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Health is a ChoiceCommunity 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…

Live Your WellestA Pass to Escape

Greater Palm Springs has many world-class resorts and spas enjoyed by visitors from around the globe. But did you know that many of them offer day passes for as little as $20? You can lounge in their pristine pools, hot tubs and relaxation rooms, indulge in their steams and saunas, Read more…

Live Your WellestTake a Walk on the Wild Side

Getting your daily exercise is easier when you find breathtaking views around every corner. Who doesn’t want to reach their daily 10,000 steps alongside cheetahs, giraffe, and jaguars? The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is home to unique plants and animals, bringing new meaning to a “walk in the park.” Read more…

Medical NewsHelp Us Help Those in Need

Thank you for taking your valuable time to read this. We are first-generation college graduates currently applying for medical school. On our days off from work and applying to medical schools, we volunteer at Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM), a non-profit clinic that helps the underserved community of the Read more…

Medical NewsValley Senior Centers Address Big Challenges

Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” While the renowned architect’s statement is one many seniors may agree with, and younger generations may find encouraging, few would deny that the golden years are also challenging. In recognition of National Healthy Aging Month (September), Read more…

Medical NewsHealth Career Connection Internship

Twenty-two undergraduate college students from the Coachella Valley participated in the Health Career Connection Internship program this summer though OneFuture Coachella Valley. They spent ten weeks as full-time, paid interns at eighteen healthcare related sites across the valley, working on high-impact projects for valley residents. A special focus for this Read more…

Health is a ChoiceSaving Bees in Our Community

We need our bees. They pollinate our food and help our flowers flourish. It may be surprising to learn that one out of every three mouthfuls of food in the American diet is a product of honeybee pollination—from fruit to nuts to coffee beans.1 However, bees are disappearing at alarming Read more…

Medical NewsUnion Benefits Community

The three local hospitals managed by Tenet Healthcare – Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, and Hi-Desert Medical Center/Hi-Desert Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree – along with their region-wide outpatient health care centers have come together under one umbrella as Desert Care Network. Read more…

Medical NewsOne Stop Shop for Health Resources

The Coachella Valley now has a website for health and wellness resources offering everything from hiking trails to adaptive sports; education to legal services; and weight management to food assistance. Created by the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation (DHCD) in partnership with the City of Palm Springs, CV HIP (Coachella Read more…

Medical NewsTaking Care of Our Kids

You may find it surprising to learn that the number of children 17 and under in the Coachella Valley exceeds the number of adults 65 and over.1 While schools and services are being built to support this growing demographic, our greatest need may be in medical care–especially in the east Read more…

Financial HealthCreating a Workplace Wellness Program

Desert Oasis Healthcare, two-time winners at HARC’s Workplace Wellness Awards, shared their company’s success with attendees at this year’s event in June. We asked them to also share with Desert Health readers in an effort to inspire other valley businesses to follow suit. Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) serves the residents Read more…

Through the GenerationsStudents Plant School Garden

Over the last several months, Desert Healthcare District/Foundation has teamed up with teachers, students and the school principal at Bubbling Wells Elementary in Desert Hot Springs to design, create, build and fund a school garden. “Two of the District/Foundation’s areas of community health focus are healthy eating and active living,” Read more…

FitnessDestination Health

The world is seeking wellness. Whether at home in our daily lives or traveling abroad, more and more people are making health a priority and propelling the global wellness industry to a $3.7 trillion market. Wellness is the “state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal,” Read more…

Health is a ChoiceHealth Matters Initiative Achievements

Five years ago, the Coachella Valley received an incredible gift. We were chosen to be the model region for changing health behaviors in our community. The grand task would take many organizations working together for the greater good and the work of countless individuals making significant efforts – large and Read more…

Medical NewsDistrict’s Eastern Expansion Advances

The Desert Healthcare District (DHCD) is a leading organization connecting local residents to health providers, facilities, programs, and services. Each year they grant an average of $4 million to nonprofit, community-based and provider-based organizations to assist residents – especially the underserved – in accessing vitally needed resources, such as primary Read more…

Medical NewsTherapy Dog Brings Smiles to Patients and Staff

Each Friday, patients at JFK Memorial Hospital receive a visit from Zane, a six-year-old standard poodle, trained as a therapy dog. Owner Sherri Halstead wanders from room to room, gently knocking on each door to ask the patients if they would like to spend a few minutes with Zane. For Read more…

Health is a ChoiceHealthy Resource for Transitional Aged Youth

The time in your life between childhood and adulthood can be very challenging. Everyone expects you to be a grown up, but you may have no idea how to do that. Many young people in this age group also struggle with additional barriers including family dynamics, self-esteem, mental illness, even homelessness. Read more…

Medical NewsThe Growth of Telehealth

While communication technology is allowing health care professionals to be accessible to patients for specialty care when it may not otherwise be immediately available, we understand that some patients and potential users remain skeptical about the growth of telehealth. We have heard these comments when demonstrating our physical therapy teleMOVEMENT Read more…