This year, let’s look inward

Spring renewal always invokes ideas for a fresh start: clean out the garage, weed through your closet, rearrange your workspace. We find great joy in tackling these menial tasks which can leave us with a satisfying sense of accomplishment. What if, this year, we look inward instead? What spring cleaning can we do on ourselves… Read more »

Global Wellness Summit’s 2024 Trends

Each March, we share the newly released Global Wellness Summit’s (GWS) annual wellness trends. Their Future of Wellness report is the longest-running and most in-depth forecast of what consumers across the globe are seeking in an effort to improve well-being. It also outlines what businesses, governments and industries are providing to satisfy those desires. The… Read more »

Growth Inside & Out

Seasons change and our world flourishes. Seasons of our life change, and we are offered the opportunity to flourish and grow as humans. We seem to be feeling the seasons more than ever this year, both literally and figuratively, and how we adapt has a significant impact on our health and well-being. A common theme… Read more »

The Human Body Unveiled: PDHS’s Health Academy Harnesses the Power of the Syndaver

At Palm Desert High School (PDHS), students in the three-year Health Academy program have the incredible opportunity to explore human anatomy with a hands-on experience using their new syndaver. By working on a life-like human model, students gain a deeper understanding of the human body and its intricate systems. One of the major pros of… Read more »

Brightening Your Smile

Have you noticed that your teeth appear darker or have more stains? Fortunately, today there are many treatment options to help whiten the teeth and brighten your smile.  External versus internal staining. External staining of the teeth commonly results from colored foods or agents coming in contact with the enamel. Individuals who use tobacco or… Read more »

Cryoablation for Breast Cancer

In 2019, I had cyroablation for my invasive ductal breast cancer. The 45-minute procedure was performed at City of Hope, one of the many facilities that took part in the FROST trial conducted by lead investigator Dennis Holmes, MD. The goal of the trial was to determine if this minimally invasive procedure, which freezes the… Read more »

Executive Presence: The X Factor

Following is an excerpt from Dr. Murphy’s new 3rd edition Maximizing Performance Management: Leading Your Team to Success used at Ivy League universities and corporate venues.  Years ago, I heard the comedian Jack Benny say, “I always play up to my audience.” To me, that means being respectful, gracious and inspiring confidence in the people… Read more »

Galleri: The Good Beyond Golf

With The Galleri Classic returning this month to Mission Hills Country Club (March 25 – 31), we were curious to learn about the progress of the Galleri test itself. Launched nationally in 2021, the test is a simple blood draw that can provide early screening of some of the deadliest cancers. A primary goal of… Read more »

Cataract Lens Dislocation

Although rare, a cataract lens implant can dislocate after surgery. Dislocations can occur in the early post-operative period of cataract surgery or even several years later. Any weakness to the zonular support structures or capsular bag that holds the lens implant can place a patient at risk for lens dislocation.   Symptoms of this condition… Read more »

Understanding Your Long-Term Care Policy

Long-term care (LTC) is a topic many of us would rather not think about, yet understanding your LTC coverage before you need to use it is an essential step in securing your future health and financial well-being.  LTC encompasses a variety of services and support to meet health or personal care needs over an extended… Read more »

Seed Oils: Industrial Revolution to Health Revelation

You’ve probably heard the buzz – researchers and health professionals everywhere sounding off on the potential health risks associated with consuming industrial seed oils, such as soybean, canola, corn, sunflower and safflower oils. These oils, once heralded as heart-healthy alternatives to saturated fats, are now being scrutinized for their destructive effects on our brains, guts,… Read more »

Creating Emotional Sovereignty

Our emotions can rule our lives. Imagine wearing a backpack full of rocks. Each rock has an emotion written on it that ranges in size and significance. This “mental satchel” may carry resentment, anger, anxiety, fear, despair or embarrassment – emotions that create stress and tension and can manifest in the physical body as headaches,… Read more »

A Winter Wonderland is Calling

When was the last time you played in the snow…enjoyed some downhill fun, or a cross country walk through a wintery wonderland breathing in the crisp, clean air? Skiing is great exercise for the mind, body and soul. While some may consider the sport in their rear-view mirror, there are many different types of skiing… Read more »

Nature’s Medicine All Around Us

For the fourth article in this series, I’ll discuss a plant with a striking red bloom, Calliandra californica (aka Baja Fairy Duster, Fairy Duster, Zapotillo, Powder Puff). Despite its name, it is not native to the state of California, but Baja California of Northern Mexico. Over 150 species in the Calliandra genus are found in… Read more »

Stress and Its Impact on Cancer Outcomes

In the serene confines of the Aegean Sea lies the island of Ikaria, where residents embrace a lifestyle that keeps them vibrant well into their golden years. This special place is one of only five known blue zones where people live approximately a decade longer than the average and have lower rates of chronic disease,… Read more »

Skin Cycling and The Moon

In keeping with the beauty industry’s ongoing campaign to inspire new trends, one of the latest is skin cycling. Is there anything to it? The answer is in the ancient wisdom of the moon and its influence on our biological cycles.  The moon is about gravitational pull. Skincare is about fighting gravity. Thus, it makes… Read more »

Dr. Lyon’s Forever Strong

Gabrielle Lyon, MD has shifted the discussion of wellness to a focus on skeletal muscle as the key to long-term health. She is the founder of Muscle Centric Medicine and treats patients from all over the world in her New York City office. She is board certified in family medicine and geriatrics and studied nutritional… Read more »

The Healing Power of Honey

Honey is an extremely effective homeopathic treatment for a wide variety of ailments. It has been used in the treatment of disease for thousands of years, as evidenced by early Stone Age paintings depicting its use and extensive references in religious texts. Traditional medical writings outline honey’s use as a treatment of eye disease, bronchial… Read more »