Do You Suffer From a Sleep Disorder?

(MS) — Sleep: We all need it, want it, crave it, but never seem to get enough of it. Most sleep researchers say that the average number of hours a person needs each day is between 71/2 to 81/2. Yet, most of us fall short of that number and survive on much less, which can […]

Vision Changes Common During Pregnancy

Once you receive a positive pregnancy test, get ready for your body to undergo a host of changes in the upcoming months. Most notably will be a change in your appearance — the growing belly that is a clear sign of impending motherhood. Yet hormones can create many other changes that you may not expect, […]

Nutrition Label Know-How

You grab a package from the frozen foods and flip it over to scan its label. The calories and fat numbers look good, you think. The cholesterol level seems okay. But what about the daily value? Or the serving size? Or the nutrient value? Now the label looks like a foreign language. The food label […]

Healing a grieving heart

Losing a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience. The powerful, complex, and conflicting emotions that survivors struggle with often leave a person feeling alone and helpless. Understanding the basic elements of grief and learning key coping skills can help individuals heal and move forward after their loss. There is no correct way to face the […]

Think Before You Sip

It happens every day. People take a quick swig from a bottle of water or juice that they thought was theirs. If they’re lucky, the only consequence might be a chiding comment that they’ve picked up the wrong drink. Far too often, though, the consequences are much more serious. The person drinking the “wrong drink” […]

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE The North County Fire Protection District is seeking qualified contractors to respond to the open bid process for vegetation management. Vegetation management includes clearing of brush, dead trees and mowing of grasses on vacant properties and around structures and along roadways. The program includes abatement of hazards when owners fail to bring their […]

Blood Donation Basics

Each year, millions of people give the gift of life by donating their blood at blood drives. Some do it without a second thought. But others may have not donated because the thought of giving up blood makes them queasy. If you are in the latter group, it may put you at ease if you […]

Kill the Coffee Habit for Good

The numerous coffee shops around cities and towns are proof that millions of people jump-start their day with a cup of coffee. Sure, its taste and smell delight the senses. But for the sake of your health, you should try to give it up, or at least reduce your intake, as coffee may do more […]

Smoothies Take Over as Growing Beverage Trend

Everyone loves to customize their food and beverages. Case in point: A few years ago, the only ways you could order your coffee were black or with cream. Today, coffee bars serve every flavor under the sun to meet the demand of individual tastes. Salad bars allow you to pick and choose favorite foods, while […]

What was the holiday buzz? Your hair stylist knows!

There aren’t many around town who get a better cross section of conversations than barbers and hair stylists. Many of us find our few minutes of quiet time in the chair suitable for discussing light subjects that seem totally insignificant. They are, but after a Christmas season of cutting hair for all types and ages […]