• Features
  • Gout – Not just an illness for the wealthy

    Gout was long considered the illness of the “wealthy,” since attacks of the disease were thought to occur after overindulging in rich food and drink. It is true that a rich diet can play a part in the onset of gout, but researchers have also linked... read more...
  • Desert Diabetes Alert Program

    Type 2 diabetes can be prevented. The Diabetes Prevention Program – a major, 27-center clinical trial, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health – studied more than 3,200 people, ages 25 through 85, and concluded that lifestyle changes in diet... read more...
  • Falling and Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease may cause a variety of symptoms, and one of the striking aspects of this disorder is that no two people are affected in the same way. This wide variability of symptoms and findings make it very challenging to diagnose Parkinson’s... read more...
  • Eisenhower Joint Replacement Center

    Eisenhower Medical Center has a long-standing reputation for excellent patient care across the broad spectrum of medical disciplines – the quality of care that is the hallmark of a 100 Top Hospital®. At the core of its commitment to the community... read more...
  • Exercise – It’s Good For Your Joints

    There are many benefits to exercise including a positive effect on blood pressure, cholesterol level, strength and functionality levels, cardiovascular endurance, balance, and bone growth and health. Exercise also produces an overall feeling of... read more...
  • Contributors

    Derek Spinney, PT, CSCS Derek Spinney, Director of Rehabilitation Services, Eisenhower Medical Center, has 21 years of experience in the field of Physical Therapy specializing in orthopedics, geriatrics and neurological rehabilitation. He is... read more...
  • Eisenhower Helps the “Rocket” Soar High

    Aside from his innate talent for hitting a tennis ball over a net, the “Rocket” – as he was called as a scrawny teen growing up in the Australian bush – was also known for his willingness to work hard to achieve his goals. The former Rancho Mirage... read more...