Supplementing with Natural Medicine

When it comes to your health, do you rely solely on the advice of your primary care physician, or do you also seek input from a natural health provider? If faced with a serious health concern, you’d probably get a second opinion to understand all your options, so why wouldn’t you do the same to… Read more »

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Change Your Thoughts, Change the World

Earlier this week, I woke to my cat Mazel’s “amewsing” morning antics. Instead of instantly switching on the news (my usual MO), I sat down to embrace his entertainment and breathe in the quiet of the morning. The recent desert winds were thankfully at bay, giving a welcome stillness to our desert paradise. I decided… Read more »

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It’s Not Always Alzheimer’s

Receiving news that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be devastating. Some forms of dementia, like normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), can mimic AD, causing the patient to be misdiagnosed and live without proper treatment. While AD does not yet have a cure, NPH does, thus understanding the differences… Read more »

DAP Health Expands to East Valley

In its continued mission to make services more accessible, DAP Health is opening a new sexual wellness clinic in Indio offering free confidential testing and treatment to east valley communities. DAP Health (formerly Desert AIDS Project) is a leading provider of medical and mental health services in the Coachella Valley. Their primary health center in… Read more »

Not One to Floss?

A good home care routine is one of the most important steps in dental hygiene. There are now many tools on the market that make it easier and more efficient to do our daily cleaning.  Today, I’d like to focus on water flossers, one of the best tools to help improve oral care at home.… Read more »

Eisenhower Residency Program Turns 10

It has been 10 years since the first class of 22 newly graduated doctors entered Eisenhower Health to begin their residency in internal and family medicine. Today, 222 have successfully graduated from the four-year program with an additional 110 currently enrolled. The program has grown significantly and now includes emergency medicine, pharmacy, advanced nursing, fellowships… Read more »

Hospice 101: Navigating Through a Life-Limiting Illness

Talking about end-of-life care can be difficult and sometimes overwhelming, especially when someone has been recently diagnosed with a terminal-illness. From the start of a diagnosis, there is so much information, from doctors to personal family opinions; it’s a lot to process. Knowing the facts and understanding the basics of hospice can help you and… Read more »

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Choosing a Medical Rehab Facility

After an injury, medical procedure or extended hospital stay, an important step in the recovery process may be a period of rehabilitation. Choosing the right rehab facility can be daunting, especially if this is your first time needing services or you are new to the community. Following are some important tips to help choose a… Read more »

Top Honors for LifeStream

California Nonprofits Day celebrated its seventh anniversary on June 8, honoring 109 outstanding organizations selected by legislators from across California for their commendable contributions to their communities. In the Inland Empire’s District 47, LifeStream Blood Bank was named 2022 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Reyes. “We are honored to be… Read more »

Treating Tingling and Numbness

A close family friend has been suffering from a progressive condition that effects more than 22 million Americans each year.1 It started with a tingling sensation in his toes that was relieved by simply shaking his feet for a minute or so. Over time, the tingling grew more constant becoming an unwanted companion throughout the… Read more »

Yoga for Recovery

Yoga has long been used to help people look within and strengthen mind, body and spirit. Now, the practice is increasingly being used in addiction recovery to help clients reconnect with themselves.  In fact, in 2002, trauma-informed or trauma-sensitive yoga was introduced within the industry to help build resilience by connecting students to inner resources,… Read more »

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Less Pain for Cancer Patients

A study published this year in Frontiers in Pain Research demonstrated that cancer patients who use medical marijuana may experience less pain, reduced symptoms and a better quality of life. Study participants were also able to rely less on opioid painkillers with minimal side effects, according to the study’s Israeli researchers hailing from both medical… Read more »

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Are You Ready to Receive?

How comfortable are you with receiving compliments, recognition, gifts, abundance, love? Do you sometimes feel that rejection is more comfortable than being accepted? Marianne Williams states, “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” For many, the act of receiving is difficult,… Read more »

There’s a Song in Your Heart

Songwriting can be one of our better “stay young” pills because it stimulates wellness, mindfulness, and neuroplasticity through more vibrant mental acuity. The act is simply the ability to hear and create music, to append lyrics, and record, recite or joyfully play them in a pleasing manner for friendly audiences appreciative of our creative effort. … Read more »

Living Beyond Impulsive Thinking

There are many factors that contribute to our impulsive thoughts and reactions. It can be as simple as a single intrusive thought to which we give power. When this happens, some can easily overcome and let go, while others may find it impossible to do so.   For those who find it impossible, these thoughts… Read more »