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Good Health Starts at Home

As I write this, the final bands at Coachella weekend 2 are playing in the background, and I am reminded that when this issue arrives, all the festivals will have moved out and another season will have come to an end. It’s time to “come home” to our inner sanctums, Read more…

Time to Shine

Have you found your groove yet this year? We are almost a third of the way through 2017 and I can’t say I have quite settled in. There just seems to be something in the air…Maybe it’s our unseasonably cold weather or this terrible cold and flu season affecting so Read more…

A Simple Practice for Holiday Stress

Welcome to holidays in the Desert where some of the best weather in the country can be found. We are the envy of our neighbors to the east and a frequent getaway for those to the west. While our lush green lawns and beautiful resorts speak endless vacation, the people Read more…

A Year of Progress

As 2016 comes to an end, we celebrate another year of progress when it comes to health care built for us, the consumer. As you will read in Health is a Choice, both doctors and our government are starting to realize that drugs aren’t always the answer and are encouraging Read more…

The Desert through the Eyes of a Child

Summer is a time for vacation, families, barbeques and friends. But our toasty temps often keep friends and family – and even many of us – far away from June through August. This summer we were thrilled to have our 7-year-old granddaughter come stay with us for a week. It Read more…

Sunshine & Smiles

Why do we do all this crazy health stuff? Because more and more of us are beginning to see the significant value of maintaining good health as we age. We’re fueling our bodies with essential nutrition over taste, exercising and practicing mind-body therapies because they feel good both physically and Read more…

Come Celebrate!

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every one of you. The fact that you are reading our latest edition of Desert Health® means that you are making health a priority – or at least taking interest. This issue provides many resources to help you on your Read more…

Forever Young

Science has always chased the answer to that lifelong question, “How can we live longer?”, and we may never be closer than we are today.  But is it actually living longer, or living additional years with good health and prosperity? This issue features much of the science from forward thinking Read more…

Moving Forward in the New Year

Making New Year’s resolutions is a tradition that dates back to medieval times. We love them because they bring inspiration and hope for a brand new start, but more often than not, they also bring disappointment. What if, instead of resolutions, we set intentions? Think the two words are interchangeable? Read more…

Life: 2016

As we welcome the New Year, we say goodbye to many important people we lost in 2015. Among them is, Gloria Greer, whom I greatly admired as one of our Desert’s original publishers (Sand To Sea 1974), a respected journalist, editor, television host, and champion for her non-profit Act for Read more…

Giving Thanks

What are you feeling at this moment? Are you taking a quick break from your to do list or does the title “Giving Thanks” put a smile on your face? If you chose the latter, you may already understand the transformation that living a life of gratitude brings. Giving thanks Read more…

Don’t you love this time of year?

The heat has subsided, friends start to return, and the buzz of season begins. We are so lucky to call this gorgeous place home. While our picturesque landscapes are shared with the world through fashion commercials, and our colorful resort lifestyle is envied by those spending winters indoors, we shuffle Read more…

How Was Your Summer?

We hope you made some time to recharge your batteries and create lifelong memories. Tom and I had a fun-filled summer that included a first-time trip to British Columbia. We were enthralled by Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and the little beach town of Tofino, and brought back a new appreciation for Read more…

The Picture of Health

I feel certain that it won’t be long before integrative medicine becomes standard care. Impressive progress has been made in the last five years: doctors can now get board certifications in Integrative, Holistic and/or Functional Medicine; clinicians and hospitals are becoming more accepting of what used to be called alternative Read more…

We are so Excited!

We are so excited! The Desert Health® Wellness Awards are finally here. We hope you will join us in celebrating those nominated by their peers and supporters for their contributions in moving health and wellness forward in our community. Everyone is welcome to attend the festive event, and the Official Read more…

Yes We Can!

