Health Care As It Should Be
January 2013

    Feeling Cranky? This and Other Signs of Sleep Apnea PL
    Palm Springs Public Library Series
    TU, Jan 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Hassan Bencheqroun, MD, Internal Medicine*/Pulmonary Disease
    760-969-7770, extension 7560 Read More

    Common Sports Injuries in the Active Adult AC
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Series
    TU, Jan 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    James Bell, MD, Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine; Matthew Diltz, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-568-1234; register by Jan 28. Read More

    Pancreatic and Liver Tumors: Treatment Options LC
    W, Jan 30, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Evelyn Kachikwu, MD, Surgery/Surgical Oncology
    760-834-3798 Read More

    New Techniques to Align the Spine AC
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Series
    TU, Feb 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    David Tahernia, MD, Orthopedic Surgery; Reginald Fayssoux, MD,
    760-568-1234; register by Feb 1. Read More

    What’s Up with Well-Controlled Sugar? LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Feb 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    K. Douglas Thrasher, DO, Family Medicine
    760-610-7205; register by Feb 6. Read More

    A Bittersweet Love Affair with Chocolate AC
    M, Feb 11, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Malory Benavides, RD, Rosalind Elemy, RD and Barbra Sassower, RD. Eisenhower Registered Dietitians
    760-568-1234; $12, includes cooking demonstration and dessert samplings; payment due by Feb 7. Read More

    Help! I Lost My Hormones! LQ
    Woman to Woman Lecture Series
    W, Feb 13, 3 to 4 p.m.
    Toni Long, MD, Gynecology
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Stroke Prevention AC
    Healthy Night Out
    W. Feb 13, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Bishoy Labib, MD, Neurology
    760-568-1234. $8 for heart-healthy dinner; payment due by Feb 8. 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.

  • Eisenhower's Upcoming Lectures and Special Programs

    It’s difficult to be bored this time of year, isn’t it? Between the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Humana Challenge, the BNP Paribas Tennis Open and the numerous art festivals, there is something for everyone. That is also true at Eisenhower Medical Center! In this issue of Health Notes, we are highlighting several upcoming special events being held on the hospital campus in Rancho Mirage (see the shaded pink box below). Be sure to also check out the calendar for lectures on various topics held throughout the valley.

    Happy New Year from Eisenhower Medical Center

  • Breathing Deeply

    SPECIAL NOTE: Eisenhower Medical Center recently opened the Eisenhower Pulmonary Specialty Clinic on the main campus in the Wright Building, Suite 201. For more information, call 760-834-3564.

    Betty Benner was only in her late forties
    in 1991 when she began experiencing extreme shortness of breath. An avid walker, she had been clocking five miles almost daily, yet found herself having to stop to catch her breath.

    “At first, I attributed it to getting older,” she says. “But I wasn’t that old.”read more...

  • 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, walked where we needed to go.

    Most likely, our waists were smaller back then, our biceps larger and our lungs more expansive. We moved with a sense of purpose and pride, and our bodies got what they deserved — fit. We worked and moved and balanced and stretched and felt confident knowing that our bodies could perform the tasks we needed them to do. read more...

  • Three Special Events at Eisenhower Medical Center!

    7th Annual Leonore Annenberg Lecture
    Monday, January 28 from 3 - 4:30 p.m.

    Annenberg Center for Health Sciences in Rancho Mirage on the Eisenhower Medical Center Campus
    Free and open to the public.

    "How to Live a Long, Sweet Life"
    Join Zorba Paster, MD, Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and host of the popular National Public Radio show "On Your Health," for a 45-minute lecture followed by a question and answer period. Click here for more information.

    The 10th Annual Community Heart Conference
    Saturday, February 2 from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7 a.m.
    Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage

    Keynote speaker: Barry Hackshaw,MD
    Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Eisenhower Medical Center
    “Getting Into Your Rhythm — Atrial Fibrillation”
    Admission is FREE. Click here for more information.

    7th Annual Day of Caring...About Women and Cancer
    Friday, February 8 from 9:15 a.m. - noon.

    Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    Registration and a light brunch begin at 9:15 a.m.
    Patricia Avila, MD, MPH - "The Powerful Effects of Stress: Priming the Body for a Better System."
    Sherry Lebed Davis - "Jest for Health of It."
    Hessam Mahdavi, MD will join the question and answer period with Dr. Avila. Dr. Mahdavi has had extensive training in nutrition and integrative medicine.

    For more information, call 760-834-3798 or click here. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

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