Health & Fitness

Here’s What No Health Insurance Looks Like

Here’s What No Health Insurance Looks Like

By | February 8, 2017 at 4:08 am | No comments

By Maureen Forman I have been a medical social worker for 30 years. We’re the folks that get called in to figure out how someone in the hospital is going to get follow up care after they are admitted in a crisis with no insurance. Yes, you may be able to get lung cancer or...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

LIGHTEN UP – GET HAPPY!  

LIGHTEN UP – GET HAPPY!  

By | February 1, 2017 at 1:20 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director CV Volunteers In Medicine Indio, CA We all have the choice between being happy or unhappy, and I’m pretty sure that you, like me, feel better when you’re happy. The revered philosopher Dale Carnegie said “It isn’t what you have,...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness, Week 02/02 - 02/08 2017

Why Everyone Should Have A Pet

Why Everyone Should Have A Pet

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:10 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director of CV Volunteers In Medicine The UCLA Health People Animal Connection (PAC) Program has found that owning a pet can benefit the health of your heart in many ways. A research study they conducted examined how a group of patients in the cardiac...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Make a New Year’s Evolution!

Make a New Year’s Evolution!

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:30 am | No comments

By Maureen Forman As we embrace a new year, many of us pledge to be a nicer person, to be kinder, less negative, more compassionate. In short we make the promise to be the very best versions of ourselves this year. For parents, that often involves grappling with the...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

The Effects of Isolation and Poverty on Senior Depression

The Effects of Isolation and Poverty on Senior Depression

By | December 22, 2016 at 11:05 am | No comments

By Maureen Forman There are many factors about depression in seniors. The causes most often cited are death of friends and family, physical illness, declining mental acuity. Not often enough are chronic poverty and the isolation that accompanies it given the attention they...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

‘Tis The Season

‘Tis The Season

By | December 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director of CV Volunteers In Medicine The holiday season often brings stress and depression brought on from a lot of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, and more, but here are some practical tips to help you minimize the...

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LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION…

LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION…

By | November 22, 2016 at 4:25 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director, Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine Let’s face it – a bit of pigging out is expected during the holidays. It’s a tradition, right? Your friends and family have been preparing giant roasts and piles of potatoes with greasy gravy,...

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AUTUMN IN THE DESERT

AUTUMN IN THE DESERT

By | November 2, 2016 at 10:53 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director– CV Volunteers in Medicine, Indio, CA Well, the heat of summer has finally moved across North America and we no longer have to stay cooped up in gyms to get some fresh air and exercise. The Coachella Valley is covered with jogging and...

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HAVE YOU HEARD?

HAVE YOU HEARD?

By | October 20, 2016 at 7:55 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director, Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine Do you know that your ears never stop hearing, even when you sleep? Your brain just ignores incoming sounds. And that your sense of hearing is dependent on tiny hairs deep inside your ear, and if you...

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EXPANDING NO-COST HEALTHCARE FOR ADULTS

EXPANDING NO-COST HEALTHCARE FOR ADULTS

By | October 6, 2016 at 10:37 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director, Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine For many people, access to healthcare is still a real issue here in the Coachella Valley. Some 50,000 to 70,000 Coachella Valley residents are still uninsured. People without preventive health care for...

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HIV and Aging Community Conference Will Offer Expert Advice to “Stay Healthy Stay Lively”

HIV and Aging Community Conference Will Offer Expert Advice to “Stay Healthy Stay Lively”

By | September 8, 2016 at 12:30 am | No comments

To mark National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, more than a dozen organizations join forces to present free conference on Tuesday, September 20th A free community conference will offer local residents the opportunity to learn more about HIV and aging, with topics to...

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FEEDING OUR CHILDREN

FEEDING OUR CHILDREN

By | September 8, 2016 at 12:26 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director, Coachella Valley Volunteer in Medicine, Indio Nourishing the mind and body properly is serious business. In these crazy- busy times, nutrition is getting lost somewhere on the family to-do list and we need to guide our youngsters and...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness

MOVE IT AND LOSE IT

MOVE IT AND LOSE IT

By | August 11, 2016 at 11:20 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director, Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, Indio Most people know that sitting around all day is not good for your health, whether you’re in a car, at a desk, or watching television on the couch. You know you should be moving around and...

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SUMMER SAFETY FOR FIDO and KITTY

SUMMER SAFETY FOR FIDO and KITTY

By | July 28, 2016 at 2:33 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director, Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, Indio What if you had to wear your winter coat all summer out here in the desert? You’d probably suffocate or have a heat stroke, right? Well, not all pet owners are sensitive to their pets’...