When you read about the movement towards wellness, you may regard those taking part as an elite group. But they aren’t. They are individuals just like you and me who see the effects of diabetes, cancer, AIDS, and other chronic diseases and want to see change. Those involved have a Read more…

Working Toward Wellness

What a wonderful year this has been so far! We are lucky to live in this incredible community with so many opportunities to grow and learn, and with such a focus on living – and being – well. Did you attend the Eisenhower Wellness Speaker Series lectures by Dr. Davis Read more…

So Much to Celebrate!

The New Year brings time for reflection, appreciation, intention and change. This issue is bursting with all of the above and we hope you find much inspiration on our pages. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, we reflect on our growth and the concentrated focus on wellness throughout the Coachella Read more…

‘Tis the Season of Traditions

On a recent trip back east to Lancaster, PA, I excitedly embraced the chill in the air, the changing leaves and a landscape rich in tradition. Originally from the east coast, I often miss the history and nostalgia of this region as life in the Desert is so very different. Read more…

Promoting Health & Wellness

Excitement is growing for the First Annual Desert Health® Wellness Awards! Designed to enhance the focus on health and wellness in our community, the event will recognize those who are making a difference, and inspire others to take action. Approved nominees will be recognized in the issues of Desert Health® Read more…

Alone We Can Do So Little; Together We Can Do So Much

This powerful quote by Helen Keller will forever stand the test of time. When we work together on a common goal, we can achieve things beyond our greatest imagination. This is especially true if our intentions are real, and the purpose is for the greater good. We were so honored Read more…

Feeling Grateful

When amazing things come together with great ease, you know they were meant to be. And with awareness, you become overwhelmed with gratitude. A year ago, I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Terry Wahls and to hear her incredible story. I knew we had to feature her in Desert Read more…

We Are All in This Together

What an honor to interview Mariel Hemingway. Her tragic family history is an American legacy, yet she is a beacon of hope for many affected by mental illness. This topic was a key focus at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Conference in January, and we are delighted to open the Read more…

Happy New Year!

This year, let’s all take an active role in our own health care. Let’s educate ourselves and work with health care professionals who embrace ‘whole person care.’ We are fortunate to live in a community with an abundance of medical professionals, hospitals and natural health care practitioners who understand that Read more…

We Are Blessed

Look where we are…one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our blue skies, stunning mountains, warm winter sun, and brisk morning air make our Valley one of the best places to spend your holidays, or to call home. And it appears that more and more people are calling the Read more…

Let’s Set Some New Goals

Don’t you love setting goals? Goals give you purpose, and purpose enriches your life. On my list of “things to do at 40” (which I still carry with me), is ‘practice yoga on a regular basis.’ I had practiced it off and on over the past 20 years and knew Read more…

Working Together for a Greater Good

We are very excited about our new Expert Advice videos launching on DesertHealthNews.com in early July. Our local practitioners are getting in front of the camera to offer advice on a variety of subjects from Traumatic Brain Injury to Acupuncture. Many of us (including me!) were reserved about taking the Read more…

Desert Health® Honored with Official Pledge Maker Seal

Desert Health® was recently honored with the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) Official Pledge Maker Seal for their efforts to increase the number of doctors and practitioners volunteering at Coachella Valley’s Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM). The Desert Health® pledge supports the CHMI goal of increasing access to health Read more…

Living Wellness with Jennifer DiFrancesco

Start at Cactus and Reach for the Clouds

Each day I look at our beautiful San Jacinto Mountains and feel an emotional response. I feel awe, appreciation, and personal gratitude for my annual honor of climbing to the top of this grand mountain. It is noteworthy that this hike – to the tram from the base of the Read more…

My ‘In the Moment’ Wonder

Last month I said good-bye to my dear friend, Dakota. He was a cherished member of our family for 10 years and we shared a very special bond. He was a strong-willed boy and it took years to gain his trust and respect, but once we crossed that bridge, he Read more…

