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  • LC Quit Smoking Now! 
    Every TU, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Five-week group-based smoking cessation program, $100 participation fee.
    Donna Boatman, Facilitator
    To register, visit EisenhowerHealth.org/Calendar, or call 760-834-3798. . Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information 
    TU, Apr 16, 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.
    Jorge A. Almodovar, MD, Board Certified in General Surgery
    To register online, visit EisenhowerHealth.org/Calendar, or call 760-834-3796. . Read More

    National Transgender HIV Testing Day
    TH, Apr 18, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
    Eisenhower Health is proud to be a sponsor of this event, organized by the Transgender Health and Wellness Center and presented at Oscar's Palm Springs, 125 E. Tahquitz Way, #108. 
    For more information, visit EisenhowerHealth.org/Calendar, or call 760-202-4308. . Read More

    Gratitude for a Healthy Life
    W, Apr 24, 10 to 11 a.m.
    Karen Stewart, RN
    To register online, visit EisenhowerHealth.org/Calendar. . Read More

    Stroke Risk Factors and How to Prevent a Stroke
    W, Apr 24, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Kathy Cash, BSN, RN, SCRN
    To register online, visit EisenhowerHealth.org/Calendar. . Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information 
    W, Apr 24, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, Board Certified in General Surgery
    To register online, visit EisenhowerHealth.org/Calendar, or call 760-834-3796. . Read More

    Blood Drive 
    M, Apr 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    To register online, visit EisenhowerHealth.org/Calendar, or call 800-879-4484 . Read More

    Cancer – Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Early Menopause
    W, May 1, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Abagail Mata-Lopez, BSN, RN, OCN; April Lopez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC; and Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, LSW, LMSW, FAOSW.
    For more information, please call 760-834-3798 or email us at CAreservations@EisenhowerHealth.org Read More

    Cancer – Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Managing the Long-Term Side Effects
    W, May 8, 2 to 3 p.m
    Abagail Mata-Lopez, BSN, RN, OCN; April Lopez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC; and Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, LSW, LMSW, FAOSW.
    For more information, please call 760-834-3798 or email us at CAreservations@EisenhowerHealth.org Read More
     

  • Intricate Surgery for Rare Vascular Brain Tumor

    A monumental team effort

    Don Ellington, 79, has always thrived on being active. The Anza resident started a propane business with his father in 1963 and loves to hit the road on motorcycle adventures with family. But in March 2022, his wife Pat noticed that there was clearly something amiss with her husband.

    “He was sitting and not speaking; just staring out into space,” Pat recalls. “When he walked, he shuffled his feet. He wasn’t acting like my husband and our friends started noticing too.”

    They initially consulted with a cardiologist and chiropractor. After ruling out heart and bone/joint-related issues, the Ellingtons met with George Wilson, MD, a family medicine specialist in Rancho Mirage (recently retired after 60 years in practice). When an MRI revealed a brain tumor, Dr. Wilson immediately referred the Ellingtons to Board Certified Neurosurgeon Farhad Limonadi, MD. Dr. Wilson also reached out to Dr. Limonadi directly, asking him to see his patient.

  • Reclaiming Your Life

    Eisenhower Rehabilitation Services has you covered

    Eisenhower Health offers the largest, most diverse rehabilitation therapy program in the Coachella Valley to help people recover from illness or injury. Learn about its highly trained staff and cutting-edge technologies in this Q&A with Todd McDonald, MS, OTR/L, CCM, CSRS, MRMC, Director, Eisenhower Rehabilitation Services.

    Q: If you could only share three things about Eisenhower Rehabilitation Services, what would they be? 

    A: Our size and comprehensiveness are unmatched in the Coachella Valley. We have the most clinicians with specialized training — 96 in physical therapy, 26 in occupational therapy and nine in speech therapy — plus, 20 support staff. Our specialized care is vast, from lymphedema to orthopedics to neurology, pelvic health and more. This depth of expertise means we can help nearly any patient.

  • Pursuing a Higher Quality of Life

    The remarkable benefits of AFib ablation 

    Bill Stark, 84, a retired U.S. naval officer, had served more than 30 years in the Navy and was eagerly looking forward to attending a ship reunion last September. But the day before the La Quinta resident and his wife Carole were scheduled to leave for Seattle, he experienced an intense bout of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and had to delay the trip.

    Stark recalls his frustration at missing the reunion. “I called Dr. Rubin and told him, ‘It’s time; we’re going to do that ablation.” He was referring to previous consultations with Andrew Rubin, MD, Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Electrophysiology, with whom he had discussed potential cardiac ablation treatment at Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center.

    Stark’s arrhythmia condition goes back more than two decades. In 2002, he underwent coronary artery bypass grafting to repair three blocked arteries (triple bypass). The night before discharge, Stark suffered a severe episode of AFib that landed him in the ICU. He was later diagnosed with paroxysmal AFib, an irregular heartbeat characterized by periodic episodes that can last anywhere from a few minutes up to seven days.

  • The Rim of the World

    Get a healthy new perspective on life

    Picture yourself driving atop what feels like a magic carpet of clouds, your everyday worries left behind you. Ziplining across majestic mountain ranges. Climbing massive boulders seemingly dropped by giants. Or cruising across a serene sapphire lake.

    You have arrived at the Rim of the World — the name given to the mountain communities in the San Bernardino National Forest and a portion of the highway (SR-18) that traverses it — just a short drive, but a universe away, from the urban realities below. 

    Say farewell to honking horns and congested calendars. This is the serenity you’ve been seeking, complete with crisp, fresh air scented by cedar, dogwood and pine. And, it may be spring, but snow could still be on the ground.

  • April is Parkinson''s Awarenss Month

    2024 April is recognized nationally as Parkinson’s Awareness Month — a time dedicated to raising awareness about Parkinson’s disease — a degenerative neurological and movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech, and sensory function. 

    Awareness is key when it comes to the management of Parkinson’s disease as well as understanding the resources available locally. The public is invited to a Wellness Expo for Parkinson’s Awareness on Tuesday, April 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Annenberg Health Sciences Building located at Eisenhower Health (39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA). .

    A range of local resources from Parkinson’s support groups, movement disorder specialists, speech therapists, and music-based Arts in Healthcare instructors will be joining this year’s Wellness Expo for Parkinson’s Awareness. 
     

    For more information or to register for the Wellness Expo, please visit or call www.cvalzheimers.org at 760-776-3100.

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