Freedom From FOMO

Before the days of social media (was there a time before social media?), there wasn’t the constant and perpetual inundation of the “go here, see this, try that, buy it now” culture. Back then, “slowbriety,” or taking things one day at a time, seemed to be more the norm because you had to wait to… Read more »

Adopting Healthier Habits this Year?

As we consider our fitness and nutritional goals for the new year, it’s also important to review our oral hygiene practices which can greatly benefit – or deter – our overall well-being.  It is recommended to brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes to help reduce the risk of cavities and periodontitis.… Read more »

Finding Peace During the Holiday Hustle

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration and togetherness, but it can also bring a fair share of stress and anxiety. From the hustle and bustle of shopping for gifts to the pressures of hosting family gatherings, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. However, there are ancient practices that can help you navigate this… Read more »

CV High Honored as one ofAmerica’s Healthiest Schools

Coachella Valley High School (CVHS) recently received the distinct honor as one of America’s Healthiest Schools, a recognition awarded to only 781 schools nationwide for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Presented by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the distinction celebrates the key role schools play in advancing the health and well-being of students, staff, families… Read more »

Unlocking the Future: AI in Health Care

With the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), the health care industry is witnessing a revolution like no other. AI has already begun to reshape the health care landscape, from diagnosis and treatment to patient empowerment. In this second of a three-part series, I’ll explore how AI is currently used in health care, its future potential… Read more »

Core Leadership Skills: Setting Priorities and Managing Time

This article first appeared in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (Sept/Oct 2023) and has been edited for length. Health care practitioners are navigating a time of significant change and uncertainty. Many feel burned out and exhausted after surviving the pandemic and are seeking help to set priorities and manage time more effectively.… Read more »

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Expecting mothers commonly wonder if dental treatment is possible during their pregnancy. Annual exams and preventative dental cleanings are safe while pregnant and recommended.  Oral health care plays an important role in prenatal care, as poor oral health during pregnancy may lead to poor health outcomes for the mother and baby. Physiological changes, such as… Read more »

Returning to the Joy of Medicine

Are you a health care professional wanting to give back to our community? Do you want to make a difference in the life of someone, and their family, by helping them maintain, or return to, a state of health? Do you want to volunteer where the joy of medicine is practiced every day? Volunteers in… Read more »

Palmer’s Brain Energy

This is a groundbreaking book that unifies mental health problems with physical health problems. Harvard psychiatrist Christopher Palmer presents a new way of thinking about mental health conditions as metabolic diseases rather than behavioral or brain chemistry disorders. His arguments are compelling, backed by solid science and put mental health in line with the most… Read more »

Ever Need Cataract Surgery Twice?

With over 3 million operations performed annually in the U.S., cataract surgery is extremely common.  But does it ever need to be performed twice? Once a cataract is removed, it does not grow back. That being said, there are rare instances when patients may need another surgery months or years after their initial cataract surgery… Read more »

Cocün Wellness Center Planned for Indian Wells

David Delrahim has found his life’s purpose. The successful businessman and CEO of Platinum Energy is prioritizing self-care over spreadsheets, creating a model community focused on well-being in an effort to deter disease and maximize human vitality.  His vision will launch in Indian Wells where Delrahim has purchased the 15-acre lot on Highway 111 west… Read more »

7 Ways to Become a Famous Doctor

Many professionals become experts in their field and long to share their passion, message or innovation with the world. One of the best ways to do this, of course, is via television, radio, print and online platforms which can reach millions. But this aspiration can be challenging – especially for those in the medical field… Read more »

Unlocking the Future: AI in Health Care

Imagine you have a friend who is very smart and knowledgeable based on their experiences and photographic memory. They use what they’ve learned to help you with different tasks and problems. Imagine teaching your friend how to play a card game. At first, they might not know the rules, but with more play, they start… Read more »

A Safe Return from Your World Travels

Travel medicine is a specialty field which concentrates on the health and well-being of individuals traveling internationally. One of the most important aspects is providing preventive information and medical advice related to the health risks associated with specific international destinations. Travel medicine also provides essential information about the prevention of various infections, local health requirements,… Read more »

Prostate Health and Cataract Surgery

How does prostate health affect cataract surgery? One of the most common medications used to treat benign prostate hypertrophy is Flomax, also known as tamsulosin. If you look carefully at the labeling on Flomax, there is a warning for patients undergoing cataract surgery of which many may be unaware.   Flomax works by blocking the… Read more »

Branding: Build it and They Will Come

You’ve spend a good portion of your life studying and perfecting your trade. You are passionate about your work and have garnered recognition for a job well done. You have established your own practice and business is steady. You are well respected by both your peers and patients, and honored by the referrals they generate.… Read more »