Desert Healthcare District offices

Grant Supports Expansion of Angel View’s Day Program

The Directors of the Desert Healthcare District approved a grant award of $201,440 to Angel View, Inc. that will increase enrollment capacity in their Day Program from 45 clients to 75. Funding from the District enables Angel View to cover operating losses that the organization will incur when they increase Read more…

March/April 2013: Creating a Healthier Community

In one of our earlier issues, I wrote a piece on Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, the Valley’s only free medical clinic. VIM is a national organization and our local chapter opened in 2010. I interviewed founding members Ron Hare, MD, and Roy Pitkin, MD, both retired physicians who after Read more…

Living Wellness with Jennifer DiFrancesco

Connecting As a Couple

How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you and your partner make it a special day? Why is it that we need a designated day to celebrate our love for one another? The tradition is not a new one although much of the meaning has changed. In early Roman times, the Read more…

Sisters Launch Valley’s First Red Cross Club at LQ High School

La Quinta students Ashley-Anne and Savie Hobbins come from a family with deep roots tied to the American Red Cross (ARC) – six generations and over one hundred years – starting with their great, great, great grandmother who established the first ARC chapter in the Midwest in 1909. So it Read more…

Enhancing Hospitality with Healthier Employees

At the Clinton Health Matters conference in January, Ryan Sistare of HEI Hotels & Resorts presented his company’s employee health and wellness program. Desert Health is pleased to share his story to serve as an inspiration for the Coachella Valley’s large hospitality industry. HEI Hotels & Resorts is a privately Read more…

January/February 2013: How Lucky Are We?

Of all the regions across America, the Coachella Valley was chosen for the launch of the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative. What does this mean to our community? This means there will be a heightened awareness and action to improve health within our schools, our government, our social circles, our Read more…

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Simply Meditate

Sometimes the simplest task is the hardest. In the case of meditation this is true for many. Meditation is simply defined as the ‘cessation of fluctuations of the mind.’ There is enough statistical research supporting this, and we should all be taking time in our day to have uninterrupted quiet Read more…

Queen of Nutrition Chef, Dipika Patel & Health and Nutrition Coach, Cindy Karls

Queen of Nutrition Chef, Dipika Patel & Health and Nutrition Coach, Cindy Karls

In November, Lauren and her mom Doris attended our Holistic, Happy & Healthy Cooking class at Kitchen Kitchen in Indian Wells. Impressed with the dinner created, she asked that we share the recipe with Desert Health® readers. When thinking of a ‘healthy’ meal, red meat and coconut rice are not Read more…

If Kent State Calls, Please Answer…Your Community is Counting on You!

If you receive a call from Kent State University conducting a survey, it is your chance to help HARC (Health Assessment Resource Center) collect data for its third Coachella Valley health needs assessment. This translates into much needed funding for local non-profit services and health care providers who work with Read more…

Dakota Christmas

Happy Holidays from Desert Health®

The season is here and with it comes new and eventful change.  We talk about change a lot in this issue – positive change that is making a difference. We introduce you to three women contributing to the improved health of our Valley schools, and the benefits that UCR’s new Read more…

Jennifer DiFrancesco

The Intuition of Fall…In Nature and in Each of Us

I just returned from Park City, Utah. As a desert native, I’ve never fully witnessed the changing of the seasons. There is something profound that takes place when one is able to look at a valley of aspen trees transforming their green palette of leaves into the vivid autumn colors Read more…

Jayne Robertson

Finding a Cause to Make a Difference

Jayne Robertson was looking for a cause. She has been a yoga teacher and health educator for over 30 years and was searching for something tied to the yoga world. In February of this year, she heard about Off the Mat, Into The World, a non-profit organization created by yoga Read more…

Desert Health Fair

Desert Health Comes to Your Club

We are entering a new season and with that we find inspiration, excitement, and a lot of things to do! You know all too well that a healthy body will help you enjoy all these activities – as well as each and every day – to the fullest. So September Read more…

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Chasing Your Athletic Dreams

