• All HealthNotes Issues

  • September 2017

    Wellness Worth Watching Movie Series

    Mark your calendars for our fall movie: Extraordinary Visions with Dewitt Jones In his twenty-year career with National Geographic, Dewitt Jones created hundreds of extraordinary visions celebrating "what's right with the... read more...
  • October 2017

    Lifestyle Modification

    The health challenges Americans face are no longer infectious diseases, but rather chronic diseases: diabetes, COPD, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, all of which have significant behavioral causes. There is evidence that a healthy... read more...
  • August 2017

    Eisenhower’s Executive Health Program

    “It’s not that I was unhealthy,” says Palm Desert resident Gale Hackshaw. “But I’m 63, and I want to be the best I can be for whatever time I have left. Whatever’s under my control, I want to do it. Last year, I... read more...
  • July 2017

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    As most of us already know, plants have a starring role in nutrition. One of the key benefits found in more than 8,000 identified plants are phytochemicals, also known as polyphenols, shown to function as both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory... read more...
  • June 2017

    Cardiac Communication STAT

    Eisenhower Tennity Emergency Department is now using new technology to check patients’ pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators when they arrive with concerns about how their devices are working. Prior to having this technology,... read more...
  • May 2017

    Right Place, Right Time

    “I have a tendency to get rear-ended,” says Todd Schufelt, 47, a publishing firm regional manager who lives in North Indio with his wife and three sons. “I’ve been in 15 car accidents over the last 20 years working for the... read more...
  • April 2017

    Eisenhower Receives Two Employee Engagement Awards

    Eisenhower Medical Center has been awarded not only The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace Transformation Award but also its 2017 Workplace of the Year Award. These awards, given annually, recognize hospitals and health systems nationwide... read more...
  • March 2017

    Okura Tobata Grill & Sushi Bar

    A foreign diplomat’s daughter, Korean-born Jay Lee spent her childhood exploring Asia — Osaka, Saigon, Hong Kong — then spent six years in London and almost three in The Netherlands before settling in America in adulthood. A few... read more...
  • February 2017

    Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve

    Who would ever think the desert has wetlands? The Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve nestled along the northern edge of the Indio Hills does, along with a diversity of plant and animal species, a history of habitation going back more than 1,000 years and... read more...
  • January 2017

    Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer

    Think about this: Your chance of developing a nonmelanoma skin cancer in your lifetime is about one in five. What’s more, rates of these basal and squamous cell cancers are on the rise as baby boomers with sun-damaged skin are getting older. ... read more...
  • December 2016

    Eisenhower Makes Nations’s BEST List for Orthopedic Programs

    Recently, Becker’s Hospital Review published its list of 100 hospitals with great orthopedic programs including Eisenhower Medical Center — the only Coachella Valley hospital to make the list. According to Becker’s website, the hospitals... read more...
  • November 2016

    A Joint Venture

    Patients and Their Orthopedic Surgeons Agree: Successful Hip Replacement is A JOINT VENTURE. Palm Desert psychotherapist Barbara Kreedman, PhD, LICSW, is an extremely active individual who plays golf, practices Pilates, swims and is an avid... read more...
  • October 2016

    It’s That Time Of Year...Again!

    Flu season usually begins in October and can last through May. Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some populations, such as older... read more...
  • September 2016

    Eisenhower Goes Pink!

    To view and vote for Eisenhower’s Pink Glove Video, click here.In support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Eisenhower is participating in the Medline Pink Glove Dance Video Competition. The inspiration behind Eisenhower Medical Center’s... read more...
  • August 2016

    EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER RANKED #1 IN RIVERSIDE METRO AREA BY U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

    U.S. News and World Report has released its annual hospital rankings. Eisenhower Medical Center ranked #1 in Riverside Metro area and #21 in California.Eisenhower also received recognition for its performance in nine inpatient surgical procedures... read more...
  • July 2016

    How Heart-Healthy Are You?

