PICKLEBALL: The Fastest Growing Sport in North America

You may have heard of this crazy new game called “pickleball.” The US Pickleball Association (USAPA.org) calls the game a “highly contagious, progressive and incurable disease” and estimates that between 40-50,000 people worldwide are currently infected. “While rarely fatal, the disease has enormous positive impact on the lives of infected individuals and on society as… Read more »

Tips For The Caregiver

Wayne Newton’s hit song Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast was about a boy trying to keep up with a father too busy to pay attention to the young child scurrying to keep up with him. The other end of the spectrum is a caregiver walking ahead of their charge, be it a parent, spouse… Read more »

Healthy Eats “On the Go”

If healthy food is a priority, you’ll agree that one of the hardest things may be eating on the run. Sure you can pack fruits and nuts to munch along the way, but sometimes you want a hearty lunch you can grab-and-go that will satisfy your taste buds, re-energize, but not add to your waistline.… Read more »

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Healthier Cheese Quesadillas

Everyone loves quesadilla and it can be a healthy snack! Enjoy this recipe (with even healthier replacement options) from Growers Market and Stick Figure Salsa. What you’ll need: Cooked or canned black beans, drained and rinsed One avocado, peeled and thinly sliced (you’ll need a few slices per person) ½ cup grated low fat cheese Monterey… Read more »

Plan Now for a Long Life

Even in retirement, your portfolio may need to be positioned for both growth and security: growth to meet the challenges of a long life and the impact of long-term inflation and health care, and sources of secure income to ensure that your daily essential living expenses will be met. This is a good time to… Read more »

Karina’s Beauty Rx

As we enter into summer, there is a noticeable change in our bodies and skin. You can maintain a healthy youthful look at home with easy beauty rituals. It’s not every day we have the opportunity to visit the spa or salon for a hair treatment or body scrub. You may be surprised to find… Read more »

Valley School Districts Compete in the Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

The Coachella Valley Health collaborative kicked off its 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Challenge in early January. Currently, over 1,600 Coachella Valley residents are participating in the challenge, including our valley school districts who have challenged each other for the top spot. The spirited, good-natured challenge is lead by school board members, teachers and staff, providing healthy… Read more »

Discovering Your Genius

At some point in life, every person wonders what it would be like to be a genius–to have an intellectual capacity beyond compare. When we say “genius,” the great cultural icon for towering intellect, Albert Einstein, comes to mind. Did you know that Einstein, whose e=mc2 changed the way we think about the workings of… Read more »

Desert Healthcare District Supports Programs of the Coachella Valley branch of the Arthritis Foundation

Grant Will Allow Residents with Arthritis to Participate in Free Life Improvement Exercise Programs The Directors of the Desert Healthcare District approved a grant award of $87,000 to the Arthritis Foundation to support the Life Improvement Series Programs (LIS). The LIS Programs consist of warm water exercise; classroom exercise; Tai Chi; self-help course; and “Walk… Read more »