Health Care As It Should Be January 2015

Upcoming Events

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening — Free KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center
    TU, Jan 20, 10 a.m. to noon
    760-423-4855; drop-ins welcome. Read More

    Balance Screening — Free, by Appointment Only KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Jan 20, 1 to 3 p.m.
    760-423-4855; limited appointments; register by Jan 19. Read More

    Eating for Diabetes: Myth versus Truth AC
    Desert Diabetes Club
    W, Jan 21, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Andrea Knatz, RD, CDE, Diabetes Program Dietitian
    760-773-1578 Read More

    Integrative Oncology: Mindfulness Meditation LC
    TH, Jan 22, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Kathleen Lubanski, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
    760-834-3798. For cancer patients and their loved ones. Read More

    Roadmap to Medicare KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TH, Jan 22, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Ricardo Gonzalez, Outreach Coordinator, HICAP of Riverside County
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Sugar Saga: The Key to Normal Weight and Metabolism
    TH, Jan 22, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Jeralyn Brossfield, MD, Medical Director, Eisenhower Wellness Institute
    Held at Clark’s Nutrition & Natural Foods Market
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Acupuncture for Pain Management AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Jan 27, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Deidre Braun, MS, LAc, Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Integrative Oncology: Journaling for Health and Wellness LC
    W, Jan 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Diane Mathias, MA
    760-834-3798. For cancer patients and their loved ones Read More

    Fractures Are Bone Attacks: Are You at Risk? KB
    National Osteoporosis Foundation
    M, Feb 2, 11 a.m. to noon
    Richard Fausel, DO, Medical Director, Eisenhower Osteoporosis Clinic
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Heartburn Can Cause Cancer LC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TH, Feb 5, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Jonathan Lin, MD, Gastroenterology
    760-423-4855. Read More

    Medical and Interventional Management of Back Pain AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TH, Feb 12, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Mersedeh Karimian, DO, Pain Management
    760-423-4855 Read More

    CALENDAR KEY

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

    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    KB Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center, Kiewit Building, Suite 103
    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.

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening — Free KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Jan 20, 10 a.m. to noon
    Eisenhower Wellness Institute staff
    760-423-4855; drop-ins welcome. Read More

    Balance Screening — Free, by Appointment Only KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Jan 20, 1 to 3 p.m.
    Physical Therapy staff
    760-423-4855; limited appointments; register by Jan 19. Read More

    Eating for Diabetes: Myth versus Truth AC
    Desert Diabetes Club
    W, Jan 21, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Andrea Knatz, RD, CDE, Diabetes Program Dietitian
    760-773-1578 Read More

    Integrative Oncology: Mindfulness Meditation LC
    TH, Jan 22, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Kathleen Lubanski, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
    760-834-3798. For cancer patients and their loved ones. Read More

    Roadmap to Medicare AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TH, Jan 22, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Ricardo Gonzalez, Outreach Coordinator, HICAP of Riverside County
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Sugar Saga: The Key to Normal Weight and Metabolism
    TH, Jan 22, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Jeralyn Brossfield, MD, Medical Director, Eisenhower Wellness Institute
    Held at Clark’s Nutrition & Natural Foods Market.
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Acupuncture for Pain Management AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Jan 27, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Deidre Braun, MS, LAc, Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Integrative Oncology: Journaling for Health and Wellness LC
    W, Jan 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Diane Mathias, MA
    760-834-3798. For cancer patients and their loved ones,  Read More

    Fractures Are Bone Attacks: Are You at Risk? KB
    National Osteoporosis Foundation
    M, Feb 2, 11 a.m. to noon
    Richard Fausel, DO, Medical Director, Eisenhower Osteoporosis Clinic
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Heartburn Can Cause Cancer LC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TH, Feb 5, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Jonathan Lin, MD, Gastroenterology
    760-423-4855. Read More

    The Power of Nutrition
    W, Feb 11, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH, Vice President, Primary Care and Academic Affairs
    Held at La Quinta Wellness Center 760-423-4855 Read More

    Medical and Interventional Management of Back Pain AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TH, Feb 12, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Mersedeh Karimian, DO, Pain Management
    760-423-4855 Read More


    CALENDAR KEY

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

    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    KB Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center, Kiewit Building, Suite 103
    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.

