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  • THE CORE

    Home to our abdominals, lower back, latissimus dorsi (lats) and obliques, our core — or torso — is at the center of almost every move we make. We use our core to sit down, stand up, to get out of bed, to get in and out of a car, to bend over, to lift, to balance and for so much more.

    Ball or chair exercises for core strength
    To help improve your core strength, sit on a large exercise ball or a chair. Maintaining good posture with your “sit bones” on the middle of the ball or chair (the two bone bumps designed to bear your seated weight), line knees up with shoulders, feet flat on the floor. click for more

Features

  • Eisenhower Among Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals

    Eisenhower Medical Center has been named as one of 154 of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey Benchmarking Study released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the... click for more
  • Back to the Future

    Eisenhower Medical Center is the first hospital in Riverside County, and one of only two hospitals on the West Coast, to utilize a new radiofrequency ablation system that delivers energy directly into a metastatic spinal tumor, providing palliative... click for more
  • Humana Gives Generously to Valley

    Forty local desert charities were infused in April with a tournament-record $2,045,000 in donations raised from the January 2012 Humana Challenge PGA TOUR golf tournament. The tournament, formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic, has now donated $52... click for more
  • Healthy Living Magazine Wins Top Honor

    Healthy Living magazine won the Gold Award for magazines in the Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Association Golden Advocate (HPRMA) Awards for 2011. HPRMA’s Golden Advocate awards set the standard for communications excellence among... click for more
  • Richard A. Stone, MD

    Eisenhower Medical Center physician Richard A. Stone, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Hypertension, received two distinctions this year: Fellowship in the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) and Fellowship in the American... click for more
  • Eisenhower's Five Star Gala

    Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary’s annual fund-raising dinner dance has a bold new look. On Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, the Auxiliary will present the Eisenhower Five Star Gala with... click for more
  • BAM!

    Inspired to save the lives of Coachella Valley cancer patients by keeping all of their support local, BIGHORN Behind a Miracle (BAM) presented a check for $750,000 on April 12 to Eisenhower, concluding a season long fund-raising campaign. Since... click for more
  • ETHIOPIA

    Family physicians Maureen Strohm, MD and Noemi “Mimi” Doohan, MD recently returned from volunteer medical mission trips to southern Ethiopia. Unlike missions that only visit remote, underserved outposts where teams must bring their own supplies and... click for more
  • DATES

    For some reason, dates cannot seem to get the respect they deserve. People either love them or, well…don’t. It’s time to revisit the common notions about the tiny, nutrition-packed date and sample the dizzying variety available right here in the Valley.

    Among the most ancient of fruits, date palms grew along the Nile as early as fifth century B.C. Date palms came to this region via Morocco and approximately 95 percent of the dates produced in the United States are grown in the Coachella Valley. click for more

  • 5 Things

    you can do right now as part of your wellness routine:

    1. Listen to Mozart
    Play a favorite or new Mozart selection, close your eyes and really listen. It may change the course of your entire day.

    2. Draw a Self Portrait
    Choose the age you wish to capture and draw what you see or remember. Stick figures count, too! Tape it to your fridge and smile whenever you pass by.

    3. Call a Sibling or Friend
    Call someone special and share a good story, a recent good book or your astute weather prediction. click for more

  • CORONADO-A World Of Its Own

    Searching for a place close to home where you’ll feel a million miles away? Look no further than Coronado, where you’re just a bridge away from total relaxation. Nestled on a peninsula just across the San Diego Bay, Coronado boasts a small-town... click for more
  • When Minutes Count, Count On Eisenhower's Stroke Team

    “Stroke is not an accident. It’s an event that’s treatable and preventable,” says Eisenhower Medical Center Stroke Team Coordinator Deborah Bayer, RN, BSN. “And we are passionate about spreading this message. ”Eisenhower does more than talk about... click for more
  • DOCTOR, DOCTOR

    Health care experts agree that patients should have an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician, usually an internist or family medicine doctor who can help manage and coordinate their medical care — from immunizations and preventive screenings such as mammograms, colonoscopies and blood pressure checks, to referrals to subspecialists for surgical procedures or other advanced care. This kind of partnership with a doctor who knows you as a person — not just a series of medical problems — is associated with higher-quality, more appropriate care, better health and lower health care costs.