In the recent London Olympics, we observed many examples of excellence in individuals from around the world devoting their entire lives to an athletic goal. These acclaimed athletes are a great inspiration for us all. We don’t need to be categorized as athletes in our day-to-day lives to have athletic Read more…

Motivation and Movement

July/August 2012

I was unaware of the prevalence of arthritis in this country until I started researching our lead feature. 50% of Americans over 65. That’s 1 in 2. It’s you or your spouse. Your Mom or your Dad. I have to admit that part of the inspiration for this topic was Read more…

Rising to the Humana Challenge

Rising to the Humana Challenge!

The Directors of the Desert Healthcare District and Desert Healthcare Foundation approved two grant awards for a total of $1,279,851 to HealthCorps, Inc. and Clinton’s Alliance for a Healthier Generation to support health education efforts to reduce childhood obesity and help our local children live longer and healthier lives. Following Read more…

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Diversity is Key to Desert Summer Fitness

Many of us get stuck in a rut when it comes to fitness routines. This is especially true in summer; a time when it seems hard to push the body physically in a high temperature climate. Keeping physically fit has everything to do with surprising the body! If boredom sets Read more…

Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is a chronic disorder that gradually progresses over time. According to a study by the American College of Rheumatology, 70% of the population over the age of 70 show x-ray evidence of osteoarthritis. In the knee, the symptoms of osteoarthritis may Read more…

Rosalina Navarro

Desert Oasis Healthcare Takes on the Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Implementing a company-wide wellness campaign is no easy task, but Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) has taken on the Coachella Valley Health Collaborative’s Healthy Lifestyle Challenge and employees are reaping the rewards. “DOHC employees were eager for the Challenge to begin so they could start logging step counts and their physical Read more…

Lauren Del Sorto

May/June 2012

We’ve danced through yet another magnificent season. Why is it that the season seems to pass more quickly each year? They say that happens with age. I wonder if time will pass more slowly when our life expectancy reaches 150… I’d like to think so. And if Dr. Bill Andrews Read more…

84 million steps from players, fans, and the public resulted in a $500,000 donation to local charitable organizations by Humana.

Humana Challenge Nominated For ‘Sports Event of the Year’ And Local Charities Reap the Rewards!

In the company of Super Bowl XLVI (New England vs. the New York Giants) and the 2011 NBA Finals (Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat), the 2012 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation was nominated for Sports Event of the Year by respected industry publications SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Read more…

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Soak in the Effects of Aloe Vera

The desert summer is upon us. Our skin dries out and is more susceptible to the ravages of heat and sun. This means extra precaution needs to be taken to treat the skin in caring ways. The most readily-available natural remedy we have at our fingertips (because it grows abundantly Read more…

Valley School Districts Compete in the Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

The Coachella Valley Health collaborative kicked off its 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Challenge in early January. Currently, over 1,600 Coachella Valley residents are participating in the challenge, including our valley school districts who have challenged each other for the top spot. The spirited, good-natured challenge is lead by school board members, Read more…

Discovering Your Genius

At some point in life, every person wonders what it would be like to be a genius–to have an intellectual capacity beyond compare. When we say “genius,” the great cultural icon for towering intellect, Albert Einstein, comes to mind. Did you know that Einstein, whose e=mc2 changed the way we Read more…

Desert Healthcare District Supports Programs of the Coachella Valley branch of the Arthritis Foundation

Grant Will Allow Residents with Arthritis to Participate in Free Life Improvement Exercise Programs The Directors of the Desert Healthcare District approved a grant award of $87,000 to the Arthritis Foundation to support the Life Improvement Series Programs (LIS). The LIS Programs consist of warm water exercise; classroom exercise; Tai Read more…

Taking the first step with help from trainer Laurie Cunningham and Shatze

March/April 2012

You just have to take the first step. I have been a competitive equestrian since I was 9. I rode hunters and jumpers and would clear fences with grace, stamina and enthusiasm. In my teens, I competed internationally and my first trip to the desert was to show at HITS. Read more…

Health Matters: Now It’s Up To Us

The internationally-acclaimed Clinton Foundation chose the Coachella Valley for their annual ‘Health Matters’ conference bringing industry and local leaders together to discuss our country’s health crisis and the need for change. The message was clear. Change starts with each and every one of us. “We hope that through the work Read more…

It’s City vs. City in the Healthy Lifestyle Challenge:
Join the Team!

