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September/October 2016

Integrated PracticesSupport Groups and Therapy Groups: What Is the Difference?

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have worked with many people on a one-on-one basis. I have also led many group therapy sessions and facilitated numerous support groups. Quite often I am asked: What is the difference between group therapy and support groups? Aren’t they pretty much the Read more…

Integrated PracticesSVF for Neurological Conditions

This is the latest story in our series about the uses of fat-derived stem cells for the treatment of degenerative diseases. Stem cells can be derived from your own fat as part of a minor outpatient procedure performed as a type of “mini liposuction” under local anesthesia. The product obtained Read more…

Fresh CuisineAutumn “Jewels in the Fruit” Pomegranate

Yes, pomegranates are back in season from September to November. This light and colorful dark pink fruit can be used in multiple ways from juicy fresh pods and dry seeds to freeze-dried powder or juice form. In India, we do not let any part of this yummy deliciousness go to Read more…

Through the GenerationsHerbal Remedies to Enhance Fertility

Couples preparing for a new pregnancy can optimize the health, viability, and probability of a pregnancy by enhancing fertility with herbal remedies. Herbal remedies have a long history of optimizing women’s and men’s hormonal health safely and effectively. When used in conjunction with a clean healthy diet, exercise, and proper Read more…

Through the GenerationsThe Right to Choose Your Final Act

New legislation became effective in June of this year allowing an individual to choose, when terminally ill, to receive medical aid in dying.  It is known as the End of Life Option Act. This summer, the Cathedral City Senior Center hosted a workshop led by Paul Zak, a retired social Read more…

Financial HealthFunding Your Child’s Future: Education Savings Options

For today’s parents, planning for your child’s college years often begins long before your student starts filling out college applications. Rising college costs require most families to save for their children’s post-secondary education, and the earlier you begin the better. Depending on a variety of factors, including the quality of Read more…

Health & BeautyCorrective Rhinoplasty

Plastic surgery results usually come out great, but there are exceptions. Unsatisfactory results occur often enough that some surgeons, like me, develop a reputation as being the go-to man to rescue a bad result. When a surgical nose result is bad, it’s very troubling to a person. It cannot be Read more…

Health & BeautyRestoring Change from Time and Childbirth

The use of radiofrequency technology for medical and cosmetic procedures has become a popular and effective choice for both medical offices and consumers. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the non-invasive, electric current technology is proven to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and scarring, smooth surfaces and stimulate collagen Read more…

Health & BeautyA Day Out for Two

My little man loves going with me in the car, but he’s not always crazy about the destination. New places tend to make him nervous and clingy, even at festive four-legged gatherings. But what a surprise I got when we walked through the door at Venus de Fido… Venus de Read more…

FitnessYouth Athletes and Early Burn-out

Eager parents often come to me to train their son/daughter, only to find that there is no time for them to train due to their other sport commitments. Some of these athletes are playing more than one sport, but are doing so at the expense of their own health. Some Read more…

Desert EventsGet Ready for an Eventful Season!

Sept. 16 • Break the Stigma Golf Tournament. Michael’s House presents the third annual Tournament and Awards Luncheon. Join us in raising awareness and education about addiction, mental health and the stigma that follows in a fun day of golf, archery and more. Benefitting SafeHouse of the Desert. Register at Read more…

Desert EventsEvening Run Honors Dia de los Muertos

Heading into its fourth year, Run with Los Muertos just keeps getting better! The Day of the Dead holiday 5k run will be held this year on the evening of November 5 in the historic pueblo viejo district of Coachella known as Old Town. The event offers something for runners Read more…

Desert EventsJoin the Stop Diabetes Movement!

Today, there are nearly 30 million Americans—including over 850,000 in Riverside County—who have diabetes. While an estimated 21 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately 8.1 million people are unaware that they have the disease.  If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050.  This year, more Read more…

Desert EventsTime to Paint El Paseo Pink

Join Desert Cancer Foundation on Saturday, October 8, for their 10th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink Charitable Walk (PEPP). It’s time to gather a team of family, friends and co-workers, wear pink and help raise funds for Coachella Valley and surrounding community residents who are uninsured or underinsured and in Read more…