    Heart health is a concern for many, especially as we age. Genetics and your medical history play a role in determining whether or not you will experience heart issues, but habits and lifestyle are also important. Learn more about your heart... read more...
  • June 2016

    Back to an Active Life

    Farhad Sedigh, 54, had been active throughout his life. “I played sports in high school and college,” the Rancho Mirage resident relates, “and I always hiked, and played golf, racquetball and soccer.” But all that “dropped off” when he started... read more...
  • May 2016

    The Importance of Exercise - Before, During and After Cancer Treatment

    More than ever, studies show a crucial link between exercise and patient outcomes, before, during and after cancer treatment. The importance of exercise isn’t new, but ongoing research about the effects of exercise on cancer patients highlights more... read more...
  • April 2016

    A Healing Place Like No Other

    “People often think they have to leave the desert and go to a big medical center to get comprehensive cancer care,” says Scott Gering, MD, the only Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon in the Coachella Valley. “But here at Eisenhower Lucy Curci... read more...
  • March 2016

    Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

    It can be an odd feeling when one’s heart races, skips a beat or feels strangely fluttery. Most people experience an occasional, brief rapid heartbeat at some point during their lives. And although most of these occurrences are not problematic,... read more...
  • February 2016

    A New Way To Mend Broken Hearts

    At 91, Lloyd “John” Schroeder had a bum knee that was interfering with his ability to play golf at his home course at The Vintage. As part of a careful preoperative workup for knee replacement surgery at Eisenhower Medical Center, the retired auto... read more...
  • January 2016

    Women and Heart Disease

    On Wednesday, January 27, renowned cardiologist C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA, will be the guest speaker at the 10th Annual Leonore Annenberg Lecture. The 45-minute presentation with a question and answer period will be held at 3 p.m. in the... read more...
  • December 2015

    Preventing Neck and Back Pain

    The statistics are staggering. Low back pain is one of the most common health problems in the world. According to the World Health Organization, 60 to 70 percent of all people are affected by low back pain at some point during their lives and it is... read more...
  • November 2015

    Canadians Welcome!

    Health care in the United States can be confusing, especially to international visitors who might experience the need for care while they are here. From urgent care to primary care to elective procedures and imaging, Eisenhower Medical Center has a... read more...
  • September 2015

    SAVE THE DATE!

    On October 14 at 11 a.m., a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame will be unvelied in honor of former President and Five Star General Dwight D. Eisenhower. President Eisenhower’s star will be located in front of the Eisenhower Health Center at... read more...
  • August 2015

    Get Your Flu Shot!

    As we enter the cooler fall and winter months, flu season will soon be upon us! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly... read more...
  • July 2015

    Things Are Looking Up

    Severe osteoporosis had taken a toll on Richard Krueger’s body and life. By age 63, degenerative changes in his cervical spine (neck) resulted in kyphosis, a forward-falling posture of the neck. As a result, he was unable to support his head in its... read more...
  • June 2015

    When Medications Don’t Work

    Alice Perez has struggled with depression and anxiety for most of her life. “The day I gave birth to my daughter, my 16-year-old brother was being buried and I couldn’t be there,” the now-58-year-old Thermal resident recalls. “That was when I... read more...
  • May 2015

    May Is Stroke Awareness Month

    Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke will be held at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This presentation will help you understand more about stroke -- its prevention, treatment and recovery.... read more...
  • April 2015

    Bocce Ball

    Considered the world’s oldest known game, throwing balls toward a target dates back as early as 5200 B.C., when theEgyptians first tossed polished stone. Centuries later, the Greeks picked up the game before passing it along to the Romans who... read more...
  • March 2015

    Eisenhower Joins Elite Group with Magnet Designation

    Eisenhower Medical Center is proud to announce that it has achieved Magnet® recognition - a designation that indicates nursing professionalism, teamwork and excellence in patient care. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses... read more...
  • February 2015

    Saving a Life and Limb

    Utilizing a breakthrough treatment, Anibal Gauto, MD, Board Certified Surgeon specializing in wound care, saved the limbs and possibly the life of patient Fernando Davila. Already living with diabetes... read more...
  • January 2015

    The Beat Goes On

    Every 90 seconds in the U.S., someone dies from sudden cardiac arrest — when the heart suddenly stops beating, triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart. For people at risk of this condition, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)... read more...
  • December 2014

    Eisenhower Hosts Modernism Week Event

    Eisenhower’s newest Health Center at South Palm Canyon is located in a stunning, refurbished building designed by esteemed mid-century architect Donald Wexler. The interiors are home to a collection of art by mid-century California designers,... read more...
  • November 2014

    Eisenhower Resident Receives International Award

    Michael Bogoyevac, MD, helped diagnose and treat a wide range of patient conditions in his first year as a Family Medicine Resident Associate Physician at Eisenhower’s Center for Family Medicine in La Quinta. One patient case,... read more...
  • October 2014

    Eisenhower Memory Care Center Offers Respite for Caregivers

    Formerly known as the Eisenhower Five Star Club, the newly renamed Eisenhower Memory Care Center is an adult day center providing a much needed alternative for many memory impaired adults and their families. According to the United States... read more...
  • September 2014

