Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center Team takes extraordinary measures
Darlene Beverage refers to her 80-year-old husband Jim as a combination of a Timex® watch and the Energizer® bunny because of the health challenges he’s been able to withstand and “keep on ticking.” Notably, due to blockages in his coronary arteries, he underwent a quadruple bypass at Eisenhower Medical Center in 2004, and he had a pacemaker implanted in April of 2011 to correct a sluggish heart rate. Plus, he has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But things took a dramatic turn for the worse this past October. click for more
ER Visit for Stroke Serendipitously Reveals Cancer
As 80-year-old Roy Jarvis returned to his Palm Desert home one evening in August 2011 and put his key into the front-door lock, the small bag of groceries in his left hand slipped out of his grasp and dropped to the steps. Thinking he simply didn’t have a good grip on the bag, he picked it up, went inside, fixed himself a light meal and sat down at his computer. click for more
Looking for a no-impact, refreshing way to get fit? Consider the Masters Swim Program available through the Family YMCA of the Desert at the new Palm Desert Aquatic Center. Attracting both seasoned and recreational swimmers, the YMCA’s Masters Swim Program is designed to get people in the water for a wellplanned workout, and to have fun while doing it — in water that is a temperate 81 degrees. click for more
The next time you find yourself dodging a bee, reflect upon the miracle of what this tiny creature produces. Once considered food for the gods, reserved for royalty and the rich, honey has crossed centuries of our imaginations and our taste buds.
How bees make honey is a rather straight forward but fascinating process. The bees gather nectar from a flower which mixes with enzymes in their saliva to make honey. Once the bees have returned to their hive, they deposit the substance into cells in the hive’s walls. Excess moisture is removed by the fluttering of the bees’ wings, making it ready for consumption. click for more
- 17th Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for DiabetesFor 17 years, the Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® has educated thousands interested in learning more about a disease the World Health Organization has defined as an epidemic. On Saturday, March 17, 2012, the public is invited to attend this free event, sponsored by Eisenhower Medical Center and the Desert Diabetes Club. The Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes, which includes a product fair showcasing the latest technology and treatments for persons with diabetes, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about the Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes or the Desert Diabetes Club, please visit emc.org/ddc. Read the Full Article Open Houses at Eisenhower Health Center Tuesday, April 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m.Eisenhower Health Center at Sunrise151 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs Thursday, April 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Eisenhower Health Center at Rimrock4791 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs Free; open to the public; no reservations. Come... click for more