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Integrated PracticesScoliosis in Children: What is the Right Treatment?

Scoliosis in Children

I have scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. It was discovered at age 12 after several hints. Horse show judges told me to “square your shoulders,” as one dropped lower than the other, and at school, I remember being frustrated that the back of my chair always seemed crooked. I Read more…

Through the GenerationsKids Can Be Taught Healthy Habits

Haleys favorites are bell peppers

I stopped in for lunch the other day at Souplantation in La Quinta. As I browsed and collected from the ‘55 feet of farm fresh fare,’ I overheard a Mom behind me ask her little girl if she wanted broccoli and then cucumber and then spinach. The answer to each Read more…

Through the GenerationsTraining Youth Athletes “The Formula For Success”

Kaelyn Brock

Parents and coaches come to me frequently asking, “What is the appropriate age for kids to start lifting weights?” I always answer–when they are mentally, emotionally and physically mature enough, that is when they should start. I’ve had boys and girls as young as 11 years old start to lift Read more…

Through the GenerationsSummer Reading with Kids A Great Gift to Share

School is out for the summer and children are eager to expend their energy.  While there may be many summer programs available in the desert, they may not suit your schedule or may exceed your budget.  As a mother of two energetic and gregarious girls, I’ve created an exciting reading Read more…

Through the GenerationsFifth-Graders Play Role in JFK Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric Disaster Drill

JFK Disaster Drill

On May 22nd on the campus of Dr. Carreon Academy, the scenario was a toxic chemical spill. On May 23rd, students and teachers survived a campus bomb threat. These two mock scenarios were the basis of JFK Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric Disaster Drill as part of a Career Explorations Program. Co-sponsored Read more…

Medical NewsVitamin Protection Against Birth Defects

Roy M. Pitkin, MD

Supplemental vitamin-mineral preparations are consumed regularly by about half the US population, although conclusive evidence of benefit is lacking in many instances. One of those in which there is clear indication of benefit is the prevention of a particular type of birth defect (neural tube defect) when pregnant women supplement Read more…

Through the GenerationsCan Children Benefit from Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic Care

It is unlikely that you will ever see a young child bend over to pick up a toy and freeze in pain saying, “Oh no, my back just went out again.” Generally, conditions that will cause such a pain do not appear in children, but it may have started there. Read more…

Integrated PracticesPositive Results for Autism with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

April is National Autism Awareness Month bringing our focus to this serious condition which affects as many as 1 in 1,000 children nationwide1, as well as their family and friends. While there are no known cures, there is a growing treatment for autism that involves delivering more oxygen to the Read more…

Through the GenerationsFit Kids, Healthy Minds, Happy Family

We hear time and time again about the frighteningly high rate of child obesity in the United States. And it continues to rise. Research now shows that unless we take serious measures and precautions, our children will the first generation to die younger than their parents. According to the Centers Read more…

Through the GenerationsNew Health Programs Now Available For Teachers, Students & Parents

Directors of the Desert Healthcare District approved two grants to the Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) and Cielo Vista Charter School (CVCS) for nutrition and fitness programs designed to encourage parent involvement and spur healthier lifestyles for nearly 3,000 Valley students. The District awarded $803,626 to PSUSD to fund Read more…

Through the GenerationsTrips for Kids Coachella Valley Teaches Nature, Exercise and Healthy Fun

Trips for Kids budding riders and the TFKCV team at their October kickoff event

Many young people grow up in the Coachella Valley without experiencing the abundance of nature and healthy fun that the local hills have to offer. Trips for Kids Coachella Valley’s (TFKCV) goals are to identify these kids (ages 10-17), bring them outdoors, and teach lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and 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 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 GenerationsProbiotics for Babies: A Mom’s Perspective

Have you ever wondered which mother actually uses the disinfectant wipes at the grocery store to clean their shopping cart and spreads out the cushy seat cover before placing her little bundle of joy in it? Well, that mother is me. Since giving birth just over a year ago, I Read more…

Through the GenerationsTeaching Your Children to Achieve Excellence

Brent Cooper

I often hear that kids aren’t living up to their full potential. With all the distractions – video games, internet, TV, smart phones, texting, email, etc. – how do we motivate our children to excel in all they do? In one of his many books, Dr. Wayne Dyer recounts his Read more…