Health Care As It Should Be
September 2013
  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    The Atrial Fibrillation Epidemic
    Go Red for Women REDucate Series
    TU, Oct 1, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Andrew Rubin, MD, Cardiology*
    American Heart Association’s Tasty Topics luncheon is held at The Bellatrix at the Classic Club, Palm Desert. 11:15 a.m. registration.
    760-346-8109. Reservation required; $30 fee for lunch and lecture. Read More

    Osteoporosis and You AC
    M, Oct 7, 11 a.m. to noon
    Shanna Hirschi, Senior Program Director, Arthritis Foundation
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Peripheral Neuropathy TC
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center Series
    W, Oct 9, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    P. Jeff Smith, DO, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation* and Pain Medicine
    760-834-7956 Read More

    Stroke Awareness — How to Act F.A.S.T. AC
    Sponsored by The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    TH, Oct 10, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Carol Marietta, RN, MSN, NP, Stroke Nurse Practitioner
    Eisenhower Medical Center
    760-409-8538 Read More

    Antioxidant-Rich Foods MZ
    Mizell Senior Center Series
    TH, Oct 10, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Barbra Sassower, MPH, RD, CDE, Registered Dietitian
    Eisenhower Medical Center
    760-834-7956 Read More

    Boosting Your Immune System — Before the Flu AC
    M, Oct 14, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Registered Dietitian, Eisenhower Medical Center
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Pearls of Wisdom: Current Thoughts on Healthy Living PL
    Palm Springs Public Library Series
    TU, Oct 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Vinita Verghese, MD, Internal Medicine*
    760-834-7956 Read More

    CALENDAR KEY

    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit emc.org/calendar. Online registration is available for most events.

    * Board Certified in Specialty
    AC
    Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    LQ Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center, La Quinta
    MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs
    PL Palm Springs Public Library
    TC The LGBT Community Center of the Desert, 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.

    CALENDAR KEY

    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit emc.org/calendar. 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

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    The Treatment of Advanced Stage Prostate Cancer will be held LC
    7th Annual Arnold Palmer Prostate Center Community Symposium
    M, Sep 30,5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Varun Gupta, MD, Medical Oncology
    760-834-3798. Light dinner, reservations required by Sep 27. Read More

    The Atrial Fibrillation Epidemic
    Go Red for Women REDucate Series
    TU, Oct 1, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Andrew Rubin, MD, Cardiology
    American Heart Association’s Tasty Topics luncheon is held at The Bellatrix at the Classic Club, Palm Desert. 11:15 a.m. registration.
    760-346-8109. Reservation required; $30 fee for lunch and lecture. Read More

    Osteoporosis and You AC
    M, Oct 7, 11 a.m. to noon
    Shanna Hirschi, Senior Program Director, Arthritis Foundation
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Taking Care During Your Hospital Stay: What You Should Know! LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TU, Oct 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Celine Kaiser, Director, Risk Management
    Annette Brown, RN, Director, Nurse Informatics
    Eisenhower Medical Center
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Stroke Awareness — How to Act F.A.S.T. AC
    Sponsored by The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    TH, Oct 10, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Carol Marietta, RN, MSN, NP, Stroke Nurse Practitioner
    Eisenhower Medical Center
    760-409-8538 Read More

    CALENDAR KEY

    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit emc.org/calendar. Online registration is available for most events.

    * Board Certified in Specialty
    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    LQ Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center, La Quinta

    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.

    CALENDAR KEY

    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit emc.org/calendar. 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

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  • September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month focuses on raising awareness about a disease that is both common and highly treatable. Throughout the month of September, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center is holding its seventh annual Arnold Palmer Prostate Center Community Symposium — a series of weekly lectures regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. This year, the Symposium lectures are sponsored by a generous donation from the Men’s and Women’s Golf Club at the Oasis Country Club in Palm Desert. read more...

  • A Primer On Choosing A Primary Care Physician

    The importance of having a primary care physician cannot be overstated. A primary care physician is a doctor who helps patients maintain their overall health and well-being, as well as coordinating a patient’s care when specialists or other medical professionals are needed. Seeing patients at regular intervals and not just during times of illness, a primary care physician can also help a patient to establish and maintain healthy lifestyle goals. Family physicians, geriatricians and internists are all primary care physicians.

    Getting to know a patient over time can have a profound effect on the health of that patient — understanding a person’s family history, workplace situations and stress, age-related concerns and more. Establishing a long-term care relationship with a patient can help a primary care physician treat an acute problem or focus on a larger issue. Regular visits to one’s primary care physician may also help expedite the diagnoses and treatment of high risk factors like high cholesterol or hypertension before a serious illness has had time to develop. In short, the primary care doctor is a patient’s first line of defense for getting well and staying well. read more...

  • 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 Cutrone, MD, Board Certified in Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology, “It’s like looking for a small cloud behind a big cloud. Some small cancers, which are typically white on a mammogram, are easily obscured by breast tissue, which is also white.”

    Thanks to a generous donation from BIGHORN Behind a Miracle (BAM), Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center was able to purchase the most advanced, state-of-the-art dense breast imaging diagnostic tool available, and is only the second facility in California to offer this exciting new technology. The SenoBright® Contrast-Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM) from GE Healthcare is a powerful diagnostic modality — able to detect minute cancers, as well as reduce the waiting time between detection and diagnosis.read more...

  • Eisenhower Joins Historic Cancer Research Effort

    One of Three Hosts Sites in Coachella Valley

    The American Cancer Society is conducting a large-scale, long-term study looking at the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. The Society is looking for a host of “Community Champions” who will spread the word about enrollment opportunities locally, and help recruit new volunteers to join the study. Eisenhower Medical Center is one of three host sites in the Coachella Valley for this historic cancer research effort which will begin in November. An American Cancer Society “Community Champion” is an individual who is willing to talk to friends, family, co-workers and the community about enrolling in the study. Community Champion volunteers will be trained and given materials for recruitment. To be a Community Champion, please contact Sergio Herrera at Sergio.Herrera@cancer.org or 760-340-1597.

    For more information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit www.cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888. To make an appointment for CPS-3 enrollment in the Coachella Valley, visit www.cps3palmsprings.org.

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