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January/February 2015

Integrated PracticesThis Year, Treat Yourself as Kindly as You Treat Others

January is all about fresh beginnings, renewed commitments, and resolutions to live the life we desire. Having just come through the hustle of the holidays, I often feel like I need a break in January, but instead life tends to pick up speed. Like many others, I often correlate my Read more…

Through the GenerationsChildren’s Cold and Flu Remedies

Cold and flu season is now upon us and as parents, knowing what to do ahead of time can alleviate unnecessary stress and discomfort for our little ones. The first part of combating winter illnesses is of course prevention. This time of year, it is essential to continually remember to Read more…

Through the GenerationsWellness Center to Open in La Quinta

A healthy ‘sign of the times’ has taken place in La Quinta as the former senior center has been transformed into a state-of-the-art wellness center for all ages. Perhaps one of the city’s most highly anticipated amenities in its continued HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) initiative will open its doors Read more…

Health & BeautyLet Me Introduce Myself

I am delighted to have the opportunity to present a regular column about the latest news in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. I am very passionate about my chosen field and am always striving to be better, know more, stay current, perfect technique and offer my Coachella Valley patients the newest Read more…

Health & BeautyNon-Drug Treatments for Rosacea

Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin and often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. It typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may Read more…

Health & BeautyIt’s Time to Change Your Lifestyle, Not Your Diet

If you’re like most of the population, one of your New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Did you know that 90% of diets fail? Dieting increases stress hormones, lowers testosterone, and causes you to store fat when it’s over.1 Let’s resolve to not ‘diet’ this year, and instead, implement Read more…

Health & BeautyLadies, Why Go Red?

Every minute in America, a woman dies of a heart attack, stroke or another form of cardiovascular disease (CVD) — and one out of every three women experiences some form of CVD in her lifetime. And yet, most of those cases are preventable if you lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. “We Read more…

FitnessNo Excuses in the New Year!

Procrastination is the most serious real killer for those thinking about starting a new exercise program. We know that close to 85% of our most dreaded diseases could be prevented with appropriate lifestyle changes, including proper nutrition and regular exercise. These healthy lifestyle behaviors not only help prevent disease (and Read more…

FitnessThe Gyrotonic® Method for Movement Through Life

The Gyrotonic® Method consists of two forms of activity ranging from simple floor exercises to sophisticated equipment. The practice was invented by Juliu Horvath, a former ballet dancer and competitive swimmer and gymnast who recognized the importance of developing inner strength to support muscular and skeletal health for life long Read more…

FitnessClimb Every Mountain

Women are often guilty of not making time for themselves – especially working women with families and full schedules. But few are busier than Linda Evans who recently added the title of Mayor of La Quinta to her resume. So I was surprised to learn that for the past five Read more…

Through the GenerationsRecollections from Years Gone By

“Look!” my mother said in 1937 at the Berlin Zoo as she pointed to a huge flying object in the sky shaped like an enormous cigar. “This is a Zeppelin and it can fly to America.”  Indeed, it was like a rigid airplane 420 feet long capable of crossing the Read more…

Through the GenerationsTake Your Magnesium

In December, the Desert Sun ran an informative article entitled Is Magnesium Deficiency a Clue to Many Ailments? by David Templeton of TNS Global. It stated that 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium according to the World Health Organization, and that low magnesium levels have been implicated in Read more…

Financial HealthVerify Your Health Plan for 2015

Most will agree, open enrollment for Covered California went a lot smoother this year compared to last year. Though there were a few hiccups, you still have time to correct them before you are locked in. If you enrolled in the wrong plan, or you have changed your mind, you Read more…

Financial HealthRamp Up Your Retirement Savings

As we enter the New Year, there is no better time to assess your current retirement plan and to set realistic goals for your long-term future. It is never too early or too late to start. Following are a few guidelines to set you in the right direction: Know where Read more…

Financial HealthHumana Challenge Delivers $800k

In November, 38 local organizations received charitable contributions from the 2014 Humana Challenge totaling $800,000, a 25% growth from the previous year. Desert Classic Charities, the local nonprofit entity that organizes the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, presented to nonprofits in three categories: structured programs for children Read more…

Desert EventsIt’s A Party, It’s An Event, It’s A Celebration!

Excitement is in the air for the third annual Canada/Snowbird Fest taking place Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1 at their new location on the University of California Riverside campus in Palm Desert (corner of Cook and Frank Sinatra). Produced by Bette King Productions, this year’s event promises to Read more…

Desert EventsWe are Proud to Support These Desert Events

Jan. 14 • Wheat Belly author Dr. William Davis. The 2015 Eisenhower Wellness Speaker Series kicks off with Dr. Davis who rocked the world when he described how grain in our diet can be as harmful as refined sugars. Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. Doors 6 pm; Lecture Read more…