The Coachella Valley Health Collaborative kicked off its 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Challenge at a nutritious breakfast event at Eisenhower Medical Center on January 11. Almost 1,000 Coachella Valley residents have already participated in the collaborative’s previous challenges and more than 1,500 people are expected to participate this year. Representing their Read more…

January/February 2012

Happy New Year! Human beings are funny. We know that good health comes down to making the right choices. But bad habits are hard to break, and we tend to be drawn to things that are bad for us. Sometimes it’s cultural or lack of knowledge, but more often it Read more…

Lisa Manning

Desert Diabetes Club Launches Exercise Program

The Desert Diabetes Club has launched a weekly exercise program designed specifically for those with diabetes. The classes are held each Tuesday from 11am – 12pm at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences on the Eisenhower Medical Center campus in Rancho Mirage. Classes will be led by certified fitness instructor, Read more…

Patty Curtiss and a member of the Country Villas team

Free Golf Clinic for Stroke and Parkinson’s Patients

A team of valley health care professionals have come together to offer a free monthly golf clinic for stroke and Parkinson’s patients at Country Villas Rancho Mirage Healthcare Center. Patty Curtiss, golf professional, certified athletic trainer, and founder of Bounce You Back and Golf Rehab; Stacy Hennis, a physical therapist Read more…

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Warm up Winter with Ginger Oil

Many of us know ginger from the dollop of pinkish shaved root plant on our sushi tray sitting next to the wasabi. This root plant has a hint of lemon and a hint of pepper taste with an aroma that heightens the senses. The stem of the ginger plant has Read more…

The Stroke Recovery Center, Palm Springs

Since 1999, the Board of Directors of the Desert Healthcare District (DHD) has invested over $1 million in the Stroke Recovery Center to support the development and implementation of patient programs, and promote rehabilitation services for stroke survivors. The Stroke Recovery Center offers a unique program model for stroke rehabilitation.  Read more…

Lauren and Dakota

November/December 2011

This 6th edition of Desert Health marks the culmination of our first year in publication. We could not have gotten here without the continued support and contributions of the many health care companies, professionals, contributing writers and community groups featured within our pages. I am truly grateful to all of Read more…

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Ancient Healing Practices

Many answers we seek to feel vibrant and take care of our health and wellness, exist as natural remedies dating back 5,000 years. There is a science of self-understanding that originated in India called Ayurveda, translating from Sanskrit to mean “Science of Life.” It is a system of empowerment that Read more…

Avoiding Falls Through Fitness

One third of people over the age of 65 take a fall every year. 74 percent of those who fall obtain injuries that require medical attention. Many of these falls, and the life altering consequences that ensue, can be avoided. In the spirit of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day (always Read more…

Lauren Del Sarto

September/October 2011

As we near the end of a mild summer and celebrate the upcoming season, let’s each take a look at how our lifestyle affects our physical well-being. I have to admit that lately, my workout routine has given way to a busy schedule. After hearing “take a deep breath” from Read more…

Don’t Forget to Breathe. Really Breathe.

