UPCOMING EVENTSOriental Medicine Day: FREE Acupuncture for Stress Relief ACSA, Oct 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Deidre K. Braun, MS, LAc760-423-4855; by appointment only, limited appointments available. Read MoreAcupuncture and Alternative Medicine ACTU, Oct 25, 4 to 5 p.m.Deidre K. Braun, MS, LAcThe Latest Information on Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment Options LCW, Oct 26, noon to 1:15 p.m.Iliana N. Popescu, MD, Medical Oncology760-834-3798; lunch served, register by October 25. Read MoreIrritable Bowel Syndrome: What You Need to Know MZTH, Oct 27, 1 to 2 p.m.Christopher Flannery, MD, GastroenerologyThe Pros and Cons of Testosterone Therapy TCW, Nov 2, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.Bruce Ferguson, MD, Internal MedicineExercise and Osteoporosis ACM, Nov 7, 11 a.m. to noonDanielle Meglio, Eisenhower Rehabilitation Services760-423-4855; registration required. Read MoreThe Future of Cataract Surgery and Lens Options is Now! ACM, Nov 7, 5 to 6 p.m.Tamela Martin, MD, FACS, OphthalmologyUtilizing Nurse Practitioners to Bridge the Gap in Primary Care ACTU, Nov 8, 4 to 5 p.m.Tiffany Bell-Davlantes, FNP-C, MSN, MSQA, CPEN760-423-4855; registration required. Read MoreLive Stress Free Live Longer and Live Younger TCW, Nov 9, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.Kiran Dintyala, MD, Internal MedicineIve Been Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What? MZTH, Nov 10, 1 to 2 p.m.Marielena Cid, BSN, RN, Eisenhower Diabetes ProgramBariatric Surgery Information ACSA, Nov 12, 10 a.m. to noonBobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, General Surgery760-778-5220; registration required. Read More
CALENDAR KEYMost classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit emc.org/calendar. Online registration is available for most events.
- AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
- LW La Quinta Wellness Center
- MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs
- PM The Palms at La Quinta, 45190 Seeley Drive
- TC The LGBT Center, Palm Springs
Would you like to have someone from Eisenhower Medical Center speak to your organization on a health-related topic? Please contact Vanessa Shanks at 760-834-7956 for more information.
Heart health is a concern for many, especially as we age. Genetics and your medical history play a role in determining whether or not you will experience heart issues, but habits and lifestyle are also important.
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- Flu season usually begins in October and can last through May. Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some populations, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.One of the biggest fears of health care professionals this year is that people will underestimate the power of the flu and doubt the vaccines effectiveness and wont get vaccinated. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention report that the new vaccine targets strains that are antigenically and/or genetically similar to those now circulating worldwide, particularly in the southern hemisphere where the flu has been recently active. It looks to be a better match than the previous year and prevention remains preferable to the possibility of illness.Contact your primary care physician about getting a flu shot or visit Eisenhower Urgent Care. read more...
Hearing the words, You have cancer, is one of the most difficult and life-changing things a person could ever experience. Knowing what to expect is daunting at best, and the pending list of appointments, physicians, medications and side effects, not to mention navigating ones personal life, can be overwhelming.
The staff at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center knows and understands how important it is for every cancer patient to receive the best information and support possible, throughout treatment.read more...Health care in the United States can be confusing, especially to international visitors who might experience the need for care while they are here. From urgent care to primary care to elective procedures and imaging, Eisenhower Medical Center has a plan in place to assist our Canadian visitors with navigating Eisenhowers health system.Bundled PricingEisenhower offers bundled pricing for Canadian patients for several common procedures to simplify the process so patients can focus on finding answers to their health concerns. By bundling pricing, the patient is given one price - and one bill - for their care. The price includes the physicians services as well as the facility fee, anesthesiology, radiology and lab fees, simplifying the process for the patient. read more...November is recognized nationally as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. Although the disease is rare among people under the age of 45, more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. These numbers include both smokers and non-smokers however, the risks are much greater for smokers.Early detection is the key to reversing the trend of lung cancer-related death. The low dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung screening test was recently approved by Medicare. This special CT scan aids in detecting lung cancer at the earliest stages when it is most treatable.Since 2003, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center has participated in the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP), a worldwide research study evaluating the effectiveness of lung cancer screening with low-dose CT scans in current and former smokers. To learn if you qualify for CT lung cancer screening at Eisenhower Medical Center, call 760-837-8034.Free LecturesEisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center offers the following free lectures:Shine a Light on Lung Cancer, Tuesday, November 1, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Lung cancer expert and Medical Oncologist Davood Vafai, MD, will discuss the latest advancements and treatment options for lung cancer. A light dinner will be served and seating is limited. Presented at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. To make a reservation, call 760-834-3798.Update on Lung Cancer Treatment Options, Wednesday, November 9, 5:30 p.m. at Gildas Club. Hematologist/Oncologist Henry Tsai, MD, will share the latest information on lung cancer treatment options. Presented at Gildas Club, 73555 Alvarado Drive, Palm Desert. To make a reservation, call 760-770-5678.For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved Ones Lung CancerTuesday, November 15, 10:30 a.m. Oncologist Bob Li, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Margaret Bevans, RN, PhD, AOCN®, FAAN, National Institute of Health, will participate in a live, interactive teleconference. Presented at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. To make a reservation, call 760-834-3798.HealthNotes is a publication of Eisenhower Medical Center · © Copyright 2016 All Rights Reserved