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  • Foundations and Innovations

    In the Fall 2007 Healthy Living, firefighter Jerry Salmeron shares the dramatic story of how his life changed when he made a split second decision to jump from a ladder to avoid being engulfed by flames while fighting a house fire. Due to the... click for more
  • The Genetic Link

    In every individual, an estimated 25,000 genes are interacting in concert. These are tiny chromosomal components that define our personalities, physical characteristics,whomin our lineage we resemble, and even our health. In discussing arthritis,... click for more
  • Celebrating the Condiment

    Flavorful, spirited, zesty—condiments can make even the most basic food seem dressed up. Whether a spread, powder or garnish, a condiment tends to improve the flavor of food and give it “zing.”During the holidays, a wealth of condiments fill the... click for more
  • Treating Parkinson’s with Gene Therapy

    In a June 23, 2007 article in the medical journal The Lancet, investigators at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City described the results of an early phase study of altering brain chemistry by instructing brain cells to make more of an... click for more
  • Los Angeles Holiday Traditions

    The Hollywood Christmas Parade may only be a memory (the treasured 75-year tradition ended in 2006), but there are still plenty of festive events and activities to get you in the holiday spirit in Los Angeles. Here are a bevy of ideas to help... click for more
  • Kick up Your Heels

    Foot related problems are common but largely ignored until they begin to impact daily activities. A number of foot conditions can be treated or even prevented, including plantar fasciitis, the inflammation of the plantar fascia — the connective... click for more
  • Aubrey Eyer, MD Life in the Fast Lane

    As a boy, Aubrey Eyer only envisioned himself being two things as an adult—a doctor or a professional baseball player. While the latter was enticing, the first seemed more attainable, especially with the medical influences around him and his... click for more
  • Healthy Substitutions

    It has become easier in recent years to update favorite recipes with healthier ingredients without losing flavor. Simple substitutions can reduce sodium, fat and cholesterol content without significantly altering the taste of a family favorite.... click for more
  • The Lisfranc Injury: Fixing the Feeble Foot

    Firefighter Jerry Salmeron’s foot trauma is technically known as a Lisfranc fracture. It is a complex and often misdiagnosed foot injury requiring immediate diagnosis and treatment if normal foot function is to be preserved. About one in 55,000... click for more
  • Pinpointing the Pain: Achilles Tendonitis and Ruptures

    While the modern reference to an Achilles’ heel suggests a weakness of character leading to one’s downfall, the mythological tale of Achilles reverberates with anyone who has suffered an injury of the Achilles tendon. In the fabled story, the infant... click for more
  • It Takes Two

    When avid weekend athlete Gary Galton suffered a significant orthopedic injury, he and his wife Anne Marie hoped his recovery would be their only challenge—but it wasn’t. Fortunately, Eisenhower and a good sense of humor got them through. On a... click for more
  • Orthopedics: Foot and Ankle Treatment Options

    Foot and ankle problems are the most common reasons that patients see both Orthopedists and Podiatrists. Bunions, plantar fasciitis and ankle sprains may seem mundane, but anyone who has suffered from the pain caused by these conditions understands... click for more
  • Back On His Feet

    An instinctive and split second decision during a raging rooftop blaze could have cost firefighter Jerry Salmeron his career. The expertise of an orthopedic surgeon at Eisenhower and the support of friends gave him back the life he loved. ... click for more
  • Massage: More Than Pampering

    Massage is one of the oldest forms of holistic medical treatment, dating back thousands of years. China is often credited with the earliest forms of massage, with practitioners in India and Japan later developing its techniques. Not only... click for more
  • Golf: Is Good For You

    It is no wonder people who love golf speak so highly of the game. One round of golf can help you reduce stress, improve sleep and build strength. Golf should not be your only form of exercise, since it does not provide a cardiovascular ... click for more

    On July 20 and 21, 2007, Eisenhower Medical Center firmly cemented its future in the Coachella Valley. Literally. That is when 80 cement trucks from two local concrete companies made 600 trips to the hospital grounds to distribute 23 million pounds... click for more
  • New Closure Device Improves Patient Experience

    Eisenhower Medical Center adds yet another tool to its list of pioneering advancements. On May 16, 2007, Eisenhower was the first facility in the United States to use the Mynx™ Vascular Closure Device (VCD). The VCD is designed to seal the femoral... click for more

    The third annual Critical Care Conference at Eisenhower Medical Center was a triumphant success with an all-time high attendance of 225 physicians, nurses and allied health professionals participating in the June 2, 2007 conference. “It is... click for more
  • New Memory Assessment Center to Open

    A comprehensive diagnostic center for Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss and related disorders will open this fall at Eisenhower Medical Center. On July 10, 2007, medical staff, employees and generous supporters Ann and Robert Byfield gathered to take... click for more
  • Imaging Center At The Forefront With New Technology

    Eisenhower Imaging Center recently installed two new advanced diagnostic tools—the Open Bore 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) system and the SOMATOM Sensation 64-Slice CT Scanner, both produced by Siemens, the world’s largest medical... click for more

    In 2005, the Arnold Palmer Prostate Center at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer was the first center in the world to combine the use of External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBT) with brachytherapy (a process of implanting small radioactive seeds in the... click for more