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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    For information or registration, call the number listed, or visit emc.org/calendar. Most events require early registration.

    We Didn’t Start the Fire! Healthy Recipes to Cool You Down AC
    TU, Jul 25, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Kailey Proctor, MPH, RDN and Kelsey Reed, RDN
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Demystifying Menopause: How to Beat Mother Nature at Her Own Game MZ
    TH, Jul 27, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    Andrea Randall, MD, Gynecology
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Blood Drive AC
    F, Jul 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    800-879-4484; reservations encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Read More

    Coping with Anxiety Before, During and After Lung Cancer Treatment LC
    M, Jul 31, 10 to 11 a.m.
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Caring for the Caregiver: It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint AC
    TU, Aug 8, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Alison Sachs, MSW, CSW, OSW-C
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    SA, Aug 12, 10 a.m. to noon
    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, General Surgery
    760-778-5220; registration required. Read More

    Men's and Women's Urology AC
    TU, Aug 15, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Lance Walsh, MD, Urology and Kevin Shandera, MD, Urology
    760-423-4855 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.

    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs
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    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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  • 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 — the presence of two or more chronic diseases — that invariably occur in someone suffering from obesity.

    In fact, he notes, there are nearly 30 obesity-related comorbidities that bariatric surgery can cure, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, arthritis, depression, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and acid reflux disease. 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 your primary care physician and get updated.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 modification.

    To better illustrate the lifestyle modification plans,the following options are highlighted in this article: the DASH Diet, the 5:2 Fast Diet™, and an anti-inflammatory diet. 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 nutrients in the body. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, (part of the United States National Library of Medicine — a branch of the National Institutes of Health), “Polyphenols are secondary metabolites of plants and are generally involved in defense against ultraviolet radiation or aggression by pathogens.” read more...

  • Participate in the Coachella Valley LGBTQIA+ Health Survey

    HARC is partnering with Eisenhower Medical Center to conduct the Coachella Valley LGBTQIA+ Health Survey. We want to better understand the health experiences and health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual community in the Coachella Valley. The Survey is online, completely confidential, and will take about 30 minutes to complete.

    If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact Dr. LeComte-Hinely, Chief Executive Officer of HARC at jLeComte-Hinely@harcdata.org

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