- Every student who participates in school sports programs is required to have a sports physical exam. Sports physicals offer parents the opportunity to learn about some of the potential health issues their children may face. “The sports physical exam is the perfect time to track the student’s health,” says Andre de Leon, MD, Family Medicine physician at the Center for Family Medicine (located on the second floor of the Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center in La Quinta). “Additionally, the sports physical provides a yearly visit for the provider to evaluate the athlete’s health as a whole, which is very important as teens are infrequently seen for routine health maintenance during this time period.”
The purpose of the sports physical is to:
- Identify medical or musculoskeletal conditions that might make participation in a particular sport unsafe
- Assure that any previous injuries have been adequately rehabilitated so that the athlete is not at risk for further injury
- Inquire about any serious illnesses among other family members
- Review illnesses (past and current) such as asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy
- Examine any medications (including over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and prescription medications)
- As of August 1, Eisenhower Medical Center and Desert Cardiology Center announced their newly licensed relationship as Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center, formally aligning the long-standing relationship between the Medical Center and the physician practice located on the Eisenhower campus.
“Eisenhower Medical Center and Desert Cardiology Center have shared a lengthy history and common vision,” says G. Aubrey Serfling, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Eisenhower will operate Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center as a licensed outpatient clinic of the hospital, allowing physicians to focus on what they do best — providing patients with a truly innovative and integrated, team-oriented approach to cardiovascular care. The physicians and staff at Desert Cardiology Center have a wealth of knowledge and experience that is highly valued by their patients.” click for more
- Notice NatureTake a moment to look at the sky, the clouds, the incredible mountains…even the smallest desert wildflowers in this beautiful Valley. Read Before BedtimeGive your mind a break from overstimulation. At least one hour before bedtime, turn off your electronic devices, open a good novel and read until you’re sleepy. Make up a Short Children’s StoryReactivate your imagination and create a short tale to tell your children or grandchildren or a neighbor’s child. Gestures and raised eyebrows will add to the fun. Get Your Eyes CheckedDon’t miss out on the details in life. Make an appointment to have your eyes checked. If you’re over 40, consider reading glasses, too. Try a New VegetableEver wonder about the orange beets in the produce section? Expand your palate and take home a new vegetable or two. You might be pleasantly surprised.
- Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of Adecco Group, announced that Eisenhower Medical Center was named America’s Second Most Beautiful Hospital for 2012. In its fourth year, the contest turned this year’s choice over to America and after nearly 170,000 votes, Eisenhower earned the number two spot with nearly 40,000 votes. Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia took the top honor.
“More than a thousand different studies show that when a patient feels more comfortable and less stressed, the healing process is faster,” says David Alexander, president of Soliant Health. Soliant describes Eisenhower Medical Center as a hospital with “a patient-safety-based-design that incorporates evidence-based processes into each patient room… central pavilions with refined color palettes and Renaissance-based art create a modern piazza feel to what is truly one of America’s best-looking medical institutions.” click for more