Health

Hot Pink High Heel Steel Toe Boots Walk in Rialto cancelled

Fighting 4 the Tatas was scheduled to host its second annual Hot Pink High Heel Steel Toe Boots Walk on Saturday, October 5 at 8 a.m., at Rialto City Park. Following the three-mile walk, a free family friendly festival in the park featuring vendors, food, drinks and a kid’s zone was scheduled. “The Breast Cancer Awareness Festival in the Park was designed to educate and support those dealing with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Triple Negative IBC, Invasive Ductal, Locally Advance and all other breast cancers,” said Fighting 4 the Tatas Ceo Joshlyn Earls. The walk was cancelled due to permit issues. After last years’ walk was met with tons of support in the city, over 400 community members attended, the 501c3 organization decided to expand and bring the walk back in 2019, before the cancellation. “Regardless, with the walk being cancelled, we are continuing to fight for more recognition so that our communities can be aware of all types of breast cancers, especially the more aggressive ones, like Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) and Triple Negative (IBC),” said Earls, who is currently fighting the disease. Not only…

There are other options other than suicide

You are at the end of your rope and you can’t take it any much longer. You are in pain and you are suffering and you feel there is no hope. The first step you need to do is to get help right away. Here are six reasons why suicide is not an option regarding your problems. 1. Things change over time. Regardless of your situation, events do not stay the same. You may feel very bad today, but it won’t last forever.  Everything changes over time. This includes your current situation. 2. There are always other options. You may feel lost and confused, but the answers to your specific problems are out there. The key is that you have to find the answers. The answers to your problem will not come to you. As mentioned before, the first step in finding the solution to your problem is to seek help from a qualified professional. 3. You can’t predict the future. Remember that no one can predict the future with one hundred percent certainty. Even if the thing that you are afraid of does happen, there are circumstances…

Corky’s Cookies for Cancer benefits LLU Children’s Hospital

Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery kicked off their annual Cookies for Cancer fundraiser this month in honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Funds raised during the month-long promotion will benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. At all 11 Southern California locations, Corky’s will donate $1 for every gold ribbon cookie sold and 25 cents for all other cookies sold in the month of September. In addition, Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery also will be hosting Art for Cancer. Children are invited to any Corky’s location to color a picture that will be delivered to young patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, to help brighten their day. Everyone who submits a drawing is eligible to win a prize. No purchase necessary to enter. “We are proud to host our 6th annual Corky’s Cookies for Cancer fundraiser benefiting Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital,” said Jennifer Towles of Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery. “We invite everyone to join us at Corky’s and help raise funds that will directly benefit the children battling cancer and bring smiles to their faces through art.” Over the last five years, Corky’s…

Cal State San Bernardino student diagnosed with tuberculosis

A Cal State San Bernardino student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis and in response, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health officials, in collaboration with the university, will be sending out notifications to students, faculty and staff who may have been exposed to the illness. The student, who lives off campus and attended classes at the San Bernardino campus, is receiving treatment and is expected to recover, but will not return to school until medical clearance is issued by the health department. The student is not being identified due to confidentiality requirements. San Bernardino County Department of Public Health’s Communicable Disease Section (CDS) officials, working with the university, are in the process of notifying about 400 individuals who may have been exposed during the months of April through August. Individuals contacted by DPH need to be screened for TB infection. Those who do not receive notifications are not considered to be at risk of exposure. “If you are identified by our county, it’s very important to get tested. Testing helps catch TB infections early and treatments are available,” said Dr. Richelle Marracino, CSUSB Student…

Colton City Council declares September 2019 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

On Tuesday, September 3rd, Colton City Council declared September 2019 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the city. “The City of Colton proclamation declares September 2019 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Colton. Whereas each year more than 300,000 children and youth under the age of 19 are diagnosed with cancer worldwide,” said Councilmember Jack Woods. At the council meeting it was stated that childhood cancer is the number one disease related cause of death for children in the United States and many other countries. “Also, two thirds of those who survive childhood cancer endure chronic health conditions from toxic effects of cancer treatments, including secondary cancer and other life threatening illnesses,” continued Woods. Woods explained how the causes of childhood cancer are largely unknown and more study is needed to understand which treatments work best for children. “Cancer treatment for children must differ from traditional adult treatment to take into account children’s development needs and other factors,” Woods said. All seven of the council members supported the cause and feel strongly about recognizing National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the city. “The City of Colton is…

