• Cover Story
  • A Young Woman’s Journey to Wellness

    “I was not okay with being sick and tired all the time,” says Michelle Ramirez. The 32-year-old had been struggling to feel well since she was diagnosed with Grave’s disease in 2011. “I was eating healthy and taking care... read more...
  • Features
  • 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...
  • Eisenhower Earns Coveted Top Hospital Distinction

    The Leapfrog Group — the nation’s leading quality and safety expert — has selected Eisenhower Medical Center as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals for patient care. This coveted recognition is awarded to hospitals for... read more...
  • An Urgent Need to Expand

    When Eisenhower unv eil ed its expanded Tennity Emergency Department in 2009 — named for longtime Eisenhower supporters Bill and Marilyn Tennity — the new 44,000-square-foot facility more than doubled the emergency department’s... read more...
  • Catalina - a Spectacular Getaway

    At 21 miles long by eight miles wide, golf carts outnumber autos 20 to one on the craggy island’s limited paved roads. Eighty-eight percent of the land is protected by a nature conservancy that virtually limits further development — a... read more...
  • 5 Things you can do right now as a part of your wellness routine

    Got Fiber? Eat 30 to 40 grams per day. Fiber-rich foods include lentils, split peas, legumes, whole grains, avocados, many fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds. Review Your Immunizations Not sure when you last had a tetanus shot? Check with... read more...
  • Lifestyle Modification Dietary Options

    Studies have shown that losing even ten pounds can significantly lower blood pressure and cholesterol — both major risk factors in the development of heart disease. Often, blood pressure will drop within two weeks of beginning a lifestyle... read more...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • One Lucky Boy

    Even though he’s just 22, Adam Chaplin already has a long history with Eisenhower Medical Center. It’s the place he was born, where he now works as a scribe in the Emergency Department, and where he was rushed — at age 15 —... read more...
  • Dietitians: Helping You Eat Your Way to Good Health

    Optimum nutrition is the cornerstone of good health. Just ask a dietitian. “A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is the only professional who has a four-year bachelor’s degree in nutrition, has completed a professional dietetic internship... read more...
  • Bariatric Surgery: A Tool For Living Longer, Healthier

    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, specializes in the field of bariatric (weight-loss) surgery for one important reason. “I can kill many birds with one stone,” he says referring to how a single operation can help resolve the comorbidities... read more...
  • Lynn’s Lifetime of Pain

    “I’ve suffered chronic pain literally all of my adult life,” says La Quinta’s Lynn Muslovski, 67, who has long battled not only fibromyalgia but various forms of congenital arthritis, including an autoimmune version that... read more...
  • 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...
  • Experts Agree: Aquatic Exercise Does It All

    “As a fitness tool, swimming hits all the marks,” says David Clawson, MD, Director, Eisenhower Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic. “It’s a great aerobic workout. It’ll increase your cardiac output and lowers... read more...
  • Eisenhower Robotics Institute

    Surgeries performed using the da Vinci® Surgical System and other robotic technologies have grown in number throughout the country over the past several years. Dr. Bhasker-Rao performs nearly all of his bariatric procedures using the assistance... read more...
  • The Benefits of Community Screening

    With nearly 8,000 peo ple turning 65 each day in the United States, incidents of falling are a great health concern in the elderly population. And, with 50 percent of people over the age of 65 falling repeatedly, 16 percent of those falls require... read more...
  • High Blood Pressure

    Charles (Al) Graybeal’s experience is a cautionary tale about the importance of paying attention to your blood pressure. “In 2007-2008, around the time I retired after 25 years in the United States Marine Corps, I discovered I had... read more...