- We wish you a healthy holiday season! As we enter the coller winter months, flu season is upon us! The Center for Disease Control states, “The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February. Give yourself a holiday present – a flu shot. Eisenhower provides flu shots at our Urgent Care clinics. Click here for a list of locations and more information.
Be sure to read about our new Wellness Matters Lecture Series below!
- A couple of months after Rebecca Walters, 32, gave birth to her fourth child (“the easiest delivery I ever had”), she began feeling as if something wasn’t right.
“I wasn’t going like I should,” recalls Walters. “I tried increasing the fiber in my diet and cutting out dairy. Then I noticed blood in my stool. I thought it was weird because I hadn’t had any problems like hemorrhoids after my delivery. I told myself I’d watch and see if it went away in four months, because that seemed a logical amount of time. And with four kids, it went by in no time.”
Over the next few months, however, her initial symptoms not only persisted, but worsened. click for more
Get a Massage - Treat your body to a relaxing or therapeutic massage. Invite your spouse or a friend to join you at the spa.
Read a New Author - Peruse The New York Times Book Review and find some authors you’ve never read.
Skip Dessert All Week - Muster your willpower and ignore your sweet tooth until Sunday — then savor every bite of a special dessert.
Watch a Documentary - Scan your movie provider and choose an interesting documentary. You might learn something new!
Write a Sweet Note - Write a short, kind note and leave it for a loved one to find. You’ll probably “make their day.”
- 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. Eisenhower is the first and only hospital in the Coachella Valley to receive the recognition. click for more
- Despite the availability of antibiotics, deaths resulting from infectious diseases like hepatitis, tuberculosis, influenza, pneumonia, HIV, chickenpox, measles, sexually transmitted diseases and whooping cough are on the rise, including some diseases once thought to be virtually eradicated in the United States. click for more
- New Mediterranean eatery Figue (rhymes with league), located in La Quinta, is the vision of a passionate owner and an equally enthralled chef who was completely taken by the enthusiasm of his future employer. “The mission statement Lee Morcus posted when advertising for a chef was unlike any mission statement I’d ever read,” says Executive Chef Francois de Mélogue. “I was like the secretary in the Tom Cruise movie Jerry McGuire, who grabbed the goldfish and went with him. I was responding to what his energy was, and I knew what my experience could bring to the table.” click for more
- Eisenhower Medical Center understands that wellness matters to all Coachella Valley residents. Which is why the valley’s only not-for-profit hospital is launching their first-ever Wellness Matters Speaker Series beginning Tuesday, January 7 in the Helene Galen Auditorium located at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower in Rancho Mirage.
Presented by the newly reimagined Eisenhower Wellness Institute, Wellness Matters will bring world-renowned authors and physicians to Rancho Mirage to discuss diverse topics ranging from nutrition and obesity to living life to the fullest and what happens in the afterlife. “This new lecture series underscores Eisenhower Medical Center’s continued commitment to serving Coachella Valley residents,” says Jeralyn Brossfield, MD, Medical Director, Eisenhower Wellness Institute. “And, to fresh, new approaches for educating and inspiring our community to live longer, healthier lives.”
Ticket prices range from $85 for a single lecture or $300 for the series. For more information about the speakers and to purchase tickets, click here or visit emc.org/wellness. click for more