Have You Had Your Pap?

January is cervical cancer awareness month, and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition encourages women to make a New Year’s resolution to have a Pap test. Over 11,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year, and 4,000 will die from the disease. This is tragic, because cervical cancer need not… Read more »

Giving Cancer Patients a Voice

What if you could share your experience of being diagnosed with and treated for cancer–including the emotions you felt and how you coped–and that sharing could contribute to research that will improve the lives of others? Well, you can, through a valuable online resource called the Cancer Experience Registry. As a cancer survivor who just… Read more »

Life: Adaptation vs. Balance

Often we use the word “balance” to describe the illusive horizon of a happy, healthy life. When our priorities are out of order, or we are feeling drained of energy, we think, “I need more balance,” or “My life is out of balance.” I propose that balance may not be what we are truly seeking.… Read more »

Yoga For the Rest of Us

In an ocean of choices, yoga is no exception, and for so many it can also be an ocean of confusion. The media has done a fantastic job of portraying yoga as a practice for a certain person: typically a young, white female, who is lithe, wearing a fabulous two-piece outfit and exhibiting extreme ranges… Read more »

Bright Eyes: More Than a Fresh Look

Interpersonal communication is such an important part of life. And we are naturally drawn to people’s eyes as the focal point. The eyes provide visual and emotional cues and other non-verbal information and are vital in communication. Thus, we naturally want our eyes to look and feel their best. Cosmetic eyelid surgery restores your natural… Read more »

Divorce: Don’t Go It Alone

Divorce is a time of many changes and is seldom easy for anyone involved. Still, certain steps you can take now may make the process less stressful and help simplify your life when the divorce is finalized. First things first – assembling a strong, experienced team of confidential professional and personal advisors can provide critical… Read more »

Healing Broth

“Bone broth isn’t just broth, and it isn’t just soup. It’s concentrated healing.” — Kellyann Petrucci, ND When I first heard about bone broth, I was a little baffled. I did not understand how someone could drink bone broth on its own and say it makes a difference to his or her well-being until I… Read more »

Spinach, Barley and Lemon Soup

When you’re in the mood for a light, but heavy on flavor soup, chocked full of nutrients, try this recipe for Spinach Lemon Soup. I learned this one from a professional chef in New York City a few years back, and believe me, it stands the test of time. The toughest part of making this… Read more »

A Healthy Twist on Classic Fare

Across from the Polo Grounds in Indio is a new contemporary community called Trilogy at the Polo Club. The all-ages resort boasts an “active lifestyle” and offers a large community and separate lap pool, state-of-the art fitness center, tennis and pickle ball courts, bocce courts, and even a life-sized chess game. At the heart of… Read more »

It’s Time to Play!

When was the last time you tried something new just for the fun of it? As we age, busy schedules – and often apprehension – can keep us from exploring new horizons and trying things a little out of our comfort zone. Such is the case with the latest craze to arrive in the desert:… Read more »

Why Do Athletes Use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is becoming widely popular in today’s athletic world. Many professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes are utilizing the therapy to aid in faster recovery time and overall athletic performance. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and American Medical Association (AMA) approved medical treatment that delivers 100% oxygen in a… Read more »

Shoulder Impingement: A Common Problem for Golfers

Shoulder injuries are very common with golfers because of overuse during the swing. This is due largely in part to poor mechanics, restricted motion due to muscle imbalances, and/or inflammation. In golf, which many do not consider an overhead sport, 30% of your swing is spent vertically elevated above 90 degrees. The combination of horizontal… Read more »

Fighting Alzheimer’s Every Step of the Way

“Alzheimer’s is relentless, and so are we,” said Anne Gimbel, Alzheimer’s Association Coachella Valley Regional Director. “The disease is growing at an alarming rate and affects not only those diagnosed, but countless spouses, children, parents, family members and friends. New research from the state of California indicates that one person in nine older than age… Read more »

Desert Woman’s Show Celebrates 10 Years!

The Desert Woman’s Show is celebrating its 10th fabulous anniversary on January 14 & 15 at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Expected to draw more than 2,500 attendees, the expo will shine the spotlight on women’s issues offering stimulating seminars on today’s hottest topics including… Read more »

Fifth Annual Women Who Rule!

The Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley (WLF) is proud to announce the 5th Annual “Women Who Rule” Awards Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser presented by Desert Regional Medical Center. Four incredible women serving the Coachella Valley and beyond will be honored for their extraordinary community leadership, philanthropy, commitment to education and visionary entrepreneurship on… Read more »

Heroes in Recovery to Host Sixth Annual 6K Event

Heroes in Recovery, a national movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, is returning to Palm Springs for their sixth annual 6K run/walk. The race is a 6K, not a 5K, which not only represents the six letters in the word “Heroes,” but also symbolizes the extra distance… Read more »