• Getting To The Heart o...
    In this issue of Healthy Living, the focus is on Eisenhower’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence — a fitting topic to start the New Year as many of us make resolutions to improve our fitness. The... click for more
  • Majid Torabi, MD
    In the world of yoga and deep breathing, there is a common saying: a healthy mind has an easy breath. If that is true, the patients of Majid Torabi, MD have him to thank. Board Certified in... click for more
  • White House Briefing O...
    In 2012, Eisenhower Cardiologist Charlie Shaeffer, Jr, MD met with senior White House officials as part of a discussion with community leaders who are actively involved in the prevention, treatment... click for more
  • Eisenhower Medical Cen...
    Eisenhower Medical Center has again received full accreditation as a chest pain center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Originally accredited in 2006 and then in 2009,... click for more
  • Luke Magnotto, MD
    The similarities between Luke Magnotto, MD, Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, and his great-greatgreat… grandfather Leonardo Di Capua, who lived at the end of the Renaissance period (b. 1617 in... click for more
  • It’s Berry Good For Yo...
    One of the best weapons in fighting cancer could be your fork.
    “Whether you want to prevent cancer or are currently fighting it, it’s important to provide your body with the proper fuel,” says Carolyn Katzin, MSPH, CNS, MNT, a nutritionist who works with Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. “My goal here is to help people make small changes that can have a profound effect on overall health.”

    If you’ve already begun treatment for cancer, Katzin recommends focusing on two critical areas of your diet. “Getting enough protein is incredibly important,” she says. “For most people, that means adding one more serving per day. Also, sufficient hydration is essential, and in some cases, that means electrolytes as well.” click for more

  • Five Things You Can Do...
    1. Plan a Homemade Pizza Party
    Invite some friends and ask everyone to bring a favorite topping and drink to share. Give awards for most creative and best tasting pizzas.

    2. Stretch Your Face
    Prop yourself in front of a mirror and open your mouth wide, raise your eyebrows, wink, and wiggle your nose and ears, if you can. Laughing is permitted and highly encouraged.

    3. Walk Your Neighborhood
    As Katherine Hepburn once stated, “Exercise each day, in all kinds of weather.” Early mornings are quite pleasant even in the hottest months. click for more

  • What’s In A Label?
    Have you ever considered the notion that the fewer the ingredients, the less likely you are to ingest a long list of additives? Although it may seem daunting to wend your way through the supermarket reading food labels, knowing exactly what you’re eating is an important step to good health.

    Salt
    The American Heart Association® and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention™ (CDC) list the recommended adequate amount of daily sodium as 1,500 milligrams or less. click for more

  • Celebrity Golf Invitat...
    The 25th annual Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, benefiting the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center for abused children, tees off February 21-23, 2013. Eagle Falls Golf Course and Fantasy Springs... click for more
  • Discover Art!
    The posh boutiques, upscale restaurants and glitzy galleries of El Paseo in Palm Desert couldn’t have asked for a better new neighbor. The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, located at the... click for more
  • The Picture of Health
    Tom and Michael Rice, big dude and little dude, about to get totally tubular in a gnarly surf sesh at Seaside, dude. TRANSLATION:Tom and Michael Rice, father and son, enjoy an early November surf... click for more

Luke Magnotto, MD

Modern Day Renaissance Man

The similarities between Luke Magnotto, MD, Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, and his great-greatgreat… grandfather Leonardo Di Capua, who lived at the end of the Renaissance period (b. 1617 in Bagnoli Irpino near Naples, Italy; d. 1695), are uncanny.

Di Capua, a noted physician, writer, mathematician and natural sciences scholar, advocated the formal study of chemistry — largely viewed as quackery at the time. Thanks to Di Capua and his like-minded cohorts, chemistry is now a cornerstone of modern science and medicine. Today, his statue stands in Bagnoli Irpino’s beautiful Piazza Di Capua in honor of his many accomplishments. “His life has inspired me,” Dr. Magnotto notes. To his delight, Dr. Magnotto recently found a collection containing excerpts about Di Capua’s contributions to science in a Seattle library.

When not treating patients at Eisenhower Urgent Care in Palm Springs, Dr. Magnotto enjoys gardening with his wife Susan. Their hard work, daily care and the ideal Palm Springs climate result in bountiful harvests of all kinds of vegetables, herbs, peppers, huge sunflowers and Zinnias nearly year-round. Harvest time is so plentiful, much is shared with his staff.

Dr. Magnotto is also a writer. He and Susan travel to Italy, his parents’ homeland, whenever possible. Residents of the small village in the hills above Lucca, Tuscany, where they own an eighth-century stone house, provide much of his rich storytelling materials. One of his books, Iva’s Wedding, is a touching account of one neighbor’s long-deferred love. His research into Leonardo Di Capua’s life is the basis of a somewhat fictionalized book on his famed ancestor’s legacy.

Dr. Magnotto’s work includes a nearly completed compilation of short stories. He and Susan, who have three adult children, adopted a young child in September.