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  • What Type of Exercise Is Best for Weight Loss?

    I used to be an avid weight lifter and hated anything cardiovascular. I would run, sure, but despised every minute of it. Sometimes I would ride my bike to school but only out of necessity because I didn’t want to take the bus. For the thrill of it, the power of it, the invincibility of […]

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  • Medicare – When You Are Hospitalized

    by David Sayen   One of Medicare’s most important benefits is helping to cover your expenses if you need to be hospitalized. But what exactly is covered, and how much do you pay? Medicare helps cover certain medical services and supplies in hospitals. To get the full range of benefits, you must have both Medicare […]

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  • Five New Year’s Resolutions That Can Change Your Life

    Keeping your New Year’s resolutions throughout the year is easier when you get support. The American Cancer Society – which provides free services and is creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays – offers many free resources to help Californians attain their New Year’s goals and change their life. Quit Smoking – People […]

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  • October is Breast Cancer & Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Join Michelle’s Place and Safe Alternatives for Everyone on October 9, 2011 from 10:00am-2:00pm at Murrieta Town Square Park (located next to the Murrieta Police Station) for a day to Inspire! Bring the family to this FREE event where there will be fun family activities, booths, kid’s Zumba & a 90 minute Zumbathon with professional […]

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  • New Options for Breast Reconstruction

    by Dr. Ivan Turpin   Over the last 100 years, the treatment of breast cancer has made tremendous strides, with mastectomy or lumpectomy now being a common occurrence. Consequently, there has been a parallel rise in reconstructive surgery.  In the early days, the reconstructed breast was little more than a poorly shaped mound of tissue. […]

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  • Healthcare Fraud Hurts Us All

    by David Sayen   People talk a lot these days about the rising cost of healthcare. How much of a role does fraud play in this?  A significant one, unfortunately. The fact is that criminals steal billions of dollars each year from Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This is taxpayer money […]

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  • Michael I. Neil Elected President of FDCC

    Neil Dymott proudly congratulates Michael I. Neil, on his election as 2011-2012 President of the prestigious Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).  Mr. Neil has served on the Board of Directors of FDCC since 2007.  The FDCC announced its 2011-2012 Executive Officers and Board of Directors at its 2011 Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. […]

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  • Well Women Network Sponsors Health & Wealth Series

    This summer’s health & wealth education series will be held every Saturday in August from 10 am – noon at the Michelle’s Place, 27645 Jefferson Ave., Suite 117, Temecula.   Classes fill up fast so call today to reserve your seat.  These events have a strict RSVP policy due to information packet’s and food.  We […]

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  • Lions Clubs Sponsoring Free Vision Screening

    The Lions Clubs in the area are sponsoring a free vision screening using recycled eyeglasses on Saturday, August 13th from 8 am – 3pm at the Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium.   For more information, contact Lion John at (951) 677-8548.  

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  • Health Insurance for People Who Can’t Get It

    by David Sayen   If you’ve been turned down for health insurance because of a pre-existing condition, or offered coverage only at an unaffordable price, you may have another option: California’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan. The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, or PCIP, is available to children and adults who’ve been locked out of the health […]

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  • Computer Eye Strain: 8 Steps for Relief

    by Jonathan Geller, O.D.   For those of us using computers extensively at work, computer eye strain has become a major source of fatigue, headaches, eye discomfort and even pain.  Studies show that “Computer Vision Syndrome” occurs in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers.   Here are 8 easy steps you can take to […]

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  • Children Drown Without a Sound

    Drowning is a quiet event. There is no splashing, no screaming and no noise at all.  Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional or accidental injury related death to children ages 1-4 years in Riverside County.  A submerged child loses consciousness in less than one (1) minute (the time it takes to answer the phone) […]

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  • Heads Up – Be Careful of Heading a Soccer Ball

    by Tina M. Gottlieb, D.C.   “Heading” (hitting the ball with your head) in soccer has recently come under a lot of scrutiny. The studies are early, but the results lead to definite concern over those who choose to head the ball in soccer. The evidence is showing that repetitive striking of the head can […]

