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  • When the Heart Races

    I felt like my heart was bouncing on my chest. I couldn’t sleep, couldn’t lie down…my condition was very disabling and I was extremely exhausted. It didn’t matter what position I was in. I felt terrible — like a sense of ‘doom’ was upon me.” As an... click for more
  • Joint Replacement?

    If behavior modification and medical therapy fail to improve arthritic symptoms, joint replacement should be considered. Every year, thousands of arthritis sufferers experience dramatic improvement in their quality of life as a result of joint... click for more
  • President’s Message Jan-Feb 2006

    With the dawn of the new year, many people take time to evaluate life, including the critical issue of their personal health. We are here to help. Each Healthy Living heightens your awareness of important health issues and provides tips and... click for more
  • When Minutes Matter

    At the heart of the Eisenhower Medical Center hospital is the Cardiac Catheterization Lab — one of the central command centers of the Eisenhower campus, an area where lives are saved and stories unfold nearly every day. Within the walls of this... click for more
  • Atrial Fibrillation 101

    It’s an odd feeling. Your heart races or skips a beat or feels fluttery. For a split second, you wonder if something is wrong with your heart or if it was just that second cup of coffee. Typically, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) are not... click for more
  • Navigating the Insurance Maze

    If you’ve been curious about HICAP, the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, wonder no more. Much more than just another acronym to remember, this invaluable program offers seniors a guide for navigating the intricate maze of health... click for more
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis and Options for Treatment

    Each year approximately 160,000 people will be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Most often striking those over the age of 60, it can be a frightening experience, feeling like the heart could literally pound through the walls of the chest.... click for more
  • Mark Benson, DO - The Family Man

    Perhaps it’s the fact that he’s a family man that makes Mark Benson, DO, such a remarkable family practitioner. The father of two sons — Alan, 20, currently a student at Oxford, and Dennis, 16, a Junior at La Quinta High — Benson decided some time... click for more
  • Bring Back Carrots, Potatoes and Brown Rice!

    In 1981, the glycemic index was created with the hope of improving the dietary management of diabetes. The index was based on the elevation of a person’s blood glucose, from a fasting state to the consumption of equal amounts of available... click for more
  • Leading the Way - Comprehensive Parkinson’s Care at Eisenhower

    In part one of the About Parkinson’s series, “Leading the Way — Comprehensive Parkinson’s Care at Eisenhower,” Healthy Living magazine presented the staff and services that define the excellence of care found at the Center. In part two, we explore... click for more
  • New Year - New Breakfast Resolution

    It’s that time of year again for making New Year’s resolutions. For many, the overindulgence during the holiday season makes weight loss one of the top New Year’s resolutions. This year, instead of focusing on weight loss, why not focus on... click for more
  • Psychological Effects of Exercise

    The physical benefits of participating in a consistent exercise program are common knowledge. But one benefit that rarely gets much attention is improved psychological well-being, which is often dramatic in coronary artery disease patients. People... click for more
  • Charming, Eclectic Old Towne Orange

    Billed as the “Antique Capital of California,” Old Towne Orange beckons visitors from all over suburban Orange County and Southern California to stroll its charming streets and sample its enticing wares. This charming neighborhood encompasses a full... click for more
  • Medicare’s New Prescription Drug Benefit

    According to the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), the choices for Medicare prescription drug coverage depend on the kind of health coverage an individual currently has. Once the type of coverage is established, the research... click for more
  • Eisenhower — One of the First in the United States: New prostate treatment protocol

    Radioactive seeds have been used to cure thousands of cases of prostate cancer since their first use 40 years ago. Now, the Arnold Palmer Prostate Center at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center is the first center to combine the use of External Beam... click for more
  • New Eisenhower Urgent Care Center at Indian Wells Opens

    On January 6, 2006, members of Eisenhower Medical Center’s Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors and Trustees joined Ed Monarch, Mayor, City of Indian Wells, and the Indian Wells City Council members in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the... click for more
  • Eisenhower Surgeon First in the Valley To Perform Total Spinal Disc Replacement

    Beatriz Zamora, 35 years old, suffered excruciating pain, spasms, weakness and fatigue as a result of a tear at the L5 disc in her spine. The longest amount of time Zamora could tolerate walking, was 15 minutes, after which time she had to sit down.... click for more
  • Expert Cardiac Care

    Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center was recently recognized as one of 28 California hospitals to provide expert cardiac care to its patients. As part of Blue Shield of California’s Cardiac Quality Initiative, Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center... click for more
  • Issues of the Heart

    Eisenhower Medical Center will take part in several events in February, National Heart Month, to raise awareness of the prevalence of heart disease in this country. On February 3, Eisenhower Medical Center participates in National Go Red for Women... click for more