City of La Quinta: Working for Wellness

Winter is the perfect time for outside activities in the desert. While our counterparts are shoveling snow, desert fitness buffs will be hiking, biking and going on nature walks in our near-perfect weather. While La Quinta’s natural beauty offers considerable hiking trails, bike paths and meandering walkways for all ages and fitness levels (ranking No.… Read more »

Cryopreservation of Your Own Stem Cells

Autologous (your own) stem cells from fat have been used for repair and regeneration on an investigational basis for various degenerative conditions including orthopedic, urologic, neuro-degenerative, cardiac and auto-immune diseases. These cell therapy procedures are generally performed on an outpatient basis and involve the use of cells from liposuction fat that are prepared on the… Read more »

Organizing Your Financial Life

Financial organization is a cornerstone of a healthy financial life. At the most basic level, financial organization saves time and money because it aids in paying bills on time, being able to find needed documents during tax season, providing proof of payment, disputing credit card billing errors and avoiding the stress of dealing with piles… Read more »

Treating Anxiety in Children

Childhood anxiety is increasingly an issue that many parents have difficulty treating naturally and successfully. Anxiety in children may be caused by numerous issues including food choices and nutritional status. Children do not always need pharmaceutical meds to combat anxiety. There are many natural remedies, dietary recommendations, and behavior modification strategies to moderate anxiety prior… Read more »

Do You Really Have Tight Hamstrings?

After playing 18 holes of golf requiring a forward bending position, you might be uncomfortable at the end of the round – especially if you start the round with tight muscles. Many trainers spend countless hours teaching their golf clients hamstring stretches when they complain of being tight. For many, the tightness will most likely… Read more »

Time Flies…Tempus Fugit

We had never seen a Tesla automobile, but its sleek design, understated elegance and electric motor caught our attention. Taking the Tesla for a test drive was a memorable experience. The auto handles like a dream. The acceleration is powerful and smooth. The interior is luxurious yet practical, and the electronics are state-of-the-art. Then we… Read more »

Working with an Aging Life Care Professional

Engaging an aging life care professional (previously known as geriatric care manager) is the first step many families take when seeking help for themselves or family members dealing with the challenges of aging.  The aging life care profession is relatively new and grew out of the social service field.  As the aging population began living… Read more »

Motivation in Personal Trainer

At the start of 2015, I made a decision to start working with a personal trainer. As New Year 2016 approaches, instead of a new resolution, I am reflecting on the resolution set a year ago. Looking back, I realize that as a wellness decision, it has been one of the best individual, long-term investments… Read more »

Geri-Fit® Program Comes to Palm Desert

Staying fit is important at any age, but when you are out of practice, getting back into an exercise regime can be intimidating – especially for seniors. Keeping it simple and fun can help, which is the concept behind Geri-Fit®, an evidence-based strength training program for older adults which is now offered in Palm Desert.… Read more »

Exercises After a Hip Replacement

Hip replacements are becoming more common these days as baby boomers begin to age. The everyday wear and tear on our joints catches up with us at some point, so when medicine, physical therapy and/or exercise don’t work and the pain interferes with our lives, it is time to fix it. Normally, the first few… Read more »

Feel Good Food

When dining out, Asian cuisine can often be a healthy choice – especially if artificial ingredients like MSG have been replaced with healing spices in homemade sauces. And if you start with regionally sourced ingredients and authentic Vietnamese recipes, then add influences from other cultures, you have truly fusion fare that entices the taste buds… Read more »

Can Botox Make You Happy?

Based on the thousands of patients who receive Botox injections each year, one would think the answer to this simple question must be, “Yes!” Expression of emotions through facial animation is one of the most socially significant of human behaviors. More than a century ago, Charles Darwin, famous for his theory of evolution, wrote The… Read more »

Empire Polo Club Hosts Youth Tournament

Empire Polo Club will host its first annual youth polo tournament, dubbed “Polochella,” on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 at 10am.  This free event is open to the public and features a variety of activities for families of all ages including the two-day tournament; instruction for youth on playing polo; decorative horse painting… Read more »

21st Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes®

On Saturday, February 27, the public is invited to attend Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes®–an annual free event, sponsored by the Desert Diabetes Club. The event, which includes a product fair showcasing the latest technology and treatments for persons with diabetes, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Annenberg… Read more »

8th Annual Desert Woman’s Show Returns

8th annual Desert Woman’s Show sponsored by Desert Regional Medical Center, Clark’s Nutrition and Mercedes-Benz of Palm Springs takes place Saturday and Sunday, January 16 & 17 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa.  The dynamic event will feature colorful desert fashions and accessories, nutrition and medical experts, personal development and a delicious assortment of tasty… Read more »