Healthier Living From Head to Toe, a Special Health and Wellness Series presented at the Palm Springs Public Library

On Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. the Palm Springs Public Library, in partnership with the Eisenhower Medical Center, will present Healthier Living From Head to Toe: Brain Fitness—Peak Performance with Sheda Heidarian, M.D. This is this first in a series of special lectures focused on health and wellness that will be presented this season. Dr. Heidarian will provide some insight on this important concept and then we will watch a film.

Neuroscience has shown that our brains are plastic, constantly seeking new challenges and new stimuli. Our daily choices can drive this plasticity in either positive or negative direction, making our later years rich and enjoyable or predictable and limited. Keeping ourselves sharp, engaged, and on the ball is critical to our emotional and physical well-being. In the film Brain Fitness—Peak Performance, host Peter Coyote leads a journey to explore the extraordinary levels of skill and ability involved in music, sports, and language and how we can apply these lessons of experts in these fields to our own lives.

The event is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited so   ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED. Please call an Eisenhower Representative at 760-969-7770 ext. 7560 to reserve your seat at the Library. The lecture and film will be presented in The Learning Center at the Library. 

Dr. Sheda Heidarian is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Heidarian then received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Edison, New Jersey before completing her residency in internal medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Heidarian then finished a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center/North Shore Health System in Long Island, New York.

While attending medical school, Dr. Heidarian earned honors in internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, psychiatry, emergency medicine, neurology and endocrinology. In 2008, Dr. Heidarian developed a teaching module on delirium, for interns and medical residents at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/North Shore Health System; she also developed a geriatrics curriculum for medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

As the valley’s only not-for-profit hospital, Eisenhower Medical Center has provided high quality, compassionate care for nearly 40 years through a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and emergency facilities. Situated on a 130-acre campus in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Eisenhower Medical Center is a dynamic, progressive health care complex comprised of a 542-bed hospital, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower and the Betty Ford Center on the Eisenhower campus. Eisenhower not only offers the highest quality health care for residents and visitors, but additionally provides a broad range of educational programs for the public, and for health care professionals.


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