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  • Ladies, Do Your Eyes Burn or Feel Gritty? – Part 2 of 2

    by Dr. Jonathan Geller So what can be done to bring your eyes back to comfort?  Artificial tears are the mainstay of therapy but while they do add lubrication to the surface of your eye, they also have limitations.  While some users find them effective for four to six hours, others feel these drops are […]

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  • Southwest Healthcare Announces Expansions

    It’s been years in the making, and it’s finally here.  Southwest Healthcare System’s Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar along with Rancho Springs Medical Center just 5 miles south in Murrieta recently opened new and expanded facilities. Inland Valley’s new 37 million dollar expanded Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Department (ED) feature a total […]

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  • Ladies, Do Your Eyes Burn or Feel Gritty? Part 1 of 2

    by Dr. Jonathan Geller   Do your eyes feel gritty, scratchy or get red as the day wears on?  Do you experience burning or are your contact lenses uncomfortable by the end of the day?  If so, you may be experiencing “Dry Eye Syndrome”.   Many people, especially woman, do not produce enough tear lubrication […]

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  • Feel Good, Look Good… You Deserve It.

    by Leann Sumner   Consider all you do for your family, friends and business every month.  Now,  picture giving yourself just 120 minutes to relax, rejuvenate and re-connect with yourself in a soothing atmosphere, emerging better able to take on all the tasks of the next 30 days. Let’s face it.  Your busy life is […]

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  • The Beauty (and Power) of Sore Muscles

    There are times, a day or so after a really hard workout, when I really do feel like saying, “Help, I’m alive!” Because a) I need help to get out of bed or even just sit and b) I feel alive. Sometimes, though, after a killer session with – say – kettlebells, I wish I […]

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  • Rancho Springs Women’s Center Delivers 1st Baby

    At 3:55 p.m. PST on Tuesday, March 8, Suzuana Ramirez of Murrieta gave birth to her first child in the new Women’s Center at Rancho Springs Medical Center.  The 7lb, 12oz baby girl, Isabella Sparks, was welcomed by a total of ten family members, including the proud father, Darold Sparks.  The spacious labor and delivery […]

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  • Hospice of the Valleys Celebrates the Contributions

    National Volunteer Week is April 10 through 16 and Hospice of the Valleys is honoring its hospice volunteers who provide support, companionship and hope to those facing a life-limiting illness. “Hospice volunteers play an indispensable role in enabling Hospice of the Valleys to offer the best care possible for patients living with life-limiting illness, their […]

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  • Hemet Hospice to Present Health/Vendor Fair

    Hemet Hospice/Community Hospice Services & Ramona VNA & Hospice are proud to present an Alzheimer’s Health & Vendor Fair and viewing of the HBO Documentary Series on the Alzheimer’s Project.   The Memory Loss Tapes & the Alzheimer’s Fair will be held on April 7th from 10 am until 2 pm at the Seventh Day Adventist […]

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  • Fallout from Fukushima

    by Lisa Musick   Various levels of miscommunication regarding the radioactive fallout from Japan’s twin assaults last month prompted me to write about what I understand: radiation.  Having worked as an X-ray technologist for over sixteen years, I learned about the electromagnetic spectrum and radiation at its varied wavelengths.  Although so-called medical X-radiation is different […]

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  • Fraud Causes Healthcare Costs to Rise

    by David Sayen   Each year criminals steal billions of dollars from government and private health insurance programs. Fraud takes money away from seniors and taxpayers, and drives up healthcare costs for all of us. That’s just unacceptable.   What’s the U.S. government doing about it? The Obama Administration has a zero-tolerance policy toward health […]

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  • My “A-Ha” Moment: Finding The (Th)inner “Me” I Had Lost

    By Helen M. Ryan Air under my feet. Levitating. Higher. Higher still. Faster. Sweat pouring. The sound of my own raspy breath filling my ears. Heart pounding, thighs screaming. Tears welling up in my eyes, easily mistaken for sweat. Not tears of pain, agony, or defeat, but joy. Joy tinged with sadness…at my “a-ha moment.” […]

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  • Loma Linda University Medical Center Celebrates Grand Opening

    Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta recently celebrated its Grand Opening.   The event was attended by more than 10,000 members from the community who were eager to see the new hospital before it opens in March.   During the special dedication ceremony, Bruce Christian, CEO of LLUMC-Murrieta, and Ruthita Fike, CEO of LLUMC spoke with excitement […]

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  • Springtime Buzz

    by Lisa Musick   As honeybees buzz from blossom to flower and back to the hive, they create some of the most powerful ingredients available in nature. Royal jelly, so named as the white gelatinous substance synthesized by nurse bees, it is fed to the queen larvae making her fertile to support the growing bee […]

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  • Southwest Healthcare Announces Approval of New Facilities

    Southwest Healthcare System received notification on February 11, 2011 from The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Licensing and Certification Program of its approval to use the expanded facilities at both the Rancho Springs and Inland Valley campuses effective February 14, 2011.   Access to the new facilities will be provided through a phased approach.  The […]

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  • Long Awaited Hospital Openings Become A Reality

    by Arthur A. Visintin February was a good month for healthcare in the Temecula Valley. In addition to the anticipated opening of the Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta, Southwest Healthcare System received notification from the California Department of Health Services (CDPH) Licensing and Certification Program approving the use of the expanded facilities at […]

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  • A Woman Says, “I Love My Thighs”

    by Helen M. Ryan Yes, that’s correct. You actually heard a woman say that she loves her thighs. My thighs are not particularly attractive: They are neither long nor thin nor tan. In fact, they are kind of short, bulky and pale. So why do I love them? Through literally thick and thin, my legs […]

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  • Banish Blemishes, Fight Fine Lines and Get Your Skin Glowing Again…

    by Leann Sumner   You’ve noticed the fine lines around your eyes and your skin doesn’t glow like it used to, so you’ve finally decided it’s time to look for anti-aging skin care products, and then one morning you wake up to find blemishes on your face.  And you haven’t broken out since high school.  […]

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  • What’s New In Medicare For 2011?

    There are a number of improvements to Medicare this year, thanks to the new Affordable Care Act.   One big change is that people with Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program, will see a 50 percent discount on prescription drugs if they’re in the so-called donut hole.   The donut hole is the point […]

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  • Rhodiola Rosea: Stress and Fatigue Reducer

    by Lisa Musick   Found in the Siberian steppes of the Tian Shan mountain range, an adaptogenic herb called Rhodiola rosea (sometimes called Arctic root or golden root) grows wild in its native habitat.  Although the leaves reveal a homogeneous green, it is the fragrant substratum of the species that is used medicinally. Uncovered only […]

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  • Experience Relaxation & Beautification at Murrieta Day Spa

    At Murrieta Day Spa & Hair Studio we care about the way you look and feel. Our award winning relaxation destination is famous for our specialty massages, signature facials, pedicures and manicures that are the best in the valley. Guests enjoy our full service hair studio, make-up station, dry sauna, outdoor heated mineral pool, and […]

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  • Holistic Chamber of Commerce Opens in Temecula

    They’re popping up across the US.  Arizona has one. New England too. Let’s not forget Dallas, Los Angeles, Nevada and Washington State. And,  now Southwest Riverside County has the first of its kind right here in Temecula. The Holistic Chamber of Commerce Temecula-Murrieta opened its doors January 3rd by its Founder and Executive Director, Diane […]

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  • Medicare Medical Equipment Program Changes for 2011

    If you or a loved one is on Medicare and needs certain medical equipment and supplies, such as oxygen or a standard power wheelchair, you should know about a new Medicare program, called the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program, that is coming to your community. The program will save […]

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  • Make Rejuvenation Your New Year’s Resolution

    by Leann Sumner    So you made it through the holidays.  As you start to settle back into your old routine, consider the long term benefits of adopting a new routine this year – one that rejuvenates your mind, your body and your face.  The long term benefits of regular massage therapy and facials go […]

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  • Twenty Eleven: Another Year Older?

    by Lisa Musick   What is aging? In today’s world, the aging process is targeted as wrinkles, excess weight, stiff joints, and cellular degeneration. But, from a wellness perspective, aging simply represents the length of one’s life. Interesting enough, its root word means vital force, youth, and, more remotely, eternity.  As time moves “clock-wise”, age […]

