Health Care As It Should Be
March 2012

    Importance of Water to Your Health PL
    Palm Springs Public Library Series
    TU, Mar 20, 6 to 7 p.m.
    Russell Grant, MD, Urgent Care Medicine/ Internal Medicine
    760-969-7770, extension 7560
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    Great Living Starts Here Series LQ
    Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Mar 21: Dining Out While Slimming Down Read More
    Mar 28: Catch Some Omega-3s
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    Apr 4: How to Choose Healthy Protein Read More
    Apr 11: Calcium: The Bare Bones Read More
    Eisenhower Medical Center Nutritionists

    Replacements…Hip, Knee and Arthritic Joints AC
    Healthy Night Out
    W, Mar 21, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Sohail Ahmad, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
    Blade Branham, Supervisor, Physical Therapy
    760-568-1234; $8 for heart-healthy dinner, payment by Mar 16. Read More

    Sex and Continence After Prostate or Bladder Cancer LC
    Sponsored by Slate Pharmaceuticals
    TH, Mar 22, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Lance Patrick Walsh, PhD, MD, Urology
    Complimentary dinner; reservations by Mar 21.
    760-834-3687 Read More

    Seniors and Depression AC
    W, Mar 28, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    Anthony Bassanelli, MD, Psychiatrist
    Sheda Heidarian, MD, Internal Medicine/Geriatric Medicine; Maura Fisher, MS, RN, Director and John Mann, LCSW, Center for Geropsychiatry
    760-568-1234 Read More

    The Year in Medicine: from Aspirin to Cancer Vaccines to Vitamin D LC
    8th Annual Dr. Mark Moyad Community Lecture
    TH, Mar 29, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
    Mark Moyad, MD, MPH, Jenkins Director, University of Michigan
    Consulting Director, Eisenhower Wellness Institute
    760-834-3798; reservations by Mar 27. 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
    • MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs
    • TC The LGBT Center, Palm Springs


    Would you like to have someone from Eisenhower Medical Center speak to your organization on a health-related topic? Please contact Vanessa Shanks at 760-834-7956 for more information.

  • Life-Saving Balloon Valvuloplasty Performed At Eisenhower For First Time

    Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center Team takes extraordinary measures

    Darlene Beverage refers to her 80-year-old
    husband Jim as a combination of a Timex® watch and the Energizer® bunny because of the health challenges he’s been able to withstand and “keep on ticking.” Notably, due to blockages in his coronary arteries, he underwent a quadruple bypass at Eisenhower Medical Center in 2004, and he had a pacemaker implanted in April of 2011 to correct a sluggish heart rate. Plus, he has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But things took a dramatic turn for the worse this past October. read more...

  • A Stroke Of Luck

    ER Visit for Stroke Serendipitously Reveals Cancer

    As 80-year-old Roy Jarvis
    returned to his Palm Desert home one evening in August 2011 and put his key into the front-door lock, the small bag of groceries in his left hand slipped out of his grasp and dropped to the steps. Thinking he simply didn’t have a good grip on the bag, he picked it up, went inside, fixed himself a light meal and sat down at his computer. read more...

  • Masters Swim Program

    Looking for a no-impact, refreshing way to get fit? Consider the Masters Swim Program available through the Family YMCA of the Desert at the new Palm Desert Aquatic Center. Attracting both seasoned and recreational swimmers, the YMCA’s Masters Swim Program is designed to get people in the water for a wellplanned workout, and to have fun while doing it — in water that is a temperate 81 degrees. read more...

  • 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 buds.

    How bees make honey is a rather straight forward but fascinating process. The bees gather nectar from a flower which mixes with enzymes in their saliva to make honey. Once the bees have returned to their hive, they deposit the substance into cells in the hive’s walls. Excess moisture is removed by the fluttering of the bees’ wings, making it ready for consumption. read more...

  • Calendar

    Total Ankle Replacement and Advanced Foot/Ankle Reconstruction LQEisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center Series TH, April 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.David Friscia, MD, Orthopedic Surgery760-610-7205 Caring for the Caregiver: A Marathon, Not a Sprint LCM, Apr... read more...
  • You Won't Want to Miss...

    17th Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for DiabetesFor 17 years, the Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® has educated thousands interested in learning more about a disease the World Health Organization has defined as an epidemic. On Saturday, March 17,... read more...
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