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Lauren (center) with Wellness Awards Executive Committee (left to right): Donna Sturgeon, Tricia Gehrlein (2015), Lisa Ford and Margot Nelligan at the first annual Wellness Awards.

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every one of you. The fact that you are reading our latest edition of Desert Health® means that you are making health a priority – or at least taking interest.

This issue provides many resources to help you on your path to good health. In the medical realm, we discuss innovative technologies for skin cancer, BPH, varicose veins, and interstitial cystitis. You’ll also find numerous natural options for managing digestive issues, relieving stress and fasting for health.

Our goal is to encourage all to take their health into their own hands and to celebrate those promoting wellness and prevention. Many in our local community are embracing these aspects of integrative medicine and in Health is a Choice, we review a recent panel of medical and natural practitioners discussing this national movement.

This month we also honor those in our valley whose efforts are helping others on their wellness journey. Thirty-three individuals and organizations were nominated by their supporters and peers for the second annual Desert Health® Wellness Awards taking place May 18. Finalists have been selected, and winners will be announced at the evening celebration. The official event program is featured as a center insert (pg. 15) and we invite you to join us in celebrating these deserving nominees.

The “Welly Awards” are an inspiring event that we are certain you’ll enjoy. Our greatest compliments last year recognized “the amazing energy in the room.” This is what happens when you bring like-minded individuals from different sectors together to celebrate our common goal – a healthier Coachella Valley (and a healthier you!).

We look forward to seeing you there! And thank you for reading Desert Health®.

Lauren Del Sarto

Lauren Del Sarto

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