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Wellness Industry Gathers

Health and wellness industry leaders gathered in May at the Cambria Gallery to celebrate past Desert Health Wellness Award nominees. Networking, healthy nosh, and vibrant enthusiasm ensued as plans for the 2019 Wellness Awards were unveiled. The Greater Palm Springs CVB was also on hand to present their Live Your Wellest Read more…

Third Annual Workplace Wellness Awards

Coachella Valley’s HARC (Health Assessment and Research for Communities) is proud to announce the third annual Workplace Wellness Awards luncheon to be held June 7 at the Classic Club in Palm Desert. The Workplace Wellness Awards recognize exemplary organizations that prioritize employee health and wellness and encourage others to do Read more…

Five Ways to Boost Health and Happiness

The “how” of happiness isn’t that tough, says Sonja Lyubomirsky, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, and author of The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness. Her research shows that happiness not only feels good; it is good. Happier people have more stable marriages, stronger immune Read more…

Managing Pain Naturally

The final presentation in the 2018 Cambria Health by Design Speaker Series takes place Tuesday, April 3, at the Cambria Gallery on Cook Street from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. In light of the opioid epidemic, which has everyone in our Read more…

Alzheimers Coachella Valley Offers Innovative Program

Alzheimers Coachella Valley (ACV), the new community-based nonprofit organization now open at the Berger Foundation Center, launched a new innovative support group called “Traveling the Journey Together.” The first-of-its kind program includes both the person diagnosed with dementia and the care-partner. The eight-week series is facilitated by Edie Keller, Licensed Read more…

Changing Our Community and World

Nelson Mandela is often quoted as saying, “Education is the greatest weapon you can use to change the world.” There is a non-profit in the Coachella Valley that bases its purpose and existence upon this belief. Ten years ago, led by the vision of Jan Oliphant, the Cal State University Read more…

Trilogy’s 10th Annual Health and Wellness Fair

The 10th Annual Trilogy Health and Wellness Fair returns to Trilogy La Quinta on Saturday, March 24. The free event takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is open to the public. A variety of Coachella Valley health professionals will offer demonstrations, product samples and information.  You’ll meet Read more…

Come Celebrate the 2018 Women Who Rule!

The Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley (WLF) is proud to announce the honorees for its 6th Annual “Women Who Rule” Awards Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser presented by Desert Regional Medical Center. On Friday, January 26, at Agua Caliente Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, four deserving women will be Read more…

Cambria Speakers Series Open to All

For a complete list of season events, visit Sponsored Events! The Cambria Health by Design Speaker Series launched in November with integrative doctor Joe Scherger, MD, speaking on how to reverse – and end – Alzheimer’s. Scherger spoke to a full house, all of whom took home life-changing information on Read more…

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

It’s hard to beat the beauty of the Coachella Valley in the spring, with glorious flowers of all colors painting our desert landscape and infusing our home with life and beauty.  On Saturday, April 7, our valley will be filled with a different kind of flower as the Walk to Read more…

Bringing Desert Health® to Life!

One of our favorite things to do is to bring Desert Heath® to life through our community health fairs. This is your opportunity to meet many of the doctors, health care practitioners, businesses and products you read about in our publication. Beautiful venues, prize giveaways, and other festivities add to Read more…

23rd Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes

On Saturday, March 3, the Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® returns for a day of information and education that is open to all – and free. Sponsored by the Desert Diabetes Club, the event includes a product fair showcasing the latest technology and treatments for persons with diabetes, Read more…

February is Heart Month

February has long been recognized as American Heart Month. Many things have changed since the initial proclamation in 1963. Unfortunately, one thing that has not is that heart disease is still the leading cause of death of Americans. Major inroads have been made during this time, with an emphasis on Read more…

What’s New at the Woman’s Show?

More activities, more food, more wine, more entertainment and even more fun are scheduled for the 11th annual Desert Woman’s Show presented by Desert Vein and Vascular Institute on January 13 and 14 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. Attended by thousands of guests each year, the Read more…

Honoring Cancer Heroes

Earlier this year, Gilda’s Club Desert Cities became CancerPartners, the new name chosen to clearly identify the non-profit’s mission of serving all those impacted by cancer. On November 4, CancerPartners will hold its first major fundraiser, the Passions Ball, to inaugurate two annual awards to recognize local cancer heroes. The Read more…

Come See the Latest and Greatest!

Produc-Con, an interactive showcase of new and unique products and services, is coming to the Coachella Valley November 11-12 at the spectacular new Venus de Fido Spa and Fitness Center in Palm Desert. The event will commence with a preview on Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm and will Read more…

Time to Paint the Town!

It’s time to gather a team of family, friends, and furry companions, go pink, and help raise funds for those in need of breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. Join the Desert Cancer Foundation’s 11th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink Charitable Walk Saturday, October 14. This impactful event brings the Read more…

United Way of the Desert’s Passport to Wellness

This fall, United Way of the Desert has your passport to wellness! The 3-tier health program helps you with your fitness goals and includes the Nine Weekly Walks, the Workplace Wellness Challenge, and the 32nd Annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge 6K Run/Walk. Let’s call it one big challenge, Read more…

Celebrate Your Heart

September is Yoga Awareness Month and a great time to let people know that yoga, as part of an overall healthy lifestyle, can help lower blood pressure, improve heart rate, and boost circulation and muscle tone. It can also improve your overall well-being while offering strength-building benefits. Yoga is also Read more…

First Annual Wellness Awards Nominee Reception

The First Annual Wellness Awards Nominee Reception was held at the Eisenhower Wellness Institute and brought together top doctors, yogis, fitness and health practitioners, non-profits, chefs, educators and more for an evening of networking and celebrating achievements. Healthy offerings were provided by Salads in a Jar with libations from Bonterra Read more…