Health

De La Torre named 2017 Walk Hero for MG Walk

De La Torre named 2017 Walk Hero for MG Walk

Lucette Moramarco Staff Writer Three years ago, Fallbrook resident Leah De La Torre suddenly experienced blurry vision and had trouble breathing, swallowing and talking. After a year of going to doctors to try to figure out what was wrong, she was finally diagnosed with a rare, incurable neuromuscular disease called myasthenia gravis (MG) which is […]

Say what? Some hearing loss is preventable

Say what? Some hearing loss is preventable

ESCONDIDO – Hearing loss is something people might think of as being age related – and they’re right. But they might not be right in the way they think. Palomar Health and Dr. David Illich, chief of audiology, are urging the community to be conscious of their hearing health during the month of October as […]

Health district suspends Wellness Walks for summer months

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Regional Health District has been sponsoring a Wellness Walk each month. Due to the high temperatures expected during the summer months, they are suspending the scheduled walks and anticipate rescheduling in the fall in either October or November depending on the weather. Since exercise is medicine, the district hopes the regular walkers will […]

Older Americans share their stories

Older Americans share their stories

Lucette Moramarco Staff Writer The May 4 Woman of Wellness program was all about honoring and celebrating “Older Americans Month.” In talking about this year’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” Fallbrook Regional Health District board member Barbara Mroz said, “what it means to age has certainly changed” as seniors today “have not only survived but thrived.” […]

Fallbrook Regional Health District Wellness Walk

Fallbrook Regional Health District Wellness Walk

FALLBROOK – On April 7, approximately 30 residents participated in the April Wellness Walk sponsored by Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) and led by Erica Williams, SIFT LLC/Fallbrook Village Fitness. The walk took place at the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens.  The district is grateful to Don McDougal for allowing them to use the venue […]

County to explore ‘Yellow Dot Program’

Some communities have implemented a “Yellow Dot Program” in which participants place a yellow dot on their vehicle’s rear window so that if they are unresponsive or incoherent first responders know to look in the glove compartment for a corresponding folder with medical, emergency contact, and other vital information. The County of San Diego is […]

Senior Center exercise group saluted by FHD

Senior Center exercise group saluted by FHD

Fallbrook Senior Center’s Monday Wellness Exercise Group was recently honored by the Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD) as the October winner of FHD’s “Call to Activity Wellness…One Step At A Time” award. Members of the exercise group are shown with a banner that recognizes them for their achievement.

WOW helps seniors prepare for hospital discharge

WOW helps seniors prepare for hospital discharge

Lucette Moramarco Staff Writer A bigger crowd than usual attended the March 3 Woman of Wellness (WOW) event to hear the presentation on “Things You Don’t Know That You Need to Know About Hospital Discharge and Homecare”. Speaker Colleen Van Horn, RN, BSN, PHN, CCM, and owner of Innovative Healthcare Consultants, spoke from her experience […]

‘Dinner with the Docs’ funds senior programs

‘Dinner with the Docs’ funds senior programs

Foundation for Senior Care board of directors member Mike McReynolds arrives to the annual ‘Dinner with the Docs’ masquerade gala and fundraiser at Pala Mesa Resort on Nov. 7. The annual event raises money for three critical programs available to local seniors.