 

Links

 
  • The Beat Goes On

    Every 90 seconds in the U.S., someone dies from sudden cardiac arrest — when the heart suddenly stops beating, triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart. For people at risk of this condition, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) can be a lifesaver.

    An ICD is a small battery-powered device that’s surgically placed in the chest to continually monitor a person’s heart rhythm. When it senses the heart is beating dangerously fast or erratically, the ICD delivers a dose of electricity to restore a healthy rhythm. click for more

  • The Wonder of Eating Whole Foods

    Whole foods live primarily in the fresh fruit and vegetable section of grocery stores and farmer’s markets, and they’re a colorful lot: red, yellow, orange, purple, white, blue, fuchsia, and a million shades of green. This rainbow of colors packs a nutritional punch. Different colors offer different phytonutrients, compounds found in plants that not only provide protection for the plant but also provide antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which promote health. Raw or cooked, the possibilities are as vast as your imagination and cooking prowess. click for more

  • Stretching

    More and more, people are reinventing themselves through exercise — the benefits areoverwhelmingly positive. Exercise improves our cardiovascular system, our strength and balance, and it improves our overall mental and physical well-being.

    And while we sometimes jump through hurdles to stay on track with our exercise routines, we aren’t as vigilant about stretching. In fact, we may skip it altogether.

    “Stretching is an often forgotten part of a comprehensive workout,” says Megan Moe,Certified Fitness Trainer, Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center. “It is very important to stretch, especially after strength training. When we do strength training, we create tiny tears in themuscle, which then heal, making a bigger muscle. However, if you don’t stretch, the muscle not only gets bigger, it gets tighter. Tighter muscles have less mobility and range of motion.” click for more

  • Canadians Welcome!

    Health care in the United States can be confusing, especially to international visitors who might experience the need for care while they are here. From urgent care to primary care to elective procedures and imaging, Eisenhower Medical Center has a plan in place to assist our Canadian visitors, as well as those from other countries, with navigating Eisenhower’s health system. click for more
  • What’s Happening at Eisenhower?

    Mark your calendars!  Eisenhower is presenting numerous not-to-miss special events this month:

    Happiness and Successful Aging: Enjoying the Next Chapter of Your Life
    9th Annual Leonore Annenberg Lecture
    TH, Jan 29, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
    David R. Scrase, MD, nationally recognized author and lecturer, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
    Free; open to the public; no registration required; light refreshments.  Read More

    Open House: Dolores Hope Outpatient Care Center
    SA, Jan 31, 9 a.m. to noon
    Free and open to the public; no registration required. Tours of various departments; lab scheduling tutorials; meet Eisenhower Internal Medicine residents. Light refreshments. Read More
     
    Day of Caring…About Women and Cancer
    Ladies’ Night Out – All About Breast Cancer
    TH, Feb 12, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
    Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center presents world renowned radiologist and breast imaging specialist, László Tábar, MD. Breast cancer physician specialists and members of the breast cancer team available for discussion. Free; open house, tours and reception. Raffle for designer handbag. Visit emc.org/calendar for details, or call 760-834-3798; register by Feb 10.  Read More

    Open House: Eisenhower Health Center at South Palm Canyon
    F, Feb 13, 4 to 7 p.m.
    Open to the public; no registration required. Tours of Eisenhower’s newest Palm Springs location at 415 South Palm Canyon Boulevard; meet Eisenhower physicians. Light refreshments. Visit emc.org/calendar for details. Read More

    Eisenhower Wellness Matters Speaker Series
    F, Feb 20, 7 p.m. (reception: 6 p.m.)
    Lisa Genova, PhD  Neuroscience, Harvard University
    Author of Still Alice (now a major motion picture)
    $55 in advance/$65 at the door. Visit emc.org/calendar for details. Read More