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September/October 2011

Desert HealthSeptember/October 2011

Lauren Del Sarto

As we near the end of a mild summer and celebrate the upcoming season, let’s each take a look at how our lifestyle affects our physical well-being. I have to admit that lately, my workout routine has given way to a busy schedule. After hearing “take a deep breath” from Read more…

Financial HealthHow the Housing Market Impacts Your Retirement

Across the United States, home values have dropped in the last few years. The impact is regional with some markets much less affected than others — some of the worst markets have appeared to have bottomed out; great homes in great neighborhoods are still in demand; new housing starts have Read more…

Natural OptionsNew Cause of Chronic Fatigue Identified: Mitochondrial Dysfunction

For many people over 40, episodes of fatigue are not uncommon. For many, having low energy is a chronic problem for which they’ve been to doctor after doctor trying to find a reason for their prolonged state of fatigue. Other symptoms may include depression, muscle pain, brain fog, weight gain, Read more…

Through the GenerationsStudent Army-Defending Against Cooties

It’s that time of year, when kids are excited to sport their new backpacks, don their school clothes and see their friends after a long summer…it’s back to school! Along with all of these exciting things, is the not-so-exciting prospect of exposure to all new types of “cooties.” We want Read more…

Through the GenerationsLocal Health Care Internships

Interns Tour Desert Regional Medical Center

  Over the past two summers, health care leaders and organizations from the Coachella Valley have stepped up efforts to  ‘Mentor the Future’ by providing local college students with job shadow opportunities and paid internships to support their passion to becoming health care professionals. Through two innovative programs, more than Read more…

Through the GenerationsDEAR SAFEline™

S.A.F.E.™ (Support And Family Education) is a resource program established in 1980 to bring programs, education, coaching and counseling to schools and families. SAFEline addresses family life and relationship issues and the SAFEline column is a compilation of many letters and calls to the SAFEline Coach. DEAR SAFEline COACH, We Read more…

Through the GenerationsExercise Is Important for Parkinson’s Patients

More than 1.5 Million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative brain disorder causing a decrease in the brain chemical dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for relaying messages that control movement from the brain to the body. The cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown and there is currently no cure. According Read more…

Integrated PracticesNutritional Deficiencies Caused by Pharmaceutical Medications

Treatment for long-term conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic pain and acid reflux, often includes pharmaceuticals taken over long periods of time, and potentially for a lifetime. While pharmaceuticals may be medically necessary, they often have unknown, adverse, or poorly understood health effects. Though it has been Read more…

Natural OptionsFirst Accredited Naturopathic College Comes to California

San Diego Selected for Second Campus Bastyr University recently announced that it is establishing a new campus in San Diego and first classes will begin in Fall 2012. “We are thrilled to have secured a location for our Southern California campus,” said Bastyr University President Daniel K. Church, PhD. “To Read more…

Desert HealthDon’t Forget to Breathe. Really Breathe.

As you read this article, take a deep breath in through your nose. Deeper. Now let it out through your mouth in one long breath. Empty to the bottom of your lungs. As you complete this conscious breath, do you feel yourself start to smile? Does a feeling of satisfaction Read more…

FitnessDesert Dwellers Take 125 Million Steps Toward Health & Fitness in Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

The Coachella Valley Health Collaborative just completed its first Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, in which hundreds of local residents participated. More than 573 desert residents took a combined total of more than 125 million steps and the equivalent of over 58,000 miles. A new challenge began on September 1st and the Read more…

Medical NewsDesert Medical Imaging Offers Option to ‘Watchful Waiting’ for Men with an Elevated PSA

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men (next to skin cancer) and 1 in 6 will be diagnosed within their lives. These odds are high and it is likely you know someone who has been diagnosed – or who has been told they have an ‘elevated Read more…

Health & BeautyBody Scrubs…Salt, Sugar or Anything in Between

“Massage or body scrub?” Chances are you’d select massage–it’s familiar, feels good and is known to stimulate circulation. Most of us have only a vague idea about scrubs as a beneficial and rejuvenating body treatment. Body scrubs have been around for ages. The Romans used olive oils to nourish and Read more…

Medical NewsKnowing You Have TMJ Is a Blessing: Not Knowing Can be a Curse

Many people suffer for years from debilitating symptoms such as migraine-like headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, ringing in the ears, soreness around or pain behind the eyes, facial pain, or clicking of jaw joints. Their first course of action is to visit their primary care physician, who may treat the symptoms Read more…

Desert HealthSummer Skin Renewal

Jennifer DiFrancesco

This year I had my 39th birthday, and I was feeling the ravages of time in ways such as superficial lines and sun damage. I have been mindful of sun exposure, yet am physically active and enjoy an outdoor desert activity. The early sun exposure, when I was younger and Read more…

Natural OptionsIntegrative Therapy for Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment

Osteoporosis is a devastating consequence of aging. Post menopause, bones lose stores of essential minerals and calcium needed to remain strong. The progression toward osteoporosis is a quiet one, many women not even aware they are at risk. Bones are living tissues that go through a process of breakdown and Read more…

Integrated PracticesComplementary Medicine & Cancer Care

A large percentage of people with cancer use some form of “complementary medicine,” which I define as a treatment, practice, or product that is used in conjunction with conventional cancer treatment. Most patients who use Complementary Medicine find that it appeals to their values and beliefs about health and life. Read more…

FitnessBe Educated About Your Trainer

These days, more than ever before, people are seeking options and education to better themselves. We are educated or “trained” in a variety of areas, from computer applications to sports performance. This has made us better advocates for our own health and wellness. However, in the sports and fitness world, Read more…

Desert HealthUse It or Lose It: How to Maintain Your Brain

Local Experts Offer Tips on Preventing Memory Loss Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center is pleased to present Use It or Lose It: How to Maintain Your Brain, a free lecture on Tuesday, October 18th at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center. Over 300 people Read more…

Medical NewsPractitioner Profile: Peter M. Kadile, D.O.

Dr Kadile

Profession: Family Physician Studied: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1989 (Marquette University) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 1994 (Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine) Practice: Integrative Family Medicine with House Calls in La Quinta Hometown: La Quinta where he lives with his wife Jill, a Certified Pilates Instructor, twin daughters Jasmine and Read more…