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  • Health Care Reform Update

    by David Reese   The recent shift in Congress may very well have doomed the roll out of all the parts of the sweeping health care reform. While Republicans are looking for ways to dismantle the new monolithic bureaucracy, parts have rolled out and are worth a look: Tax credits for businesses offering benefits:  Ask […]

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  • How a Spinning Class Changed My Life

    By Helen M. Ryan  Seven year ago, while still carrying around an extra 50 pounds (I lost 80 pounds total), I first stepped foot into a Spinning® studio. I don’t know what possessed me to try it. I’d only been mildly exercising for two months and wasn’t in any kind of shape. However, some invisible […]

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  • Caring For Your Body in 2011

    by Tina M. Gottlieb, D.C.   When it comes to caring for your body and overall wellbeing, prevention and maintenance are your two best allies.  Paying attention to these priorities not only benefit your health, it also is less expensive than waiting until something goes wrong and resorting to the “patch and fix option.” I’ve […]

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  • The Rise of Medical Identity Theft

    by N. Nedim Halicioglu At the recent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Summit West in San Francisco, Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) officials told attendees to expect new HIPAA rules to be finalized in the coming months.  They also, once again, focused on the importance of encrypting electronic patient […]

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  • Prepare for the Holidays with Affordable Relief from Holiday Stress

    by Leann Sumner   Don’t forget to take care of yourself as you prepare for the holiday season.  We all know how stressful this time of year can be, but if you carve out just an hour for a stress-relieving massage, you’ll find yourself better prepared to enjoy the season.  So treat yourself to a relaxing […]

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  • Shop for Medicare Drug and Health Plans

    Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from November 15 until December 31. by David Sayen, Medicare Regional Administrator for California Every year, the Medicare Open Enrollment Period gives Medicare beneficiaries a chance to evaluate their current plans and see what other options might be out there to serve their needs, especially if their health status has […]

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  • Recognizing the Signs of Hearing Loss

    by Don Tucker   Many of us don’t notice the early signs of hearing loss because we slowly adjust to the change. By the time we realize what’s happening, we may have already lost the full appreciation of sounds and music we once enjoyed.   Common Signs:  The first step in treating hearing loss is […]

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  • Grassfed is Best

    by Lisa Musick Have you ever wondered, as I have, why it seems there is more cancer diagnosed today than years ago, in spite of people being more health conscious?  Studies have shown that part of the answer lies in not so much how much we eat, but what we eat. Specifically, I would like […]

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  • Healthcare Reform: What the New Legislation Means for Employers

    by  Vikita Poindexter, SPHR After months of wrangling in Washington, President Obama has signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act- arguably the most far reached piece of social legislation passed in the last several decades.  Now, employers around the county are scrambling to figure out what the upcoming changes mean for them and their […]

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  • Physical Warning Signs of Anger

    By Don Stechdaub Research shows that every person who acts in anger does not feel the same way.  One type of person has no feeling or concern about the person they are attacking and do not care about the harm they do to others. This type is in the minority. The second type is much […]

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  • Michelle’s Place Speaker is OASIS Founder

    On Thursday, November 18th from 7pm – 8:30pm, Robin Maupin, founder of OASIS (Ovarian Awareness Support Involvement & Survivorship) will be discussing facts about ovarian cancer such as rate of incidence, those at risk, lowering risk, early detection, symptoms and what to do when you are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Robin is a 12 year […]

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  • Hearing Loss – Helping Your Loved Ones

    Part 2 of 2 by Don Tucker No one looks forward to dealing with hearing loss.  Detected early enough, however, hearing loss can be treated. Since a hearing problem will get worse over time, it is crucial that he or she gets help as quickly as possible.  Of course, it’s not always easy to convince […]

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  • Relief for Your Entire Body

    by Leann Sumner You may know massage is a great way to relax, but if you think massage is a luxury (and one you can’t afford) think again!  Here are just six of the many ways regular massage relieves pain and increases health. Relieve Headaches -Trigger point massage, applying direct pressure on knots and tender […]

