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.”
The desert’s top spas stand at the ready with skin-nourishing treatments geared just for males.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The legendary Two Bunch Palms spa resort takes a bold step toward carbon neutrality by adding solar power to its sustainability plan
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.
Healthcare Visionary - "The best thing about locating our business here in the Coachella Valley is becoming part of the community,” says Dr. Ritu Chopra
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.
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.
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.
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.
Authentic hot springs experiences are a leading trend in the spa world, and the Coachella Valley is blessed with this healing water.
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.
The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Spa has unveiled a full menu of treatments and fitness offerings, with a focus on indoor-outdoor wellness.
Listen to your autonomous voice, and find the happiness you forsake when you are too distracted to be absorbed in something you love.
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.
Here is a compilation of Coachella Valley establishments that fits your Paleo, Vegan or Juicing diets.
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.
Dr. Nicole Ortiz of La Quinta’s Live Well Clinic emphasizes natural, integrative techniques to achieve optimal health.
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.
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.
Today’s top diet choices, while dramatically different from one another, share one common theme: getting back to nature when it comes to nutrition.
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.
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.
With this allergy season shaping up to be one of the worst in the nation’s history, patients are seeking relief in droves.
Access to clinical research trials offers patients and physicians the chance to explore cutting-edge treatments for a variety of conditions.
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.
Beth Witrogen, a Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist, speaker, and author, shares her experiences and insights on coping as a caregiver.
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.
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”.
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.
In honor of Earth Day, celebrate the glamour in green at these Coachella Valley spots with skin care that’s raw, organic, and gorgeous.
Olympians, pro athletes, and rock stars always hit the performance trail with their favorite massage therapists on staff.
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.
Flowers, candy, silly cards, and perfume are safe valentines — but a couple’s spa date is euphoric.
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, 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.
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.
Here’s a New Year’s resolution you can keep in style — new look, new makeup, new colors — without breaking a sweat.
Feel rich and rejuvenated with bourbon, brown sugar, and diamonds.
Hilton Palm Springs' Elements Spa is one of five offering special spa packages during “Spa Week”, a national event set for Oct. 14-20.
J.J. Virgin is enjoying the success of The Virgin Diet. A “what not to eat” guide that hit The New York Times bestseller list when published in 2012.
The kingdom of heaven awaits you — Melt away stress with a visit to a Coachella Valley spa fit for royalty.
When Gary Honts, CEO and president of JFK Memorial Hospital, recruits physicians, he sells them on the hospital’s superior quality as well as the resort lifestyle they can enjoy in the Coachella Valley.
The proliferation of primary medicine and urgent care centers in the Coachella Valley might be the area’s hottest — and most noticeable — story of the past few years.
After graduating from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Dr. René Dell’Acqua opened her dental practice in the Coachella Valley to offer “five-star care in a five-star city.”
When Carolyn Caldwell was researching a career move, Desert Regional Medical Center impressed her. “It is truly comprehensive,” she says. “We are the only Level II Trauma Center in the Coachella Valley, we deliver more than 3,000 babies every year, and we have a comprehensive cancer center.
“The Palm Springs area has been great for my practice,” says Dr. Scott Aaronson, a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership’s Workforce Excellence programs start at the end goal — filling the labor market with skilled employees in high-wage growth sectors.
Increasing choices in primary care, a growing field of specialists, and medical facilities with state-of-the-art technology ensures that residents of Greater Palm Springs have access to excellent care.
A bright niche for desert tourism, destination medicine promises an idyllic place to get well soon
One point that pundits, physicians, and policymakers agree on is that it’s unclear what Obamacare means for employers, employees, self-employed individuals, and the currently uninsured.
If you feel an electric shock zinging like a lightning bolt across your chest — gone as quickly as it came — you’re not alone, and it’s unlikely that you will have to dial 911.
Dr. Jamieson Jones, a neonatologist at Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital, has been merging science and spiritual practices for the past 30 years
The excitement at Eisenhower Medical Center is palpable as the hospital welcomes its first class into the residency programs in internal and family medicine.
The Morrow Institute hosts Select Bioscience’s Clinical Translation of Stem Cells Summit in Rancho Mirage, CA.
Traditional healers have explored the depths of the mind-body-spirit relationship since time immemorial. And modern science is beginning to take notice.
Digital technology called the VISIA complexion analysis shows patients their level of skin health and helps determine the most appropriate treatments.
He performs warzone neurosurgery, advises top politicians like Hillary Clinton, and wins Emmy Awards for CNN. For Dr. Sanjay Gupta, this is all in a day’s work.
A variety of non-verbal therapies and treatments are bringing relief to patients of all ages.
Cupping is actually very comfortable, and once patients receive the treatment, they often request it each time they come in.
