Health Care As It Should Be

    Keeping the Joy in the Holidays AC
    Tu, Dec 19, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Jenna Grindle, MD, Family Medicine Associate Physician
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Update on Clinical Trials and Triple Negative Breast Cancer LC
    CancerCare® Live, Interactive Teleconference
    W, Dec 20, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    760-834-3798 Read More

    How Can Lung Infections Be Prevented? RW
    Breathe Better Lecture Series
    W, Dec 20, noon to 1p.m.
    760-773-2031 Read More

    The Art of Mindful Eating During the Holiday Season TC
    W, Dec 20, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Barbra Sassower, MPH, RDN, CDE, Clinical Dietitian
    760-423-4855; registration required. Read More

    Can You Spot a Stroke? HS
    TH, Dec 21, 1 to 2 p.m.
    John Dix, BSN, RN, MICN, SCRN
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Medicare Essentials AC
    TH, Dec 21, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    Renato De Moraes, HICAP Community Education and Outreach Specialist
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Nutrition and Bone Health AC
    Osteoporosis Lecture Series
    M, Jan 8, 11 a.m. to noon
    Katie Cude, MS, RD, Clinical Dietitian
    760-423-4855; registration required. Read More

    Common Urology Issues in Men and Women LW
    TU, Jan 9, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Lance Walsh, MD, Urology and Kevin Shandera, MD, Urology
    760-423-4855 Read More

    I’ve Been Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What? TC
    W, Jan 10, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Yuri Krochmaluk, Diabetes Education Specialist
    760-423-4855 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
    HS Desert Hot Springs Senior Center, 11777 West Drive
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    LW La Quinta Wellness Center, 78450 Avenida La Fonda

    RW Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center
    TC The LGBT Community Center of the Desert, 1301 N. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs


    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

  • Eisenhower Makes Best List for Heart Programs

    Recently, Becker's Hospital Review published its list of 100 hospitals with great heart programs, which included Eisenhower Medical Center - the only Coachella Valley hospital to make the list. According to Becker’s website, the... read more...
  • Quality over Quantity

    “The current direction of medicine is less time, more patients,” says Eisenhower Primary Care Physician Bruce Ferguson, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Ferguson, who moved to the desert from Chicago four years ago, explains, “You either stay on that treadmill, going faster and faster, or you go to a different model. I like to spend time with my patients. That’s more my practice style and what I’m used to.”

    For that reason, Dr. Ferguson, a graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine, chose to join Eisenhower Primary Care 365, a program through which he and 16 other primary care physicians throughout the Coachella Valley agreed to a reduced caseload in order to provide enhanced service to their members.

    “When you have close to 1,800 patients under your care, you can only give each one of them 10 or 15 minutes because you have 14 other appointments that day,” says David Renker, Director, Ambulatory Services and Special Programs, Eisenhower Medical Center. “With Eisenhower Primary Care 365, we’ve capped the number of patients in a particular practice to 800 to 900, so doctors can dedicate more time to each patient.” read more...

  • Rheumatoid Arthiritis

    At 84, Elaine Sisto is no stranger to health issues.

    “I had a Whipple procedure twelve years ago,” she says, referring to an extremely complex surgical procedure to treat tumors and other disorders of the pancreas, intestine and bile duct. “My two hips, two knees and one ankle are fake, and for two years now, I’ve had peripheral neuropathy and lost control of my balance, so I have to use a walker.”

    But it wasn’t until last year, when her hands had become so swollen and painful she couldn’t use them, that she came close to giving up. read more...

  • Eisenhower Wellness Institute¬ís Movie Series Continues

    Eisenhower Wellness Institute is screening several documentaries and films that explore a variety of topics to entertain you, inspire new thinking and perhaps motivate you to make healthy changes in your life. An interactive presentation will follow most screenings.

    Wednesday, January 10
    “You Can Heal Your Life”
    This entertaining and inspirational movie based on the best-selling book of the same name is hosted by author and teacher Louise L. Hay. This film gives penetrating insights into Louise's fascinating personal story; and shows how her views on self-esteem, abundance and the metaphysical causes behind physical ailments were developed. It also reveals how she applied these concepts to her own emotional, spiritual and professional life. read more...

  • Leonore Annenberg Lecture Returns in January

    Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD, FRCP, director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will share his extensive research and experience in improving sleep health at the 12th Annual Leonore Annenberg Lecture, presented by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences. His research is in the field of basic and applied research on human circadian rhythms and sleep-wake function and the impact of sleep loss on vigilance, neurobehavioral performance and health.

    Dr. Czeisler previously led the National Space Biomedical Research sleep team at the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) and was a co-recipient of NASA’s Johnson Space Center Director’s Innovation Award for a lighting system to improve the sleep of astronauts on the International Space Station.

    The presentation will take place on Thursday, January 18 at 3 p.m. in the Helene Galen Auditorium at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. The lecture is free and open to the public.

    All guests are invited to meet Dr. Czeisler at an informal reception following the presentation. For more information, visit, or call 760-773-4500. Tickets and reservations are not required.

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