Health Care As It Should Be March 2014

Upcoming Events

  • Neuromodulation: A New World in Pain Control AC
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center Lecture Series
    TU, Mar 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Hazmer Cassim, DO, DABPM, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Pain Management
    760-834-7956 Read More

    Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors: Relaxation and Stress Management LC
    Lunch and Learn with the Experts
    W, Mar 26, noon to 1 p.m.
    Kathleen Lubanski, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
    Ongoing fourth W of month series on various topics by Integrative Medicine team.
    760-834-3798; lunch reservation due Mar 25. Read More

    Food for Thought - Clark’s Nutrition Series
    TH, Mar 27, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Cari Sudmeier, Family Nurse Practitioner, Eisenhower Women’s Health 365
    Held at Clark’s Nutrition & Natural Foods Market, Rancho Mirage.
    760-324-4626 Read More

    Acupuncture for the Relief of Cancer Treatment Side Effects LC
    TH, Apr 3, 3 to 4 p.m.
    Deidre Braun, MS, LAc, Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    SA, Apr 5, 10 a.m. to noon
    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, General Surgery
    760-778-5220 Read More

    Osteoporosis AC
    M, Apr 7, 11 a.m. to noon
    Richard Fausel, DO, Certified Clinical Densitometrist; Danielle Meglio, COTA-C, MLD/CDT, Occupational Therapy
    760-568-1234 Read More

    A Crucial Key to Understanding Reality and Human Consciousness  AC
    Wellness Matters Speaker Series
    W, Apr 9, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Dr. Eben Alexander, Renowned Neurosurgeon and Author
    Visit or call 760-610-7360; $85 payment in advance/$95 at door. Read More

    Pediatric/Adolescent Health Issues: Pathways to More Serious Adult Diseases AC
    TH, Apr 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    K. Douglas Thrasher, DO, Family Medicine
    760-834-7956 Read More

    Interventional Cardiology Update AC
    The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    TH, Apr 10, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Michael Bagheri, MD, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology
    760-409-8538 Read More

    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit Online registration is available for most events.

    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center

    Would you like to have someone from Eisenhower Medical Center speak to your organization on a health-related topic? Please contact Vanessa Shanks at 760-834-7956 for more information.



  • Eisenhower Medical Center - A National Leader in Lung Cancer Screening

    In July 2013, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a recommendation that individuals at high risk for lung cancer undergo annual screening using low-dose CT scans. This recommendation was based on findings from the National Cancer Institute’s National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), published in 2012, showing that CT screening reduced lung cancer deaths among current and former heavy smokers by 20 percent when compared to standard chest X-rays. click for more
  • The Eisenhower Center for Family Medicine

    If you would like the convenience of having one physician who can care for every member of your family, the Eisenhower Center for Family Medicine is just what the doctor ordered.

    Located at the Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center in La Quinta, the Center for Family Medicine is home to a team of five faculty family medicine physicians, as well as a team of associate family physicians who care for patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, giving you a one-stop resource for managing all your family’s health concerns at every stage of life.

    “One of the greatest benefits of having a family physician is the comprehensiveness and breadth of family-based care,” says Maureen Strohm, MD, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency. “Busy moms and dads don’t have to make separate appointments with different doctors for their children and themselves — everyone can be seen by one doctor, in one place. click for more

  • Strength Training

    What if someone told you about a pill you could take to make you feel better, laugh more and enjoy life with renewed vigor? And what if that pill could lessen the symptoms of your arthritis, diabetes or depression? Better yet, what if that pill were free? Such a pill does exist — it’s called exercise. Exercise and staying active can do more for us than we ever imagined, especially if we already have limitations due to disease.

    Strength Training
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tufts University recently completed a strength-training program comprised of older men and women with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis. The results of their 16-week program showed that strength training decreased pain by 43 percent, increased muscle strength and general physical performance, improved the clinical signs and symptoms of the disease, and decreased disability. The effectiveness of strength training to ease the pain of osteoarthritis was just as potent, if not more potent, as medications. Similar effects of strength training have been seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. click for more

  • Thinking Outside the Cereal Box

    Let’s face it. Most of us grew up pouring “the most important meal of the day” from a cardboard box, excluding, perhaps, hearty-breakfast types like farmers and ranchers. Cheerios®, cornflakes, Grape-Nuts® and assorted sugary cereals seized the morning American palette in the wake of a “natural food craze” to eat grains for breakfast in the early 1900s. Throw in thinly veiled marketing during Saturday morning cartoons, and a devotion to all things flaked and puffed became rabid, resulting in grocery aisles filled with a seductive selection of cereals. click for more
  • Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes

    For nearly two decades, the Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® has educated thousands interested in learning more about a disease the World Health Organization has defined as an epidemic. On Saturday, March 22, 2014, the public is invited to attend this popular free event, presented by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and the Desert Diabetes Club. The Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes, which includes a product fair showcasing the latest technology and treatments for persons with diabetes, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. For more information, please call 760-773-1578 or visit
    This year, the Day of Hope welcomes award-winning actor/singer Tony Orlando as its celebrity keynote speaker. Known for his beloved Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree — an American anthem of hope and homecoming, reunion and renewal — Mr. Orlando has enjoyed much success during his more than 50 years in
    the entertainment business. Motivated by a close family member’s experience with diabetes, Mr. Orlando raises awareness about diabetes in events across the nation.
    click for more