It’s difficult to be bored this time of year, isn’t it? Between the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Humana Challenge, the BNP Paribas Tennis Open and the numerous art festivals, there is something for everyone. That is also true at Eisenhower Medical Center! In this issue of Health Notes, we are highlighting several upcoming special events being held on the hospital campus in Rancho Mirage (see the shaded pink box below). Be sure to also check out the calendar for lectures on various topics held throughout the valley.
Happy New Year from Eisenhower Medical Center
SPECIAL NOTE: Eisenhower Medical Center recently opened the Eisenhower Pulmonary Specialty Clinic on the main campus in the Wright Building, Suite 201. For more information, call 760-834-3564.
Betty Benner was only in her late forties in 1991 when she began experiencing extreme shortness of breath. An avid walker, she had been clocking five miles almost daily, yet found herself having to stop to catch her breath.
“At first, I attributed it to getting older,” she says. “But I wasn’t that old.” click for more
Before we had gyms, Zumba®, spin classes and pedestrian boot camp, we had chores — unadorned, everyday basic chores. We trimmed trees and pushed lawnmowers, scrubbed tubs and floors, worked on our cars and painted our homes, and more often than not, walked where we needed to go.
Most likely, our waists were smaller back then, our biceps larger and our lungs more expansive. We moved with a sense of purpose and pride, and our bodies got what they deserved — fit. We worked and moved and balanced and stretched and felt confident knowing that our bodies could perform the tasks we needed them to do. click for more
7th Annual Leonore Annenberg Lecture
Monday, January 28 from 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences in Rancho Mirage on the Eisenhower Medical Center Campus
Free and open to the public.
"How to Live a Long, Sweet Life"
Join Zorba Paster, MD, Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and host of the popular National Public Radio show "On Your Health," for a 45-minute lecture followed by a question and answer period. Click here for more information.
The 10th Annual Community Heart Conference
Saturday, February 2 from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7 a.m.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage
Keynote speaker: Barry Hackshaw,MD
Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Eisenhower Medical Center
“Getting Into Your Rhythm — Atrial Fibrillation”
Admission is FREE. Click here for more information.
7th Annual Day of Caring...About Women and Cancer
Friday, February 8 from 9:15 a.m. - noon.
Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
Registration and a light brunch begin at 9:15 a.m.
Patricia Avila, MD, MPH - "The Powerful Effects of Stress: Priming the Body for a Better System."
Sherry Lebed Davis - "Jest for Health of It."
Hessam Mahdavi, MD will join the question and answer period with Dr. Avila. Dr. Mahdavi has had extensive training in nutrition and integrative medicine.
For more information, call 760-834-3798 or click here. Seating is limited and reservations are required.