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  • Hearing Loss – Helping Your Loved Ones – Part 1 of 2

    by Don Tucker  Seeing a spouse or loved one suffer with hearing loss can be frustrating and heartbreaking.  And, if it seems to you that they are avoiding the problem, you’re probably correct.  About 32 million Americans today experience hearing loss, and nearly 80% of them do not seek help. (by comparison, imagine if 80% […]

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  • Get Your Pink Out and Let’s Talk Breast Cancer

    by Kim Goodnough   How much do you know? I don’t want to bore you with a lot of statistics.  Just know that it’s the 2nd leading cause of death in women.  And, that if caught early, it’s 98% curable. Those two facts alone should lead you to want to know more about how to protect […]

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  • Need a Doctor? Use your Noggin.

    by Art Visintin After 20 years working in the health insurance field, Murrieta’s Steve Amante believed he saw a major flaw in the way people handled their health care. So, in 2007, Amante, then CEO of a health and lifecare provider, left his job and partnered with a friend to found NogWorld LLC. Their first […]

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  • Reality Rally Launches Website for Upcoming Race

    Reality Rally has officially unveiled its web site at www.realityrallly.com where everyone can get the latest information on the upcoming reality star studded event that will be bringing Temecula Valley into the spotlight in April 2011.  Find out about the over 80 reality stars who will be participating, how you can register your team and […]

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  • What is Palliative Care?

    by Dr. Lawrence Boggeln Palliative care focuses on easing symptoms, is patient- centered, and is life-affirming for anyone living with progressive, chronic, or life-threatening illness. Whether a person is young, elderly, seeking curative care, or at the end of their life, palliative care is appropriate for them. Palliative care combines medical and psychosocial therapies to […]

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  • The Avocado as a Functional Food

    by Lisa Musick We live just north of the Avocado Capital of the World — Fallbrook!  There’s a festival to celebrate it, a highway named for it and a myriad of recipes to celebrate its diversity. Now, to add to the list of impressive characteristics, the California Avocado Commission has endorsed the avocado as a […]

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  • New Program Will Save Money for Medicare and Consumers

    If you need certain medical equipment and supplies, such as oxygen or a power wheelchair, you should know about a new Medicare program in your community that will save you money on certain medical equipment and supplies as long as you get them from a Medicare contract supplier. The program also ensures that you will […]

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  • Hospice of the Valleys Offers Volunteer Training

    Gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the hospice philosophy and concept of care.  Hospice always has the need for volunteers in patient care, bereavement, office, sewing projects, and fundraising.  The community is invited to attend to gain knowledge about hospice services without committing to volunteer.   (Training course includes all 4 days.)  

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  • Get a Massage for a Great Cause

    Massage Envy® Hosts Massage for the Cure Benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Relax and support a great cause at the same time.  On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Massage Envy hosts Massage for the Cure, a nationwide event in which Massage Envy teams up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help win […]

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  • Hospice of the Valleys

    Hospice of the Valleys (Dr. Laurence Boggeln, Medical Director, Terry Azkoul, Executive Director, and Susan Cordts, RN Liaison) had the privilege of touring the new Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta (LLUMC-Murrieta). In a rare opportunity, Dr. John Piconi, Chairman of the Board, was there as our distinguished tour guide. As we walked through […]

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  • Magnesium: A Mineral Superstar

    by Lisa Musick Many of you recognize magnesium as a dietary supplement.  You see it mostly associated with its public relations complement, calcium.  But did you know that magnesium is essential in activating over 300 different enzyme systems critical to life, more than any other dietary mineral?  Let’s take a look at just a few.  […]

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  • Backpacks and the Health of Your Child

    by Dr. Tina Gottlieb Picture your kids when they bound in the door after school. Notice their posture. Are their shoulders hunched forward and their heads facing down to support the weight of their backpacks? If so, have any of your children complained of back pain? Studies link heavy backpacks to poor posture and back […]

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  • Southwest Healthcare Welcomes New Board Members

    Southwest Healthcare System announced new board members  to their Board of Governors as part of the system’s continuing effort to improve the quality of care it provides patients at its two hospitals in Southwest Riverside County. The board will oversee operations at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta. […]

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  • Two Ways To Rejuvenate This Summer

