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May/June 2019

Wellness AwardsDesert Health Wellness Awards

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US to celebrate healthy lifestyles and those inspiring us towards living well at the 2019 Desert Health Wellness Awards. This year’s event took place Wednesday, May 22, at the newly renovated S at Rancho Mirage, and over 250 took part in the festive evening. We were Read more…

InspirationCryotherapy for Breast Cancer

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is beyond overwhelming. I’ve certainly learned this since being told in January that I had breast cancer. There is so much to learn; so many options and opinions to consider. Each person’s experience or knowledge is different – as is every cancer. Not one to leave Read more…

Desert HealthEnjoy the Journey

One thing you can count on in life is change. The ups and downs can throw you for a loop and sometimes, you’d better be wearing a seat belt. But along the way, you’re certain to learn a few things. And if you don’t, maybe you’ve stopped asking questions. Life’s Read more…

Wellness Awards2019 Winners and Nominees!

We are proud to present this year’s deserving Nominees submitted by the community, Finalists and Winners selected by the Desert Health Wellness Awards Executive Committee. To show your support, please leave comments below and/or on our Facebook page. Download the Official Program here! * Asterisk notes previous winners which are Read more…

Medical NewsFrom Keepsake to Keeping Safe

Your newborn baby’s footprint framed on a certificate or molded in plaster used to be merely a keepsake. Now that same print is being used by hospitals to serve as individual identification in keeping babies safe. A footprint is as unique as a fingerprint and hospitals are now using an Read more…

Medical NewsOur Most Anticipated Event

Many students in the Palm Desert High School Health Academy anticipate this event from the beginning of the school year – the regional SkillsUSA competition. The coordinator of the Health Academy, Mr. Ron Paiz, makes the event available to all motivated, outstanding, and studious members of the academy. Though the Read more…

Medical NewsGood Vibes Only: A Cancer Journey

After you survive cancer you become an expert by experience and are often the first or second call to ask questions or get referrals from a newly diagnosed friend or family member. Over the past two years since I have been NED (no evidence of detection), I have had over Read more…

Medical NewsStem Cell Therapies Are Not All the Same

Stem cells hold enormous promise as a medical therapy with multiple benefits. In an FDA consumer press release entitled Adult Stem Cell Research Shows Promise, the FDA author wrote that stem cell research could ultimately be key to the advancement of personalized medicine, the practice in which medical treatment is Read more…

Medical NewsTips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings. With winter months behind us, flowers blooming, and longer daylight hours, we tend to spend more time outdoors. For people with allergies, spring means one more thing: suffering. Spring may be in the air, but for allergy sufferers, so is pollen, pet dander, Read more…

Medical NewsFat in the Wrong Place

Among our five most vital organs, the liver is the only organ that is regenerative. That’s the good news if you have liver disease and it is caught early. Most people know excessive drinking can lead to liver disease, but it also occurs in people who don’t drink or drink Read more…

Medical NewsThe Battle Against Myself

Desert Health is pleased to feature this follow-up to Crystal’s 2016 story on her struggle with Pemphigus Vulgaris as requested by a reader. Original editorial is available at DesertHealthNews.com. It’s been three years since the day I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Pemphigus Vulgaris. Being on the Read more…

Medical NewsBiting Into a New Regime

Our diets play a vital role in our overall health, but also affect our oral health. These days, many are turning to a variety of specialty diets to ensure that they are eating foods which supply the vitamins and minerals specific to their individual health. Some of these diets may Read more…

Natural OptionsChinese Herbal Tonics

Throughout history, we’ve been blessed by those who have paved a path before us that we have not known before. This is especially evident in the world of natural health. Many early visionaries of the West pioneered a holistic way of life that many of us thrive on today. These Read more…

Natural OptionsTreatment Options for Measles

Measles is a viral disease that has gained public interest due to annual measles outbreaks in various parts of the U.S. While it is more prevalent in less developed nations, in the United States there are typically smaller, controlled outbreaks without long-term health complications or mortalities. Measles is one viral Read more…

Natural OptionsUnderstanding Homeopathy

Maybe you’ve treated a minor injury with arnica or given Calms Forte to a teething child. Perhaps you’ve reached for Oscillicoccinum to treat the flu. These are three of the most widely used homeopathic remedies. You may have wondered how those little pellets work, or been unaware that there was Read more…

Natural OptionsTrending for 2019: Cannabis Edibles For Today’s Diets

With the legalization of cannabis, food products infused with cannabis extract (referred to as edibles) have emerged as a popular way to enjoy it both medicinally and recreationally. While there are plenty of sugary cookie and candy options on the market, there are also delicious options that satisfy many diets Read more…

Natural OptionsChoose Your Focus Wisely

Is your focus in the present tense? Are you aware of what you are focusing on and how you are feeling about the object of your focus? Are you feeling up, down, or all turned around? All matter, invisible or visible, is made up of energy, and is continually in Read more…

Natural OptionsCreating Dementia Friendly Communities

A Dementia Friendly Community is a village, town, city or county that is informed, safe and respectful of individuals with Alzheimer’s/ dementia, their families and caregivers and provides supportive options that foster quality of life. While the idea originated in the UK, the Dementia Friendly America (DFA) movement began in Read more…

Integrated PracticesFasting for Longevity

Fasting is currently one of, if not the, most popular eating pattern these days and is believed to be an important therapeutic tool for longevity. Well-nourished calorie restriction (fasting) can enhance healthy aging in a number of ways. Perhaps most easily observable to the naked eye are reductions in waist Read more…

Integrated PracticesMedical Hypnosis

When I tell people I’m a medical hypnotherapist, I’m usually met with a bewildered look. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably seen stage show hypnosis either in person or on TV and may be wondering if I’ll make you cluck like a chicken—well, only if you really want to Read more…