July 2006

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About The Cover:
The valley’s best doctors, plus listings of more than 1,000 doctors in the Coachella Valley. Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.

Palm Springs Life's Desert Guide
Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Edited by Lisa Mari Rovito.

Medical Guide
Exercise your mind, tailor your diet, sharpen your focus, read your fingernails, and understand new studies. Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.

Valley Observer
From high school exit exams to reshaping the history curriculum, we wonder if lawmakers have the smarts to improve public education. By Hank Stokes.

Sand to Sea
The social circuit. By Gloria Greer.

Articles

Listening for Clues

Listening for Clues

Dr. Elke Jost-Vu
The first thing you notice about Dr. Elke Jost-Vu is that she listens when you speak. An endocrinologist and medical director of the diabetes program at Eisenhower Medical Center, Jost-Vu specializes in a field whose warning signs are often predicated by subtle shifts in chemistry.
The Importance of  Humanity

The Importance of Humanity

Dr. Sheldon Baroff
In the months between graduating from Dartmouth College and starting his medical training at Philadelphia’s Jefferson Medical College, Baroff became a hospital volunteer and was assisting in the emergency room when four patients were rushed into the hospital after a car accident.
True to the Heart

True to the Heart

Dr. Puneet Khanna
A believer in preventive care, Dr. Puneet Khanna works hard to educate his patients about making heart-healthy choices: regular exercise, low-fat foods, and swearing off smoking and other heart-damaging vices.
A Tool for Tomorrow - Horoscope

A Tool for Tomorrow - Horoscope

People often ask, “Do you really believe in strology?” I say that “believe” is a strong word. Do you believe in your pliers or your garlic press? Astrology is a tool, not a religion.
On the Forefront

On the Forefront

Dr. Maria Greenwald
Driven by the thrill of scientific research, Dr. Maria Greenwald became a doctor because medicine offered a way to apply cutting-edge ideas to helping people. After 26 years specializing in rheumatology and osteoporosis, the bounty of new treatments — especially in rheumatology — offers continual challenges and hopeful solutions.
Tackling Tough Turf

Tackling Tough Turf

Dr. Janet Ihde
Board certified in general surgery, surgical oncology, and surgical critical care, Ihde serves as medical director for The Desert Comprehensive Breast Center at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, a position she has held since 1994. She also serves on the faculty at Loma Linda University.
Give Him a Hand

Give Him a Hand

Dr. Stephen O’Connell
Growing up near Washington, D.C., he idolized his family’s physician and wanted to follow in his footsteps. And in a family of Fighting Irish fans, O’Connell’s choice of university was a given: "I think I was a junior before my dad told me there were other colleges," he says.
Top Doc List by Specialty

Top Doc List by Specialty

The 73 Top Doctors in 40 Specialties in Palm Springs
Night and Day

Night and Day

Downtown Cathedral City grows into a round-the-clock destination. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.
Our Best Doctors

Our Best Doctors

Meet Coachella Valley’s top 73 physicians in 40 specialties as chosen by their peers. Did yours make the cut?
The Lead - House 849

The Lead - House 849

With wisdom and whimsy, House 849 emerges as the hopeful anchor of a design-inspired uptown Palm Springs. By Lisa Marie Rovito. Photography by Taylor Sherrill.
Palm Springs Life

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2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

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