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InspirationOur New Way of Thinking

Anything is Possible

Doesn’t it seem that many are in transition right now? Friends are changing jobs or starting new careers, others are taking sabbaticals and time to figure out their next steps, neighbors are selling homes and moving away, and businesses are reinventing the way to work. The new normal is looking Read more…

Medical NewsHeading Back Home

Janet Zappala

Born and raised in LA, I’ve decided it’s time to head home. So, how do I say goodbye to the people and place that has brought me so much joy and satisfaction? A place that stands alone in its natural beauty and serenity. A place where the people have treated Read more…

Medical NewsEisenhower Delivers Circle of Life

Last month, Eisenhower Health welcomed a new addition, the Eisenhower Family Birth Center. The new bundle of joy has been in the works for several years and is the pride of the hospital, which closed its previous birthing center almost two decades ago. The decision to add the department was Read more…

Medical NewsThe Nonchalance of Common Rights

mentoring the future

As a teacher of multicultural English literature in a high school California Partnership Academy, we explore topics relative to mental health, public safety and current events, including health care and social justice. In the past year, notwithstanding the pandemic, civil rights were an inescapable topic of discussion for my sophomore Read more…

Integrative MedicineOutdoor Adventure Life Preservers

On May 22 of this year, in the Gansu province of China, 21 ultra-marathoners got caught in a freak storm that took many by surprise.  These runners, who were at the top of their field, were pelted with rain and hail and experienced freezing temperatures while being swept up and Read more…

FitnessBetter Together

Many Americans have developed unhealthy coping mechanisms to combat stress and anxiety caused by the trauma associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of those negative behaviors include eating disorders and alcohol or drug abuse. This addictive pattern is true, especially for women. According to a RAND corporation study during the Read more…

Through the GenerationsJailbreak or Peeking from Behind the Curtain?

Peeking behind curtain

We all want to leave COVID-19 behind in its malicious tracks and return to normal. But what will normal be like for you? I’ve talked to people who are making a jailbreak full speed ahead to life prior to March 2020, only to be disappointed because it no longer exists Read more…

InspirationAre You Ready?

Hello, World!

Something strange is happening with my social circle. We finally get the green light to gather, and many don’t want to step outside. Even the most gregarious are experiencing a bit of apprehension at this unleashing we’ve all been anticipating — including me. While excitement to hang out with old Read more…

Medical NewsNeed Help Getting Your Vaccine?

With information on COVID-19 vaccinations ever-changing, securing an appointment can be challenging for many — especially those with a lack of internet access or technology. Fortunately, there is a new volunteer organization called VAXIE (Vaccinate Inland Empire)  working to connect residents with vaccination resources in the Inland Empire.  To date, Read more…

Medical NewsInterested in a Career in Mental Health?

mentoring the future

Students of all ages, and especially those exploring health care careers, are invited to join the OneFuture Behavioral Health A-Team as we celebrate Mental Health Month with a six-part Mental Health Matters virtual webinar series launching May 4 and continuing every Tuesday afternoon through June 8. All sessions will be Read more…

FitnessReturning to the Gym Safely

It’s been a very challenging time for our world, especially when it comes to our fitness. Over the past year, individuals and businesses have been trying to adjust to ever-changing CDC recommendations and requirements and attempting to adapt to new and different situations and environments. Many of us have been Read more…

Desert EventsComing Together for the Greater Good

Last fall, Christina Green organized 25 local farmers and artisans to deliver a farmers market for the Desert International Horse Park’s seasonal events. Then COVID restrictions changed, and so did the opportunity. In an effort not to let down her vendors, she reached out to local cities to find an Read more…

Integrative MedicineChoosing Our New Normal

The Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today

Do you have mixed feelings about going “back to normal?” The past year has required many changes to our routines and socialization. The pandemic precautions included the cessation of so many activities. We stopped going to school. We stopped eating out. We stopped exercising in gyms or studios. We stopped Read more…

Desert EventsVaccines: Your Questions Answered

In February, Desert Health hosted a livestream with Trilogy at the Polo Club featuring Desert Regional Medical Center’s Director of Pharmacy Services Tim Perlick, PharmD, MHA to answer your questions about vaccinations. As stated in a recent New York Times report, the evidence so far suggests that a full dose Read more…

InspirationLessons to Bring with Us

a fresh start

HAPPY DAY! WE MADE IT. 2021 is upon us, and we all get a fresh, new start. It’s time to set goals, ponder dreams and send forth our intentions for this brand-new year. While we might like to erase much of last year, there are many things learned worth carrying Read more…

Medical NewsA Nurse’s Plea

The American Nurses Association deemed 2020 “The Year of the Nurse,” and as the global pandemic continues, nurses and other medical responders continue to be at the forefront of this crisis.  As a nurse working on the COVID floor at a local Coachella Valley hospital, my colleagues and I experience Read more…

Medical NewsVaccinations: Winning Faith, Trust and Credibility

The possibility of control and eradication of the current global pandemic of coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) is now a distinct reality because of two promising vaccines that have shown safe and effective performance in preventing 95 percent of infections in preliminary data of phase 3 trials. How will these vaccines work? Vaccination Read more…

Medical NewsMindfully Resilient Program Helps Students Heal

With COVID-19 forcing schools into distance learning and the tremendous amount of additional social and emotional trauma in today’s world, teachers Jason Tate, FMCHC of Indio High School and Jodie Capper, CTE from Coachella Valley High School created an online program that helps educators help their students to cope and Read more…

Through the GenerationsWhat My Mother Taught Me

My mother and I could not have been more opposite. She said I came out of the womb with my little fingers daintily pointing into the air. She was one of 11, born to a fruit and vegetable peddler father and a mother who emigrated from Romania and tried her Read more…

FitnessGetting Every Body Moving

There is a new non-profit in the Coachella Valley serving all of Riverside County by offering wellness and sport opportunities for those with disabilities. Palms to Pines Parasports (PPP) was founded in June of last year with the purpose of providing competitive and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities while Read more…