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Eisenhower Health Previously Recorded Zoom Lectures


Date YouTube Link Presenter Topic Topic Description
July 14th,2021 Recorded Lecture Johnathan Bechard, MD

Sexual Health in a Fetish World

Please join Jonathan Bechard, MD, Internal Medicine, for a sex-positive discussion around common medical risks associated with fetish play, how to avoid them, how to talk about them with your doctor, and how to bring a health-positive voice to your desires and experimentation.
 June 23rd, 2021  Recorded Lecture  Jon Colbert, NP

Sexually Transmitted Infections at Any Age

Please join Jon Colbert, NP, Eisenhower Health for a discussion on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and your health. Jon will be discussing what thorough STI screening means and how to get it done properly by your primary care provider. He will focus on screening for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), Hepatitis A/B/C, and HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus). He will also touch on current treatment guidelines for these infections, as well as novel preventive strategies to keep you and the community safe from the spread of these infections.
June 9th, 2021

Recorded Lecture

PANEL - Eisenhower- Alex del Rosario, MD; Borrego Health - Rob Fontanilla, PA, Desert AIDS Project - Andrew Glorioso, PrEP Navigator

PrEP and PEP During COVID and Post-Vaccination: What You Need to Know

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is a powerful prevention tool in the form of a pill, taken daily to prevent HIV. Find out more information about PrEP, and if this tool is right for you. Join us for an informative panel discussion with Alex del Rosario, MD, Eisenhower Health, Rob Fontanilla, PA, Borrego Health, and Andy Glorioso, PrEP Navigator, DAP Health, regarding PrEP and PEP during COVID and post-vaccination, plus care services here in the Coachella Valley and what is available to you. Join us via ZOOM and bring your questions.
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021

Recorded Lecture

Olivia Ellis

Movement Vs Exercise: What's the difference?

Lovers of vigorous exercise aren’t the only ones who get health benefits from physical activity. Studies show that low impact workouts and even activities you’d never think of as exercise can also improve your well-being. Join Olivia Ellis, Cardiac Rehab Specialist Via ZOOM to learn more.
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021

Recorded Lecture

Marcel Fraix, DO

Why Sleep is so Important

Did you know that getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining optimal health and well-being? In fact, it’s just as vital as getting regular exercise and eating a balanced diet. But what happens to our bodies when we have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep? Join Marcel Fraix, DO Via ZOOM to learn more about the effects of poor sleep and how you can get the zzzzz’s you need for a healthy mind and body.
March 24th,2021

Recorded Lecture

Rajiv Tailor, MD

Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Relief Is Possible

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are conditions that can affect muscles, bones and joints including conditions like tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis. Sports Medicine Specialists undergo extensive training in musculoskeletal medicine and are highly capable in the management of these problems, bridging the spectrum from acute injury to rehabilitation. Join Rajiv Tailor, MD, Sports Medicine Specialist Via ZOOM, to hear about the non-surgical treatment options available for MSDs.
March 10th,2021




Cari Sudmeier, NP

A Women's Guide to Healthy Aging

As many women over 50 know, some things just get better with age. However, aging also increases the risk for developing health conditions that can impact your quality of life.
To take care of yourself at any age, it pays to be well informed. Join Cari Sudmeier, NP, Women’s Health Via ZOOM to learn about a few conditions that are common among women as they age - and what you can do to prevent or treat them.
February 24,2021




Marielena Cid, RN

Diabetes: It's only a word, not a sentence

Diabetes is a condition to be managed not a death sentence.  With some significant changes to lifestyle and a few necessary precautions, you will be able to lead a long and healthy life.  Join Marielena Cid, RN, Diabetes Educator Via ZOOM to learn what you can do today to begin your journey to wellness.
February 10,2021




Karen Stewart, RN

Meditation for Heart Health

There's more to heart attack and stroke prevention than medications, exercise, and diet. In fact, some of the latest research suggests that Meditation can be a useful part of cardiovascular risk reduction. Join Karen Stewart 
December 16th, 2020


Gaetano Vaccaro, Ph.D,  Phycologist, Blue Tiger Recovery

Un-Happy Days: How To Feel Good Even on a Bad Day

Most people know that they want to be happy, and have some idea of what it would take. Most of the time, we are wrong!  We are pretty good at finding pleasure, and not-so-good at finding happiness. In the last 20 years, research on happiness has consistently shown that we are not very good at predicting what will bring us long term happiness and most of the things that bring us momentary pleasure actually make us UN-Happy in the long run. So, what is the key to happiness? Is it wealth, or fame… a great job, lots of friends, vacations and traveling, or family, dogs, and on-demand movies?  Join Gaetano Vaccaro to discover that happiness may come from where you least expect it, even when life is just plain tough! Join us on Zoom to learn more.
December 9th, 2020



Dr. Eduardo Javier

What is Addiction/Substance Use Disorder?

