Health Care As It Should Be

    The Future of Cataract Surgery and Lens Options is Now AC
    W, Feb 15, 5 to 6 p.m.
    Tamela Martin, MD, Ophthalmology
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Medications and Lung Disease: What They Do and How to Use Them RW
    W, Feb 15 noon to 1 p.m.
    760-773-2031 Read More

    Roadmap to Medicare AC
    TH, Feb 16, 1 to 3 p.m.
    Jessie Elmer, Latino Outreach Coordinator, HICAP of Riverside County
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Cardiovascular Health: Keeping Your Heart and Blood Vessels Healthy
    TH, Feb 16, 5 to 6 p.m.
    Mark Minot, MD
    760-423-4855; held at Eisenhower Health Center at North Palm Desert, 78120 Wildcat Drive. Read More

    Minimally Invasive Therapy for Cardiac Valve Disease AC
    TU, Feb 21, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Andrew Frutkin, MD, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology
    760-423-4855 Read More

    The Importance of Balance for Overall Health LW
    TU, Feb 21, 4:15 to 6 p.m.
    Danielle Meglio, COTA/L, MLT/CDT, Eisenhower Rehabilitation Services
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Fanciful, Fun Family Snacks LL
    TH, Feb 23, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Felix Santiago, RDN, CNM
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Live Longer – Live Younger: Better Health through Stress Mastery MZ
    TH, Feb 23, noon to 1 p.m.
    Kiran Dintyala, MD, Internal Medicine
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Update on Thyroid Cancer LC
    F, Feb 24, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    760-834-3798; registration required. Read More

    Customized Knee Replacements AC
    TU, Feb 28, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Ghassan Boghosian, DO, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-423-4855 Read More

    HIV and Aging: What You Can Do to Stay Healthy TC
    W, Mar 1, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Kenneth Lichtenstein, MD, Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Changes to the Spine AC
    M, Mar 6, 11 a.m. to noon
    Reginald Fayssoux, MD, Spine Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    760-423-4855 Read More

    “Happy” AC
    Wellness Worth Watching Movie Series
    TU, Mar 7, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
    Visit for series information and to purchase tickets for this event, or call 760-610-7360. Read More

    Developing Your Doctor/Patient Relationship Under the Affordable Care Act TC
    W, Mar 8, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Bruce Ferguson, MD, Internal Medicine
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Live Longer – Live Younger: Better Health Through Stress Mastery LQ
    TU, Mar 14, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Kiran Dintyala, MD, Internal Medicine
    760-423-4855 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
    • LL La Quinta Library
    • LQ Eisenhower Argyros Health Center La Quinta
    • LW La Quinta Wellness Center
    • MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs
    • RW Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center
    • TC The LGBT Center, Palm Springs

  • February is American Heart Month

    Having a healthy heart is key to having a healthy life! During February, Eisenhower is host to numerous lectures and events to encourage heart health.

    Be sure to take our Heart Health Profiler below!
    Here are highlights of this month’s lectures listed in the left column that emphasize heart health:

    Feb 16: Cardiovascular Health: Keeping Your Heart and Blood Vessels Healthy
    Feb 21: Minimally Invasive Therapy for Cardiac Valve Disease
    Feb 25: 22nd Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes

  • 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 health and the factors that may be increasing your risk with our new online risk profiler. Just answer several questions about your health history and lifestyle, and in less than 10 minutes, you will receive a personalized risk assessment that you can review with your doctor. Click here to take the assessment.

  • The Future of Heart Health

    “Heart failure remains one of the most vexing problems for clinical cardiology,” says Board Certified Cardiologist Leon Feldman, MD, referring to the medical condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently. This can cause a range of progressively worsening symptoms including fluid buildup (edema), shortness of breath, persistent coughing or wheezing, and light-headedness.

    “We’ve developed multiple medications that prolong lives and improve the quality of life, but despite our best efforts, there continues to be a high incidence of rehospitalization among heart failure patients,” he continues.

    Why?

  • Evening of Caring About Women and Cancer

    Join Us For A Special Presentation and Reception
    Thursday, February 16
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center

    In honor of Evening of Caring…About Women and Cancer, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center will host a 60-minute presentation, Have You Ever Wondered? at 5:30 p.m. Under the direction of John Cutrone, MD, Medical Director, Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center, the presentation will feature Eisenhower’s breast cancer diagnosis and treatment team as they present an actual breast tumor board* with physicians discussing cases (patients’ names will not be disclosed), followed by an informal question and answer session. A reception will follow in the Healing Garden with the drawing for a designer bag at 7:15 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served.

    *Tumor boards give physicians the opportunity to discuss cases that may benefit from a multidisciplinary approach, resulting in a discussion of the different treatment options and modalities available to the patient.

    Free Drawing for a Designer Handbag!
    Must be present to win.
    Online entry or phone reservation required by Tuesday, February 14.
    To register, visit or call 760-834-3798.

  • O R T H O P E D I C S - Foot and Ankle

    By age 50, most Americans have walked 75,000 miles — translating to an immense amount of wear and tear on one of the most complex and vital areas of the entire body — the foot and ankle. Containing 25 percent of our body’s total bones, our feet are comprised of 28 bones per foot, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Given the enormous responsibility of these often-ignored work-horses (our feet), it is no wonder that the estimated number of foot and ankle-related injuries in the United States is 25,000 — every day.

    Gathering to speak about common foot and ankle concerns in this Physicians Roundtable are Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons David Friscia, MD, and Julie Johnson, MD, Board Certified Podiatrist Michael Seiberg, DPM, and William Hinds, PA. Philip Shaver, MD, Board Certified in Cardiology, moderated the panel. read more...

  • Pickleball

    In the summer of 1965, when golfing buddies Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum invented pickleball in the backyard of Pritchard’s home on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington, none could have divined that, more than a half-century later, their quirky creation would be the fastest-growing sport in North America. Today, in addition to the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) and the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA), there are local clubs, international tournaments, magazines, myriad websites and Facebook pages, and even a YouTube channel devoted to the sport.

    So, what is pickleball?

  • 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 prime examples of San Andreas Fault activity.
    With its two verdant palm oases left mostly in their natural states, the preserve’s features also include migrating birds and an October through March season of guided hikes and talks. read more...
  • 22nd Annual Jim Cook Day Of Hope for Diabetes

    On Saturday, February 25, 2017 the public is invited to attend Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® —an annual free event, sponsored by the Desert Diabetes Club and the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. The event, which includes a health fair showcasing the latest technology and treatments for persons with diabetes, will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. For more information about the Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes or the Desert Diabetes Club, please call 760-773-1578, or visit Reservations are not required.

    This year’s theme is A Better You Today and Tomorrow Living with Diabetes, and keynote speaker Kiran Dintyala, MD, MPH, ABIHM, Speaker and Stress Management Expert, will offer attendees important stress reduction tips to help better manage their diabetes now. read more...

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