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  • Arthritis Medications Have Come a Long Way

    Unlike the common cold, a pill and a teaspoon of syrup won’t wash away the pain of chronic arthritis. Arthritis pain, however, can be managed which is best done with a regimen of exercise, positive living and medication. Luckily, for the millions of... click for more
  • Discovering What’s Right for You

    In Type 2 diabetes, blood sugar levels are high when the body is unable to produce enough insulin or respond to the action of insulin (insulin resistance). Most people suffering from Type 2 diabetes have some kind of insulin resistance. Insulin is... click for more
  • The Continuing Saga of GDNF

    Anatural substance known as GDNF (Glial cell line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) has been found to help protect and maintain the health of the brain. In May 2003, an article appeared in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, titled “Direct Brain... click for more
  • Contributors May - Jun 2005

    Meredith Pellegrini, RD, BS Meredith V. Pellegrini, RD, BS, is a Registered Dietitian at Eisenhower Medical Center. She has been employed at Eisenhower for 11 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics from Tennessee... click for more
  • Commitment to Care The Quest for Clinical Gold

    You’ve come to the desert to take advantage of the lifestyle offered here, or simply for some fun in the sun. Unexpectedly you feel sick – really sick.Your fever is spiking to 105 degrees or you feel as if a golf cart is crushing the... click for more
  • Eisenhower Medical Center – A Winning Combination

    Situated on a 130-acre campus in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Eisenhower Medical Center is a dynamic, progressive, not-for-profit health care complex. The campus includes the 253-bed Eisenhower Hospital, distinguished as a 100 Top Hospital by... click for more
  • Eisenhower Medical Center – A Winning Combination

    A Mission To serve mankind with a selfless passion for excellence in patient care, research and education. Situated on a 130-acre campus in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Eisenhower Medical Center is a dynamic, progressive, not-for-profit... click for more
  • The DASH Diet

    Approximately one in every four American adults has high blood pressure, a condition that is especially dangerous because it often gives no warning signs. However, if you do have high blood pressure, there are steps you can take to lower it. ... click for more
  • Shape It Up: Lower Blood Pressure in 30 Minutes a Day

    With all that is known about hypertension these days, one would assume that those affected with the potentially fatal condition are taking the necessary steps to whip their blood pressures into shape. Unfortunately, this is not the case, even though... click for more
  • An Elegant Jewel by the Sea: La Jolla

    A relaxing alternative to bustling nearby San Diego is this tiny enclave that bejewels the Pacific like a nearly flawless diamond. La Jolla, known for its art galleries, upscale bistros, pristine beaches, designer boutiques and cultural... click for more
  • Finding Challenge and Reward in the ICU: Shahriyar Tavakoli, MD

    During my medical training, my mentors taught me that the qualities of leadership and calmness are very important to being an effective critical care physician,” says Shahriyar Tavakoli,MD.As the wellregarded Section Chief of Pulmonary Medicine and... click for more
  • The Silent Killer - Hypertension

    Hypertension is the most common reason for office visits of non-pregnant adults in the United States, and the most common cause for use of prescription drugs.The number of patients with hypertension is likely to grow as the population ages, since... click for more
  • President’s Message May - Jun 2005

    I am deeply proud and excited to share that Eisenhower Medical Center was recently named among the 100 Top Hospitals® in the nation. The rating scored the more than 6,000 health care facilities in America according to the quality of health care,... click for more
  • Pharmacy Boasts New Services, New Look

    Everything is new at the Eisenhower Medical Center Pharmacy! New home delivery services, recent renovations and plans to implement a new system expediting the prescription filling process are transforming this service center into a state-of-the-art... click for more
  • Serving the Community Mary Bono Praises Eisenhower’s Designation

    A member of the prestigious Congressional Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, Congresswoman Mary Bono (45th district) has long been a passionate advocate of quality health care. “My father is a retired surgeon. Health care... click for more
  • Excellence in Care Guarding Against Sudden Cardiac Death

    A lot has been said lately of the dangers of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have diagnosed heart disease. In the January/February 2005 Healthy Living, “Sudden Cardiac Death, The Other... click for more
  • Enhancing Safety Auxiliary’s Gift Saves Time…and Lives

    Thanks to a generous gift by the Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary, patients needing imaging scans at Eisenhower’s Emergency Department no longer have to be wheeled to the basement of the adjacent hospital, away from the care and the resources of... click for more
  • Excellence in Care: Cancer Trials Offer Promising New Treatments

    One of the ways that the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center is delivering on its promise to set the standard for excellence in cancer care is by ensuring community access to a robust research program, including opportunities to... click for more
  • $8.3 Million & Climbing!

    BIGHORN Golf Club celebrated Eisenhower Medical Center at a March 18 fundraising dinner with Event Chairs, Mary Hart and Burt Sugarman along with BIGHORN Chairman, R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard. More than 100 BIGHORN members have supported Campaign... click for more