The 50+ Set is Ready to Roll

The 50+ set is ready for exploration – hitting the roads, trails, waters and skies. From cross-continental bike trips through Africa to surfing school in Mexico, those in their 50s – 80s are stepping out of their comfort zone and looking for adventure (as Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” plays in the background). The adventure… Read more »

Tips for Peak Performance

Today’s cars have come a long way from the classics of yesteryear. Remember all the work it took to keep them running well? Whereas today’s electric cars can even drive themselves. When you think about it, it’s rather similar to our brains and those phones always in our hands. Remember how much we had to… Read more »

AI: Saving Time and Lives

When it comes to treating strokes, time is of the essence. Now, thanks to new AI technology, the medical teams at Desert Care Network’s three regional hospitals – Desert Regional, JKF Memorial and Hi-Desert Medical Center – have a helping hand in quickly identifying strokes. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the… Read more »

Victory Reigns at The Galleri Classic

It was an exciting end to the second-annual Galleri Classic Presented by Spotlight 29 held in March at Mission Hills Country Club. World Golf Hall of Famer and two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen was tied with Charles Schwab Cup money leader Steven Alker at 17-under-par through 17 holes. On No. 18, both hit wedges… Read more »

National Platform for Local Research Team

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 44 will die each year.1 Current therapies for treating the growing disease include active surveillance (wait and watch), total removal of the prostate gland or radiation therapy of the entire prostate gland.… Read more »

Carnegie Corporation Recognizes OneFuture as Exemplar in Education

OneFuture Coachella Valley has been honored as one of 10 national recipients of the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Profiles in Collective Leadership initiative. This tremendous recognition positions our local collaborative as a model career-enhancing program that effectively unites community, fosters systemic change and puts young people on a path to thriving futures and engaged… Read more »

Life Saving Contributions

La Quinta High School’s Medical Health Academy (MHA) plays an integral part in saving the lives of our community members. Since the start of the school year in 2019, the academy has coordinated and run 20 successful blood drives in partnership with LifeStream Blood Bank.  Since then, 928 students, faculty and parents registered to give… Read more »

The Top 5 Regrets

Isn’t it interesting that thinking about our mortality can be beneficial for leading a healthy, constructive life? It provides perspective and can help us focus on how precious, precarious and short our lives are.    Posted in my office is a sign reading, “What I do today is important because I’m exchanging a day of… Read more »

TMS for PTSD: A Case Study

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing traumatic events, resulting in symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety. Conventional treatments include pharmacological and therapeutic interventions, while promising emerging treatments include forms of neuromodulation like transcranial magnetic stimulation, or in this case, a particular subset of TMS: personalized repetitive transcranial magnetic… Read more »

A Woman with Muscle Reaps Rewards

The muscular system is one of the most dynamic, responsive systems in one’s body. Our muscles form thousands of elastic fibers bundled tightly together, and when tension is initiated in the form of movement, we invite our muscles to take part. This can take place through weights, bands, body weight or spring resistance such as… Read more »

Nature’s Medicine All Around Us

Welcome back to Nature’s Medicine All Around Us. In this edition, we’ll look at one of the most revered plants of our region, agave.  Also known as century plant or American aloe, the agave has been used by people of what is now Mexico and Southern United States for thousands of years and played a… Read more »

Liver Health 101

The liver may just be our most under-appreciated organ. It is commonly known as the star of detoxification, but what about its role in metabolism, digestion, nutrient storage, protein synthesis, immune function, hormone regulation and blood filtration? Protecting, supporting and regenerating your liver can positively impact your health in holistic ways as it works behind… Read more »

Cancer: The Sneaky Disease

Too often we hear the words, “I’ve been diagnosed with cancer.” We increasingly hear about new research, new clinical trials and different types of chemotherapy or radiation. These words are heard more and more today than just 30 years ago. Some statistics show that in the 1960s, cancer rates were one in 80. Today, those… Read more »

Deceased Pet Dreams Are Awakened Love

 Spring is a season of reawakening and renewal in the never-ending circle of life fueled by love. How does this renewal of life work in the dream realm?  Let’s consider the unconditional love we receive from our pets. It can be a love like no other, and as French poet Anatole France famously said, “Until… Read more »

Medicine in Your Kitchen

Everyday food items have been used medicinally for thousands of years. By harnessing the healing properties of common foods found in our kitchens, individuals can access cost-effective, potentially effective therapeutic interventions. Allium vegetables (onions, garlic, etc.), cayenne pepper, vinegar, olive oil and turmeric offer a treasure of medicinal benefits that align with the principles of… Read more »

Consciousness Does Matter

The title of this article is a double entendre. In part, it refers to an ongoing chicken/egg debate about which came first, consciousness or matter. But, it also refers to something long discussed in spiritual circles, which is that varying forms of matter exist just as varying forms of consciousness exist. We’ll discuss the matter… Read more »

Fun in the Sun Without Getting Burned

Planning for a summer vacation?  Here are some financial tips to help keep your budget intact.  It’s always best to plan early; research where you’d like to go, and then start a savings bucket specifically for that vacation. Ideally, big trips should be well thought out a year in advance. This will allow you to… Read more »