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Coping with Summer Heat - Euthym Kontaxis, M.D., Medical Director at Eisenhower Medical Center Tennity Emergency Department comments on rising temperatures in the valley as seen on KMIR 6.
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  • Jackie Lee Houston Shining Stars July 2014

    This program rewards individuals that go above and beyond their job responsibilities in exemplifying one of our supporting commitments. These commitments are Growth, Clinical Excellence, Courtesy and Caring, Partners, Healing Environment, Efficiency and Resource... click for more
  • Meet the Previous Winners of the Jackie Lee Houston Shining Stars recognition... click for more
  • In their Own Words - Listen to interviews with our past Shining Star Award Winners including Andrew Hendrian, Dean Demir, Debbie Lavorgna, Liz Edmundson, Liz Siino, Luis Aldeguer, Lynne Malestic, Pamela Moorman, Rosalinda Garcia and Zach Miller click for more

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  • 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
  • When Breast Cancer Returns “I’m 61, I have metastatic breast cancer, and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.”

    You don’t expect to hear those words from someone in Diana Mehrens’ situation. But they illustrate the equanimity and grace with which she is facing her disease — and her mortality. They also underscore the confidence she has in the care she’s receiving at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center.

    Mehrens’ cancer journey began in 2002 when, at age 49, she was diagnosed with stage 3 ductal carcinoma of the breast.

    “I found the lump during breast self-examination,” she says. “It was a small but very aggressive tumor that had already spread to my lymph nodes. First I had surgery, then entered a clinical trial where I had aggressive chemotherapy, then radiation therapy.”

    In addition, because her tumor was estrogen receptor-positive, she started taking an oral medication called an aromatase inhibitor to lower estrogen levels in her body, removing the “fuel” that this type of breast cancer needs to grow.

    In January 2003, Mehrens returned to work as a licensed marriage and family therapist at the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower, transitioning into private practice in Yucca Valley and doing humanitarian work. click for more

  • Exercise For Cancer Patients and Survivors Physical exercise has been shown to be an important part of the recipe for preventing cancer, along with making healthy choices such as quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight, decreasing stress and eating a healthy, balanced diet. But what is the ideal formula which will provide the most benefit after cancer treatment and help the transition into survivorship? The recommendations are not very different from recommendations to anyone interested in improving their health. 
    Maintain a Healthy Weight
    Undergoing cancer treatment may cause a weight loss or gain. Speak to your physician about what a healthy weight is for you, and methods to achieve your weight goal. Control caloric intake and expenditure by choosing the right source of calories and the right amount and type of exercise. click for more
  • Eisehower Lucy Curci Cancer Center A healing place like no other.
    These words accurately reflect what Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center offers to people with cancer and their families. The nationally accredited Cancer Center combines today’s most advanced diagnostic tools, cutting-edge treatments, access to clinical trials, an exceptional team of cancer specialists and extensive support services — all housed in a beautifully appointed facility designed to enhance healing. 

    “There’s no reason to leave the desert for cancer treatment,” says the Cancer Center’s Chief Administrative Officer Lilli Mandelik. “The treatment you receive here is on par with any big metropolitan cancer center, but we’re right here in your own backyard.” click for more

  • All In The Family Family. It’s a theme that suffuses the personal and professional lives of physicians Anne Montgomery, MD, and Glen Stream, MD, who joined Eisenhower Primary Care 365 in 2013. Each is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Each has held leadership positions with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Montgomery serves as Associate Director of Eisenhower’s Family Medicine residency program. They’re also married to each other and have raised two sons, now out of college. click for more


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