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  • Moving Forward With Backs

    A shocking 85 percent of Americans will suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives. But, did you know that back pain is the second most common reason for seeing a doctor in the United States, after coughs and other respiratory... click for more
  • The Gold Seal Of Approval

    Eisenhower Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for both Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement. Eisenhower Medical Center is one of only 60 hospitals in the United States to... click for more
  • Low Infection Rates at Eisenhower

    Eisenhower Medical Center has been rated among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety by HealthGrades®, a leading independent organization that provides ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians.... click for more
  • A Change for the Better

    Bariatric surgery refers to a variety of surgical procedures that are performed to treat serious, health-threatening obesity. When an individual is morbidly obese, the accumulation of fatty tissue in the body can interfere with and injure the body’s... click for more
  • Relay Health-Online Ease

    For the past year, Eisenhower Medical Center patients have been able to communicate with their physicians on, by using an innovative online program in partnership with RelayHealth®, a leading provider of health care connectivity services.... click for more
  • Eisenhower Screens Former National Football League Player

    Eisenhower Medical Center, the National Football League (NFL) Players Association and the Living Heart Foundation joined forces to raise awareness about heart disease, and in the process screened a group of retired players to determine whether they... click for more
  • Eisenhower Honors Marines

    The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms is the United States Marine Corps’ largest base. Opened in 1952, Twentynine Palms is home to the largest live-fire training base in the world, the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training... click for more
  • Program For Young Men At Betty Ford Center

    The Young Adult Track (YAT) at the Betty Ford Center at Eisenhower is a specialized treatment program for young men, ages 18 to 25. According to Lead Counselor Patrick Smith, there are three reasons young men need a specialized program. “First,... click for more
  • ’Tis the Season

    While influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, influenza activity most often peaks in January or later. The annual seasonal flu vaccine supply is plentiful and is available at the Eisenhower Express Clinics in Rancho Mirage, La Quinta,... click for more
  • Holiday Voices

    The Governing Board of the Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary will hold its annual Holiday Voices black tie fundraising event on Friday, December 4, 2009, at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. Dolores Hope, former President... click for more
  • A Fabulous Upper Body

    As we age our body loses muscle, bone mass and strength. Fortunately, we can combat these inner signs of aging with strength training. No matter what your age, strength training is what your body craves to build and maintain muscle strength, improve... click for more
  • 5 Things

    1. Be Present List things in your life you appreciate right now. Write down why they are important to you. Treasure those things...they are gifts. 2. Lighten a Favorite RecipeWhip up a healthy version of an old favorite. Try using "light" or... click for more
  • Composting

    Food and lawn waste comprises more than 25 percent of all waste in landfills. Unfortunately, due to the densely packed nature of landfills — and the lack of oxygen — the waste does not break down effectively. So, making compost is not only healthy... click for more
  • Sheda Heidarian, MD

    Eisenhower Medical Center physician and geriatrician Sheda Heidarian, MD was a presenter at the 19thWorld Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in Paris, France, in July. Held every four years, the meeting brings together more than 6,000... click for more
  • Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH

    The findings of Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, Vice President for Primary Care at Eisenhower Medical Center are part of the ACP Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary Alternative Medicine, a book published this year by the American College of... click for more
  • Hang Time

    The relationship between Tom Hayes and time is at the center of his life. Like most people, he never has enough of it. Two daughters and one son, a rewarding job, a devotion to elite-level motorcycle and waterskiing competitions — his days cannot... click for more
  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, it is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. A recent survey by the National Institutes of Health... click for more
  • Third In The Nation-First In California

    In May, Eisenhower Medical Center earned the highest designated Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) and is the only accredited chest pain center in California to be Cycle III-accredited with PCI (percutaneous... click for more
  • Eisenhower Opens New Neurological Care Unit

    On July 29, 2009, the Eisenhower Neuroscience Institute held an open house to celebrate the opening of the hospital’s new Neurological Care Unit. The event was well attended by community members, staff and physicians, and featured free stroke risk... click for more
  • The Leo And Gloria Rosen Infusion Center

    When patients arrive at the Leo and Gloria Rosen Infusion Center at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center for treatment, they enter a unique environment that combines clinical excellence with compassionate care. Designed with patient comfort and... click for more
  • World Class Sports Medicine

    Under the direction of Orthopedic Surgeon Patrick St. Pierre, MD, the Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center Sports Medicine Program is a comprehensive sports medicine program to serve the athletic needs of the community. “We are excited about... click for more
  • Lenore Raphael At The Annenberg Center For Health Sciences

    Jazz pianist and Steinway Jazz Artist Lenore Raphael will be performing a special concert at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower in Rancho Mirage, Friday, October 9, 2009, at 7 p.m. This extraordinary concert has been fully... click for more
  • Back Injury Prevention

    Experts estimate that a startling 85 percent of adults under the age of 50 have had back pain. Back pain is the most common cause of disability, and ranks second as the most common reason for missed work days. However, most back pain can be... click for more
  • The Royal Treatment

    Looking for a one-of-a-kind way to ring in 2010? How about five simultaneous parties, an extravagant over-water fireworks display and balloon drop at midnight, ship-wide entertainment featuring themed music rooms with live bands and disc jockeys,... click for more