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Mosquito News

Mosquito News

By | July 14, 2016 at 6:46 pm | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director - CV Volunteers in Medicine, Indio, CA In addition to their pesky whining, mosquitoes can carry some serious diseases, including West Nile virus and Zika. West Nile has been around for decades and, according to the Coachella Valley Mosquito...

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ACT for Multiple Sclerosis to Host 8th Annual Jazz It Up Fundraiser Benefitting Local MS Clients

ACT for Multiple Sclerosis to Host 8th Annual Jazz It Up Fundraiser Benefitting Local MS Clients

By | July 7, 2016 at 2:08 pm | No comments

By Andrea Carter Now in its 8th year, ACT for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) invites the Coachella Valley to support local valley residents living with MS by attending its annual Jazz It Up summer fundraiser, scheduled for Sunday, July 10, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Indian Wells...

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BABY IT’S HOT OUTSIDE

BABY IT’S HOT OUTSIDE

By | June 30, 2016 at 3:26 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director - CV Volunteers In Medicine, Indio, CA Summer in the Coachella Valley has its charms, but once the temperature rises into the 110 degree area and beyond, there are some serious health issues that we need to be aware of.  Heat exhaustion is...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness

Celebrate National Men’s Health Week, June 13-19

Celebrate National Men’s Health Week, June 13-19

By | June 17, 2016 at 12:09 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director, Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, Indio American men, on average, die almost 5 years earlier than women but, according to the Centers for Disease Control, women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness

HOW HIGH IS YOURS? MAY IS NATIONAL BLOOD PRESSURE MONTH

HOW HIGH IS YOURS? MAY IS NATIONAL BLOOD PRESSURE MONTH

By | May 28, 2016 at 1:29 am | No comments

By Doug Morin, Executive Director, Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, Indio CA The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in Bethesda, Maryland provides global leadership for research, training, and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment...

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Kinetix And Cryotherapy Help Reduce Pain And Inflammation

Kinetix And Cryotherapy Help Reduce Pain And Inflammation

By | May 6, 2016 at 2:19 am | No comments

By Craig Michaels For the past 15 years, Kinetix Health and Performance Center in Palm Desert has been providing wellness services to their clients whose goal is to regain their health. Known as the elite health and training center for all ages in the Coachella Valley,...

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Dr. Leonard Feld Offers Free Seminar on Tempomandibular Disorder

Dr. Leonard Feld Offers Free Seminar on Tempomandibular Disorder

By | April 14, 2016 at 12:36 pm | No comments

Often Misdiagnosed as numerous other ailments By Chris Clemens Dr. Leonard Feld, an Accredited Dentist with American Board Certification in both Craniofacial Pain and Implantology, is offering a complimentary seminar intended to help people identify if they have...

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4th Annual Free Medical, Dental & Vision Clinic

4th Annual Free Medical, Dental & Vision Clinic

By | April 7, 2016 at 2:26 am | No comments

To be Held at the Riverside County Fairgrounds April 8-10, 2016 By Andrea Carter California CareForce, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing free health, dental,  and vision services to residents all over California, will be returning to the Riverside County...

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Bypass The Medicine Cabinet – Technology Stands Ready To Temporarily Relieve Pain

Bypass The Medicine Cabinet – Technology Stands Ready To Temporarily Relieve Pain

By | March 30, 2016 at 4:32 pm | No comments

By Toni Tantlinger Technology, already critical in many areas of health care, is poised to play an even greater role in medicine, especially in the area of pain management. “Instead of pharmaceuticals, you are going to see the emergence of ‘technaceuticals,’ ” says...

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Desert CrossFit of Palm Desert will host the “Just for the Health of it!” Wellness Fair

Desert CrossFit of Palm Desert will host the “Just for the Health of it!” Wellness Fair

By | March 17, 2016 at 2:32 am | No comments

Benefitting SafeHouse of the Desert on Saturday, March 26, from 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome... including pets! Admission is Free. Cheryl Cohen, Desert CrossFit Founder, Owner and Head Coach, is very proud to host the Wellness Fair for a second year, "The goal...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Health & Fitness

WALK FOR KIDS RETURNS TO COACHELLA VALLEY

WALK FOR KIDS RETURNS TO COACHELLA VALLEY

By | March 10, 2016 at 9:36 pm | No comments

RESIDENTS LACE UP TO KEEP FAMILIES CLOSE TO THEIR CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN Join KESQ Morning News Anchor Bianca Rae for the Second Annual Fundraiser benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California This March members from the Coachella Valley communities are...

