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Medical NewsHeart Healthy Exercise Just Steps Away

According to Jennifer Mieres, M.D., American Heart Association (AHA), “to get heart-healthy benefits, you need to get your heart rate up.” Whether it is a structured exercise program or just part of your daily routine, all physical activity adds up to a healthier heart. Our desert, especially this time of Read more…

Integrative MedicineValley Chosen as Model for Improving Health: Clinton Health Matters Initiative Starts Here

Answering the call for a healthier America, the Clinton Foundation launched the Clinton Health Matters Initiative aimed at improving the well-being of our nation’s population and reducing health care costs associated with preventable disease. And they are doing it one community and one person, at a time. The Coachella Valley Read more…

Through the GenerationsBe The Change You Seek

Student Group

As a student at College of The Desert, I notice a lack of healthy food on campus. It is a struggle to find healthy food that will support my mind and body throughout ten-hour school days. After speaking with students and administration, I realized that I was not alone in Read more…

Medical NewsHow Will UCR’s New School of Medicine Benefit Valley Residents?

The Desert Healthcare District (DHCD) recently made a significant investment in the new School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside. This investment will pay enormous dividends for the Coachella Valley in expanded access to primary medical care and new programs to improve health outcomes in underserved communities. The Read more…

Integrative MedicineThe Doctor’s Dilemma in Today’s Medicine

Quality versus quantity has always been a dilemma for physicians, but even more so in today’s medical environment. Health care providers now have major decisions to make which will have long and far-reaching effects for how you, the patient, will be treated. A primary care physician’s practice serves approximately 2,000 Read more…

Medical NewsDRMC Launches Fellowship Program for Stroke Specialists

Desert Regional Medical Center’s stroke program

Desert Regional Medical Center has launched an expansion of its stroke program which includes new technology and a new medical fellowship program. “Desert Regional Medical Center has crossed the Rubicon in stroke care for our community,” said neurosurgeon Javed Siddiqi, MD PhD, medical director for the hospital’s Institute of Clinical Read more…

Medical NewsFinding Local Health Statistics is Easy Thanks to HARCSearch

Do you ever wonder how many local people share your medical condition? Or are you a non-profit validating the need for your services for a grant application? Are you a teacher or student researching the socioeconomic profile of our local population? Or are you an employer wondering how the health 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…

InspirationHealth is a Choice: Bill Clinton

Health Is A Choice showcases individuals who have significantly changed their life and the lives of others by making health a priority. In this issue, we are honored to feature former President Bill Clinton’s personal journey and how his international efforts to make the world a healthier place are now Read more…

Medical NewsCalling All Doctors, Nurses and Dentists: Volunteers In Medicine Is Ready for You

Volunteers

Coachella Valley’s Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) just celebrated its inaugural year and is currently looking for medical and dental professionals to contribute their time to assist with VIM’s continued growth. Desert Health® sat down with VIM management team, President Roy Pitkin, M.D.; Board Member and Founder, Ron Hare, M.D.; and Read more…

Through the GenerationsCreate a Healthier Lifestyle By Getting Involved – Today!

Many of us get into daily routines which do not include activities that give us an improved sense of life satisfaction. Occupational Therapy professors at the University of Southern California (USC) have found that small, healthy lifestyle changes, coupled with involvement in meaningful activities, are critical to healthy aging. It Read more…

Natural OptionsSpotlight on Naturopathic Doctors

As a newcomer to Coachella Valley I was delighted to find Desert Health. I see it as an informative health guide and applaud its role in bridging the gap between diverse medical professions. Since my arrival, I have discovered that most desert dwellers know little about Naturopathic Doctors (ND’s). To Read more…

Health & BeautyA Trip to Morocco…Just Up the Road!

El Morocco Inn and Spa

A Review by Lauren Del Sarto When my husband and I travel abroad, we enjoy the B&B experience. We appreciate local décor, true to the culture, with exquisite detail and a proprietor that makes you feel at home. But lately, traveling abroad has given way to the economy and busy Read more…

Desert HealthLa Quinta: Born of A Doctor’s Advice

In 1921, prominent San Francisco businessman, Walter H. Morgan, came to the Desert on the advice of his doctor to heal his recently diagnosed tuberculosis. He purchased 1,400 acres from the local Cahuilla people in an area called “Happy Hollow.” His goal was to create a private sanctuary where guests Read more…

Desert HealthRediscovering the Mineral Spring Spas of Desert Hot Springs

When was the last time you visited the mineral spas of Desert Hot Springs? We tend to forget that just up the road are some of nature’s most therapeutic healing waters that each year draw thousands of visitors from all over the world. Europeans have flocked to hot spring spas Read more…