“Exceptional in Every Way” is our motto and in this digital age we know that most patients turn to the Internet for health information, answers and support. With this in mind, and with the launch of our new website, we have created “FamilyHealth Online,” a weekly blog for our patients, community members and clients to receive informative and interactive health education and content. We hope this blog will start a two-way conversation with the community, answer your health care questions and give you an insider’s look into FHCSD. Please bookmark this site, or sign up for our RSS feed, to learn more about health topics, such as immunizations, diabetes management and the importance of STD screenings; fitness and healthy eating tips; spotlights on our services and staff; and other important information. We hope you enjoy it!
It’s All About the Numbers…
I came to San Diego in the early ‘70s. The beaches were clean and uncrowded. The freeways were “free ways” absent of grid lock, bumper to bumper traffic and the frustrations of commuting. As I think back, there was no “commuting” as we know it today. Housing was affordable and close to your work. Apartments…Read More
Healthy Environments for Healthy Homes
Are you currently exposed to cigarette smoke inside your home? Is there at least one person in your home who smokes sand at least one nonsmoker who lives with you? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be eligible to participate in a program offered at no cost designed to help you make…Read More
Reach Out & Read and Baby Boutique Drive
Family Health Centers of San Diego accepts donations of gently-loved baby items and children’s books which can be dropped off at the Hub located at 1643 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113. We can also schedule a pick-up time for larger donations. Also, we’d like to extend our gratitude to the following companies for hosting…Read More
Smoke-Free Homes Project
Are you affected by secondhand smoke inside your home? Do you want to create a healthier environment by taking indoor smoking outside the home? Although tobacco use has declined in the United States over the past 50 years through the passage of tobacco taxes, laws to protect workers from secondhand smoke, adoption of ordinances to…Read More
November is National Diabetes Month!
Diabetes is a chronic illness which impacts the way your body processes sugar, and it affects nearly 10% of all Americans. There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, where your body is incapable of processing sugar on its own Type 2 diabetes, where your body is not very good at processing sugar…Read More
Pink…the Color or the Cause
We are re-running the article again from 2015 and 2016 to highlight the importance of consistent breast cancer screening. During the month of October, we continue our tradition and invite you to view upcoming mammogram events in your area. Pink, long associated with all things soft and girly, has become a man’s color each October. It…Read More
Quitting for Good: Support to Stop Smoking and Improve Your Health
Cancer and heart disease are the leading causes of death among Latinos, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eighty to 90 percent of lung cancers and up to one-third of all heart disease related deaths can be traced back to smoking. But this doesn’t mean an automatic death sentence for all…Read More
Hepatitis C Facts
Hepatitis Facts Hepatitis C, also known as Hep C or HCV, is an infectious viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver. Persons can contract the disease through contact with blood from an infected person and it is most commonly spread through the sharing of needles and drug paraphernalia or non-sterile tattoo and body piercing…Read More
Are You #HepAware?
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. With the recent hepatitis A breakout in the city of San Diego, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) encourages patients of all ages to protect themselves by becoming #HepAware. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis without knowing they…Read More
Healthy Habits Build Healthy Families
This past weekend, families gathered at Sherman Heights Community Center for Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) Healthy Heroes Wellness Fair. This second-annual fair provided kids and their families with the opportunity to learn more about the health care services available to them, along with ways to improve their health and make smart choices.…Read More