Welcome to FocusHealth Magazine
FocusHealth Magazine provides readers with current and interesting information on Health, Fitness and Nutrition to promote better health. Content includes Articles, Tips, Resources, Activities and Events to achieve a Healthier Lifestyle. Readers are encouraged to take an active role in their health.
FocusHealth is published twice a year (Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall). The magazine is available in print and digital versions. Readers can receive a Copy by subscribing here. Serving the Inland Empire including Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Glendora, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas and Upland areas.
Health Resources Spotlight
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National Health Observances
We hope you'll use these resources to promote important NHOs and help improve our nations health.
Health Article Spotlight
COVID-19 is a unique type of stressor. We have to navigate volumes of information and misinformation. Activities that were once outlets of relief are now closed or limited, like beaches, churches, and gyms. We have lost financial opportunities and many are dealing with the loss of jobs. There’s a prolonged sense of inevitable difficulty, and an uncertainty as to when the stresses of coronavirus will “end.” With all of this, we’re susceptible to anxiety, panic, and depression.
This Health Spotlight featured article gives you five tips to managing COVID-19 stress from Dr. Dan Blocker, PhD, LMFT, Director of Behavioral Health & Associate Program Director at the PVHMC Family Medicine Residency Program.
For your overall mental health, it’s important to increase activities that can help you manage stress, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have concerns about your mental health or the mental health of someone close to you, the CDC has compiled a list of resources available.
You can find current information about COVID-19 vaccine at the Riverside County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine page.
- How well vaccines prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to others
- How long COVID-19 vaccines protect people
- How many people have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the population can be considered protected (population immunity)
- How effective the vaccines are against new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19
Special Focus on Children's Mental Health
Covid-19 has touched every part of our lives. Well into the vaccination phase of this pandemic to protect our physical bodies, there is growing focus on the impact on our mental health, particularly for those in the 9-18 year old age range. Click on the links below to learn more about the increased risks tweens and teens face for mental health crisis and what can be done about it.