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March/April 2015

Integrated PracticesThe Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today: Minding Your Brain

What makes us unique individuals? If we reduce the human equation to our simplest feature, most of us would say our brain, and our ability to think. So it’s no wonder that we are concerned about keeping our brain in tip-top shape throughout our lives! There are six pillars of Read more…

Integrated PracticesStem Cell Therapy: The Swiss Army Knife of Health

In life, people commonly use the tool with which they are most comfortable over and over again. Repeated usage leads to mastery and confidence, which in turn leads to use of that tool in a variety of situations; sometimes in situations for which it was not designed, even when a Read more…

FitnessLa Quinta Wellness Center Serving All

In January, the former La Quinta Senior Center opened its doors to much fanfare as the new state-of-the-art La Quinta Wellness Center. Created for all ages, the amenities, traffic flow, and programming designed to feed mind, body and soul have lived up to expectations. 661 annual memberships have sold (with Read more…

FitnessWhat a HIIT!

In the fitness industry, the number of new programs claiming to help you shed those unwanted pounds is constantly increasing. One of the latest crazes is high intensity workouts designed to shed fat and build muscle. While these programs can be beneficial, one must be careful when choosing an exercise Read more…

Through the GenerationsMMR: Pros and Cons in the Wake of Disneyland

Following the most recent U.S. measles outbreak which began at Disneyland, the vaccine debate has been ignited once again. Whether to vaccinate along the recommended schedule, along an alternative schedule, or not at all, is a heavy decision that needs to work for each family based on their risk factors Read more…

Through the GenerationsWhen Do You Know If Your Child Needs Therapy?

Although it is my belief that therapy should be a mandatory requirement for all school-age children and their parents, I am readily aware that this could be an idealistic belief. Like adults, children can greatly benefit from having an objective and empathic listener to help mentor and provide them with Read more…

Through the GenerationsVitamin D Testing for Infants

In recent years, medical research has shown that an increasing number of children are Vitamin D deficient. Currently, 1 in 10 children in the U.S. is estimated to be Vitamin D deficient, and 60 percent of children have suboptimal levels of this vital nutrient.1 Vitamin D is primarily necessary for Read more…

Financial HealthConsidering a Reverse Mortgage Loan

Oftentimes seniors are faced with the reality of living on a fixed income from a pension, retirement income, and/or social security when they retire. A statement often heard when speaking with seniors preparing for, or currently in retirement is, “I am having trouble making ends meet. My monthly income hardly Read more…

Financial HealthWhat Kind of Retirement Do You Want?

We all know the process. Estimate how much is needed in retirement (which can range anywhere from 70% to over 100% of preretirement income), determine available income sources, and then calculate how much to save annually to reach those goals. As you go through this largely mathematical exercise, however, don’t Read more…

Through the GenerationsDecades of Progress in Years Gone By

“Knowledge is powerful and self-education is the only education there is.” — Isaac Asimov We have all benefitted from the unprecedented advances in technology, planetary exploration, and medicine that have taken place during our lifetime. Between 1945 and 1971 there were many breakthroughs, and the progress has accelerated ever since. For Read more…

Health & BeautyThe Body Shaping Boom Evolves

In the past decade the options for body shaping therapies have significantly increased. Seems like every day there is a new treatment guaranteed to freeze, heat, shrink, or kill fat cells in those stubborn areas like thighs, hips, tummy or arms. But according to plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt, healthy Read more…

Health & BeautyTurn Up the Volume

Plastic surgeons used to focus on “removing the problem.” Eyelid bagginess? Remove the fat. Jowls on the jaw line? Suck it out and cut away some skin. Droopy brow? Take away a strip of the scalp. But times change and new philosophies have emerged regarding facial rejuvenation. Retaining the fullness Read more…

Health & BeautyA Closer Look at That Eye

Like skin elsewhere on our bodies, our eyelids are often prone to developing small growths. Most often, these lesions are benign entities such as nevi (moles) or skin tags. Some growths, however, are cause for concern. Our beautiful weather brings with it intense ultraviolet exposure which is the most significant Read more…

Desert EventsHealthy High Season Events

Mar. 6-7 • 7th annual ‘It Happens to Boys’ Conference by Creative Change Conferences focusing on the impact of abuse and trauma on survivors. Taking place at The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center, 39000 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage; 8:30 am to 5:30 pm each Read more…

Desert EventsA Day in the Sun at Poses for the People

What could be better than a day of yoga under the sun to live music followed by a healthy picnic lunch? Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park will come alive Sunday, March 29, with a yogic fundraiser benefiting Coachella Valley’s Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM), the valley’s only free medical clinic. Presented Read more…

Desert EventsTrilogy’s 7th Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Desert Health® is proud to support the 7th Annual Coral Spa Health and Wellness Fair at Trilogy Resort in La Quinta on Saturday, March 21. This free event takes place from 9:00am to 12:00pm and is open to everyone. A variety of Coachella Valley health professionals will offer demonstrations, product Read more…

Desert EventsJoin Us for the First Annual Desert Health® Wellness Awards

We invite you to join us for a festive evening of good food, friends, and organic libations as we celebrate the over fifty nominees – and the ultimate winners – of the first annual Desert Health® Wellness Awards. The evening will include dining stations offering an array of power proteins, Read more…

Desert Events20th Annual Day of Education

Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® returns to the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower on Saturday, March 28, and everyone is encouraged to attend. This free, educational event is presented by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and produced by the Desert Diabetes Club. This year’s Read more…