• Cover Story
  • Ocean Antics

    It happens every year — desert temperatures rise until most of us retreat indoors to exercise. We escape to the gym or the mall or to a pool that’s still cool. Or… we head west to find the great Pacific. There is really nothing like the beach. With... read more...
  • Features
  • Brain Trust

    In late 2009, then 66-year-old William Lopez did what he characterizes as a back flip on the ice in front of his Athol, Idaho home, hitting his head when he landed. “I was out for maybe half a minute,” Lopez recalls. “I made it through Christmas,... read more...
  • Back On His Feet

    The pain in his back and leg had gotten so severe that 74-year-old Jay Kepner could barely walk. “Even with a walker, I couldn’t go any distance,” recalls the Bermuda Dunes resident, a former long-distance runner who, after a hip replacement in... read more...
  • New Gastroenterology Specialty Clinic

    In January, Eisenhower Medical Center opened a new Gastroenterology Specialty Clinic with Board Certified Gastroenterologists Noel Curry, MD and James Conti, MD. Gastroenterologists specialize in the digestive system and related disorders affecting... read more...
  • Changing Lives

    Don’t wait — exercise your right to great health at the Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center, which features dynamic cardiac and pulmonary wellness programs. Offering exercise, education and support services, the Center provides the perfect balance of... read more...
  • Physician Roundtable - Neuroscience

    The anatomy of the cervical spine generally permits a good range of flexibility and motion under normal circumstances. Unfortunately, it is also vulnerable to unforeseen physical forces. Whether sitting, driving or using a phone or computer, our... read more...
  • 5 Things you can do right now as part of your wellness routine

    1. Browse Your Photo Albums Spend some time flipping through some old photo albums or an electronic tablet and take a trip down memory lane. You may find yourself smiling often. 2. Plan and Plant an Herb Garden Liven up your morning omelette or... read more...
  • The Blink Of An Eye

    Eyelids are vital structures many of us take for granted, yet we often forget about them when it comes to sun protection. Eyelid cancer accounts for up to 10 percent of all skin cancers. “The skin of the eyelid is very fragile and easily injured by... read more...
  • Michael’s Pizzeria

    Italy has arrived in Rancho Mirage, fresh from the belly of an 850 degree oven — picture a hand-thrown, bubbled crust pizza dressed in tomato, mozzarella, basil and extra virgin olive oil. The classic taste of fresh ingredients, housemade sausage... read more...
  • Portion Control

    The issues surrounding weight gain can be complex, but there are strategies for losing weight slowly and sensibly, with a long-term goal of ongoing weight management and maintenance. One strategy for weight loss/maintenance is portion control —... read more...
  • Whitewater Preserve

    Formerly home to the Whitewater Trout Farm, the Whitewater Preserve was purchased by the Wildlands Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that buys and restores landscapes throughout California. Through this effort, the Whitewater Preserve has become... read more...
  • Bubbles of Fun

    Abigail Sanford enjoys a weekend in Catalina, scuba diving with her brother Daniel and her father, Eisenhower Urologist Michael Sanford, MD.
  • Highlights
  • President’s Message

    In this issue of Healthy Living, we focus on the Neuroscience Center of Excellence, exploring conditions of the spine, neck and brain in depth. Aches and pains are nothing new to most adults, but knowing when a condition requires a physician’s... read more...
  • Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center

    In keeping with its longstanding tradition of community service, Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center (EDOC) is involved in numerous activities and programs that “pay it forward” to local residents. One program that helps many of the area’s student... read more...
  • The Memory Assessment Center

    Since 2007, residents of the Coachella Valley who are struggling with memory changes — and the people who love them —have been offered close-to-home access to the Memory Assessment Center (MAC). The Center offers a newly revised, first-of-its-kind... read more...
  • Barbara Sinatra and Mary Hart- An Intimate Conversation

    In April, the Junior League Sustainers of the Coachella Valley and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower will partner to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On April 2, these organizations will host a fundraising event... read more...
  • Eisenhower Physician Presents Internationally On Melanoma Research

    Over the past several years, Svetlana Rubakovic, MD, FACP has been invited to present new research data about melanoma genetics to the international melanoma community — namely, the 7th International Melanoma Congress in Sydney, Australia in 2010... read more...
  • Breast-Imaging — Seeing Inside The Clouds

    In the world of breast imaging, dense breasts present the most difficult problems in detecting cancer. Standard mammography equipment often cannot detect cancer lesions in women with dense breast tissue. According to Eisenhower Radiologist John... read more...
  • A Primer On Choosing A Primary Care Physician

    The importance of having a primary care physician cannot be overstated. A primary care physician is a doctor who helps patients maintain their overall health and well-being, as well as coordinating a patient’s care when specialists or other medical... read more...
  • Relief From A Lifetime Of Suffering

    Engineer and private pilot Neil Whelchel was just nine years old when he first experienced the rapid palpitations. “I would change my position or hold my breath and it would happen. As I got older the episodes got longer.” Whelchel went to doctors... read more...