Please join Dr. Eduardo Javier, addiction specialist, to learn more about addiction/substance use disorder, and how Eisenhower’s new addiction medicine fellowship program can help you and your loved ones
November 18th, 2020



 Jon Colbert, NP

Demystifying the HPV Virus

Please join Jon Colbert, NP for a discussion to help demystify the HPV virus and how to use preventative care to help prevent cancer.  Find out what you can do to help decrease your chances of getting HPV and the different types of cancer linked to it. You will get answers to common questions about HPV, HPV infection, and how HPV testing is used.  

November 4th, 2020



Talene Churukian, DO, MPH

Mindfulness or managing Sleep During Stressful Times

Good sleep is more important now than ever, however, gettng a good night's sleep can be difficult when you’re stressed out. Even worse, too little sleep at night can make you feel even more stressed, leading to an exhausting and continuous cycle of counting sheep.

Here are some helpful tips to help you leave any stress behind before you go to bed.

Wednesday,       October 21, 2020




Alex del Rosario, MD (Eisenhower); Rob Finatnilla, PA (Borrego) and Andy Ansell, PrEP Negoriator (DAP)  Have PrEP Protocols Changed Due to COVID? Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is a powerful prevention tool in the form of a pill, taken daily to prevent HIV. Join us for an informative panel discussion between Eisenhower Health, Borrego Health, and Desert AIDS Project, regarding PrEP and PEP care services here in the Coachella Valley during COVID. Bring your questions!. Join us on Zoom to learn more.

Oct 7th, 2020




Christina Congdon, RCP and Nadia Jensen, RCP Respiratory Care

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Join Christina Congdon, RCP, and Nadia Jensen, RCP, to learn whether you should consider being tested for COPD. For those already diagnosed with COPD, this presentation will provide useful information on what you can do to achieve reasonable symptom control for your best quality-of-life. Join us on Zoom to learn more.


Sept 23rd,2020


Brian Hess, Supervisor - Memory Care Memory Care During Isolation It has long been known that Isolation can have a detrimental effect on individuals with memory impairments, and in the current climate of isolation protocols to help stem the tide of the COVID-19 virus, it’s essential to take a closer look. Please join Brian Hess, Program Supervisor, Eisenhower Memory Care Center, to discuss how to minimize your loneliness yourself and your loved ones, how to reduce your Isolation of you and your loved one, how to manage their care at home, and how to keep the day going through effective and purposeful activities to keep their cognitive skills from declining in this time of quarantining   

Sept 9th, 2020




Susan Veldey, MSN, RN Emergency vs Urgency When to call an ambulance, go to the emergency room, or visit urgent care. COVID protocols are in place, and so we will discuss how best to determine your course of the visit so that you can maintain your safety and expedite your process while you receive the care you desire and need. Join us on Zoom to learn more.
Wednesday,        Aug 26, 2020




K. Douglas Thrasher, DO, FAAFP
Core Faculty, Family Medicine Residency Program
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Opiates, Pain and Addiction Join K.D. Thrasher, DO, for discussion regarding the use and abuse of drugs used to treat pain. Learn what opiates have been shown to treat, how should doctors be recommending their use and what to do when they become a problem. Join us on Zoom to learn more.
Aug 19th, 2020 https://youtu.be/Q5sayGRB-xQ Marielena Cid, RD, CDE Understanding the Basics of diabetes, nutrition, and common myths. Unfortunately there are a lot of common myths about diabetes and nutrition that are simply not true. That is why it is important to get the facts, so you can make better decisions to manage your diabetes. Knowing how to create a strong foundation of education will help you to manage your diabetes in everyday situations. Join us on Zoom to learn more.
Aug 12th, 2020




