• 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
  • 11th Annual Community ...
    February is Heart Month and a great time to educate oneself about heart health. For Coachella Valley residents, the Community Heart and Stroke Conference — presented by Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center and Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center — is the perfect opportunity to do just that!

    The 11th Annual Community Heart Conference will be held Saturday, February 1 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. The popular annual event focuses on the prevention and symptoms of heart disease and stroke as well as the latest treatments for those living with cardiovascular issues. Attendees should be 18 years of age or older. Reservations are not required. click for more

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    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
  • How to Live a Long, Sw...
    Zorba Paster, MD, Professor of Fam ily Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and host of the popular National Public Radio show On Your Health, will be the guest speaker at the... click for more
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    The 26th annual Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, benefiting the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center for Abused Children, tees off February 20-22, 2014. Eagle Falls Golf Course and Fantasy Springs... click for more
  • 5 Things
    Breathe, Long and Deep Practice long, deep breaths — at home, in your car, at work or anytime. The increased oxygen and slower pace will benefit your body and your mind. Find a New RecipeSurprise... click for more
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    It may sound cheeky , but the worst thing about this Palm Springs eatery is the menu. After all, when everything sounds this enticing, how can you possibly decide what to order? Will you have the... click for more
  • Watercolor Painting
    Imagine a quiet place — a sturdy table, a comfortable chair, a tablet of thick paper, brushes and a palette of bright colors. You have cleared your schedule, turned your electronic devices off and... click for more
  • Sunnylands
    For decades, desert dwellers have wondered what lies beyond the pink walls of Sunnylands, the private estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg. The sprawling, 200-acre Rancho Mirage property has been... click for more

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

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 Physicians Roundtable on page 32 features members of our cardiac team who discuss the latest data on hypertension in the elderly, updated information about the use of statins to control cholesterol, as well as the relationship between genetics and the cardiovascular system. You will also learn more about the formal alliance between the Medical Center and Desert Cardiology Center in this issue, a collaborative model for providing optimal patient care with innovative cardiac research and technology. Establishing Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center is yet one more way Eisenhower is seeking to provide our patients with outstanding options for health. This alliance complements Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center which represents all of the cardiac specialists associated with Eisenhower. This issue also features the latest news at Eisenhower, including the achievements of physicians, both personal and professional. The moving story of Betty Benner in the Program Spotlight on page 46 serves as a reminder of the very special trust in the relationship between patient and physician. Her condition and subsequent treatment were reliant on specialized medical expertise, and it was that expertise that returned her to an active life.

Heart health is vital to longevity and well-being. In this New Year and as we celebrate Heart Month in February, I hope you will take steps to protect and strengthen your heart. In good health,