As you read this article, take a deep breath in through your nose. Deeper. Now let it out through your mouth in one long breath. Empty to the bottom of your lungs. As you complete this conscious breath, do you feel yourself start to smile? Does a feeling of satisfaction Read more…

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Summer Skin Renewal

This year I had my 39th birthday, and I was feeling the ravages of time in ways such as superficial lines and sun damage. I have been mindful of sun exposure, yet am physically active and enjoy an outdoor desert activity. The early sun exposure, when I was younger and Read more…

Use It or Lose It: How to Maintain Your Brain

Local Experts Offer Tips on Preventing Memory Loss Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center is pleased to present Use It or Lose It: How to Maintain Your Brain, a free lecture on Tuesday, October 18th at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center. Over 300 people Read more…

Lauren and Dakota

July/August 2011

In this issue, we take a look at living with cancer. It seems that everyone knows at least one person affected by this prevalent disease. My moment of realization came upon walking into a local oncologist’s office only to find it more crowded than Clark’s Nutrition. It truly made my Read more…

Desert Health® News Added to SunLine Transit Agency’s Healthy Lifestyles Program

As part of their internal program encouraging healthier lifestyles, SunLine Transit Agency is distributing Desert Health® News to all employees. Three and half years ago, SunLine initiated a 10 week weight loss program encouraging employees to adopt healthier lifestyles. SunLine’s health provider, HealthNet, supported the program realizing that conditions such Read more…

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Taking The Waters

The word “spa” comes from a small 14th century town known for curative, thermal mineral springs. From this location, the Latin phrase “sanitas per aquas” (health through water) originated. Treating the body through baths and water traveled from ancient Greece and the Roman Empire to the Renaissance era. By the Read more…

Forward Looking Funders

Mentoring youth for success in life and career requires recognition of their talent and potential contribution to the community, as well as, investment in support systems to ensure success. When it comes to investing in young people’s pursuit of health careers, one local funder stands out. The Desert Healthcare District Read more…

Truths that Transform the World

Human beings are born with a longing to grow beyond ourselves, to penetrate and illuminate the mysterious depths of our own heart. Our desire to walk among the stars does not seem out of reach; the wish to be eternal goes with us everywhere. In more down-to-earth terms, if we Read more…

Lauren and Dakota

May/June 2011

Our local health care community continues to take big steps towards integrative medicine. Desert Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has opened a second location in La Quinta, working with complementary practitioners on the Valley’s east end. And this month, EMC launches the Eisenhower Wellness Institute. However, many of us are confused Read more…

Why Should We Love the Sun?

Why We Should Love the Sun

Let’s face it. Lately the sun has gotten a bad rap. Many fear the sun’s rays and  worry about skin cancer. But most of us live in the Desert by choice and 350+ days of sunshine has something to do with it. So can we enjoy the sun? “I think Read more…

Letting Go

We have all had those times in our lives when we are momentarily able to see that we may have lost sight of that which is really important. Maybe we think we are the only one who is suffering emotionally. Then comes that moment when, in lashing out at someone Read more…

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Harnessing Intention for Positive Energy and Wellness

Many Eastern principles and approaches can resonate and spread positive energy and wellness into our lives. The following are a few techniques and approaches to explore: Chi is the aspect of energy from an Eastern perspective. There is a Taoist approach identifying two different types of chi; prenatal and postnatal. Read more…

Lauren and Dakota

March/April 2011

Thank you! I would like to express my sincere appreciation to you…our readers! Your support of Desert Health News has made our publication an instant success. Many of you have expressed your appreciation for information found in articles and others for introductions to featured practitioners. We are proud to have Read more…

HITS–Thermal: Talk of the Winter Horse Show Circuit Records Set For Second Half

An outstanding start to the 2011 HITS Desert Circuit, combined with absolutely fabulous desert weather, has made Thermal the talk of the winter horse show circuits which also take place in Florida and Arizona. The first three (of six) week competition concluded on February 13th with the second half continuing Read more…

Lawn Bowling: A Sport for the Ages

They wear white in honor of 700 years of tradition and come together up to three times a week. 50 players–all over age 50–some of whom have Parkinson’s, early stage Alzheimer’s, cancer, hip and knee replacements, arthritis, and all the ailments typical of aging. They gather to play an engaging Read more…

