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September/October 2012

Financial HealthWhat Happens When Harry Dies?

The death of a spouse or life partner is one of the toughest events you can go through. Along with the emotional adjustment of continuing on without your best friend, there is additional stress involved in facing the relevant financial issues while you are still grieving. But there are things Read more…

Financial HealthCoachella Valley Economic Partnership Interns Create Emerging Health Professionals Program

Coachella Valley Economic Partnership Interns

In the summer of 2011, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership’s (CVEP) Workforce Excellence Program, in collaboration with the Health Career Connection Program, hosted undergraduate health science college interns, Janel Samuels and Faith Villanueva. These two interns have worked directly with CVEP’s Health Industry Council (HIC) to create a leadership program that Read more…

Desert HealthChasing Your Athletic Dreams

Jennifer DiFrancesco

In the recent London Olympics, we observed many examples of excellence in individuals from around the world devoting their entire lives to an athletic goal. These acclaimed athletes are a great inspiration for us all. We don’t need to be categorized as athletes in our day-to-day lives to have athletic Read more…

FitnessWhere is the True Balance in Fitness?

Some fitness professionals will tell you that true balance is all about how much you exercise to feel good, while others will say it is based on your diet coupled with exercise – and then some will tell you that the true balance in fitness is achieved when stress reduction Read more…

FitnessActive Release Techniques: Pain Relief and Improved Sports Performance

Mike Butler

Picture being on the 8th hole with your friends playing one of your favorite desert courses on a warm sunny day, when all of a sudden you feel a sharp pain in your back from trying to sink an 18-foot putt. Holding your back and in obvious pain, you can’t Read more…

Health & BeautyHealing Through Water

relax unwind and prepare for tomorrow

After spending a relaxing week in Curacao in the Dutch Caribbean, we realized this tropical paradise contained a secret of life. And it may be found in the turquoise clear waters that surround this tranquil island. Locals will tell you that the sea can cure any ailment. In fact, the Read more…

Desert Events5th Annual Desert Woman’s Show

desert woman's show

Bigger, Better and More Charitable Than Ever! One of the largest expos for women in California, the 5th Annual Desert Woman’s Show, takes place November 17th & 18th featuring Home, Health, Wellness, Art, Fashion and Beauty at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. The weekend-long expo Read more…

Through the GenerationsExercise is Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

exercise parkinsons

About 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) each year. Currently, an estimated 7 to 10 million people are living with PD worldwide. This devastating disease impacts many, negatively affecting quality of life for the patient, as well as the family. There is no cure for PD. Symptoms are Read more…

Through the GenerationsSongShine: Gaining Vocal Strength Through the Power of Music

Geoffrey Webb

Music is an integral part of our human experience. Our brains have processed and learned from the natural musical tones and rhythms around us—nature’s music—for as long as man has walked on this earth. Believing that music is life-giving and that humans are hard-wired to benefit from it, SongShine, a Read more…

Through the GenerationsLessons in Longevity

I love spending time with our elders. I always walk away with a smile on my face and a new appreciation. Recently, I sat down with some new friends at Mission Hills Senior Living to chat about “Lessons in Longevity.” Here some of the words of wisdom–and laughter–from my delightful Read more…