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  • Robotic-Assisted Surgery

    Technology moves medicine forward in ways we never imagined, and Eisenhower Medical Center, investing in some of the finest medical technology available, will make another step forward this fall as the first in the Coachella Valley with the da... click for more
  • Eisenhower Introduces New Bariatric Center

    Eisenhower Medical Center recently introduced the new Eisenhower Bariatric Center to the Coachella Valley. Bariatric surgery refers to a variety of surgical procedures that are used to treat cases of morbid obesity. Currently, surgeries are being... click for more
  • President’s Message

    I am proud that Eisenhower has recently achieved recognition for excellence in patient safety, long held as our number one service commitment to our patients. In conjunction with the release of its Fifth Annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals... click for more
  • Growing Health Care Careers

    Eisenhower Medical Center is best known for its medical services and for its excellence in patient care, but Eisenhower also supports a number of community programs. Two of these programs are garnering national attention for the impact they are... click for more

    According to the American Heart Association, more than two million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation, a cardiovascular disorder that causes an irregular heart rhythm. Treatment for atrial fibrillation can range from medications to surgery,... click for more

    The future of neurological and vascular care for Coachella Valley residents is here. In an effort to enhance diagnosis and treatment of its patients, Eisenhower Medical Center has installed new, state-of-the-art technology enabling physicians to... click for more
  • Eisenhower Five Star Club

    Although caring for a memory-impaired parent or relative at home can be extremely rewarding, experts warn that caring for a relative who is suffering from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, or other illness that affects memory can be very... click for more

    Forget the image of young teens sitting on the couch. A new generation of video games that require the player to physically move while playing has become popular with people of all ages. The genre of exercise video games, or “exergames,” is... click for more
  • Consulting a Nutrition Expert

    Good nutrition is a key building block for good health. Eating a balanced diet not only helps in maintaining a healthy weight, but also is critical in managing diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, and can help lower the risk for... click for more
  • Leon A. Feldman, MD

    As a cardiologist who initially studied psychology, Leon A. Feldman, MD, has always had an interest in both the mind and the heart. Cardiology Section Chief at Eisenhower Medical Center, where he has been on staff since 1998, Dr. Feldman is Board... click for more
  • Five Star Cardiac Care

    Eisenhower Medical Center has received five star ratings for cardiac services for the Treatment of Heart Failure and the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in 2008 by HealthGrades®. Their Tenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study,... click for more
  • Atrial Fibrillation

    More than 2 million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation, a disorder that causes an irregular hearth rhythm in the atria — the two upper chambers of the heart. Atrial fibrillation is most common in individuals over the age of 60. Symptoms vary,... click for more

    In 2008, for the second year in a row, Eisenhower Medical Center received a Five Star rating for the Treatment of Heart Failure from HealthGrades®. The five star rating is the highest possible, and is awarded only to the top 15 percent of programs... click for more
  • Exercising With a Heart Condition

    Science has proven that daily exercise helps maintain a healthy body weight, lowers blood pressure and slows the aging process. Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, and recent research also shows this may decrease incidence of or delay the... click for more
  • Egg Whites

    Egg white is the common name for an egg’s clear liquid albumen, which serves to protect the egg yolk. Rich in protein, the white contains more than one half of an egg’s total protein, is cholesterol-free, virtually fat-free and has high nutritional... click for more
  • From Basic Science to Human Research

    In April 2008, Eisenhower Medical Center was privileged to host one of the country’s top experts in diabetes as a speaker at the annual A Day of Hope for Diabetes® event. Denise Faustman, MD, PhD, is director of the Immunobiology Laboratory at... click for more
  • Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

    Although I spend a great deal of my time evaluating people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), there are patients for whom a diagnosis is not simple. The initial symptoms for PD, such as fatigue or generally not feeling well, are often nonspecific and do... click for more
  • Animal Attractions

    While the word “desert”may conjure up images of starkly beautiful landscapes, in truth the desert is a diverse ecosystem, filled with unique plant and animal life. For nearly 40 years, The Living Desert has been celebrating and conserving the beauty... click for more
  • Pharmacy Robot Advances Safety

    Eisenhower Medical Center is the first in the Coachella Valley to implement a robotic drug dispensing system, reducing the risk of medication errors for hospital patients. A centralized pharmacy system, McKesson’s ROBOT-Rx® automates the drug... click for more
  • Enjoying Their Time in the Sun

    In the fall of 2006, Bill Barndollar woke up suddenly in the middle of the night. His heart was pounding, and at 74 years of age, he feared the worst — that he might be having a heart attack. He had never had any serious health problems, but he had... click for more