• Cover Story
  • The Iron Lady

    Cherie Gruenfeld competed in her first Ironman triathlon at age 48. Today, at 69, she’s one of the most decorated Master’s triathletes in the world, winning to date, 11 Ironman World Championships in her age class along with dozens of half-Ironman... read more...
  • Features
  • Back In Rhythm

    Two years ago, Stacy Clark was only 45 when she was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation — “A Fib” — is an abnormal heart rhythm in which the upper chambers of the heart (atria) are out of sync with the lower chambers of the heart... read more...
  • Everyday Fitness Regimen

    Before we had gyms, Zumba®, spin classes and pedestrian boot camp, we had chores — unadorned, everyday basic chores. We trimmed trees and pushed lawnmowers, scrubbed tubs and floors, worked on our cars and painted our homes, and more often than not,... read more...
  • Breathing Deeply

    SPECIAL NOTE: Eisenhower Medical Center recently opened the Eisenhower Pulmonary Specialty Clinic on the main campus in the Wright Building, Suite 201. For more information, call 760-834-3564.Betty Benner was only in her late forties in 1991... read more...
  • Nature’s Health Food & Cafe

    Hungry for Mexican food? Asian? Italian? Vegan? Vegetarian? Gluten free? And would you like all of it prepared with certified organic grains and vegetables? Look no further — Palm Springs plays host to the most extensive, organic, vegetarian menu... read more...
  • Heart To Heart

    In a move designed to provide valley residents with the highest quality and most efficient cardiac care, Desert Cardiology Center and Eisenhower Medical Center have forged an alliance to create Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center. “The country as a... read more...
  • Cardiology

    Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States, causing nearly one million heart attacks and more than half a million deaths each year. Prevention is, of course, critical — maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and... read more...
  • Got CAD? Get Checked, Go Exercise

    Exercise is good for just about everyone, including those with coronary artery disease (CAD). Generally, exercise training improves functional capacity and reduces clinical symptoms. However, patients with CAD are at increased risk for... read more...
  • Spine Surgery Success

    Kristen Martinez and her husband have a blended family that includes five active children ages 11 and younger. The successful local business owner has played sports her entire life, including collegiate volleyball. Three years ago, Martinez hurt... read more...
  • Eisenhower Medical Center Now Offering Driving Simulator/Driver Fitness Assessment Program

    Eisenhower Medical Center recently acquired Advanced Therapy Products WT -2000 Interactive Driving Simulator featuring the STISIM Drive™ Interactive Software. Developed for evaluating human subject impairment and proficiency, the STISIM Drive is... read more...
  • Highlights
  • 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... read more...
  • Majid Torabi, MD

    In the world of yoga and deep breathing, there is a common saying: a healthy mind has an easy breath. If that is true, the patients of Majid Torabi, MD have him to thank. Board Certified in Otolaryngology, Dr. Torabi has worked his craft for more... read more...
  • White House Briefing On Cardiovascular Health

    In 2012, Eisenhower Cardiologist Charlie Shaeffer, Jr, MD met with senior White House officials as part of a discussion with community leaders who are actively involved in the prevention, treatment and research of cardiovascular disease and stroke. ... read more...
  • Eisenhower Medical Center Reaccredited As Chest Pain Center

    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, Eisenhower is among the first four hospitals in California... read more...
  • Luke Magnotto, MD

    The similarities between Luke Magnotto, MD, Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, and his great-greatgreat… grandfather Leonardo Di Capua, who lived at the end of the Renaissance period (b. 1617 in Bagnoli Irpino near Naples, Italy; d. 1695), are... read more...
  • It’s Berry Good For You!

    One of the best weapons in fighting cancer could be your fork.“Whether you want to prevent cancer or are currently fighting it, it’s important to provide your body with the proper fuel,” says Carolyn Katzin, MSPH, CNS, MNT, a nutritionist who... read more...
  • Five Things You Can Do Right Now As Part Of Your Wellness Routine

    1. Plan a Homemade Pizza Party Invite some friends and ask everyone to bring a favorite topping and drink to share. Give awards for most creative and best tasting pizzas. 2. Stretch Your Face Prop yourself in front of a mirror and open your mouth... read more...
  • What’s In A Label?

    Have you ever considered the notion that the fewer the ingredients, the less likely you are to ingest a long list of additives? Although it may seem daunting to wend your way through the supermarket reading food labels, knowing exactly what you’re... read more...
  • Celebrity Golf Invitational Benefits Barbara Sinatra Children Center At Eisenhower

    The 25th annual Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, benefiting the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center for abused children, tees off February 21-23, 2013. Eagle Falls Golf Course and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio will host the event, which... read more...
  • Discover Art!

    The posh boutiques, upscale restaurants and glitzy galleries of El Paseo in Palm Desert couldn’t have asked for a better new neighbor. The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, located at the corner where Highway 111 and El Paseo meet, now forms... read more...
  • The Picture of Health

    Tom and Michael Rice, big dude and little dude, about to get totally tubular in a gnarly surf sesh at Seaside, dude. TRANSLATION:Tom and Michael Rice, father and son, enjoy an early November surf session at Cardiff State Beach’s Seaside Reef.