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Visionary - Timothy Jochen, M.D.

Healthcare Visionary - "This is my favorite place in the whole world,” says Dr. Timothy Jochen. “I’ve traveled everywhere, and I always am so happy to come home.”

Just for Men

The desert’s top spas stand at the ready with skin-nourishing treatments geared just for males.

40 Under Forty: Dr. Nicole Ortiz

Dr. Nicole Ortiz found the Coachella Valley ideally sized to be able to make an immediate impact and allow her dream, Live Well Clinic, to come alive.

40 Under Forty: Casey and Gerry Washack

Casey and Gerry Washack are making a powerful impact on anyone looking for fitness inspiration through Next Level Fitness, and their own 42-day program, Fit in 42.

40 Under Forty: Karina Medina-Thomas

As the chief operating officer of Desert Family Medical Center, Karina Medina-Thomas expertly handles the day-to-day operations and procedures of the private family medical practice.

40 Under Forty: Ashley Vertuno

As a college undergrad, Ashley Vertuno nixed her original plan to become an orthopedic surgeon but chose to stay within the healthcare field on a management path.

A Natural Solution

The legendary Two Bunch Palms spa resort takes a bold step toward carbon neutrality by adding solar power to its sustainability plan

Visionary - Gary Honts

Healthcare Visionary - Honts notes that the hospital is an economic driver to the community, recruiting new physicians, which leads to additional office staff jobs as well.

Visionary - Ritu Chopra, M.D.

Healthcare Visionary - "The best thing about locating our business here in the Coachella Valley is becoming part of the community,” says Dr. Ritu Chopra

Visionary - Carolyn Caldwell

Healthcare Visionary - DRMC also works in close partnership with the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, relying on the agency’s internship and mentorship programs to introduce young people to healthcare careers at the hospital.

Visionary - Michael Landes

Healthcare Visionary - Eisenhower Medical Center, the Coachella Valley’s only not-for-profit hospital, relies on charity, donations, and philanthropy to continue delivering excellence to all its patients.

Visionary - Ellie Kheirkhahi-Love, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Healthcare Visionary - Living in the Coachella Valley has been a “really amazing experience for us,” Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love says. “My husband and I moved here 16 years ago.

Visionary - Scott M. Aaronson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Healthcare Visionary - I’ve observed a lot of growth in the Coachella Valley in general, and I think that anyone who decides to move here will find it a rewarding experience.

A State of Health

Authentic hot springs experiences are a leading trend in the spa world, and the Coachella Valley is blessed with this healing water.

Independence Leads to Full Use of Body, Mind and Soul

Independence can be our metaphorical sword, our means to fulfillment — to a private and public way of life that will make full use of the body, mind and soul.

Spa at Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Focuses on Indoor-Outdoor Wellness

The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Spa has unveiled a full menu of treatments and fitness offerings, with a focus on indoor-outdoor wellness.

Listening to Your Autonomous Voice

Listen to your autonomous voice, and find the happiness you forsake when you are too distracted to be absorbed in something you love.

Love Without Boundaries

The Coachella Valley is home to an impressive host of animal-centric organizations that make it their mission to help desert residents through interaction with trained, caring animals.

Where to Dine Out Locally on Your Diet

Here is a compilation of Coachella Valley establishments that fits your Paleo, Vegan or Juicing diets.

Agua Serena Spa Offers Skin Analysis to Aid Treatments

Dr. Richard Fox uses a VISIA complexion analysis machine as part of the skin treatment process at Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells.

Putting Prevention First

Dr. Nicole Ortiz of La Quinta’s Live Well Clinic emphasizes natural, integrative techniques to achieve optimal health.

Brave New World

From the vastness of the smartphone universe to the cars we drive, technology’s reach defines our present. But one tech application is still coming of age — telemedicine.

You're Not Alone

With seemingly too few hours in a day to accomplish the tasks at hand, caregivers often neglect their own needs, which can have a major impact on their health and well-being.

Feed Your Health

Today’s top diet choices, while dramatically different from one another, share one common theme: getting back to nature when it comes to nutrition.

Need a New Knee? Just Print One Out

It sounds like a futuristic sci-fi movie: body parts and surgical instruments created with a 3-D printer — but it’s already happening in the Coachella Valley.

Stroke Recovery Center Expanding

Access to long-term care can sometimes be difficult, but the Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs — which recently broke ground on a new facility — is changing that.

Drops, Not Shots

With this allergy season shaping up to be one of the worst in the nation’s history, patients are seeking relief in droves.

Studies Go Local

Access to clinical research trials offers patients and physicians the chance to explore cutting-edge treatments for a variety of conditions.

Picture-Perfect

The Rancho Mirage–based Turning Heads Project was formed in 2011 to help enhance the self-image of men, women, and children undergoing cancer treatment.

Coping Tips from an Expert

Beth Witrogen, a Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist, speaker, and author, shares her experiences and insights on coping as a caregiver.

Cutting-Edge Gadgets

Keeping up with the latest gadgets is pure delight when it comes to design-driven practical solutions like these. Here’s sneak peek at what to expect on the telehealth gadget horizon.

Agua Serena Spa Delivers Full Wellness Package

A better description for the Agua Serena Spa at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa based upon its offerings would be a “wellness facility”.

Face Value

The experts agree on a simple, three-step program for transitioning skin into the summer spotlight: Exfoliate, moisturize, and protect. Kick-start the first two steps now with luxurious facials and body scrubs.

Natural Beauty

In honor of Earth Day, celebrate the glamour in green at these Coachella Valley spots with skin care that’s raw, organic, and gorgeous.

Peak Performance

Olympians, pro athletes, and rock stars always hit the performance trail with their favorite massage therapists on staff.

Dr. Peter Attia: Raising Questions on What Constitutes a Healthy Diet

Dr. Peter Attia doesn't profess to have all the answers, but he's not about to settle for the status quo when it comes to explaining the relationship between obesity and diabetes.

Double Your Pleasure

Flowers, candy, silly cards, and perfume are safe valentines — but a couple’s spa date is euphoric.

Spa Tour Puts Desert Hot Springs on the Map

Desert Hot Springs, lying just a few short miles north of Palm Springs, unveils its unique boutique resorts and spas during Spa Tour.

Cassey Ho Brings High-Energy Pilates to Palm Springs

Cassey Ho, the high energy creator of 'Blogilates', brings her high-energy pilates routine to the Mayor's Race, Swim and Wellness Festival Jan. 11 in Palm Springs.

Polished to Perfection

There’s good news for fashionistas immersed in the race to look on-trend this spring. The key to chic, of-the-minute style is — literally — at the tips of your fingers.

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