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Insights From the Road: Taking Kiwi to Palm Springs

Editor’s Note: In her last columns, Shelly Zavala wrote about her adventures purchasing a Dodge Ram Promaster 3500 Roadtrek Zion, and getting ready for her hiking and camping outings. This column, she heads to Palm Springs for her first outing in the vehicle she has nicknamed “Kiwi.” First night in...

Insights from the Road: Kiwi and Company

Editor’s Note: In her last columns, Shelly Zavala wrote about her adventures purchasing a Dodge Ram Promaster 3500 Roadtrek Zion. Now, she’s preparing for her hiking and camping outings. I took a flagship drive to Crystal Cove and did a hike. I love sitting up high in the van and...

Insights from the Road: The Morning After

Editor’s Note: In her last column, Shelly Zavala wrote about her adventures purchasing a Dodge Ram Promaster 3500 Roadtrek Zion last February. The next day, she wonders if she did the right thing. What have I done? Waking up at 5:30 a.m. with my first thoughts – as I think most...

Insights from the Road: What Have I Done?

February 2021: Today is the day I possibly get my Airstream. I’m excited. And scared. After a rough start to the morning, my friend and I leave at 7 a.m. to go hike Sugar Loaf Peak in the Cleveland National Forest. We made it about halfway up. So beautiful, the...

Facial Lounge Introduces New FDA-Approved Skin Care Treatment

Facial Lounge in Corona del Mar has introduced a new FDA-approved way to lift the sagging, wrinkly skin that comes with aging, but without needles, knives, or pain, and zero recovery time. The treatment uses InMode’s radio frequency technology to trigger the skin’s deep tissue to produce new collagen that...

Insights From the Road: Getting Started–Maybe

Covid has changed our lives in so many ways.  It has made us think differently about life, and even about how we live life. Some of you might remember my articles called Insights. I am shifting my direction, not that what I shared with you before is not important—it is...

Fighting Chronic Knee Pain with a Genicular Nerve Block

By Dr. Puja Shah, DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach When 58-year-old Paul M. of Costa Mesa, Calif. learned his daughter had finally rescheduled her COVID-postponed wedding, his initial joy was overshadowed by dread. Paul had needed a total knee replacement for some time – sooner rather than...

Insights: A Wedding to Remember

One of the happiest days of my life happened last weekend: My daughter got married.  Yes, a COVID wedding with all the precautions. They actually have very cool masks for the bride and groom and of course I had to get one of those as well. I am not sure...

Insights: How to Have a Grateful Holiday

It is that time of year again—the holidays are upon us. Who knew this time last year that we would have gone through all we have this year, and that we would be wondering if we should be spending time with our friends and family this holiday season. Do...

Insights: Experiencing Life

Have you ever had an experience where what you were looking at was so incredible you could not take it all in? Last weekend I decided to do a last-minute trip to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. The weather was still in the 80s so it...

Flu Shot Remains a Must for Cancer Patients

By Misagh Karimi, M.D., Oncologist at City of Hope Newport Beach For cancer patients wondering whether they should get a flu shot this year as the COVID-19 crisis continues, the answer from the medical community is a resounding yes. Flu season and COVID-19 are about to collide, and cancer patients may...