Record Number Of Older Adults Completing Living Wills

Ann Arbor, MI—(Newswise)–A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. However, even with nearly double the number of […]

Knowing Whether Food Has Spoiled Without Even Opening The Container

DALLAS–(Newswise)–A color-coded smart tag could tell consumers whether a carton of milk has turned sour or a can of green beans has spoiled without opening the containers, according to researchers. The tag, which would appear on the packaging, also could be used to determine if medications and other perishable products were still active or fresh, […]

10 Ways To Stay Safe When Biking And Walking

San Diego County employee Melinda Therkalsen bikes to work regularly.

SAN DIEGO–Spring is here, and though our winter was nothing to hide from, the season and longer days do turn our thoughts outdoors. Two events coming up encourage San Diegans to get out and spend more time on their bikes. CicloSDias returns March 30, this time inviting cyclists to car-free sections of Pacific Beach. Then […]

Five Things You Should Know About Spring Allergies

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(BPT)–April’s showers bring May flowers but they also bring on sneezing, runny noses and watery eyes for some of the 50 million Americans with allergies. The spring allergy season begins in some regions of the country as early as February and can last into the summer months. The most common spring allergy culprits are pollens […]

Stay Active As You Age

(BPT)–Getting older can be a challenge. Staying on top of your health and fitness goals often becomes more difficult as you try to find enough time in the day to balance the schedules of work and life, and taking care of others. Improper nutrition, joint and muscle soreness and inactivity are additional challenges. Here are […]

Baby Fat, Or Just Plain Fat?

As I intently stare at an incredibly moist banana nut muffin at Zot n Go, I can’t help but begin to feel at war with myself. Not far from the pastries stand, I see multiple whole grain cereal alternatives and fruit assortments. Of course, we all know that there is a clear, healthier option, however […]

Live Well In Action To Promote Health And Wellness Fair

SAN DIEGO–Residents are invited to get a close-up look at what the county and its partners are doing to support health and safety in the region at the Live Well in Action fair on October 22. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway […]

Southeastern X-Fest Focus On Health And Safety

SAN DIEGO–The Training Center, a state licensed residential drug and alcohol program, in collaboration with the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and the San Diego Police Department, will be sponsoring the Third annual Southeastern X-Fest on Oct. 12. The free event will feature BMX bicycle and skateboard demonstrations, lowriders and vintage police […]

LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation To Host 5K Walk

SAN DIEGO–The LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds special programs for hospice patients and their loved ones, will host its 5th annual 5K walk on October 20 at Liberty Station. This year’s focus is “Honoring our Heroes” who include patients, loved ones and Veterans. “The walk is a great opportunity to remember […]

Fashion, Health And Beauty Tips At ‘Heroes in Heels’ Women’s Health Symposium

OCEANSIDE –Tri-City Medical Center is hosting the second annual Heroes in Heels Women’s Health Symposium this month in Carlsbad. The Oct. 26 event, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Tri-City Wellness Center at 6250 El Camino Real, promises to lift spirits and inspire women to greater health and fulfillment.  Attendees at the free event will […]