EL CAJON–The Cajon Valley Union School District, in partnership with the City of El Cajon Recreation Department, is sponsoring a Family Health/Wellness Fair called “Stepping Up To Health” on October 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kennedy Park. The main focus of the Family Health and Wellness Fair will be planned fitness activities […]
Right now California is in the middle of a whooping cough epidemic. Rates of the infectious disease are at an all time high for San Diego. As Suzanne Bartole reports one of the reasons for the outbreak may surprise you.
Don’t forget to immunize your children before sending them off to school this year.
SAN DIEGO–Global Health Trax, Inc., a leading nutraceutical manufacturer, has added to its lineup of digestive health products with the debut of Clarifiber™ and Yummy Fiber™ for kids featuring a smooth, clear fiber in a highly absorbable liquid form. The new liquid fiber dietary supplements join the ranks of ThreeLac, the company’s top-selling, original probiotic […]
(Newswise)–Flu vaccine will soon be available at local pharmacies and doctor’s offices, and government officials are urging everyone over 6 months of age to receive it. This year’s vaccine protects against H1N1 and two other strains of seasonal flu. The recommendation represents a break from past years, when the government focused on vaccinating people in […]
(Newswise)–If you want to know how people become addicted and why they keep using drugs, ask the people who are addicted. Thirty-one of 75 patients hospitalized for opioid detoxification told University at Buffalo physicians they first got hooked on drugs legitimately prescribed for pain. Another 24 began with a friend’s left-over prescription pills or pilfered […]
(Newswise)–Since returning home, some 100,000 veterans from the first Gulf War have reported chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) similar to fibromyalgia, and a new study in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society, shows that acute exercise can exacerbate the pain but long-term exercise has the opposite outcome and reduces it. Researchers from […]
SAN DIEGO–Did you know that school supplies are not all a child needs to start school? Make sure your children have the necessary health check-ups to start school, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency officials reminded parents. California law requires all children entering first grade to have a health check-up. Check-ups, even when […]
SAN DIEGO–Palomar Pomerado Health will hold a variety of free and low-cost health education classes and screenings led by physicians and other professionals during the month of August. Following is a complete schedule with registration information. Blood Pressure Screenings Pomerado Hospital Lobby – 2nd Tuesday of each month, Noon – 2 p.m., 15615 Pomerado Rd., Poway […]
EL CAJON–The City of El Cajon hosts the San Diego Blood Bank for their annual city blood drive. The blood drive is scheduled for September 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of City Hall, 200 Civic Center Way. To make an appointment, call (619) 441-1716.