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  • Sweet Apples & Blues

    The lure of fall foliage, cool breezes and frontier atmosphere beckon many a Californian to historic Julian—a small town seemingly lost in time, tucked away among the Cuyamaca mountains. Founded in 1870, the former mining camp is a popular... click for more
  • Leonore Annenberg

    On March 12, 2009, Eisenhower Medical Center lost a beloved friend and beneficent supporter, and America lost a true patriot and an incomparable benefactor with the passing of Leonore Annenberg. The extraordinary life of Leonore Annenberg covered... click for more

    A shocking 85 percent of Americans will suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives. But, did you know that back pain is the second most common reason for seeing a doctor in the United States, after coughs and other respiratory... click for more
  • Eisenhower Designated Primary Stroke Center

    Eisenhower Medical Center has been designated a Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Eisenhower is the first hospital in Riverside and San Bernardino counties to earn the organization’s Gold Seal of Approval™, the highest level... click for more

    Eisenhower Medical Center held its fifth annual Critical Care conference at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower on Saturday, May 16, 2009. The annual Critical Care conference focused on issues related to the care of... click for more

    Every month, Eisenhower Medical Center employees recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of the Center’s medical staff by awarding a physician the Eisenhower Physician of the Month Award. A number of factors are considered: outstanding patient... click for more

    Businesses today usually think twice before scheduling a meeting that requires participants to travel. Not only are they looking for savings in the travel budget, but also many have become conscious of the impact plane travel has on their carbon... click for more

    On April 10, California Senator Barbara Boxer and her guest, Illinois Senator Richard Durbin, visited Eisenhower Medical Center to view Eisenhower’s ongoing environmental and energy efficiency initiatives. The Senators toured the Central Plant which... click for more
  • Assemblyman Nestande visits the Five Star Club

    California State Assemblyman Brian Nestande recently visited the Eisenhower Five Star Club to announce his support for Assembly Bill 885 that will help ensure a steady stream of funds for organizations that serve California’s elderly. The... click for more
  • Dolores Hope

    Eisenhower Medical Center would not exist today without the generosity of Dolores Hope and her late husband Bob Hope,” says Eisenhower Chairman Alvin Shoemaker. “Dolores has worked tirelessly to recruit donors and volunteers who, like her, are... click for more
  • The Coolest Workout

    If you are finding your regular exercise routine a bit too hard on the joints and need a cool alternative for the summer months, consider a dip in the pool. Pool exercise increases circulation, offers gentle resistance to help build muscle, is easy... click for more
  • Yoga

    Do you consider yourself a “traditionalist” when it comes to exercise, but find yourself more and more intrigued with yoga these days? You are not alone. Originating in India, yoga is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and... click for more
  • Christopher Cantilena, MD

    Growing up in Brooklyn in the sixties, Christopher Cantilena was enthralled with the world beamed to him over the television. What fascinated young Christopher the most was the groundbreaking work of Drs. Christiaan Barnard (credited with the... click for more
  • Loel Lowary

    For Loel, the projects are not work—they are the things he loves to do. In the past year, he has completely remodeled the kitchen of his Minnesota home, built furniture for both houses, learned to cut and install granite, and began the design and... click for more
  • President’s Message

    H eart health affects everyone. Cardiovascular disease remains the number  one cause of death in America, and I cannot imagine a more important topic for Healthy Living. In this issue, Loel Lowary shares his moving story in “Art With Heart.”... click for more
  • Argyros Health Center Rises

    Scheduled to open in spring 2010, the Eisenhower S George and Julia Argyros Health Center rises from the desert floor, taking shape, becoming real. Destined to provide a broad spectrum of health care services to the La Quinta community, the $55... click for more
  • New Technology in Radiation Therapy: The NovalisTx™

    Half of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy for at least part of their cancer treatment. Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to prevent cancer cells from growing and dividing. Very targeted, radiation therapy is designed to attack the... click for more

    Eisenhower Medical Center opened E its new Center of Excellence, the Eisenhower Neuroscience Institute, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 20, 2009. Eisenhower Neurosurgeons Shahin Etebar, MD, Farhad Limonadi, MD, Alfred Shen, MD and Ali... click for more
  • Mending Hearts

    The Tamkin Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Eisenhower Medical Center offers heart patients the most comprehensive cardiac rehab program in the region. Located in the Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center, Tamkin is a fullservice... click for more
  • Improving Heart Attack Care

    According to the American Heart Association, more than one million Americans suffer heart attacks every year. Two-thirds of those are first time heart attacks, with the other one-third recurrences. Experts estimate that treating heart attacks costs... click for more

    Eisenhower Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgeons Surindra Mitruka, MD and Joseph Wilson, MD are now performing endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, or ETS, a surgery that helps patients suffering from severe sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. ETS... click for more

    More than 150 primary care physicians and nurses from the surrounding area attended the First Annual Eisenhower Neurosciences Update for Primary Care Physicians held March 7, 2009, at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage.... click for more

    Eisenhower Medical Center is one of only 18 centers in the United States participating in the Acadia™ Facet Replacement Clinical Study evaluating an anatomically designed implant for use in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, a degenerative... click for more
  • Cardiac Rehab Explained

    Carl Enzor, Director, Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center, answers the most frequently asked questions about cardiac rehabilitation for Healthy Living magazine. What’s The Biggest Fear? “The biggest fear expressed by new patients entering the Tamkin... click for more
  • Go Fish!

    For years, heart disease has been the number one killer in the United States. Heart disease silently claims one American life every minute. In 2009, it was estimated that 785,000 Americans had a new heart attack and 470,000 had a... click for more