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Desert HealthNovember/December 2011

Lauren and Dakota

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…

Desert HealthAncient Healing Practices

Jennifer DiFrancesco

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…

Desert HealthAvoiding 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…

Desert HealthSeptember/October 2011

Lauren Del Sarto

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…

Desert HealthDon’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…

Desert HealthSummer Skin Renewal

Jennifer DiFrancesco

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…

Desert HealthUse 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…

Desert HealthJuly/August 2011

Lauren and Dakota

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 HealthDesert 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…

Desert HealthTaking The Waters

Jennifer DiFrancesco

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…

Desert HealthForward 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…

Desert HealthTruths 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…

Desert HealthMay/June 2011

Lauren and Dakota

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…

Desert HealthWhy We Should Love the Sun

Why Should We 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…

Desert HealthLetting 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…

Desert HealthHarnessing Intention for Positive Energy and Wellness

Jennifer DiFrancesco

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…

Desert HealthMarch/April 2011

Lauren and Dakota

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…

Desert HealthHITS–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…

Desert HealthLawn 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…

Desert HealthGrounding 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…