    The advantages of massage therapy and facials go far beyond just relaxing the mind and body. These time-honored treatments not only relieve stress and treat physical conditions, they also provide physiological and psychological benefits. Massage Envy Spa has partnered with Dr. Howard Murad to provide customized Murad healthy skin facials at affordable rates.  The professional, […]

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  • The Zumba Fitness Dance Craze

    Thumping your way to an infectious Latin American beat, you sweat, shimmy and shake through a calorie-burning, heart-racing dance movement.  You could be in Jamaica but, in fact, you’re in one of the many workout studios somewhere in the Valley.  It’s Zumba, the fitness dance craze that has taken the United States by storm.  Zumba […]

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  • Finding Headache Relief

    Headache pain is one of the top 10 reasons cited for an outpatient medical visit. In fact, 38% of adult Americans experience episodic, tension-type headaches and as many as 25 million Americans suffer from migraines. Each year, it is estimated that time lost from work due to headache costs the nation up to $17 billion […]

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  • Cool Centers, Weather Advisories Now Available

    Riverside County has launched its summer weather advisories opened cool centers.  Cool centers throughout the county will open when temperatures are expected to be over 100 degrees for at least three consecutive days. The centers offer a safe, air-conditioned place for residents to escape the high temperatures expected from June through October. The opening of […]

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  • Sun Smarts: Stay Safe in the Sun This Summer

    Ah, summer – the days are longer and warmer, which means you have more time to get outside and do the activities you enjoy. Spending time outdoors is part of an active, healthy life. However, as anyone who has ever had a sunburn knows, too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays is dangerous. […]

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  • S.W. Healthcare Welcomes New CEO

    Southwest Healthcare System’s hospitals, Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta and Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar have a new CEO.  Ken Rivers’ background includes more than 23 years of executive healthcare administration. Prior to joining Southwest, Mr. Rivers served as the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director at Corona Regional Medical Center in Corona, California. A […]

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  • Murrieta Chamber Gears Up for Golf Tournament

    The Murrieta Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for its 20th Annual Golf Classic to be held on August 20th at SCGA Golf Course. The Tournament begins with an 8:00 a.m. checking and 9:00 a.m. shotgun start.  At 4:00 p.m. there will be a banquet and awards presentation. Format is a four-person scramble and is […]

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  • Reduce Your Risk and Find Breast Cancer Early

     Researchers have known for some time that being overweight puts people at an increased risk of certain types of cancer. A recent report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) shows just how great that risk is. The report, which looked at the relationship between cancer and risk factors such as poor diet, lack […]

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  • Affordable Relief from Chronic Conditions

    You may be surprised to learn that regular massage is an important part of the treatment plan for many chronic conditions, and even speeds healing after surgery.  Here are just six of the many ways massage can benefit you or someone you know. Curb Carpal Tunnel – Carpal tunnel is a painful condition in which […]

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  • Do You Practice Health Care or Sickness Care?

    By Tina M. Gottlieb, D.C. In this country we talk a lot about health care. If you think about it, most people don’t practice health care. Instead, they practice sickness care by going to the doctor only when they have symptoms or when symptoms are so severe they can’t stand them anymore. The problem is […]

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  • United Way Co-Chairs Ready for Fall Campaign

    Joan Sparkman, Vice President of First Citizens Bank in Murrieta, and Andy Melendrez, Ward 2 Councilman for the City of Riverside, have signed onto the 2010-11 Annual United Way of the Inland Valleys (UWIV) Campaign as Co-Chairs. Ms. Sparkman and Mr. Melendrez will be heading up the team of locally recruited volunteers who will work […]

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  • Head to Toe Pain Relief

    by Leann Sumner You may know massage is a great way to relax, but if you think massage is a luxury (and one you can’t afford) think again!  Here are just six of the many ways regular massage relieves pain and increases health. Relieve Headaches -Trigger point massage, applying direct pressure on knots and tender […]

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  • Fibromyalgia and Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

    by Tina M. Gottlieb, D.C.                  What Is Fibromyalgia? – Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition in which the patient suffers from pain and tenderness over a great deal of the body.  Fibromyalgia sufferers may also experience fatigue, difficulty sleeping, stiffness, and other symptoms.  Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose, however, it is generally accepted that the tenderness […]

