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Working on a new plan

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Features, Health, Lifestyle, Top Stories | 3 Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

Health care in America is hard. Just ask the authors of any health care bill to date — no matter the intention — there are critics from one side of the aisle or the other lined up at town hall meetings ready to tear the plan down. However, one doctor at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa believes he has some answers to the health care problem.

Dr. James Veltmeyer is a family medicine practitioner and although he was also a 2016 candidate for the 53rd congressional seat, he said his foray into the health care legislation debate is not a precursor to another run in 2018. His motivations are more personal.

Help save trauma patient lives by giving blood

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Featured, Health, Lifestyle | No Comments

By The American Red Cross During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital […]

Attracting pollinators to your garden

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Featured, Home & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Gary Jones Bees, butterflies and other insects go about their quiet work with little appreciation. But without them, our gardens would be a lot less colorful and yield fewer fruits and vegetables. In order to increase the presence of pollinators in our backyards and reap their benefits, plants that provide nectar and pollen need […]

Is your cat in pain?

Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | 1 Comment

By Sari Reis In a study done at Texas A&M, it was discovered that 90 percent of cats over the age of 10 had x-ray evidence of painful arthritis and their owners had no idea. Although this is disturbing, it is completely understandable as cats are well-known for hiding any signs of illness, weakness, or […]

5 Things to know about integrative heart care

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Expert Advice, Featured, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Dr. Poulina Uddin Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States, taking the lives of 610,000 Americans every year. While conventional medicine can offer heart patients the very latest technology in terms of medications, surgeries and interventional procedures to treat heart attacks and other acute […]

Plant, prune dormant fruit trees now

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Featured, Home & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Gary Jones When deciduous fruit trees such as peach, plum, apricot and apple lose their leaves in the winter, they become dormant. Around this time of year, they can be easily planted due to this dormancy. Not only are these trees perfect additions for the late winter season, but now is the best time […]

Weight-loss belly balloon: Is it right for you?

Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Dr. Julie Ellner A new FDA-approved procedure is now being offered in San Diego for weight-loss. The gastric “belly” balloon is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that has been shown to be up to three times more effective for weight loss than those who do diet and exercise alone. It is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical means […]

Don’t take pets for granted during holidays

Posted: November 25th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis As the holidays approach, I encourage you to invite your social, furry kids to participate in as many festive experiences as possible. When friends and relatives come to visit, allow your pets to interact with guests, rather than relegating them to a crate or behind a closed door. If you are planning […]

Anza-Borrego Foundation turns 50

Posted: November 25th, 2016 | Features, Lifestyle, Top Stories | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer

The Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF), the official nonprofit partner of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, is about to turn 50 — and it is inviting hikers, campers and nature enthusiasts of all stripes to help celebrate.

The Foundation was formed on April 1, 1967 at the request of the California State Parks Commission; in addition to raising funds help provide financial support for Park programs, the ABF continues to work on land acquisition and conservation to “make the park whole.”