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Wellness AwardsOh What A Night!

Oh what a night

Thank you to all who took part in this year’s celebration and congratulations to all 2019 Desert Health Wellness Award winners and nominees! A special Thank You to photographer Lani Garfield For more photos visit PhotosByLani.com   Read more…

Natural OptionsThird Annual World Wellness Weekend

In 2017, a campaign was launched to raise awareness on the benefits of wellness lifestyles and to inspire people around the globe to adopt healthier habits. Now in its third year, World Wellness Weekend has grown to include over 2,000 venues in 100 countries and local businesses and community members Read more…

Financial HealthBusinesses Honored For Workplace Wellness

In June, HARC hosted the 4th Annual Coachella Valley Workplace Wellness Awards recognizing local businesses that prioritize employee health and wellness. The event took place at the Classic Club in Palm Desert and brought together a variety of organizations which recognize that having a healthy workforce is key to a Read more…

Wellness Awards2019 Winners and Nominees!

We are proud to present this year’s deserving Nominees submitted by the community, Finalists and Winners selected by the Desert Health Wellness Awards Executive Committee. To show your support, please leave comments below and/or on our Facebook page. Download the Official Program here! * Asterisk notes previous winners which are Read more…

Natural OptionsNature, Stress Relief, Trashion and more

What’s new in wellness? Getting off the beaten path, following your nose, wearing conscious clothing, eating exactly what your body needs, choosing your meditation wisely, and getting back to nature as prescribed by your doctor. And in the end, you’ll even have options for dying well. This is according to Read more…

Medical NewsWe Say Good-bye to CancerPartners

For fifteen years, CancerPartners (formerly Gilda’s Club Desert Cities) provided support and free services for those affected by cancer, their families and friends. The non-profit played an important role as hospitals and facilities delivered top medical care, but often left clients to figure out the rest on their own. CancerPartners Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Value of Workplace Wellness

I first became interested in the concept of workplace wellness in college when I read Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia. Patagonia’s policy of allowing employees to work flexible hours, as long as the work gets done Read more…

Fresh CuisineLa Quinta High School Culinary Arts Institute

mentoring the future

La Quinta High School is focusing more and more on offering healthier food choices as part of the La Quinta High School Culinary Arts Institute program. On March 20, the culinary institute will launch its latest venture: Healthy Tastings for Healthy Teachers, a pilot project including a pop-up restaurant on Read more…

Medical NewsTake the Call: Your Voice and Your Health Matter

In the coming months, you may get a phone call asking you to participate in a health survey. This may be the sort of thing that you normally politely decline, but this isn’t just any survey. It’s the Coachella Valley Community Health Survey, and it’s essential to improving health in Read more…

Medical NewsHealthcare District Seeks Two New Board Directors

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci Two residents in the Desert Healthcare District’s newly expanded area will soon have an opportunity to apply those wise words as members of the District’s Board of Directors. With the expansion Read more…

Medical NewsBenefits of Participating In a Clinical Research Study

The main thing to know when considering participation in a clinical research study is you are not a human “guinea pig.” Clinical studies are strictly monitored; volunteers receive detailed informed consent forms to review and sign before participating, and they receive excellent care by a team of medical professionals including Read more…

Natural OptionsValley Teens Becoming Mindfully Resilient

mentoring the future

As rates of stress, depression, and teen suicide have soared in the past decade, the Health and Nutritional Sciences (HANS) Academy at Indio High is piloting a new curriculum called Mindfully Resilient. Units in anger management, the science of stress, anxiety, depression, healthy relationships and more are taught to bring Read more…

Through the GenerationsOutdoor Gym Opens in La Quinta

La Quinta has joined over 4,000 cities around the globe making fitness free and accessible to all through the installation of an outdoor circuit training court. The new facility is part of a multi-million dollar nationwide effort to get people excited about health and fitness. Spearheaded by National Fitness Campaign Read more…

Medical NewsOpen Enrollment Counselors Available

For many of us, selecting the health insurance option that best meets our – and our family’s – needs and pocketbook can be a daunting prospect. This is especially true since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the number of insurance options now being offered through the Read more…

Natural OptionsWellness Served at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa

There is something fresh brewing at the JW Marriott Desert Springs. Not only are they underway with a multi-million dollar renovation, but wellness is now being served to their 1,200 employees, local visitors, and international guests. The team leading the charge includes internal nutritionist Regina Basterrechea and Executive Chef Peter Read more…

Integrated PracticesInsurance Carrier to Cover Naturopathic Care

As a naturopathic patient, you may have been disappointed to learn that health insurance does not cover naturopathic care in the state of California. Or maybe the lack of insurance coverage prevented you from establishing care with a naturopathic doctor in the first place. Well, all that is about to Read more…

Fresh CuisineLessons in Nutrition

Do you know how to eat an artichoke? How about a pomegranate or kiwi? These questions reflect a real consideration by those who teach children in public schools about healthy eating. If you’ve never been exposed to the aforementioned fruits and vegetables, there’s a good chance you won’t know how Read more…

InspirationCommunity Adopts School & Changes Lives

More and more research is identifying “giving back” as a key factor to living a long and healthy life. If this theory is true, Trilogy at the Polo Club’s Women of Wisdom, or WOW, have a few extra years coming their way. The self-starting club has over 100 women who Read more…

Live Your WellestYour Journey Starts Here

Greater Palm Springs is a global destination for health and wellness and this fall we are celebrating with the Live Your Wellest campaign. Below you will find discounts and special offers from local businesses to help start you on your journey towards living your very best, and wellest, self. Our Read more…

Live Your WellestWhere Tourism and Community Converge

With so much to experience – from arts and culture to golf, dining, yoga, and hiking; from wellness events to outdoor adventures, the Coachella Valley offers visitors endless opportunities to enjoy a healthy, harmonious, fun-filled visit. We are FIND Food Bank, and as the Valley’s regional food bank, we celebrate Read more…