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    WHEN MICHAEL AND STEPHANIE LANDES WERE EACH DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, FAMILY AND FRIENDS — AND EISENHOWER — HELPED THEM TRIUMPH Not a disease typically associated with youth, cancer is always a shocking diagnosis, and more unusual in younger people. For Michael and Stephanie Landes, the shock was more disturbing, with each of them diagnosed with cancer — prostate cancer in Michael’s case, and breast cancer in Stephanie’s — within three months of each other. Married for 19 years and parents to three children still at home,Michael and Stephanie Landes reeled with the news. “It’s a shocking realization to learn you have cancer,” recalls Michael. “You think, ‘My life is on the line. It may end sooner than I ever imagined.’” The opening of the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center in February 2004 was a thrilling time for Michael in his role as President of the Eisenhower Medical Center Foundation. He had helped with the fundraising for the new $65 million Center, and had helped... click for more

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  • Mission: Very Possible

    The swallows are on a mission. And soon that means they’ll be at The Mission. Like your uncle to his timeshare in the Poconos, the enigmatic swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano each spring. And that means so do the tourists who enjoy the... click for more
  • Damon Kelsay, MD

    It’s easy to picture Damon Kelsay, MD, surfing the swells off the coast of San Diego, ballooning over the Masai Mara in Kenya, or skiing in Aspen. A California native, his face lights up when he shares stories and photos of these fond memories.... click for more
  • Matters of the Heart

    In atrial fibrillation, instead of a single electrical impulse pacing the atria (upper chambers of the heart), multiple "starbursts" of random electrical impulses occur preventing normal contractions of the atria. A normal contraction should begin... click for more
  • Exercise & Peripheral Artery Disease

    Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is heard about more and more in the news lately. PAD occurs when plaque or fat build up in the blood vessel, thereby constricting the blood flow to the arteries that feed the arms, legs and some vital organs. ... click for more
  • How to Win at Losing

    Confused about weight loss? You are not alone. Losing weight is hard and keeping it off is even harder. Most Americans diet throughout their lives with mixed results. “Crash diets” are popular because of the initial quick weight loss, but often... click for more
  • Your Guide to Good Health

    Who hasn’t dreamed of gliding across the dance floor with the grace of Fred and Ginger or the athletic energy of Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke, stars of the hit television show Dancing With The Stars? A great American pastime for decades, ballroom... click for more
  • 5 THINGS you can do right now as part of your wellness routine

    Walk a pet — your own or a neighbor’s. Interaction with pets can lower blood pressure, boost immunity and uplift the spirit. It may even expand your social life… assets/news/story/CFHLImages/200703/wb-eatright.jpg Eat right. Make changes one at a... click for more
  • Alternative Options for Health: Tai Chi

    For a great, low-impact exercise, consider Tai Chi. Practiced since the 12th century, this ancient Chinese martial art promotes the balanced flow of life energy or Qi (pronounced “chee”) throughout the body. This elegant form of... click for more
  • Lose Weight, Gain Control

    More than two-thirds of adult Americans claim to be trying to either lose weight or maintain their weight. However, only 20 percent are actually reducing calories and exercising 150 minutes per week, as is advised. There is an epidemic of both... click for more
  • Get Well. Be Well. Stay Well.

    WHEN GREG AND STACEY RENKER SURVIVED NEARLY FATAL ILLNESSES, IT CHANGED THEIR PERSPECTIVES ON LIFE. THEY FEEL BLESSED AND GRATEFUL FOR THEIR EXCELLENT DOCTORS AT EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER. In their early 40s, dynamic, active and healthy, Greg and... click for more
  • President’s Message Mar - May 2007

    In the Spring 2007 Healthy Living, Eisenhower Board Member Greg Renker and his wife Stacey share their personal and dramatic health crises. “Get Well. Be Well. Stay Well.” chronicles the Renkers’ story. At the age of 41, Greg Renker was exercising... click for more
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

    The term “bypass surgery” has become part of our common lexicon, but the process and the outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, as it is formally called, may be unfamiliar. Coronary artery disease occurs when the blood vessels that... click for more
  • Ambassador & Mrs. Carol Price: On Volunteerism, Passion, and Eisenhower

    For Carol Swanson Price and her husband, former Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, Charles Price, the Coachella Valley and Eisenhower Medical Center are deeply rooted in their lives…and have been since well before Eisenhower Medical Center was... click for more
  • Leonore Annenberg Continues Outstanding Tradition of Giving

    On Friday, January 12, 2007, Harry M. Goldstein, Chairman of the Board of Eisenhower Medical Center, announced a $30 million gift from Leonore Annenberg, on behalf of the Annenberg Foundation. Mrs. Annenberg’s incomparable donation formally launches... click for more
  • Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center Launches Valve Repair Program

    Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center has launched its collaborative Valve Repair Program, ensuring that Coachella Valley residents do not have to leave the Valley for comprehensive heart care. Cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists at Eisenhower are... click for more
  • BIGHORN Contribution Honored by Eisenhower

    Eisenhower Medical Center has renamed its state-of-the-art radiation oncology center BIGHORN Radiation Oncology Center in recognition of BIGHORN Golf Club’s generous $11 million gift to Campaign Eisenhower, Eisenhower’s capital campaign. A... click for more
  • Leonore Annenberg Lecture Series Inaugural Event March 21

    The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower will host the first installment of the Leonore Annenberg Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 7 to 8:30 p.m. James S. Forrester, MD, eminent cardiologist, world-renowned researcher/... click for more
  • The 13th Annual Barbara Sinatra Skins POLO Game

    This year marks the 13th anniversary of the Barbara Sinatra Skins Polo Game, which will be played on March 25 at the majestic Eldorado Polo Club in Indio. The Skins Polo Game is an exciting event highlighting the tradition-rich sport of polo while... click for more
  • President Gerald R. Ford

    The Eisenhower Medical Center family joined the nation in mourning Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States, who died peacefully at his Rancho Mirage home on December 26, 2006 at the age of 93. Known internationally for a presidency that... click for more