News: Featured Articles
Featured VideoCoping with Summer Heat - Euthym Kontaxis, M.D., Medical Director at Eisenhower Medical Center Tennity Emergency Department comments on rising temperatures in the valley as seen on KMIR 6.
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- Annenberg Center Welcomes New President and CEO The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower welcomes Michael Hite as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hite will oversee strategic and operational activities for the... click for more
- Information about Medicare with Medi-Cal Benefit Changes Patients who currently have a “Medi/Medi” plan have recently received information about Cal MediConnect, which will be implemented in 2014. Please click here to read how this new program may affect... click for more
- Eisenhower Receives Top “A” Grade in Leapfrog’s Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored Eisenhower Medical Center with an “A” — its top grade in... click for more
- Eisenhower Named 2013 Most Wired Two Years in a Row For the second consecutive year, Eisenhower Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health care facilities, according to the results of the 2013 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.... click for more
- Eisenhower First in Coachella Valley to Offer Cryoablation for Fibroadenomas According to the National Institutes of Health, fibroadenoma is the most common benign tumor found in the breast. Typically, treatment for fibroadenomas either involves watchful waiting or surgery. For Coachella Valley residents, there is now another option - cryoablation,... click for more
- Eisenhower Designated a Leader in LGBT Health Care Equality Eisenhower Medical Center has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and... click for more
Committed to Excellence: Meet Our Staff
- Meet the Previous Winners of the Jackie Lee Houston Shining Stars recognition... click for more
- In their Own Words - Listen to interviews with our past Shining Star Award Winners including Andrew Hendrian, Dean Demir, Debbie Lavorgna, Liz Edmundson, Liz Siino, Luis Aldeguer, Lynne Malestic, Pamela Moorman, Rosalinda Garcia and Zach Miller click for more
Events: Upcoming at Eisenhower - View all Events
- 10/02 - Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Making an Informed Decision
- 10/06 - The Benefits of Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors
- 10/06 - Understanding Osteoporosis
- 10/07 - PrEP: Frequently Asked Questions & Discussion
- 10/08 - Balance and Fall Prevention
Healthy Living: Magazine & Television - Read Online
- 5 Things You Can Do Right Now As Part Of Your Wellness Routine 1.Visit an Art Gallery
Give your eyes and your mind something new to absorb. Visit local art galleries often, inquire about upcoming exhibitions and broaden your knowledge about art.
2. Go to the Beach
Plan a weekend outing to your favorite sandy shore, enjoy long walks and be sure to get your feet (or entire body) wet! click for more
- Native Foods Looking for a place to veg out? Native Foods in Palm Springs has fresh, delicious, plant-based dishes to please every palate — even meat lovers.
“One thing that surprises some people is that even though the menu is plant-based, 85 percent of our guests are omnivores,” says co-owner Andrea McGinty. “They just genuinely like the food here.” click for more
- Lung Cancer Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 1.2 million new cases annually and... click for more
- Eisenhower Medical Center - A National Leader in Lung Cancer Screening In July 2013, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a recommendation that individuals at high risk for lung cancer undergo annual screening using low-dose CT scans. This recommendation was based on findings from the National Cancer Institute’s National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), published in 2012, showing that CT screening reduced lung cancer deaths among current and former heavy smokers by 20 percent when compared to standard chest X-rays. click for more
- When Breast Cancer Returns “I’m 61, I have metastatic breast cancer, and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.”
You don’t expect to hear those words from someone in Diana Mehrens’ situation. But they illustrate the equanimity and grace with which she is facing her disease — and her mortality. They also underscore the confidence she has in the care she’s receiving at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center.
Mehrens’ cancer journey began in 2002 when, at age 49, she was diagnosed with stage 3 ductal carcinoma of the breast.
“I found the lump during breast self-examination,” she says. “It was a small but very aggressive tumor that had already spread to my lymph nodes. First I had surgery, then entered a clinical trial where I had aggressive chemotherapy, then radiation therapy.”
In addition, because her tumor was estrogen receptor-positive, she started taking an oral medication called an aromatase inhibitor to lower estrogen levels in her body, removing the “fuel” that this type of breast cancer needs to grow.
In January 2003, Mehrens returned to work as a licensed marriage and family therapist at the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower, transitioning into private practice in Yucca Valley and doing humanitarian work. click for more