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  • New Beginnings

    Carol Friedgood always dreamed of retiring to the desert. She came to the Palm Springs area regularly for weekends and vacations when she was living and working in Los Angeles as an executive secretary and legal secretary in the entertainment... click for more
  • Understanding Hypertension

    A blood pressure reading appears as two numbers. The first, and the higher of the two, is the systolic pressure, which reflects the time it takes for blood to be ejected from the heart into the aorta. The second, or lower number, is called the... click for more
  • Let Eisenhower Check It

    Luckily, it is easy to monitor blood pressure, and checking blood pressure is a routine procedure for virtually any visit to a physician or hospital, and for many dental visits. It is also a free service that many health care institutions and social... click for more
  • A Pound Of Cure

    As you know, coronary artery disease is the single leading cause of death in the United States today. As difficult as this fact may be to accept, I firmly believe that knowledge is power, and prevention is the answer. The key to living long and... click for more
  • The New Walter and Leonore Annenberg Pavilion

    Eisenhower Medical Center’s new state-of-the-art Walter and Leonore Annenberg Pavilion was officially dedicated on April 27. The ceremony was attended by Eisenhower Chairman of the Board Al Shoemaker, Chief Executive Officer G.Aubrey Serfling,... click for more
  • The Balloon Sinuplasty

    Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus lining that can be caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection, as well as by structural issues such as blockages of the sinus opening or “ostium.” If the ostium is closed, normal drainage cannot... click for more
  • Five Star Club Offers Stellar care for Dementia Patients

    The only non-profit provider of adult day care to Coachella Valley seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other organic brain diseases, Eisenhower Medical Center’s Five Star Club has been providing compassionate care to clients for more than 23 years.... click for more
  • Smoke-Free Campus

    In January, Eisenhower Medical Center launched Five Star Wellness, a new employee program focusing on the Five Pillars of Wellness: Exercise, Nutrition, Pulmonary Health/Smoking Cessation, Stress Reduction, and Weight Management. The goal of the... click for more
  • Eisenhower Auxiliary Annual Meeting

    The Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary was founded 41 years ago by Dolores Hope, wife of legendary entertainer Bob Hope and a founding member of the Eisenhower Medical Center Board of Directors. Today, the Auxiliary has nearly 1,000 volunteers who... click for more
  • Eisenhower And The Berger Foundation Provide Relief To Haiti

    On January 12, 2010, the country of Haiti was hit with a devastating earthquake. It is estimated that the 7.0 magnitude quake left nearly 250,000 people dead and approximately one million Haitians homeless. Eisenhower Emergency Physician Raul... click for more
  • Physician Of the Year: Euthym Kontaxis, MD

    Every month, Eisenhower Medical Center employees recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of the Center’s medical staff by awarding a physician the Eisenhower Physician of the Month Award. A number of factors are considered: outstanding patient... click for more
  • Radhika G. Andavolu, PhD, MB (ASCP), MBA

    The results of a study on gene expression (the process by which genetic information manifests in cells) in prostate cancer were revealed by Radhika G.Andavolu, PhD, director of the Genetics Research Institute of the Desert (GRID) located at... click for more
  • Peter Scheer, DDS, MS

    In July 2009, Eisenhower Medical Center physician Peter Scheer, DDS, MS traveled with 46 other doctors, dentists, nurses and volunteers to the small town of Ibarra, tucked in the northern mountains of Ecuador, to deliver care to the indigent... click for more
  • Joshua Imperio, MD

    Eisenhower Medical Center Internist Joshua Imperio,MD is looking forward to returning to the Philippines in July 2010. It will be his third medical mission with his church’s program, Operation Hope.“We plan to go to the province of Batangas and... click for more
  • Judith B. Zacher MD, FACS

    Eisenhower Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Judith B. Zacher,MD, FACS authored a chapter in the recently published book Mastopexy and Breast Reduction: Principles and Practice. Her chapter,“Extent of Symptoms Preoperatively and Success of Breast... click for more
  • Mehran K. Elly, MD, PhD

    Mehran K. Elly,MD, PhD, Chair of Eisenhower Medical Center’s Radiology Department, takes very little for granted.Dr. Elly came to the United States from Iran at the age of 18.He worked his first job at a gas station; his second, at a restaurant,... click for more
  • New CT Scanner at Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center

    The Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center is a Center of Excellence providing a full range of advanced cardiac care services.Always renowned for its cutting-edge, advanced technology, Smilow Heart Center has just added a new tool for physicians, the... click for more
  • Update for Primary Care Physicians

    According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, there are nearly 40 million people over the age of 65 in the United States — approximately one in eight Americans (13 percent of the population). That... click for more
  • Lucy Curci Cancer Center Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

    The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of 47 medical organizations that work together to improve survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients. Founded in 1922, the CoC has developed standards of care... click for more
  • Hip Arthroscopy

     Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure  performed through small incisions (about one to two  centimeters each) using a tiny camera to visualize the  inside of the joint. Frequently an outpatient procedure,... click for more
  • Hip Arthroscopy

    Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure  performed through small incisions (about one to two  centimeters each) using a tiny camera to visualize the  inside of the joint. Frequently an outpatient procedure,... click for more
  • Stop Smoking!

    As a resource to the community, Eisenhower Medical Center offers “Freedom From Smoking,” a comprehensive, eight-week smoking cessation program, several times each year. In concert with the implementation of its new tobaccofree policy, Eisenhower... click for more
  • Trim The Fat

    Everyone knows the importance of reducing the amount of fat consumed. The simple fact is that diets high in total fat have been directly linked to health problems such as obesity, diabetes and some types of cancer. In addition, too much saturated... click for more
  • Cal Phil Festival On The Green

    For more than 4,000 music lovers in California, it would not be summer without a trip to the Cal Phil Festival on the Green in Arcadia.A bountiful picnic dinner, wonderful friends, the world-famous Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden... click for more
  • Zumba Gold

    What is Zumba? Zumba was created when Colombian celebrity fitness trainer “Beto” Perez forgot his aerobics music one day and grabbed the Latin salsa and merengue music he had in his backpack. He improvised the entire class on the spot — and Zumba... click for more
  • 5 Things

    1. Home Safe HomeJune is Home Safty Month. Review tips to prevent falls,accidental poisonings, fires and burns,choking and other potential hazzards 2. Take a BathBaths reduce stress, open pores, and remove toxins.  The New England Joutnal of... click for more
  • Macrobiotics

    The macrobiotic diet originated in Japan and combines the ideals of Zen Buddhism with Western-style vegetarianism. This low-fat, high fiber eating plan focuses on organic foods and balancing food choices to achieve a yin and yang (harmonious balance... click for more
  • Preventive Cardiology

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Understanding who is at risk for cardiovascular disease and what preventive treatments are most effective is critical in preventing heart attacks and stroke. A group of Eisenhower... click for more