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World Diabetes Day Fair 2014

diabetes flyerTuesday, Nov. 18
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

Health Education Center, Bechtel Room
400 Hawthorne Ave., Oakland

Alta Bates Summit Diabetes Center and Ethnic Health Institute present:

Diabetes Education and Screenings

  • Blood Sugar
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Retinopathy (eyes)
  • Podiatry (feet)

Exhibit Booths

  • New diabetes management tools and
    community resources.

Lively Cooking Demo and Tasting

For more information, please email JohnsoJa1@sutterhealth.org
or call 510-869-8217.

 

Atrial Fibrillation: Anyone Can be at Risk

14-ABSMC-0000617_CARD_A-fib_Event_FlyerTuesday, Nov. 11

6:30-8 p.m.

Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley

Atrial fibrillation is a condition that affects your heart rhythm and is linked to an increased risk for stroke, heart failure and death. Some people with atrial fibrillation experience a sudden pounding heartbeat leading to dizziness, weakness or chest discomfort. Some have no symptoms at all.

To learn about risk factors, symptoms and treatment options, attend a free presentation by Steven Kang, M.D., heart rhythm specialist at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

Register online or call 510-869-6737 to save your seat.

 

Sutter Health’s Ebola Virus Preparation and Updated CDC Guidelines

The not-for-profit Sutter Health network of doctors, hospitals, home health and other service providers released the following statement in response to newly released guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to the treatment of patients with the Ebola virus and the safety of staff who might care for these patients.

“There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our employees, physicians, patients and communities,” said Sutter Health Chief Medical Officer Gordon Hunt, M.D. “Sutter Health’s Ebola Virus Response Planning Team has taken significant steps to prepare for the screening, isolation and treatment of Ebola patients—and our efforts continue. We’re constantly monitoring updated guidelines from the CDC and others, and we’re incorporating the newest information into our training, protective equipment and response plans. Read More

In Case of Emergency, Carry Personal Medical Records

The 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake is a good reminder that, in an emergency, you may not have access to personal medical records.

In this short video, Jeffery Leinen, M.D., FACEP, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation Urgent Care Medical Director, discusses how to prepare for any medical emergency.

Learn more about Sutter Urgent Care locations in the East Bay including Antioch and Castro Valley.

DCIS: What is “Stage Zero” Breast Cancer?

???????????????This year nearly 227,000 women in the United States will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer, according to estimates by the National Cancer Institute. But thanks to breast cancer awareness campaigns and early detection, more women than ever are getting mammograms and more cancers are being spotted early.

Many women are told they have something called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), or “Stage Zero” cancer, in which abnormal cells are found in the center of the milk-producing ducts. Before universal screening, DCIS was rare. Now DCIS and the less common lobular carcinoma in situ account for almost a quarter of new breast cancer cases — some 60,000 a year. Read More

From Antioch to Castro Valley, Sutter Health Brings Cancer Care to the Community

infusion-159It’s hard to fit everything you need to do into “normal” business hours. That’s why Sutter Health has introduced extended hours for infusion services and screening mammographies.

The infusion center at Alta Bates Summit’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has new patient areas and expanded hours thanks to Better Health East Bay (BHEB), a philanthropic foundation.

BHEB donated $2.4 million to the project, which redesigned the natural-light-filled facility at the Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berkeley. Infusions are available 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m.-noon on holidays. Read More