• 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.

    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

Majid Torabi, MD

Helping His Patients Breathe Easy

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 Otolaryngology, Dr. Torabi has worked his craft for more than two decades. “At first, I wanted to be a liver transplant surgeon,” says Dr. Torabi. “However, I realized that the procedure was extremely complex and didn’t afford a lot of interaction with the patient. I wanted to do general surgery but I also wanted to see my patients and to develop a history with them, so I made the switch.”

A native of Iran, Dr. Torabi came to the United States in 1989 to complete his general surgery residency at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Upon completing this residency, he joined the head and neck surgery residency with the Department of Otolaryngology at the Charles Drew/ University of California, Los Angeles Medical Education Program. He was soon off to Kentucky to set up a multi-specialty practice.

In 2004, Dr. Torabi and his family moved to the Coachella Valley where he began practicing at his office on the campus of Eisenhower Medical Center. While he provides a variety of Ear, Nose and Throat services, more than 50 percent of his practice is focused on his specialty, rhinology, also known as sinus surgery. Dr. Torabi, Section Chief of Eisenhower’s Otolaryngology department, performs balloon sinuplasty, a less invasive, outpatient procedure for chronic sinusitis that offers faster recovery than traditional sinus surgery.

Dr. Torabi also performs endoscopic septoplasty, which can correct a deviated or dislocated septum. “This minimally invasive procedure does not require packing in the nasal cavity which makes it more comfortable for the patient in the recovery stage because they can breathe through their nose.”

Devoted to his family and married for 20 years, Dr. Torabi has two sons with one in college. “I really enjoy spending time with my family hiking or swimming, or playing games with my 12 year old. And when I get the chance, I love to read a good book.”