    Medical specialists, in fact, are among the strongest advocates for patients to have a primary care physician. Here, Cardiologist Barry Hackshaw, MD with Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center and Orthopedic Surgeon Jason Weisstein, MD with Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center, share their perspectives on why having a primary care physician is so important. click for more

  • Eisenhower's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center

    Eisenhower’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Center — the newest and largest center of its kind in the Valley — recently achieved another milestone, becoming the only facility in all of Riverside County to earn a three-year accreditation from the national... click for more
  • Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center

    Supported by a foundation of clinical excellence, comprehensive care, and compassionate, professional staff, Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center is a leader in women’s health care. Accredited as a Breast Center of Excellence by the American... click for more
  • Enrique Jacome, MD

    Medicine and athletic competition are two of Dr. Enrique G. Jacome’s greatest passions — setting and achieving high standards have earned him accolades and awards in both. Long-time avid cyclists, Dr. Jacome and his wife Karla first competed in... click for more
  • THE SKY’S THE LIMIT

    Eisenhower Medical Center’s residency programs in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine have received national accreditation, launching an important new chapter in the hospital’s development as a teaching hospital — and one that will have a significant, positive impact on the Coachella Valley community.

    In July 2013, Eisenhower’s School of Graduate Medical Education and Research (GME) welcomed its first class of 16 medical school graduates who have chosen to specialize in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine and undertake their three-year residency training (eight residents in each of these two primary care specialties). In addition, Eisenhower filled six preliminary one-year residency positions in Internal Medicine in which the residents train in another specialty area. The process of submitting applications, conducting interviews and matching residents to the nation’s more than 1,000 teaching hospitals took an entire year. click for more

  • PHO VU Vietnamese Restaurant

    Pho Vu, with its spare, modern décor, is as simple as it is complex. The restaurant’s most popular dish, Pho, has a unique history, and the restaurant’s owner — energetic and welcoming — embodies the American success story of beating the odds, surviving and succeeding.

    The saga of Huy Vu begins in 1981. As a 15-year old boy, he fled Vietnam, six years after the Fall of Saigon. Crammed into a small boat packed with other South Vietnamese people, he survived two weeks on the ocean before reaching Malaysia. Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese died attempting a similar escape. Sponsored by an uncle living in Oklahoma City, young Huy Vu came to the United States, attended school and worked as a dishwasher. From there he worked as a busboy at Benihana® before becoming a cook and finally a Teppanyaki (Japanese-style iron plate cooking) chef. click for more
  • First Medical Students Undertake Cardiology Clerkships at Eisenhower

    Eisenhower Medical Center recently welcomed the first three medical students (two from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and a third from Ross University School of Medicine) choosing to undertake their cardiology clerkships in the desert.

    “A cardiology clerkship introduces third- and fourth-year medical students to the clinical realm of this specialty,” says Andrew Rubin, MD, Director of Cardiac Research and the Pacemaker Clinic at Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center. “During their first two years of medical school, they take basic classes in anatomy, physiology, histology and biochemistry. In their third year, they begin clinical rotations with patients with pumping hearts.” click for more

  • Eisenhower Neurosurgeon Corrects Devastating Injury

    In July 2011, a bus owned by a river rafting company ran off the side of the road and rolled onto its top as it slid down a steep embankment in southern Colorado. There were 38 people on board, including then 36-year-old Priscilla Waggoner of... click for more
  • Golfer Troy Kelly - Getting His Game Back

    It wasn’t just about his golf game. For Troy Kelly, it was a quality of life issue.

    As a professional on the PGA tour, Kelly was used to pushing his body to the limit. So as the pain advanced, the golfer thought perhaps he had pulled a muscle or done something to tweak his hip.

    Then, in 2010, after playing only 10 tournaments on the Nationwide Tour, the pain became so unbearable that Kelly limped away from the links. That’s when the 34-year-old La Quinta resident turned to Adrian Graff-Radford, MD a founding partner of Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center. click for more

  • The Future Of Primary Care

    There are currently 400,000 primary care practitioners in the United States, 74 percent of which are physicians, 19 percent nurse practitioners, and seven percent physician assistants. Numerous studies have predicted a significant shortage of... click for more