Don’t let urinary incontinence slow you down. Anna Frick, M.D., MPH, can help you regain the life you love.Read More about Reclaim the Right to Laugh Yourself Silly
One in every three adults has high blood pressure, but many don’t know it. Know your numbers.Read More about The Silent Killer: Do You Have High Blood Pressure?
Don’t panic if you’ve got the flu! Get back on your feet in no time with these flu tips from Kelly Welsh, M.D.Read More about Got the Flu? 5 Secrets for Feeling Better Faster
Are you doing everything you can to protect your kids against meningitis? Find out from infectious disease specialist John Swartzberg, M.D., FACP.Read More about One Children’s Vaccine You Shouldn’t Forget
You know the old saying “Life is too short?” Well there’s some truth to it so join us for a candid conversation about preparing for end of life issues.
Bring your loved ones along because this FREE presentation from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center may just spark up a necessary conversation that everyone is trying to avoid.
When: Thursday, March 11, 2014, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Where: Merritt Pavillion, Fir Room, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland, 94609
Contact: The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please call 510-869-6737 to reserve your seat and get parking information.
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“Mary” had been an active and vibrant woman, but slowly lost interest in the activities she loved. Then she saw urogynecologist Anna Frick, M.D., MPH, who helped her regain the life she had lost.
“When Mary came to me, she was suffering from severe urge urinary incontinence,” recounts Dr. Frick, an Alta Bates Summit affiliated doctor who practices with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEMBF). “She was on medical leave from work, did not want to leave the house and had stopped exercising. She was incredibly frustrated and embarrassed by her frequent, unpredictable leakage of urine.”
Dr. Frick is one of only a few board-certified, fellowship-trained urogynecologists in the East Bay. She was among the first in the nation to become certified as a subspecialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (urogynecology). So, when Mary came to her for treatment, Dr. Frick could give her a number of treatment options. Read More about Reclaim the Right to Laugh Yourself Silly
One in every three adults has high blood pressure, but many don’t know it.
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is often called the silent killer because it has no symptoms. But if left untreated, it can lead to stroke, heart attacks and kidney disease. Read More about The Silent Killer: Do You Have High Blood Pressure?
Free blood pressure screenings at the “Frank E. Staggers Sr., M.D., Hypertension Education and Screening Sunday” on Feb. 23
Facilitated by Alta Bates Summit’s Ethnic Health Institute, this event will take place at 30 different locations in the East Bay, offering free blood pressure screenings by volunteer nurses and doctors who can answer your health questions.
What: Free blood pressure screenings and information
When: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014
Find out more about the event here: Ethnic Health Institute
Join Eden Medical Center staff for this fun, FREE, interactive presentation and learn how to better manage your food choices to control high blood pressure and to lower our risk of heart disease.
Get tips on how to reduce sodium intake, how to read food labels, and how to make healthy meal choices, either when cooking or dining out.
When: Feb. 25, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Ashland Community Center, 1530 167th Ave, San Leandro, CA 94578
For more information or to reserve your space, call 510-886-7733. Visit our website of classes.
Staying active and engaged is the best medicine for us not only physically, but mentally–keeping our heart healthy is just one way.
Come to Eden Medical Center’s free class and understand what increases your chances of developing heart disease and learn how you can lower your risk so you can stay on top of your game.
When: Feb. 27, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: San Leandro Community Senior Center, 13909 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94578
Call 510-577-3462 to register. Visit our website of classes.