    Eisehower Lucy Curci Cancer Center

    A healing place like no other.These words accurately reflect what Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center offers to people with cancer and their families. The nationally accredited Cancer Center combines today’s most advanced diagnostic tools,... read more...
  • August 2014

    The Complexities of the Rotator Cuff

    Every year thousands of Americans are stricken with shoulder pain due to an injury involving the rotator cuff. Whether you are an athlete, weekend warrior or even if you enjoy a more sedentary lifestyle, you might be one of those afflicted with... read more...
  • August SPECIAL Family Medicine Issue

    All In The Family

    Family. It’s a theme that suffuses the personal and professional lives of physicians Anne Montgomery, MD, and Glen Stream, MD, who joined Eisenhower Primary Care 365 in 2013. Each is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Each has held leadership... read more...
  • July 2014

    All In The Family

    Family. It’s a theme that suffuses the personal and professional lives of physicians Anne Montgomery, MD, and Glen Stream, MD, who joined Eisenhower Primary Care 365 in 2013. Each is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Each has held leadership... read more...
  • June 2014

    Swing Dancing

    Dancing is one of the most satisfying forms of expression — a marriage of movement and music, both scripted and improvised. Young children introduced to music and rhythm are often compelled to move, simply because they are responding to how the... read more...
  • May 2014

    Watercolor Painting

    Imagine a quiet place — a sturdy table, a comfortable chair, a tablet of thick paper, brushes and a palette of bright colors. You have cleared your schedule, turned your electronic devices off and all that remains is creative possibility and the... read more...
  • April 2014

    Eisenhower Makes Best List for Knee and Hip Replacements

    Eisenhower Medical Center was recently recognized as one of the top 97 hospitals in the United States for outcomes following joint replacement surgery, according to a survey by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Of the 97 hospitals... read more...
  • March 2014

    Thinking Outside the Cereal Box

    Let’s face it. Most of us grew up pouring “the most important meal of the day” from a cardboard box, excluding, perhaps, hearty-breakfast types like farmers and ranchers. Cheerios®, cornflakes, Grape-Nuts® and assorted sugary cereals seized the... read more...
  • February 2014

    Eisenhower Medical Center Certified as Advanced Primary Stroke Center

    In December 2013, Eisenhower Medical Center was designated a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a two-year recertification — at a higher level — of the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary... read more...
  • January 2014

    Thinking Outside the Cereal Box

    Let’s face it. Most of us grew up pouring “the most important meal of the day” from a cardboard box, excluding, perhaps, hearty-breakfast types like farmers and ranchers. Cheerios®, cornflakes, Grape-Nuts® and assorted sugary cereals seized the... read more...
  • December 2013

    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... read more...
  • November 2013

    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... read more...
  • October 2013

    Eisenhower’s Fall Line-Up Proves to be Action Packed

    With the summer months waning and cool mornings becoming part of our daily routine, Eisenhower is preparing for an active fall season. Please note the many lectures offered over the next month and we encourage you to join at least one of the... read more...
  • September 2013

    Breast-Imaging — Seeing Inside The Clouds

    In the world of breast imaging, dense breasts present the most difficult problems in detecting cancer. Standard mammography equipment often cannot detect cancer lesions in women with dense breast tissue. According to Eisenhower Radiologist John... read more...
  • August 2013

    DOCTOR, DOCTOR

    Health care experts agree that patients should have an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician, usually an internist or family medicine doctor who can help manage and coordinate their medical care — from immunizations and preventive... read more...
  • July 2013

    Eisenhower Named 2013 Most Wired Two Years in a Row

    For the second consecutive year, Eisenhower Medical Center has been recognized as a 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... read more...
  • June 2013

    Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

    Just for Palm Springs Residents: Eisenhower Medical Center is sponsoring a night at Power Baseball for Palm Springs residents on Saturday, July 13! Please join us for a fun-filled evening enjoying our local baseball team. Click here for more about... read more...
  • May 2013

    Eisenhower Embraces the Summer Months

    As the temperature increases and the valley’s population decreases, we know that the summer months are before us. At Eisenhower, summer is not a time slowing down: In June, Eisenhower Medical Center will become the Coachella... read more...
  • April 2013

    Changing Lives

    Don’t wait — exercise your right to great health at the Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center, which features dynamic cardiac and pulmonary wellness programs. Offering exercise, education and support services, the Center provides the perfect balance of... read more...
  • March 2013

    Back On His Feet

    The pain in his back and leg had gotten so severe that 74-year-old Jay Kepner could barely walk. “Even with a walker, I couldn’t go any distance,” recalls the Bermuda Dunes resident, a former long-distance runner who, after a hip replacement in... read more...
  • February 2013

