Have unexplained back pain or nausea? It could be your gallbladder. Watch Steven Stanten, M.D., chief of surgery at Alta Bates Summit, explain how he’s treating patients in less than an hour—with virtually no pain or scarring.Read More about Surgery Through Your Belly Button—by a Robot?
Angelina Jolie recently decided to have both of her breasts removed after testing positive for BRCA1, which has been called “the breast cancer gene.” Her difficult decision left one burning question in some women’s minds:Read More about Cancer Blood Tests: Would Angelina’s Decision Be Yours?
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November is national diabetes month. How much do you know about preventing type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type in the United States and can cause serious health complications. Find out if you are at risk: https://www.mylifestages.org/tools/diabetes/diabetes_quiz.page
It’s never too late to try to prevent it by making a few simple lifestyle changes, such as shedding a few extra pounds and eating a more balanced diet. Here are a few tips from the American Diabetes Association: Read More about What’s the Connection Between Fiber and Diabetes?
Olive oil and fish–are these the keys to preventing Alzheimer’s disease?
Although age is the number one risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, studies show that a Mediterranean diet not only helps prevent heart disease, but slows memory loss. In addition, some studies suggest that staying mentally active is important, so doing Sudoku and brain teasers may help.
Keeping physically active can also help your brain stay healthier as you age. Regular exercise is not only good for your brain, but can also reduce other risk factors for disease, such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis and diabetes.
Find out more by reading: “Alzheimer’s Prevention: Science Searches for How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease”
Talk with your physician to learn more about prevention. Use our online tool to Find the Doctor for You.
Have unexplained back pain or nausea? It could be your gallbladder. Watch Steven Stanten, M.D., chief of surgery at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, explain how he’s treating patients through robotic-assisted gallbladder surgery in less than an hour—with very little pain and virtually no scarring.
Known as minimally invasive gallbladder surgery, this technique was pioneered by surgeons at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in the East Bay, who performed the first two robotic single-incision gallbladder removals (cholecystectomies) with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System in April 2012. Read More about Surgery Through Your Belly Button—by a Robot?
This holiday season, spend time celebrating with your family and friends—not the flu bug.
“Don’t neglect your health because you are too busy. Simple things like getting your flu shot can help you ring in the New Year in good health, and stay well all year long,” says Sally Beazlie-Walker, D.O., who practices family medicine with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and is affiliated with Eden Medical Center.
Here are a few simple tips from Dr. Beazlie-Walker to help you and your family make this holiday the best ever. Read More about 10 Tips for Holiday Health
What’s the latest news on taking hormone therapy? Must we continue to live with the hot flashes and the sleepless nights?
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is hosting a talk by menopause expert Risa Kagan, M.D, FACOG, who specializes in gynecology at Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Kagan will discuss the latest findings on hormone therapy and menopause symptoms, and will address concerns about breast cancer.
Call 510-869-6737 to reserve your seat.
Where: Samuel Merritt University, 400 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland
When: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
On Sat., Dec. 7, come join Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and more than 100,000 spectators at the 14th annual America’s Children’s Holiday Parade in downtown Oakland!
At the parade, you’ll enjoy:
and Santa Claus!
WHAT: 14th Annual America’s Children’s Holiday Parade, sponsored by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
WHERE: Broadway and 11th Street to 20th Street to Harrison Avenue, in downtown Oakland
Learn more at http://americas-holiday-parade.com/