- At 28 years old, Jennifer Fettig should have been enjoying an active life working as a nurse and living in the beautiful seaside city of San Diego. Instead, she was plagued by excruciating back and leg pain that significantly affected her daily life. “The pain became gradually worse to the point where I couldn’t stand for very long or walk without having to sit down,” she says. “It hurt to just lie down and sleep. I couldn’t hang out with friends, and it was very hard to explain to people what was wrong because I was so young.” Jennifer tried all sorts of non-invasive treatments to ease the discomfort — physical therapy, chiropractic, over-the-counter medications — but nothing helped the pain. “It was just getting worse,” she recalls. “Eventually it got to the point where I couldn’t work anymore.” Finally, her mother, a trauma nurse in the Coachella Valley where Jennifer grew up, recommended she consult Shahin Etebar, MD, Board Certified Neurosurgeon and President of the Medical... click for more
INDIVIDUALS who receive a cancer diagnosis will forever view themselves, and the world in which they live, in a different way. But the core of who they are — their personalities and the ways in which they communicate — is still intact. More than ever, they will need to know that they can count on the love, understanding and support of their families and close friends.
A cancer diagnosis, however, often changes the ways in which we communicate with our loved ones. Whether we’re scared, feeling awkward, or don’t know what to say, we are often worried we will say the wrong thing. How we communicate with loved ones, family members, acquaintances or even strangers who are living with cancer, is an important way to show love and support. Supporting someone with cancer requires paying attention to what that individual wants and needs, and knowing what to do and what not to do. click for more
Foods like tomatoes, red/pink grapefruit and watermelon contain a red pigment called lycopene. Lycopene is considered to be a strong antioxidant and is believed to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer and heart disease. Another compound found in red foods is anthocyanin. This compound is a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce the risk of heart disease. click for more
- The Eisenhower Healthy Living Resource Center, located on the main campus in Rancho Mirage in the Kiewit Building, Suite 103, provides complimentary blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins welcome! Call 760-568-1234 for more information or just drop by!
Eisenhower Hosting Sixth Annual Arnold Palmer Prostate Cancer Symposium
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month focuses on raising awareness about a disease that is both common and highly treatable. Throughout the month of September, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center will hold its Sixth Annual Arnold Palmer Prostate Center Symposium — a series of weekly lectures regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
The series is FREE and open to the public. Lunch or dinner will be provided. Lectures will be held at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. To make reservations or for more information, please call 760-834-3798. Click here for the lecture schedule.
According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer found in men, and one in six men will develop it during their lifetime. This year, nearly 200,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The cause of it remains unknown; however, early detection can lead to better treatment and an increased chance of survival. click for more