Health Care As It Should Be December 2013

Upcoming Events

  • Osteoporosis AC
    M, Jan 6, 11 a.m. to noon
    Richard Fausel, DO, Certified Clinical Densitometrist; Danielle Meglio, COTA-C, MLD/CDT, Occupational Therapy
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Pessary 101: Pelvic Prolapse LQ
    Woman to Woman Series
    TU, Jan 7, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Toni Long, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology
    760-610-7205. Attend one or all three in the series. Read More

    Metastatic Breast Cancer: Update on Treatment Options LC
    TU, Jan 7, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Kellie Flippin, MD, Medical Oncology/Hematology
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Getting to the Root of Chronic Sinusitis AC
    TU, Jan 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Majid Torabi, MD, Otolaryngology
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Weight Management Tips for the New Year LQ
    Great Living Starts Here Series
    W, Jan 8, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Barbra Sassower, RD, Eisenhower Clinical Dietitian
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Role of Detoxifying in Overall Health LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    W, Jan 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Hessam Mahdavi, MD, Internal Medicine
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Women Pioneers in Heart Disease AC
    Sponsored by The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    TH, Jan 9, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Seemal Mumtaz, MD, Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery
    760-409-8538 Read More

    Being Sober AC
    SA, Jan 11, 9 to 11 a.m.
    Harry Haroutunian, MD, Betty Ford Center
    Free and open to the public.
    760-773-4342 or visit 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.



  • Happy Holidays from Eisenhower Medical Center!

    We wish you a healthy holiday season!  As we enter the cooler winter months, flu season is upon us! The Center for Disease Control states, “The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February." Give yourself a holiday present – a flu shot. Eisenhower provides flu shots at our Urgent Care clinics. Click here for a list of locations and more information.

    Be sure to read about Eisenhower’s new Wellness Matters Lecture Series below!

  • You Can Save Your Life if You Pay Attention

    A couple of months after Rebecca Walters, 32, gave birth to her fourth child (“the easiest delivery I ever had”), she began feeling as if something wasn’t right.

    “I wasn’t going like I should,” recalls Walters. “I tried increasing the fiber in my diet and cutting out dairy. Then I noticed blood in my stool. I thought it was weird because I hadn’t had any problems like hemorrhoids after my delivery. I told myself I’d watch and see if it went away in four months, because that seemed a logical amount of time. And with four kids, it went by in no time.”

    Over the next few months, however, her initial symptoms not only persisted, but worsened. click for more

  • Eisenhower Named Most Wired Two Years in a Row

    For the second consecutive year, Eisenhower Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health care facilities, according to the results of the 2013 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Eisenhower is the first and only hospital in the Coachella Valley to receive the recognition. click for more
  • 5 THINGS

    1 . Get a Massage - Treat your body to a relaxing or therapeutic massage. Invite your spouse or a friend to join you at the spa.

    2 . Read a New Author - Peruse The New York Times Book Review and find some authors you’ve never read.

    3. Skip Dessert All Week - Muster your willpower and ignore your sweet tooth until Sunday — then savor every bite of a special dessert.

    4. Watch a Documentary - Scan your movie provider and choose an interesting documentary. You might learn something new!

    5. Write a Sweet Note - Write a short, kind note and leave it for a loved one to find. You’ll probably “make their day.”

  • First-Ever Wellness Matters Speaker Series Begins January 7

    Eisenhower Medical Center understands that wellness matters to all Coachella Valley residents. Which is why the valley’s only not-for-profit hospital is launching their first-ever Wellness Matters Speaker Series beginning Tuesday, January 7 in the Helene Galen Auditorium located at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower in Rancho Mirage.

    Presented by the newly reimagined Eisenhower Wellness Institute, Wellness Matters will bring world-renowned authors and physicians to Rancho Mirage to discuss diverse topics ranging from nutrition and obesity to living life to the fullest and what happens in the afterlife. “This new lecture series underscores Eisenhower Medical Center’s continued commitment to serving Coachella Valley residents,” says Jeralyn Brossfield, MD, Medical Director, Eisenhower Wellness Institute. “And, to fresh, new approaches for educating and inspiring our community to live longer, healthier lives.”

    Ticket prices range from $85 for a single lecture or $300 for the series. For more information about the speakers and to purchase tickets, click here or visit

    The first lecture on January 7 will feature Dr. Wayne Andersen, New York Times Bestselling Author.  One of the nation’s foremost physicians in nutritional intervention, Dr. Andersen has built an integrated support system that helps people make changes to reach optimal health. While most experts focus on "the how," Dr. Andersen — Medical Director of Take Shape For Life — will show you why all permanent change must start with "the why."

    An Exclusive Offer for Our 365 Program Members!

    Tickets for Dr. Anderson’s lecture will be discounted from $85 to $40 beginning on Monday, January 6. Please call 760-610-7360 for tickets.