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  • Joint Replacement? Part 2

    Studies show that better outcomes are associated with the volume of cases of both the individual surgeon and the hospital. by Joel Hirschberg, MD Medical Director, Arthritis Education Program Eisenhower Medical Center ... click for more
  • A Day of Hope for Diabetes®

    Far beyond what the name implies, A Day of Hope for Diabetes® offers more than just a promise of optimism for those affected with diabetes and their families — it affords a wealth of vital education and inspiration, flanked by a day-long Product... click for more
  • The On and Off of Parkinson’s Disease

    In this two-part series about the on and off of Parkinson’s disease, Healthy Living magazine will first define the term on and off as it relates to Parkinson’s and explore the role that food may play in the effectiveness of Parkinson’s medications.... click for more
    On Living and Giving

    Jackie Lee and Jim Houston met with Eisenhower Medical Center Foundation President Michael Landes to discuss life, healthy living and Eisenhower Medical Center. MICHAEL: Jim and Jackie Lee, tell us why you are so involved in not for profits in the... click for more
  • A Good Night’s Sleep

    Sleep. It is a non-negotiable, vital part of our existence, as important as food and water and the air that we breathe. Without it, we start to crumble — physically and emotionally, and in some instances, we become a danger to ourselves and others.... click for more
  • What you should know about TRANS FAT

    Spring is here and it’s time to reflect back on those New Year’s resolutions we might have made to eat better and to avoid foods which contain unhealthy fats, specifically trans fat. To help us make those better choices, the Food and Drug... click for more
  • Keeping You Fit and Functional

    Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy restore your ability to function after injury, and/or prevent injury. They utilize a team approach in collaboration with your physician to establish an individualized program, which you perform in the... click for more
  • The California Poppy

    The contrast is inescapable, like a single note floating above the orchestra, a solo voice that expands and leads the way to a burst of sound from the entire violin section. The California poppy, delicate and subtle in small numbers, is a sight to... click for more
  • David Romness, MD

    You can’t surf in Minnesota, but you can canoe and fish and take long walks in the October air at dawn, breathing in a musky blend of black earth, leaves and frost. Ironically, native Minnesotan David Romness,MD, the new Chair of Eisenhower Medical... click for more
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders in the Elderly

    According to the National Sleep Foundation, over half of American adults have trouble sleeping a few nights a week or more. The most common complaint is insomnia, but sleep disorders are also a result of obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs... click for more
  • President's Message Mar-Apr 2006

    It is my pleasure to highlight two exceptionally vital forces in our community and at Eisenhower Medical Center — Jim and Jackie Lee Houston. In this issue of Healthy Living, the Houstons candidly discuss life, the inspiration that... click for more
  • "Our Patients, Our Partners, One Team, One Goal"

    Hand washing is the number one method ofdecreasing infections. Eisenhower Medical Center will commemorate National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 5 to 11, with a strong commitment to Patient Safety — long a primary focus of the... click for more
  • Eisenhower Cardiovascular Surgeon At Atrial Fibrillation Summit

    Eisenhower Cardiovascular Surgeon S. N. Mitruka, MD, was one of a select group invited to participate in the Atrial Fibrillation Leaders’ Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in early December. The summit included cardiac surgeons and... click for more
  • Betty Ford Center at Eisenhower April is Alcohol Awareness Month

    The warning signs are explicit: drinking alone or in secret; not remembering conversations; losing interest in favorite activities; becoming intentionally intoxicated to feel “normal;” having problems with friends, family, finances. According... click for more
  • Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Welcomes New President and Chief Executive Officer

    Philip A. Dombrowski has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, the Board of Directors recently announced. As former “first” Executive Director for The... click for more
  • Senator Barbara Boxer Returns with a $500,000 Gift

    On the warm, clear afternoon of January 21, 2006, Senator Barbara Boxer visited the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center to talk about securing $500,000 in funding for the Arnold Palmer Prostate Center. Two years earlier, Boxer had visited Eisenhower... click for more
  • 20th Anniversary

    The 18th annual Frank Sinatra Countrywide Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament hosted by Barbara Sinatra is set for Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 2006 to benefit the non-profit Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower. The... click for more
  • Campaign Eisenhower “Reaches for the Stars”

    Launched in 2002, Campaign Eisenhower has become the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Eisenhower Medical Center. In recent years, however, the campaign has been propelled forward with even greater momentum, thanks in part to a cadre... click for more
  • Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center Third Annual Community Cancer Awareness Day

    On Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m., the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center will host a community-wide event bringing cancer awareness and prevention to the Coachella Valley. Following a continental breakfast in the Healing Garden,... click for more
  • A Tribute to Eisenhower Physicians

    On March 30, 1958, the United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day, and in 1990, legislation was introduced establishing a National Doctors’ Day. President George Bush signed the resolution on October 30,... click for more
  • Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center

    On Friday, March 31, 2006, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center will host Day of Caring. . . about Women and Cancer. This event will focus on cancer prevention, detection and treatment for the women of our community: Lung... click for more
  • National Go Red for Women Day

    On Friday, February 3, Eisenhower Medical Center was awash in a sea of red, commemorating NATIONAL GO RED FOR WOMEN DAY, a day of national awareness for the growing problem of heart disease in women. Nationally a woman dies every 60 seconds as a... click for more
  • “The Tournament that Built a Hospital”

    The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic has a long-standing tradition of providing not only enormous fun, but also, enormous fundraising in the Coachella Valley, lending financial support to nearly 40 local charitable organizations since its inception in... click for more
  • Barbara Sinatra Hosts 12th
    Annual Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower Skins Polo Game March 26

    It promises to be a day of great fun, elegant terrace dining, fabulous fashions and exciting festivities. . . all in the name of a greater cause. On Sunday, March 26, the plush grounds of Indio’s Eldorado Polo Club will be the site of... click for more
  • Eisenhower Honors a Precious Tradition — Volunteers

    National Volunteer Week is April 23 to 29, a time the nation has set aside to thank one of its most precious commodities — volunteers — and to call the public's attention to all that they do to improve our communities. Michael D.... click for more