Skin Damage Undone

When it comes to forming first impressions, our judgment really only goes skin deep. Recent academic medical studies have shown that facial skin color distribution or tone and the presence or absence of blotchiness and brown spots can add or subtract up to 20 years from someone’s appearance. That’s actually a good thing, since modern… Read more »

Varicose Veins Q&A

In this issue, Dr. Joan Warren answers frequently asked questions on treatment options for varicose veins. Is there a cure for varicose veins? Varicose vein disease is genetic and for the most part cannot be permanently cured.  However, treatment for varicose veins will successfully result in symptomatic and/or cosmetic improvement in almost all patients when… Read more »

The Beauty of the Golden Spice

When I say turmeric what comes to mind? Is it ‘one of the main ingredients in Indian Curry Powder’? Yes, turmeric has been known for its culinary uses in Indian for centuries; however, did you know that it has also been used as an effective beauty product for just as long? Because of its many… Read more »

Understanding the Benefit and Risks of Steroids

In today’s fast paced society, many people are looking for ‘the quick fix’ to feel, look and be stronger. The market is saturated with supplements, pills, and products promising to add strength and years to your life. Athletes are often the ones to fall victim to those seductive claims. With millions of dollars at stake,… Read more »

Mine, Yours and Ours: The 2013 American Family

It’s not news that American families don’t look like they did on 1950’s sitcoms: a mother and father who married for life and raised their two and a half biological children to adulthood. With our divorce rate at 50%, remarriage by half of those, and a growing number of same-sex parents, the “typical” family includes… Read more »

Selling Your Business to Family? Consider a Buy-Sell Agreement

A buy-sell agreement is a legal contract common in closely held businesses. It is an agreement you can enter into now that provides for the future sale of your business interest. A buy-sell agreement is also referred to as a business continuation agreement, a stock purchase agreement, or a buyout agreement. When carefully drafted, your… Read more »

Health Care Reform: The Covered California Marketplace Exchange

Undoubtedly, you are starting to hear about the new Covered California Marketplace Exchange for individuals on TV, radio and in print ads. It is part of the massive changes being brought about by the Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “ObamaCare.” I have been actively following the slow implementation of the ACA, knowing… Read more »

Yoga for Rehabilitation

More than 2000 years ago, an Indian sage described yoga as “preventive, healing art, science, and philosophy” for the purpose of blending the mind, body, and spirit to achieve optimum health. Yoga is usually regarded as a practice most associated with healthy individuals. Some images portray yoga as a mystical, spiritual ritual associated with meditation… Read more »

George Adolph

Health & Humor

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. –Mark Twain Laughing is the best medicine. LOL. Have you laughed out loud today, or yesterday? When was the last time? The comic cartoons in the daily newspapers are said to be what most people read first. The renowned New Yorker has a loyal readership not in small part due… Read more »

Suzanne Somers

Desert Woman’s Show Adds Business Conference

Exciting changes are in the works for the 6th Annual Desert Woman’s Show to be held Sunday and Monday, November 17 and 18, at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. This year’s event will include one full day open to the public, and a women’s business conference on Monday featuring 20 informative sessions and celebrity guest… Read more »

Walk for a Happy, Healthy Heart!

Make Saturday, November 2 the day you take the first step toward improving your heart health by participating in the Coachella Valley Heart and Stroke Walk. The annual event, which raises funds to fight heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, begins at 7 a.m at Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park.… Read more »