Whether you’re 5 or 85, you can enjoy the physical benefits of regular exercise: weight control, mood elevation, and increased ability to fight off disease.
Jump!, a nonprofit organization founded by La Quinta resident Webb Weiman, helps seniors fulfill goals, dreams, and wishes in their golden years.
Hollywood luminaries and Washington, D.C., royalty have made La Quinta Resort & Club their wellness retreat for decades.
From bottle wars to a magical night of Broadway, Palm Springs Life highlights some of the big events happening this weekend.
Western Sunshades, Pampered Pups, Beautiful Skin and more.
Drawn by the desert’s transcendent beauty and desirable weather, people seeking a healing environment for recovery and rejuvenation seek the resort vibe of Greater Palm Springs.
Dr. William Kent Larkin has codified the ultimate workout for the mind: a process of personal discovery he has trademarked as The Emotional Gym.
A physician-led research team identifies the desert’s 78 top doctors in 37 specialties.
The men over 50 project involves photo shoots and videos in which the subjects (ranging in age from 50 to 75) discuss such topics as ageism, looking at life from a wiser vantage point, creating community, and manifesting personal power as part of growing older.
The dynamics of rising medical costs, expiring drug patents, and health insurance play into investment strategies.
American Spa magazine’s 2011 Reader’s Picks just named Rianna Riego among the top five “Favorite Spa Consultants” (she also made the 2010 list).
Afsaneh “Sunny” Gibbs immigrated to the United States in 1995 from her native Iran and embraced a new found opportunity: politics.
“Our Top Doctors” offers the Coachella Valley’s only independent study of physicians — a short list you can trust for superior care. The magazine selected Castle Connolly for its integrity in its qualification process and survey methodology.
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It's Time To Give Your Personal Abode A Checkup To Ensure It Truly Is A Safe Haven. Millions of us every year fall ill or sustain injuries because we overlook dangers in our own homes. Just as we see our doctor for regular physicals, it's in our best interest to consistently assess potential health and safety risks in our home environment.
Advances on the Skincare Front Help reverse the Ravages of Accumulated Sun Exposure
Current advances in the field of health and medicine.
Food Fights Are Worth Waging In The War With Cancer
The idea of also giving up a house to move into an assisted-living facility can be problematic, acknowledges Dr. Anthony Bassanelli.
If you consider lapses in memory disconcerting, you won’t like what G. John Andersen has to say.
Segovia in Palm Desert represents the nouveau continuing care retirement community that emphasizes the “life” in “lifestyle.”
Continuing its service of “best of” lists, Palm Springs Life partnered with Health Grades Inc. to identify the desert’s top nursing homes and home health agencies.
Here are the best dentists and specialists, as selected by their peers
Dr. Ruth Anderson, an anesthesiologist, pain management physician, and exercise physiologist in La Quinta, has published Get Moving! Live Better, Live Longer (Xibris).
SpaFinder’s president travels the globe — and still relaxes at home in Indian Wells
It's time to gather your friends - and furry ones, if you so choose - and register for Desert Cancer Foundation's (DCF) Fourth Annual Paint El Paseo Pink on October 9, 2010.
Sometimes we have bigger choices to make: As this year’s issue of Palm Springs Life’s Medical Guide points out, we can exert greater control of our bodies and minds than we actually do.
Despite the fact that lifestyle choices allow people to control their blood pressure, one in three Americans suffers from hypertension. Among them, about 70 percent are undergoing treatment
Typical winery websites describe the vineyards, the winemaker, the wines, and the tasting room. The navigation bar on Cleavage Creek Winery’s website (www.cleavagecreek.com) includes a link titled “Choices” that takes you to a section dedicated to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Hospital stays can be almost as stressful, tiring, inconvenient, and difficult for patients’ families as they are for the patients themselves. The Greg and Stacey Renker Pavilion at Eisenhower Medical Center aims to ease those discomforts with 24 hotel-like suites that include two bathrooms and living areas that allows overnight guests.
In late February 2010, the National Institutes of Health announced findings of a landmark nine-year study comparing treatments for clogged arteries.
The Body Deli in Palm Desert created a Blueberry Fusion Resurfacing Facial Wash that nourishes your skin with antioxidants and organic “superfoods,” while providing the clinical advantage of exfoliation.
Health and beauty experts agree: Adults need eight hours of sleep for optimum wellness, appearance, and performance. Yet three out of four Americans fail to get that recommended amount of time to let their bodies rejuvenate on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, our sick-care-based medical system trivializes wellness promotion. This is where complementary and alternative medicine can play an important role in helping many patients. An alternative-medicine provider can fill gaps in Western medicine.
A website called CaringBridge makes it easy for patients and their families and friends reach out to one another.