Uncontrollable Risk Factors for Having a Stroke

Sep 04, 2015 Comments Off

There are some risk factors that we just don’t have any control over. As people get older, their risk for stroke unfortunately goes up. Although strokes occur at every age (even babies and children) two-thirds of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65. That’s why, especially as people get older, it is […]

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Giving Back 5th Annual Auction and Dinner

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Think Green-ish

Jun 25, 2015 Comments Off

When you hear the word Xeriscape does your mind instantly picture a drab setting of a few scary looking cacti, some even more drab and dry looking dirt and a lawn of rocks? Or do you picture a variety of green plants, blooming flowers and some unique rocks beautifully designed to create a lush desert […]

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Drought…. What Can We Do?

Jun 25, 2015 Comments Off

On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed a drought state of emergency, and called on Californians to reduce their usage by 20 percent. We are now in the fourth year of minimal precipitation with no end in sight, so on April 1, 2015, the Governor responded to the continued emergency by directing “the State […]

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Xeriscape

Jun 25, 2015 Comments Off

Xeri-what? As mentioned, Xeriscaping is becoming more important due to the drought situation. Xeriscaping is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a landscaping method that is specific for very dry climates and uses techniques to limit the amount of water used. Such techniques usually involve planting drought tolerant plants, which means planting plants that can […]

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Time To Get Your Hands Dirty

Jun 25, 2015 Comments Off

Gardening may be just what you need to become healthier and happier. According to CNN.com, a recent study appears to show that gardening can fight stress and even lower the levels of the stress hormone Cortisol. Depression symptoms have also been seen to improve over time just by gardening for 6 hours a week (from […]

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How to Start Your Own Garden

Jun 25, 2015 Comments Off

Many people have been successful in growing fruit and vegetables in our desert. Local residents have given suggestions of just using potting soil/fertilizer to build up the soil or adding mulch. Some suggest adding gypsum to the soil to help break up the clay soil often found in this area. Others also suggested composting as […]

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Winterize Your Health

Jun 25, 2015 Comments Off

Another January article on how to lose weight after the holidays? Well, let’s face it; we can all use some motivation and helpful tips on how to get back on track even though we face this same challenge every year. Eating right and exercising are key to staying fit and healthy, but winter seems to […]

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The Great Outdoors

Jun 25, 2015 Comments Off

Many people find that exercising outdoors is more motivating and enjoyable than exercising indoors. A study conducted in 2011 found that exercising outdoor promoted improvement in mental well-being, increased energy and greater enjoyment. However, the cold weather can intimidate some of us from getting out there and exercising. Dr. Mieras, the new Podiatrist at Ridgecrest […]

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New Year’s Resolution

Jun 25, 2015 Comments Off

Losing weight, eating healthier and exercising more are normally some of the top New Year’s resolutions that people make. For many people just starting an exercise program for the first time is their resolution and most often it can seem very intimidating. Where do you begin? What are the best exercises for a beginner? Sheena Temple, […]

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