Health Care As It Should Be January 2014

Upcoming Events

  • Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
    760-834-3798; call for information.Read More

    M, Feb 3, 11 a.m. to noon
    Richard Fausel, DO, Certified Clinical Densitometrist; Danielle Meglio, COTA-C, MLD/CDT, Occupational Therapy
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Parkinson’s Disease 101: Basic Concepts AC
    TU, Feb 4, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Samir Macwan, MD, Psychiatry/Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine; Seymour Young, MD, Psychiatry/Neurology
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    SA, Feb 8, 10 a.m. to noon
    W, Feb 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, General Surgery
    760-778-5220 Read More

    Healthy Dining Out AC
    M, Feb 10, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Eisenhower Clinical Dietitian
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Relationship Between Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes AC
    Wellness Matters Lecture Series
    TU, February 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Dr. Peter Attia, President, Nutrition Science Initiative
    Dr. Attia is devoted to testing assumptions about the relationship between nutrition, obesity and diabetes. Read More

    Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery AC
    W, Feb 12, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Joseph Wilson, MD, Surgery/Thoracic Surgery; Seemal Mumtaz, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    760-568-1234. . Read More

    Diabetes and Your Heart AC
    Desert Diabetes Club
    W, Feb 19, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Philip Patel, MD, Cardiology*
    760-773-1578 Read More

    What We’re Up Against! In-Depth Look at Designer Drug Culture  AC
    Alcohol & Other Drugs Awareness Hour
    SA, Feb 22, 9 to 11 a.m.
    Mandy Neeble, PsyD, Northbound Treatment Services, Newport Beach
    Free and open to the public.
    760-773-4342 or visit More


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

    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    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.




11th Annual Community Heart and Stroke Conference

Presented By Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center with Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center

Philip Shaver, MD, speaks at the 2012 Heart Conference
Philip Shaver, MD, speaks at the 2012 Heart Conference
February is Heart Month and a great time to educate oneself about heart health. For Coachella Valley residents, the Community Heart and Stroke Conference — presented by Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center and Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center — is the perfect opportunity to do just that!

The 11th Annual Community Heart Conference will be held Saturday, February 1 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. The popular annual event focuses on the prevention and symptoms of heart disease and stroke as well as the latest treatments for those living with cardiovascular issues. Attendees should be 18 years of age or older. Reservations are not required.

The free event will include exhibitors offering information on topics ranging from nutrition, exercise, cholesterol and blood pressure, to signs of a heart attack and stroke, and sex and heart disease. Once again, Eisenhower Medical Center’s Nutritional Services Department will offer a unique culinary experience with live cooking demonstrations throughout the entire event.

Facts about Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular diseases including high blood pressure, heart attack and angina, congestive heart failure, stroke and congenital heart defects continue to be the number one killer of both men and women. According to the American Heart Association, more than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 (the most recent year for which data is available) were in men.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, the Centers for Disease Control estimates nearly 800,000 individuals die from heart disease and stroke.