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  • Conjunctivitis

    by Ryan Miller, O.D. “Pink eye,” the common name for conjunctivitis, is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the outer, normally clear covering of the sclera (the white part of the eye). The eye appears pink when you have conjunctivitis because the blood vessels of the conjunctiva are dilated. Pink eye […]

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  • Burn It or Wear It

    by Lisa Musick And I’m not talking about that outdated jacket with shoulder pads from the eighties… If you want to boost your metabolism without taking pills that might have some unwanted side effects, there is a way.  Changing your lifestyle eating habits can be accomplished with a variety of spices from your local organic […]

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  • One Woman’s Promise

    by Jann Gentry In 1982, Nancy Brinker made a promise to her dying sister, Suzy G. Komen, to end breast cancer forever.  Within only a few years, Nancy was making headway and engaging national corporations along with grassroots volunteers to help her raise money to fund research, raise awareness, and advocate for women’s health.  Susan […]

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  • Michelle’s Place Welcomes Dalmacio, NP-C to Executive Board

    Michelle’s Place, breast cancer resource center is happy to welcome Maria to the Michelle’s Place Executive Board. Maria has over 25 years of experience as a Nurse and Nurse Practitioner and works for Breast Link of Temecula Valley with Dr. John West and Dr. Helen Mabry. Breastlink’s mission is to provide breast care and cancer […]

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  • Treatment of Post-Mastectomy Lymphedema (Part 2 of 2)

    The diagnosis of lymphedema in an arm that has had lymph nodes removed or has undergone radiation therapy is entertained when a girth difference of the arm greater than 2 cm or a volume difference of greater than 200 mL occurs. Once lymphedema is diagnosed, treatment is mandatory since, left untreated, it will slowly progress, […]

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  • Massage Therapy Relieves Headaches

    Massage Envy has great news for the millions of people who suffer from tension headaches and migraines. Studies show that regular massage offers much needed relief, and can even eliminate the need for pain medication. Local resident, Lezle Ferguson, is a shining example of the benefits of therapeutic massage. Lezle suffered from chronic migraine headaches. […]

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  • Prevention of Post Mastectomy Lymphedema—Part 1 of 2

    Advances in screening and treatment have led to a significant increase in breast cancer survival, but my experience and studies show that a survivor’s long-term sequelae from treatment have a major impact on the quality of his or her life. One sequela is arm lymphedema, a condition in which a protein-enriched fluid is unable to […]

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  • Relax and Improve Your Health at Massage Envy

    Most of us know that massage therapy alleviates stress, but when you consider the fact that experts estimate 80 to 90 percent of disease is stress related, alleviating stress becomes essential to our health. Research shows that regular massage therapy boosts the body’s immune system, which is weakened by stress. In addition to decreasing anxiety […]

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  • Recent Advances in Screening Methods for Oral Cancer

    Early detection of oral cancer is paramount to successful treatment. The American Cancer Society estimates a 5.5% increase in new cases of oral cancer. Recent breakthroughs in screening methods have eclipsed previous methods. Historically, screenings were performed by having a dental professional visually exam the entire mouth to detect any lesions that appear abnormally red […]

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  • Massage Envy® Hosts Massage for the Cure

    Relax and support a great cause at the same time. On Tuesday, September 15, 2009, Massage Envy hosts Massage for the Cure, a nationwide event in which Massage Envy teams up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to help win the fight against breast cancer. During this one-day event, all 590 Massage Envy clinics […]

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  • ACS Class Helps Cancer Patients Manage Treatment Side Effects

    The American Cancer Society offers a series of free monthly “I Can Cope” teleconference classes for cancer patients and caregivers. The next session will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, and will cover the topic, “Relieving Cancer Pain.” Participants can call in by phone from the privacy of their home […]

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  • Hair–Q and A

    Hello there. Back again as promised. During the summer months I get a lot of complaints about dry, damaged hair. Given our weather here, a lot of you have been hoppin’ in the pool to stay cool – I know cause I’m one of you. But that takes a real toll on the condition of […]

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  • Heat warning issued for Riverside County

    A heat warning for all of Riverside County with the exception of the Temecula and Corona areas will start on July 20 and all cool centers will be open during the weekdays.Individuals susceptible to heat, such as the elderly, families with young children are encouraged to visit a cool center during extended periods of high-heat […]