Grounding Your Golf Swing

Your weight is placed lightly on the balls of your feet, balanced between your front and rear foot. There is a slight shift to the back foot, then another shift back to the front. Sound like dance steps? These intricate movements actually describe what goes on below the knees during Read more…

La Quinta: Born of A Doctor’s Advice

In 1921, prominent San Francisco businessman, Walter H. Morgan, came to the Desert on the advice of his doctor to heal his recently diagnosed tuberculosis. He purchased 1,400 acres from the local Cahuilla people in an area called “Happy Hollow.” His goal was to create a private sanctuary where guests Read more…

Desert Health® Presents the Coral Spa at Trilogy’s 5th Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Desert Health® is proud to present the 5th Annual Coral Spa Health & Wellness Fair at Trilogy Resort in La Quinta on Saturday, March 26th. The free event takes place from 10:00am to 3:00pm and is open to the public. Over 30 Coachella Valley health professionals will offer demonstrations, product Read more…

DRMC Comprehensive Cancer Center Opens in La Quinta

Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC) has opened a satellite location in La Quinta for its Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC). The new facility brings CCC’s highly regarded practice of quality conventional care and complementary modalities to residents of the East Valley. “We are pleased to bring our unique brand of hi-tech Read more…

The Coachella Valley’s Health Care Industry: MENTORING THE FUTURE

Brought to you by CVEP – Healthcare Industry Council In Homer’s classic “The Odyssey,” the mentor is the advisor to Odysseus who is entrusted with the care and education of Telemachus. Similarly, we as a community are being called to partner in new ways with educators in the care and Read more…

Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® Celebrates 16 Years of Educating the Coachella Valley

The largest educational and inspirational event of its kind in the western United States, the 16th annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® will be held Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center. The public is invited to this free event, Read more…

Lauren and Dakota

Welcome!

When my husband suggested moving to the Desert, two things came to mind –‘heaven’s waiting room’ as the Desert has been referred for its older demographic and ‘mystical healing powers’ as are thought to exist in this region. It took only a couple of visits to realize that the thriving Read more…

What is Integrated Health Care?

The Coachella Valley’s health care community is unique in that it is home to internationally-acclaimed medical establishments and world-renowned holistic and alternative healthcare practitioners. When conventional western medicine is practiced in conjunction with alternative modalities it is commonly referred to as integrated health care or “integrative medicine.” A 1998 study Read more…

Local Doctor Finds Treatment Eases Symptoms of Parkinson’s

Scientific research often begins with a theory, idea or sometimes a coincidental discovery. Such is the case for Dr. Leonard Feld, a dental surgeon and TMJD (TemporoMandibular (or “jaw”) Joint Disorder) Diplomate with 37 years of clinical practice. Feld has worked with more than 80,000 patients. In his work with Read more…

Know the Scoop (& the Poop) on Your Dog’s Food

Did you know that your pet’s poop is the best way to determine his health? A dog under the weather will convince you he feels fine. This behavior comes from thousands of years in the wild where sick and weak animals are easy prey, so they do their best to Read more…

Rediscovering the Mineral Spring Spas of Desert Hot Springs

When was the last time you visited the mineral spas of Desert Hot Springs? We tend to forget that just up the road are some of nature’s most therapeutic healing waters that each year draw thousands of visitors from all over the world. Europeans have flocked to hot spring spas Read more…

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Living Wellness

It’s the New Year and a time of new beginnings.  The number one priority for the population is health and wellness.  This usually consists of joining a gym and starting the New Year focused on fitness goals.  Unfortunately, this focus often falters. Statistics show that 50% of all new health Read more…

Look in the Right Direction

To look for tropical fruit in the arctic is a waste of time. If you wish to see soaring birds, you must lift your eyes from the ground. Without knowing where to look, you can’t expect to find what you’re looking for. Why are you still looking for ways to Read more…