How to deal with fear and anxiety of the future

Almost everybody worries about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen in the near future can produce a lot of fear and anxiety. As a result, here is a list of techniques and suggestions on how to deal with fear of the unknown. 1.No one can predict the future with one hundred percent certainty. Even if the thing that you feared does happen there are circumstances and factors that you can’t predict which can be used to your advantage. For instance,  you are at work and you miss the deadline for a project you have been working on for the last few months. Everything you feared is coming true. Suddenly, your boss comes to your office and tells you that the deadline is extended and that he forgot to tell you the day before. This unknown factor changes everything. 2. Learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week or coming months, try to focus on today. Each day can provide…

SB School District ensures no student goes hungry

San Bernardino City Unified School District is pleased to offer a free, nutritious breakfast and lunch to every student every school day for the 2019–2020 school year. Multiple studies have shown that when children experience hunger, it can have serious and lasting impacts on their physical and intellectual growth. According to Feeding America, children from homes that lack consistent access to food are more likely to develop language, motor skill, and behavioral impairments. The federal government established the National School Lunch Program in 1946 to provide students with a nutritious lunch to increase their potential to do well in school. The meal program has expanded over the years to provide more free- and reduced-price meals, including breakfast, to socioeconomically disadvantaged students. For many years, SBCUSD has provided free meals to students who qualified for free or reduced-price meals. Generally, students’ families had to apply and prove that they qualified under income guidelines. This year all students at every SBCUSD kindergarten–12th-grade campus are eligible to receive free breakfast and free lunch. “We are so proud to be able to offer this to our students and their…

Free dental clinic scheduled Sept. 27-28 at NOS

The California Dental Association and CDA are hosting a two-day CDA Cares dental clinic to provide free oral health care to approximately 1,900 people. Dentists and dental professionals will provide fillings, extractions, cleanings, limited dentures and partial dentures, root canals on front teeth, oral health education and assistance finding ongoing care. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28 (doors open at 5:30 a.m.) at the National Orange Show Events Center, 689 South E. Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408. No ID required, free parking. For more information, patients can call 877-516-8854 or visit cdafoundation.org/cda-cares/san-bernardino. The post Free dental clinic scheduled Sept. 27-28 at NOS appeared first on Inland Empire Community News.

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital launches Red Nose Docs program with grand celebration

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital celebrated the launch of the Red Nose Docs program and its recent partnership with Healthy Humor Inc. (HH) and Moose Toys on Tuesday, August 27th, a partnership that provides yet another tool to help patients in their healing process. Healthy Humor is a national nonprofit arts organization which, through their Red Nose Docs, uses the magic of theater and circus skills to reintroduce play as a welcome distraction for pediatric patients. Australian toy company, Moose Toys, partnered with HH to bring healthcare clowning to Children’s Hospital, and the Red Nose Docs will be rounding on various units twice a week to visit patients.  The celebration brought a welcome distraction for both inpatients and outpatients at the hospital with refreshments and various activities led by the Red Nose Docs, including juggling, plate spinning, tricks and crafts.  Belinda Gruebner, executive vice president of global marketing for Moose Toys, said the partnership between organizations would continue reaching the heart of Moose’s mission. “Our goal at the end of the day is to make kids ‘Superhappy’ — the work our Red Nose Docs do here…

How to manage the fear of loneliness in your life

Many people deal with the fear of living alone. Loneliness can make someone feel depressed and unhappy so its important to not let being alone be a factor in your life. Here is a list of techniques that a person can use so that the fear of being alone doesn’t become a major issue in their lives. 1. The first step is to find an activity that you enjoy and where you can meet a lot of people. For instance, joining a group activity such as a volleyball group, women’s club, or making crafts can be a great way to meet people. Doing something that you like to do will make you happy and will increase your chances of making friends. 2. Spending time with animals can be a great source of companionship. Whether you have a dog or you go to your local shelter, spending time with an animal or pet can help us to feel better. Animals can be of good company to all of us whether we are alone or not. 3. Helping others through community service can be of some help. There are many…

Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer donate $125,000 to Loma Linda University Cancer Center

Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer presented a check for $125,000 to the Loma Linda University Cancer Center on August 20. The funds were a portion of those raised at the 11th annual Believe Walk in October 2018. Judy Chatigny, MSN, executive director of Loma Linda University Cancer Center, said the donation will be used to support the psycho-oncology program, which assists with services not typically covered by insurance, such as psychologists, spiritual chaplains, financial guidance, dieticians, wig banks, and the new offering of massage services for patients. During the check presentation at Stater Bros. corporate headquarters, Chatigny said the Cancer Center is constantly finding new ways to serve patients. This year they have added a massage therapy service specifically for cancer patients. The therapists have been trained to service patients who are undergoing chemo.  In addition, Chatigny said the Cancer Center has hired a financial coordinator to help offer financial support to patients who need high-cost treatments. In 2019 alone, the center has received $2.6 million in free drug and co-pay assistance for patients.  “Patients face many challenges, and our focus is to at Loma Linda…

Three formerly homeless youth accepted into universities

In 2016, Roland was young man sleeping on the streets of Victorville. The effects of Roland’s untreated mental illness and his substance use disorder resulted in broken relationships and homelessness. His life changed the day he decided to visit the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) High Desert Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Center. Behavioral health staff conducted an assessment and guided him into treatment. Today, Roland, 24, is not only celebrating his recovery from a mental health and substance use disorder, but his graduation from San Bernardino Valley College and acceptance into California State University San Bernardino School of Nursing. Perhaps even more inspiring is that although Roland’s story may be extraordinary, it is not unique. This year alone San Bernardino County celebrated the recovery of two other formerly homeless youth who participated in TAY programs and have since graduated from community college and been accepted into four-year universities. Amir, 25, is attending Cal State San Bernardino and Wolfie, 21, is attending the University of California, Riverside. The success of these programs is due in part to their ability to provide intensive behavioral…

How parents can help their children deal with today’s mental health issues

Do you worry about how your son or daughter can handle today’s mental health issues such as bullying, peer pressure, depression, and addiction? Here are six suggestions a parent should follow in helping their children overcome the pressures of being a teenager in today’s stressful environment. 1. Talk To Your Teenager On A Regular Basis: One of the most important things a parent can do is to talk to their children about the current issues that they may be dealing with. Do not bombard your son or daughter with endless questions and do not get argumentative. Establish some kind of dialogue between you and your children so they will be willing to talk with you. 2. Education Is Key: Both parents should be familiar on the issues of bullying, suicide, addiction, and other mental health issues. Every teenager should be aware of the resources that are out there to help them and they should be aware of where to go for help. 3. Watch Out For Any Red Flags And Do Not Assume Anything: If you notice any changes in your teenager’s moods or behavior,…

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital performs first pediatric robotic fundoplication in Inland Empire

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital performed a robotic-assisted Nissen fundoplication surgery in July on a young patient, ridding him of lifelong painful reflux issues and further extending the hospital’s use of robotic surgery for children. Edward P. Tagge, MD, pediatric surgeon at LLU Children’s Hospital and Victoria Pepper, MD, pediatric surgery fellow, performed the procedure. Tagge said the robot surgical system allowed for a more precise, seamless surgery for the physician  and a better recovery for the patient. “The robot provides improved dexterity, tremor filtration, greater degrees of freedom and improved optical magnification,” Tagge said. “Patients who undergo robotic-assisted procedures have more precise surgical procedures and potentially shorter hospital stays.” The procedure involved wrapping the upper curve of the stomach around the esophagus. The patient — 5-year-old Daniel Velasquez from Bloomington, California — was diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux or GER a few months after his premature birth and soon developed severe gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. He went through hundreds of tests, medications, sleepless nights, food restrictions, allergies, near-constant burning throat pain and ear pressure discomfort. In his five years, he had never slept a full…

Lessons I have learned from my 20-year struggle with fear and anxiety

Do you currently struggle with fear and anxiety and wish you could talk to someone who can relate to your situation? If so, I dealt with fear and anxiety for over 20 years and here are some lessons I learned during my mental health struggles. 1. Listen To The Professionals And Not Your Friends: Your friends may mean well, but when it comes down to it, the professionals know your situation more than anyone. They know what you are going through and are trained to deal with your situation. Consult with a counselor when you have questions about your mental health issues. 2. Distance Yourself From People Who Give You A Hard Time: Distance yourself from those people who won’t make an effort to help understand what you are going through. You need to surround yourself with positive and supportive people. I felt better when I avoided those people who would constantly argue with me regarding my anxieties and stresses. 3. Focus On The Facts of Your Situation And Not Your Thoughts: When people are depressed they rely on their fearful and negative thoughts.  Your…

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