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  • Combining Science with Therapy to Curb the Epidemic of Opiate Addiction (Part 1 of 2)

    Just like Tamiflu, and other anti-viral agents, have proven a God-send for those afflicted with variants of flu, opiate addiction has the promise of a new, effective medication as well.After twenty two years of treating various types of addictive disorders, I always cringed when our new patient was going to require detoxification and treatment for […]

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  • Lowering Your Blood Pressure as Easy as Watching What You Eat

    According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about two-thirds of people over the age of 65 have high blood pressure. What’s more, they report that if you haven’t had it by the time you reach age 55, there is a 90 percent chance you will end up with it during your lifetime. It is […]

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  • S.A.F.E. Welcomes New Board of Directors

    Safe Alternatives for Everyone welcomes Chief Andre O’Harra, Diane Bainbridge and Ken Perez to our newest Board of Directors. TPD Chief of Police Andre O’Harra, Riverside Sheriff – A 20-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, O’Harra started his career as a deputy assigned to the jail in Riverside. O’Harra was a lieutenant at Temecula Police […]

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  • K. Alexander Dastgheib, M.D. Welcomed by LoBue Laser Centers

    LoBue Laser and Eye Medical Centers, Inc., now celebrating its 21st year of service to the Temecula Valley community, welcomes the highly experienced K. Alexander Dastgheib, M.D., to its practice. K. Alexander Dastgheib, M.D. (which is pronounced DAST-gabe), is a board-certified and fellowship-trained eye surgeon. After graduating from high school in London, he spent 18 […]

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  • Do You Practice Health Care or Sickness Care?

    In this country we talk a lot about health care. If you think about it, most people don’t practice health care. The majority practice sickness care. Only going to the doctor when they have symptoms, or in some cases symptoms they can’t stand anymore. The problem with that is that many diseases can be asymptomatic […]

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  • Cataracts

    Your eye works a lot like a camera. Light rays focus through your lens onto the retina, a layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye. Similar to photographic film, the retina allows the image to be “seen” by the brain.Over time, the lens of our eye can become cloudy, preventing light rays […]

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  • Hair Q & A

    My name is Tara Wunderlich. I have lived locally for 20 years now and am an experienced and highly trained and certified stylist and color specialist here in the Temecula Valley. I work at Bella Capelli Salon in the Palm Plaza Shopping Center (old Mervyns center).From here on out I will be writing monthly articles […]

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  • Set a 3:1 Ratio for Giving Feedback

    When you have both praise and criticism to deliver, the most common strategy is to create a “sandwich,” in which an item of praise precedes the criticism and another item of praise follows it. However, criticism is often stronger than praise and obliterates the good effects of the compliments, especially when they’re pretty obviously throwaways […]

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  • Michelle’s Place Calls Upon All Women to Join the Love/Avon Army of Women

    Michelle’s Place, Breast Cancer Resource Center announces its support of a unique new program that offers women the opportunity to help unlock the key to preventing breast cancer: the Love/Avon Army of Women. The Love/Avon Army of Women is seeking to recruit one million women nationwide to help researchers learn what causes breast cancer and […]

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  • Children with Headaches: It’s Not All in Their Head

    Many people find it hard to believe that children can suffer from chronic headaches. In fact, most adult headache sufferers started having headaches as children. Twenty percent of adults reported onset of headaches prior to age ten (American Council For Headache Education, 1997). Suffering with pain for many years may have a harmful impact on […]

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  • Are You Tired of Wearing Reading Glasses?

    Have you always had great distance vision without correction most of your life? Are you over the age of 45? Are you tired of your reading glasses?If you answered yes to all three of these questions, you are a potential candidate for NearVision Conductive Keratoplasty (CK).CK is a FDA-approved procedure to correct the effects of […]

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  • Addiction

    In 1982, I listened intently to a 28-year-old man sincerely explain to me why he simply couldn’t be an alcoholic because he drank only beer. I had been asked to convince him that he was, in fact, an alcoholic and that the hospital’s treatment program was available to help him get sober. Being only a […]

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