    Got CAD? Get Checked, Go Exercise

    Exercise is good for just about everyone, including those with coronary artery disease (CAD). Generally, exercise training improves functional capacity and reduces clinical symptoms. However, patients with CAD are at increased risk for... read more...
  • January 2013

    Everyday Fitness Regimen

    Before we had gyms, Zumba®, spin classes and pedestrian boot camp, we had chores — unadorned, everyday basic chores. We trimmed trees and pushed lawnmowers, scrubbed tubs and floors, worked on our cars and painted our homes, and more often than not,... read more...
  • December 2012

    5 Things

    you can do right now as part of your wellness routine:1. Listen to MozartPlay a favorite or new Mozart selection, close your eyes and really listen. It may change the course of your entire day. 2. Draw a Self Portrait Choose the age you wish to... read more...
  • November 2012

    Eisenhower Reaccredited as Chest Pain Center

    Eisenhower Medical Center has received full accreditation as a chest pain center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Originally accredited in 2006, Eisenhower Medical Center became the first hospital in California to earn Cycle... read more...
  • October 2012

    Eisenhower Launches Patient Greeting Card Program

    Sending words of encouragement to a loved one in the hospital is now just a click away! Spearheaded by Eisenhower Medical Center’s Foundation department, the Send a Smile program is a simple way to put a smile on a patient’s... read more...
  • September 2012

    How To Support Your Loved Ones

    INDIVIDUALS who receive a cancer diagnosis will forever view themselves, and the world in which they live, in a different way. But the core of who they are — their personalities and the ways in which they communicate — is still intact. More than... read more...
  • August 2012

    Desert Cardiology Center Formally Aligns with Eisenhower Medical Center

    As of August 1, Eisenhower Medical Center and Desert Cardiology Center announced their newly licensed relationship as Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center, formally aligning the long-standing relationship between the Medical Center and the physician... read more...
  • July 2012

    Cardiovascular Disease

    Statistics recently published by the Centers for Disease Control showed a slight decrease from 6.7 to 6 percent in the prevalence of coronary artery disease from 2006 to 2010. Variations between men, women and ethnic groups not withstanding, the... read more...
  • June 2012

    Treating Osteoporosis and Urinary Incontinence in Women with Physical Therapy

    Osteoporosis and urinary incontinence are two conditions that affect both men and women but are largely associated with the female population. Recent figures estimate more than 52 million Americans either have osteoporosis or low bone mass, of which... read more...
  • May 2012

    When The Mind Rests, The Body Heals

    In a world of increasing distractions and elevated levels of stress, our bodies often respond in protest, becoming vulnerable to illness, bad tempers, and a lack of focus. But there is a tonic — a tool you can use anywhere, anytime, with no special... read more...
  • April 2012

    Hemp Seed—Super Food

    Mention the word hemp and most people will stare blankly, conjure up images of thick rope or wonder if they should turn you in to the police. Although the hemp plant is a member of the cannabis sativa family, and therefore a cousin of marijuana, the... read more...
  • March 2012

    Honey

    The next time you find yourself dodging a bee, reflect upon the miracle of what this tiny creature produces. Once considered food for the gods, reserved for royalty and the rich, honey has crossed centuries of our imaginations and our taste... read more...
  • February 2012

    Comprehensive, Compassionate Care

    What’s in a name? When it comes to the Center for Geropsychiatry at Eisenhower Medical Center, this clinical moniker doesn’t do justice to the compassionate and supportive care this unique program offers seniors who are struggling with anxiety,... read more...
  • January 2012

    7th Annual Modernism Week

    Palm Springs Modernism Week, one of the country’s most popular annual events celebrating mid-century modern design, architecture and culture, is slated for February 16 through 26, 2012. Recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, Eisenhower... read more...
  • December 2011

    Sports Medicine

    Historically, Sports Medicine has been synonymous with sideline orthopedic surgeons rushing to the aid of a football player, tennis star or golf great. But in recent years, Sports Medicine has become a growing multi-disciplinary field attracting... read more...
  • November 2011

    Boning Up on Metastatic Disease

    Breast cancer is the most common site of origin for metastatic disease, or the spread of the disease to the skeleton — most commonly to the spine, pelvis or long bones. Moreover, bone is the most common site of recurrence for breast cancer. With the... read more...
  • October 2011

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Topics ranging from reducing the risks of breast cancer to breast reconstruction after mastectomy will be the focus of Eisenhower Medical Center’s FREE community lectures offered throughout the month of October — recognized nationally as Breast... read more...