While it’s possible most people are looking to shed a few pounds this year, Dr. George Fareed, a local physician and health adviser for a number of Imperial Valley high schools, said it is also important to exercise one’s mind for overall health improvement.


Champagne is the usual drink of choice to receive the New Year. And while traditions are always nice things to keep, some might feel that this New Year’s Eve is an opportunity to say cheers while trying something new.