Health Care As It Should Be November 2013

Upcoming Events

  • Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
    760-834-3798; call for information. Read More

    Women and Heart Disease AC
    TU, Nov 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Sunny Vendiola, MD, Family Medicine
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Living with Cancer…How to Cope LC
    Stress Management for Cancer Patients and Loved Ones
    2nd W each month, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Kathleen Lubanski, RN, NP
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Osteoporosis: Dietary Concerns AC
    M, Dec 2, 11 a.m. to noon
    Maureen McCarthy, RD, Clinical Dietitian
    760-568-1234; reservations by Nov 29. Read More

    Top 10 Myths About Heart Disease
    Go Red for Women REDucate Series
    TU, Dec 3, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Philip Shaver, MD, Cardiology
    American Heart Association’s Tasty Topics luncheon is held at The Bellatrix at the Classic Club, Palm Desert. 11:15 a.m. registration.
    760-346-8109. Reservation required; $30 fee for heart-healthy luncheon and lecture. Read More

    Great Living Starts Here Series LQ
    W, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Dec 4: Party Planning for the Holidays, Eisenhower Chef demonstration Read More
    Dec 11: Trimming Your Waistline While Trimming the Tree, Eisenhower Clinical Dietitian
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Heart Disease and the Inflammation Connection LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Lecture Series
    W, Dec 11, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    K. Douglas Thrasher, DO, Family Medicine
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Vertigo! AC
    Healthy Night Out
    W, Dec 18, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Stuart Barton, MD, Otolaryngology
    760-568-1234. Includes heart hearty dinner; $8 payable by Dec 13. Read More

    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit Online registration is available for most events.

    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    LQ Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center, La Quinta

    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.



  • Eisenhower Auxiliary’s Five Star Gala

    Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary’s annual fund-raising dinner dance is scheduled for Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage.

    Meet the residents and celebrate Eisenhower’s commitment to elevating medical diagnostics to the digital era. Proceeds will be directed to the acquisition of state-of-the-art hand-held ultrasound devices and other diagnostic equipment for Eisenhower’s inaugural class of residents and faculty in the School of Graduate Medical Education. click for more

  • GERD News!

    “I’d had indigestion for years,” says La Quinta resident Ginger Engle. “It probably started when I was in my thirties, and foods like coffee, chocolate and spicy foods would make it worse. I lived on antacids and would eat a bland diet until it passed.”

    Engle has what’s called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. It’s a digestive disorder that occurs when a muscle at the end of the esophagus (the tube that carries food from mouth to stomach) doesn’t close properly. This allows stomach contents to leak back — or reflux — into the esophagus and irritate it. click for more

  • Hearts Rehab

    If you’ve had any type of intervention to treat heart disease — a stent placed to open a blocked artery, bypass surgery, an operation to fix a valve problem, even a heart transplant — cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) plays an essential role in reclaiming your health and your life.

    “Cardiac rehab is all about wellness,” explains Michelle Tinkham, RN, BSN, MS, PHN, CNOR, CLNC, RNFA, a cardiac pulmonary rehabilitation nurse at the Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center. “While the program includes medically supervised exercise to help patients improve their physical and cardiovascular strength and endurance, it also focuses on helping patients achieve individual lifestyle goals.” click for more

  • Oak Glen Ripe for the Picking

    Sometimes it seems like summer never wants to leave the desert. On those dog days of fall, while heat still clings to the Coachella Valley, the mile-high climate of Oak Glen provides the perfect backdrop for autumn family fun.

    An easy, hour-long drive from Palm Springs, Oak Glen is a 15 square-mile hamlet of soft hills, orchards and farms. Because Oak Glen is 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the desert, the air is as crisp and cool as a green apple, often laced with the scent of a cozy fire. This is where trees try on the new fall fashions, displaying brilliant leaves of blazing orange, crimson and gold. click for more

  • Collectors Corner: Value and Choice for Holiday Shoppers

    Note: See slide show below for an excellent assortment of items on sale!

    Are you looking for ways that you can stay festive and still give gifts without feeling like you are actually cutting back?

    While Americans have begun to see some encouraging improvements in the economy, consumers remain cautious about spending. Shoppers are again looking for ways to creatively stretch their gift-giving dollars and, for many, this means shopping at non-traditional outlets that offer real quality and value at budget-friendly prices.

    For decades, Collectors Corner has been the premier resale store at which to shop in the Coachella Valley. Operated by the Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary since 1970, Collectors Corner has developed into a unique not-for-profit resale store staffed mainly by volunteers, offering an eclectic mix of elegant furnishings and antiques, top-of-the-line kitchenware, and unique fashions and accessories — all at surprisingly low prices. click for more