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Medical NewsStrokes and Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Strokes present in two manners. The first is ischemic stroke caused by a blockage of a large or small blood vessel to the brain. The second form, hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by bleeding of a blood vessel into the brain or on the surface of the brain as in subarachnoid Read more…

Medical NewsFive Things to Know If Your Heart Skips a Beat

What does it mean to have a heartbeat that “skips”?  And how prevalent is it?  Among the senior population, as many as one in ten may suffer from a condition called atrial fibrillation (AFIB), a serious heart rhythm disorder. But what is AFIB?  Here are five things to know: The Read more…

Natural OptionsBreaking Through Your Heart Wall

What would your life be like if you had always listened to and followed the wisdom of your heart? Maybe you have, and your life is full and flourishing, or maybe you pause when you think about the many times you have chosen your head over your heart. Some of Read more…

Integrated PracticesChelation Therapy for Cardiovascular Health

Heart disease is still the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S., and it does not seem to be getting any better despite all the amazing advances and inventions in modern western medicine. If you, or your loved ones, are concerned about heart attack, stroke, diabetes, Read more…

Medical NewsVision Complications of Stroke Patients

Approximately 800,000 people suffer a stroke every year, making it is the most common disability among adults. There are two basic types of strokes: an ischemic stroke (when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel) and hemorrhagic stroke (when a blood vessel ruptures or leaks). Some stroke patients have preceding Read more…

Integrated PracticesJob Security from the AHA Report on Fats

This last month, the American Heart Association released a Presidential Advisory titled, “Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease.” You may have seen attention-grabbing headlines such as, “ Coconut Oil Isn’t Healthy. It’s never been healthy,” or, “Health Alert: Coconut Oil is Just as Bad as Butter and Beef Fat, Heart Docs Read more…

Natural OptionsOxidative Stress and Coronary Heart Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the U.S. for the past 80 years. The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack. This year, close to 900,000 Americans Read more…

Natural OptionsPulse Diagnosis

Feeling a patient’s pulse is a diagnostic technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as well as traditional Tibetan and Indian Ayurveda medicine. Using the pulse to determine body functions, deficiencies or imbalances dates back thousands of years and has changed over the course of time.  Today there are many Read more…

Health & BeautyNew Treatment for Varicose Veins

Chances are that you either have, or you know someone who has, varicose veins. That is because vein disease affects 1 in 4 adults. A common myth is that varicose veins (veins that bulge underneath the skin in the legs) are a cosmetic problem, but in certain situations they can Read more…

Medical NewsAre You at Risk for a Heart Attack?

Dr. Joe Crowe, a famous breast cancer surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, had operated tirelessly all day on that Friday in November 1996. After he said goodbye to his last patient, he got a very bad headache, which hit him in a flash, and he had to sit down. A Read more…

Medical NewsChest Pain? Don’t Drive Yourself to the Hospital

Too many people put their lives at risk driving themselves to the hospital when they’re experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke. Indeed, only 30 percent of patients who come to JFK Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room complaining of chest pain come by ambulance. But reducing the time it Read more…

Natural OptionsBroken-Hearted: Emotions Directly Cause Progression of Heart Disease

Emotions are a beautiful part of human nature. Our ability to feel makes us perfectly human! Stress, from all sorts of challenging situations and events, can significantly shorten your life, particularly in the form of a heart attack. Emotions such as depression, anxiety, anger, hostility, as well as social isolation, Read more…

Medical NewsDotson Finds Treasure in DRMC Team

“Storage Wars” fans surely know America’s most recognized auctioneer, Dan Dotson. He and his wife Laura lead a cast of characters seeking treasures in abandoned storage units throughout Southern California in the A&E hit reality show. Dan’s gruff voice, fast-paced chatter and packed schedule give the sense of ‘life in Read more…

Health & BeautyLadies, Why Go Red?

Every minute in America, a woman dies of a heart attack, stroke or another form of cardiovascular disease (CVD) — and one out of every three women experiences some form of CVD in her lifetime. And yet, most of those cases are preventable if you lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. “We Read more…

Medical NewsSeven Tips for Preventing Heart Disease

If you have diabetes, heart disease can be a serious concern. In fact, cardiovascular disease leading to heart attack or stroke is by far the leading cause of death in both men and women with diabetes, says Dr. Om P. Ganda, a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Read more…

Medical NewsA Positive Heart Health Impact

Proactive community members at the Indio and Coachella senior centers saw their numbers drop by participating in a 4-month educational program conducted by the American Heart Association Coachella Valley Division. The Get to Goal hypertension management program ran from October 2013 through February 2014. Program goals were: increase awareness of Read more…

Medical NewsMay is Stroke Awareness Month

Dr Taqi

Randal Bonnell of Banning went to bed at 11:30pm on a Thursday night and awoke the next morning with half his body paralyzed. His wife, Vickie, heard a noise around 4:45am and realized that her 55 year-old husband had fallen out of bed. Although he said he felt fine, Randall Read more…

Medical NewsImprovement Takes Practice…Especially with Stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death with approximately 795,000 strokes occurring annually according to the National Stroke Association. These are big numbers, but there is good news. Despite the damage to brain cells, there is room for improvement, thanks to neuroplasticity, the Read more…

Through the GenerationsTaking on New Challenges, One Brush Stroke at a Time

Facing challenges and problem solving are strengths that Madelina Agawin has relied upon since she was a young woman, and they have formed the complex mosaic of who she is as a person today.  Early on, Madelina’s father instilled in her the importance of education and being disciplined in her Read more…

Medical NewsIntegrative Heart Health

Reversing heart disease is a reality for many these days, and preventing it an attainable goal for millions more. It doesn’t simply take a pill or two from your doctor. It doesn’t happen solely by watching the foods you eat. Exercising alone isn’t enough, and there is no magic supplement. Read more…