Sherry Ewing, Speech Language Pathologist Communication challenges when wearing face masks While individuals in our community are doing their part to slow the spread of coronavirus by wearing face coverings, the masks we are wearing muffle our voices and can make communication frustrating. This is true for everyone right now, but especially so for people with hearing loss as well. We rely on visual cues like facial expressions and lip reading to help understand what people are saying. The difference between a serious statement and a joke is often the smile on our face or the tone of our voice. Please join Sherry Ewing, Speech Language Pathologist, to learn how to make your voice heard.
July 22nd, 2020



Stephanie Farrell, MBA, RN, CCRC, CPHQ
Director, Research Administration
What are clinical trials, why do we need them, and how do I enroll? Clinical trials are important for discovering new treatments for diseases, as well as new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the chance of developing the disease. Unfortunately, patients often learn about clinical trials only when faced with the sudden prospect of a serious illness for which no marketed medication is available or adequate.  Join Stephanie Farrell, RN, Director, Research Administration to learn more about the clinical trial process and what you need to know before you enroll.  Join us on Zoom to learn more.
Jul 15th, 2020 https://youtu.be/IFbXPyUxAEw Rajiv Tailor, MD Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Relief Is Possible Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are conditions that can affect muscles, bones and joints including conditions like tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis. Sports Medicine Specialists undergo extensive training in musculoskeletal medicine and are highly capable in the management of these problems, bridging the spectrum from acute injury to rehabilitation. Join Rajiv Tailor, MD, Sports Medicine Specialist, to hear about the non-surgical treatment options available for MSDs. Join us on Zoom to learn more.
Jul 8th, 2020




Don Gardenier, DNP Colorectal Cancer: Risk, Screening, and You Preparing for a screening colonoscopy is no fun. Anyone who has had one will tell you that. But preventing colon cancer can save your life. Join us and get the facts on colon cancer screening: who should have it, what are the different ways to screen for colon cancer, and when should you be screened. We will also review how your history could affect your family members' risk so that you can encourage them to be screened as well.  Join us on Zoom to learn more
June 17th, 2020




 Join Riley Healey, RD Colorful Foods See the rainbow – taste the rainbow! Join Riley Healey, RD to discover the power of produce, and learn about the benefits of fruits, vegetables, and spices.
June 10th, 2020




 Ken Zaparinuk, DPT Prehab and Rehab for Knee Replacement Surgery Maybe you recently injured your knee, or you’ve been dealing with knee pain for a long time. Regardless, you’re looking forward to getting better.  Preparing for knee surgery, or “prehabbing,” has been shown to improve strength and function after surgery and can potentially decrease hospital stay times, and improve long term function! Join Ken Zaparinuk, PT, to learn the specifics on what to expect from your surgical prehab and rehabilitation plan.
June 3rd, 2020




 Rachel Dillon, RD Eat Healthy with Nutrition Label Literacy Nutrition labels can be confusing, and with the new changes by the FDA, it can be challenging to know what to look for when determining the foods that are right for you. Learn how to read and understand the label in this interactive workshop so you can feel confident when you head to the grocery store
 May 27th, 2020




 Ken Zaparinuk, DPT A Physical Therapist's
Guide to Mobility and
Moving your joints through their full ranges of motion isn't just crucial forathletes. Mobility and stability exercises can help keep your joints healthy,reduce your risk of injury, and keep your body moving pain-free. Join us on to get practical advice from Ken Zaparinuk, DPT, on the best stretches for you.
 May 20th, 2020





Bec McDorman, MS, RDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager

 Mix and Match Meal Prep Traditional meal prep/planning is good in theory, but the idea of eating the same meal every day can become genuinely dull. What if you could find a way to "mix and match" your food so that you could create a variety of meals you are sure to enjoy? 
 May 13th, 2020




 Ken Zaparinuk, DPT Strength Training at any Age or Fitness Level Regardless of your age or fitness level, it's important to incorporate strength training along with your aerobic activity. And, it's not about getting big muscles. At all stages of life, maintaining muscle mass and muscle function is really about quality of life. Join Ken Zaparinuk, DPT, to learn specific exercises you can do to increase your strength.
 May 6th, 2020





Bec McDorman, MS, RDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager

Healthy Take Out/Delivery  Having someone else prepare your food lessens the overall burden of
shopping, meal-planning, cooking, and cleaning up, which is a big perk these days. However, even if takeout feels like a treat, it's still important to be mindful about what you order and keep it healthy — and safe. 








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