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January/February 2018

Desert HealthThe Power of Positive

In every moment of our lives we have the choice to think or say positive or negative thoughts. And those words will not only impact the recipient, but will also impact us. Do you consciously think about how your words will impact those around you? What makes a person choose Read more…

InspirationHealthy Resource for Transitional Aged Youth

The time in your life between childhood and adulthood can be very challenging. Everyone expects you to be a grown up, but you may have no idea how to do that. Many young people in this age group also struggle with additional barriers including family dynamics, self-esteem, mental illness, even homelessness. Read more…

Desert HealthWelcome to a Year of Health & Happiness

Season has started with incredible energy – and excitement for the many health and wellness happenings here in the Coachella Valley. We have renowned speakers, festive events and numerous no-cost opportunities to enhance your personal knowledge and practices and we hope you will take part. In January, Eisenhower is bringing Read more…

Medical NewsFive Things to Know If Your Heart Skips a Beat

What does it mean to have a heartbeat that “skips”?  And how prevalent is it?  Among the senior population, as many as one in ten may suffer from a condition called atrial fibrillation (AFIB), a serious heart rhythm disorder. But what is AFIB?  Here are five things to know: The Read more…

Medical NewsIndio High Nutrition Class Partners with FIND Food Bank

Starting in November and continuing through June, Indio High School nutrition students receive over 1,200 pounds of organic produce from FIND Food Bank. Every other week, each of the 38 students enrolled in Physiology of Digestion with instructor Jason Tate take home over 20 pounds of produce to share with Read more…

Medical NewsNew Diagnostic Imaging Test for Prostate Cancer

Many people have heard of PET scans to detect the presence and location of cancer. This test typically uses a type of radioactive sugar injected into a vein, which can then be detected by a machine that creates images of the person’s body while he or she lies still on Read more…

Medical NewsIn-office Arthroscopy vs. Traditional MRI

Joint injuries are especially common among pro athletes who engage in contact sports. From skateboarding enthusiasts to pro football players, the risk of injury waits at every turn, twist, or bounce. Although you don’t have to be an athlete or engage in contact sports to receive a joint injury, people Read more…

Medical NewsThe Why and How of Testosterone Therapy

Low Testosterone (T) is common in men over 50. Patients ask us about T replacement after they have seen advertisements on television or direct to consumer advertising for T supplements. Which men are candidates for T replacement? The answer might surprise you! Having a low T on a lab test Read more…

Medical NewsWhat Can Cause Forefoot Pain?

Many people at some point in their life experience pain on the ball of the foot, commonly known as the forefoot. Some patients describe the pain as feeling like they are walking on a pebble or sometimes like they are walking on a hot coal. At times the pain can Read more…

Medical NewsNew Treatment Approach in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Xofigo (Radium-223 dichloride) is a novel radiopharmaceutical treatment, the first of its kind that has been shown to improve cancer survival in certain men with metastatic prostate cancer. It is a promising treatment which may be effective when other treatments have failed. Prostate cancer can often be detected at a Read more…

Medical NewsUpdate on Diagnostic Testing for Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition that is often under-treated or under-addressed, especially here in the desert. Our local climate has many unique factors that contribute to “corneal surface disease” which is the new descriptive name for dry eye. Factors include low humidity, wind, particulate matter in the air, dust, Read more…

Medical NewsAre You Getting Enough Healthy Sleep?

While we all know we need to get a good night’s sleep, many of us don’t realize what good sleep is, or how well we are actually sleeping, says Harvard Medical School Professor of Sleep Medicine Charles Czeisler, PhD, MD, FRCP. “Eighty-five percent of people with sleep disorders are undiagnosed Read more…

Medical NewsThe Growth of Telehealth

While communication technology is allowing health care professionals to be accessible to patients for specialty care when it may not otherwise be immediately available, we understand that some patients and potential users remain skeptical about the growth of telehealth. We have heard these comments when demonstrating our physical therapy teleMOVEMENT Read more…

Medical NewsDental Anxiety and Sedation

For many people, going to the dentist is one of their greatest fears. This fear can lead to anxiety so pronounced that they may go years without a dental check-up. This, of course, creates the possibility of larger problems developing, which can lead to more involved and expensive dental work Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Wellness Room

There is a positive trend taking place across the country as more and more of us start to understand – and honor – the importance of preventive health. It’s the addition of wellness spaces conveniently located where people are most likely to use them – at home and work. Realizing Read more…

Natural OptionsUnderstanding the Use of Marijuana

With the passing of Proposition 64 this past November, marijuana (aka cannabis) is now legal in California with some restrictions, depending on local and municipal guidelines. Marijuana is still considered illegal under Federal law. Despite records dating back 4,700 years documenting medicinal uses of marijuana, no one knew how it Read more…

Natural OptionsNew Nutritional Labels Aid Shoppers

In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally announced that the Nutrition Facts Label would have its first significant makeover in over 20 years. Originally, the compliance date was set for July 2018; yet the FDA recently stated that the deadline was extended with no new date offered. Read more…

Natural OptionsRAW or COOKED?

Why do some choose a raw food diet? Eating raw means food is not cooked over 116 degrees.  When foods are cooked, the natural enzymes in foods that are most beneficial to our gut and bodies become inactive.  This applies to any plant- or meat-based natural food; however, eating raw Read more…

Natural OptionsHow to Tame Your Lizard Brain

Did you know that a lizard may be controlling you and trying to prevent your success? Until you learn to recognize and tame this reptilian part of your brain, it will be difficult to achieve all the goals you desire. Your Lizard Brain is the part of your brain that Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Six Pillars of Brain Health

This is the fifth of a six-part series on brain health from Deborah Schrameck, NC, PT, of the Eisenhower Wellness Institute. Preceding articles may be found here. In the last few years of my grandmother’s life she complained that food “just didn’t taste good” and that she really wasn’t hungry. Read more…