Health & Wellness

Government finally admits that 9/11 toxins caused cancers

Government finally admits that 9/11 toxins caused cancers

The US government has decided to recognize around 50 different types of cancer that victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks have been diagnosed with after more than a decade-long wait that has left hundreds dead without proper care or diagnosis. Civilians and first responders that survived the September 11, 2001 attacks but developed cases of […]

Valley Cancer Survivors Paint Palm Valley Country Club Pink

Valley Cancer Survivors Paint Palm Valley Country Club Pink

Live music, motivational speeches and pink hat parade honor local survivors Palm Desert, Calif. – Women from across the Coachella Valley are coming together to celebrate life after breast cancer on Sunday, September 9 at Palm Valley Country Club. The event, the second annual Inland Empire Susan G. Komen for the Cure Brunch, brings survivors, families […]

San Bernadino is fighting theWest Nile Virus

San Bernadino is fighting theWest Nile Virus

In response to recent exposures of the West Nile Virus, The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department has launched a program in coordination with the County’s Public Health- Vector Contro.  This will help identify areas likely to breed mosquitoes. In their day to day duties, Sheriff’s Aviation flight crews will be actively looking for areas of standing […]

It’s a miracle! World’s first bionic eye gifts blind woman eyesight

It’s a miracle! World’s first bionic eye gifts blind woman eyesight

For the first time ever, scientists have given a previously blind woman sight by way of a bionic eye. The Australian-designed implant, which resembles the model worn by Arnie in The Terminator, is likely to transform the lives of millions worldwide. Dianne Ashworth, who is suffering from the incurable condition retinitis pigmentosa, had lost almost […]

TB continued: Drug-resistant strain of deadly disease alarms doctors worldwide

TB continued: Drug-resistant strain of deadly disease alarms doctors worldwide

The world is in the middle of a tuberculosis pandemic, scientists say. What was once a disease of undeveloped nations has raced across continents, with thousands of cases in Asia and Europe. The disease may infect up to two million people by 2015. An extensive international study published by the Lancet medical journal shows that […]

Make a difference day

Make a difference day

National Day of Doing Good! Please join Mission Springs Water District as we partner with United Way of the Desert for this special event.  Weekly fitness walks will begin July 28 and run through Oct. 20 throughout the Coachella Valley. Walks will be led by local celebrities.  Sign up with Ria Stein at MSWD or […]

National disaster: Millions of children prescribed antipsychotic drugs they don’t need

National disaster: Millions of children prescribed antipsychotic drugs they don’t need

Are doctors going crazy? US psychiatrists prescribe antipsychotic drugs to children in one third of all visits, which is a rate almost three times higher than during the 1990’s. Roughly 90 percent of antipsychotic prescriptions written between 2005 and 2009 were prescribed for something other than what the US Food and Drug Administration approves them […]