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CVASA Presents The 2nd Annual Autism Walk

By | March 10, 2016 at 9:34 pm | No comments

The Coachella Valley Autism Society of America (CVASA) will be hosting their second annual Autism Walk to raise funds and promote Autism awareness in the Coachella Valley. The second annual Autism Walk will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the...

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Grand Opening of the North Shore Fitness Center Set for March 22nd

Grand Opening of the North Shore Fitness Center Set for March 22nd

By | March 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm | No comments

New Fitness Center serving North Shore is Complete The design and installation of a new fitness center housed within the North Shore Beach and Yacht Club has been completed, and the public is invited to come see it during a grand opening next month.  Desert Recreation District...

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Healthcare Providers and Staff Invited to Learn about HIV Prevention Pill: PrEP

Healthcare Providers and Staff Invited to Learn about HIV Prevention Pill: PrEP

By | February 18, 2016 at 1:36 am | No comments

PrEP Summit for Providers on February 29th will explore HIV prevention method recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) By Marissa Willman Coachella Valley healthcare providers and medical staff are invited to learn about the daily HIV prevention...

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Eisenhower Medical Center to Discuss Testosterone, ED, PrEP at Men’s Health Event

Eisenhower Medical Center to Discuss Testosterone, ED, PrEP at Men’s Health Event

By | February 11, 2016 at 5:16 am | No comments

By Judith Salkin Eisenhower Medical Center is continuing to lead the charge in educating the community about men’s health issues with its free community event entitled “PerforMANce: Maintaining Health, Vigor and Vitality.” The event will be held at the Annenberg Theater...

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Zeel – Massages On Demand

Zeel – Massages On Demand

By | February 4, 2016 at 1:25 am | No comments

Zeel delivers Massage On Demand® – top-quality massages from licensed, vetted massage therapists to homes, hotels, workplaces, and events in as little as an hour, or up to a month in advance. With Zeel, customers enjoy a massage in the comfort, convenience, safety, and...

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PRESIDENT BRINGS HEALTH SOLUTIONS TO THE VALLEY

PRESIDENT BRINGS HEALTH SOLUTIONS TO THE VALLEY

By | January 28, 2016 at 12:36 am | No comments

By Richard Noble President Clinton and the Clinton Foundation held its Fifth Annual Health Matters Activation Summit in Indian Wells, bringing with them new programs and partnerships to advance the health and wellness of the United States. The Summit brought together 450...

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5th Annual City of Palm Springs Mayor’s Race and Wellness Festival

5th Annual City of Palm Springs Mayor’s Race and Wellness Festival

By | January 21, 2016 at 12:36 am | No comments

Slated for Sunday, Jan. 24. Register to Become a “Moon Walker”. Get Healthy Palm Springs! The City of Palm Springs will present the 5th Annual Mayor’s Race and Wellness Festival on Sunday, Jan. 24, in partnership with Desert Healthcare District, Desert Regional Medical...

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FERRIGNO LEGACY BODYBUILDING & FITNESS WEEKEND

FERRIGNO LEGACY BODYBUILDING & FITNESS WEEKEND

By | October 22, 2015 at 1:02 am | No comments

BRINGS WORLD’S BEST BODIES TO AGUA CALIENTE CASINO NOV. 20-21 “Incredible Hulk” Lou Ferrigno and Lou Ferrigno, Jr. To Host 400 Athletes and 2,000 Fitness Fans The 2nd Annual Ferrigno Legacy™ Bodybuilding Fitness Weekend will be held at Agua Caliente Casino Resort...

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Miramonte Resort & Spa Holds Spa Party at Well Spa

Miramonte Resort & Spa Holds Spa Party at Well Spa

By | October 15, 2015 at 4:02 am | No comments

On October 29 with Proceeds Benefitting Desert Cancer Foundation Miramonte Resort & Spa is holding a luxurious spa party at THE WELL Spa located on property. The event will take place Thursday, October 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from the party benefit Desert Cancer...

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Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge Attracts Fitness Enthusiasts, Avid Athletes….and the Marines

Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge Attracts Fitness Enthusiasts, Avid Athletes….and the Marines

By | October 1, 2015 at 12:13 am | No comments

1K Color Run, 5K Walk/Run, Reverse Mini-triathlon, Reverse Mini-Tri Relay, and Health Fair Benefits YMCA of the Desert Youth Progams By Chris Clemens This coming weekend, the 2nd annual Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge takes place on Sunday, October 4 at Palm Desert Civic...

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