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January/February 2014

Integrated PracticesNavigating the Grocery Store

The New Year is here and once again, you’ve made that old familiar resolution: “This year, I am going to eat healthier!” So you head to the grocery store with your list of good intentions in hand, yet it isn’t long before confusion sets in. It’s not surprising as this Read more…

Integrated PracticesGet Some Sleep!

You’ve probably heard the many reasons why sleep is so important to your health, but as we enter the New Year, these friendly reminders are worth repeating. Sleep is when the body heals and repairs. Throughout your hectic day, your sympathetic nervous system acts as your accelerator allowing you to Read more…

Integrated PracticesFight the Flu! Naturally

Your immune system is a complex network of powerful players communicating and working in concert throughout the body to keep you healthy. Supporting the immune system on a variety of fronts will provide you with your best chance for staying flu-free this winter season. Let’s get started… Eat an Immune-Enhancing Read more…

Integrated PracticesProactive Cardio Health

Many are surprised to hear that their hearts are the organ most likely to fail them. The reality is, despite all the amazing advances of medicine, the fragility of the human heart remains a key deterrent to human health. Until the last decade, there had been little in the way Read more…

Financial HealthTiming That Is Best for YOU

Timing is everything! Many people have crossed my path over the years, and some have done much better than others. Why is that? With all other key factors remaining equal – strategy, funding, education, or marketing – the primary difference was due to timing. For example, it made sense to Read more…

Financial HealthThe Alphabet Soup of Medicare

About 8,000 Americans turn 65 every day and almost all of them qualify for Medicare. If you are one of them, here is what you can expect: a lot of junk mail. If you joined AARP, you will be receiving approximately 2-3 items per week from them in the 6 Read more…

Financial HealthClinton Health Matters Conference Returns

The 3rd annual Clinton Health Matters Conference will return to the Coachella Valley January 13 – 15. As part of the foundation’s Health Matter Initiative (CHMI) and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the conference will unite corporate, non-profit, sports and media leaders to discuss partnerships and action steps to Read more…

Financial HealthHandling the Financial Aspects of Death

The emotional trauma of dealing with a loved one’s death can be devastating. If you are also the one who has to handle the financial aspects, dealing with all the details can seem overwhelming. Following is a checklist of items to consider: Your most immediate concern will be to notify Read more…

Through the GenerationsFuture Leaders Emerge from Their Shadows

Students from Cathedral City High School (CCHS) leave the safety and security of their classroom once every semester in their junior year, to venture throughout the Coachella Valley to discover information about a possible future career.  The students are enrolled in the Health and Environment Academy of Learning (HEAL) at Read more…

Through the GenerationsYoung Women Leaders Learn and Give Back

Rethink your drink challenge

This past December, Women Leadership Forum’s Young Women Leaders (YWL) gathered for a volunteer day at F.I.N.D. Food Bank. The girls learned about food insecurity which affects 90,000 members of our community, as well as the value of nutritious food –for those they were serving, as well as their own Read more…

Through the GenerationsFor All the World to Hear: Cochlear Implants

Loss of hearing is America’s most prevalent physical ailment.  More people suffer from hearing loss than from heart disease, cancer, blindness, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, venereal disease and kidney disease combined. Despite the magnitude of the problem, we pay less attention to hearing loss than to any other major affliction.  Perhaps Read more…

Through the Generations“You walk like an old man”

“You walk like an old man,” said my friend Gary. We had not seen each other for almost two years. I am not offended and listen to him, like it or not, because he cares for me. Gary is very independent, strong and invincible; or so he thought, until he Read more…

Through the GenerationsLiving with Dignity and Incontinence

As children, we learn very quickly how to avoid an embarrassing situation, such as incontinence, mostly to avoid public ridicule and or “bullying” from peers. Now, fast forward 50-60 years later to find yourself with the same problem and with the same fears. However, this time you know that the Read more…

Health & BeautyVein Treatment: Not Only Skin Deep

From the pictures in most vein clinic ads, it may seem that vein removal is simply a cosmetic therapy to help attain smooth, sexy legs. While many treatments do deliver these desired results, vein removal can also be a necessary, life changing procedure. “60% of my patients come for medical Read more…

Health & BeautyA Natural Facelift from the Inside Out

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can provide a safe, effective, natural, and drug-free approach to reducing the signs of aging. Facial rejuvenation has a long history in TCM and was popular with Chinese emperors’ wives a millennium ago. The past ten years have seen increasing interest in this country Read more…

FitnessChoosing an Exercise Program for You

It’s that time again! 2014 is ushered in, and all that holiday overindulgence has found a new home around your waistline. Guilt and the typical New Year’s resolutions lead many to sign up at a gym or contact a personal trainer to help them shed those unwanted pounds. Jumping into Read more…

FitnessThe Middle Makes a Difference

When you have a headache, having your neck rubbed can help. When your low back hurts, stretching your hips often makes it feel better. But what about the area between your low back and neck? This area is referred to as the thoracic spine and is often overlooked. Yet it’s Read more…

Desert EventsGo Red This February!

Join the American Heart Association (AHA) and show your support for the women in your life by encouraging them to know their numbers and pay attention to their heart. The highlight of this year’s AHA campaign is the 7th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon at the Renaissance Esmeralda in Read more…

Desert EventsCelebrate Our Canadian Friends at Canada Fest 2014

Canada Fest returns on Friday, February 28, and Saturday, March 1 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel in Indian Wells.  This festive celebration and resource expo brings together local and Canadian businesses as vendors, entertainment, services, seminars and demonstrations for two fun-filled days. Thousands attended last year’s event and producer Bette Read more…

Desert EventsHumana Challenge Brings Healthy Fun to La Quinta

Activities encouraging healthy lifestyles will take place over two weeks around the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Festivities continue to promote the tournament’s message of good health – and all activities around the tournament are free! Humana Fit, Fun & Forever Week kicks Read more…