Golf, family time, long walks with the dog: Hip and knee pain are not on your to-do list. And thanks to the variety of treatment options, osteoarthritis patients can stay active and maintain a high quality of life.
From ice and heat applications to arthroscopy to total joint replacement, well-informed patients choose not to become sedentary or to live with pain.
“These patients are more demanding in a good way,” says Benjamin Busfield, M.D., FAAOS, an orthopedic surgeon with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation. “They demand quality lifestyles. “ Read More about Explore the Options: Living Well With Osteoarthritis
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
- Retinopathy (eyes)
- Podiatry (feet)
- New diabetes management tools and
Lively Cooking Demo and Tasting
For more information, please email JohnsoJa1@sutterhealth.org
or call 510-869-8217.
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.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common problem that affects almost 44 percent of U.S. adults each month.
GERD is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing serious irritation and heartburn. Left untreated, it can lead to a pre-cancerous condition called Barrett’s esophagus. That’s why it’s important to understand the signs and
symptoms of GERD, what causes it, when to see the doctor and the new minimally-invasive treatments available.
Presented by Wilson Tsai, M.D., a board-certified thoracic surgeon and medical director of Esophageal and Thoracic Surgery at Eden Medical Center.
Tuesday, Oct. 28
San Leandro Library
San Leandro, CA 94577
If you are caring for a loved one, please join us for a day of information,
support and resources. You will learn specific techniques for self-care
and discover creative and practical outlets to express your feelings and
manage your stress.
Saturday, Oct. 18
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Samuel Merritt University
400 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
To reserve your space for this free community event, please
RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 15 to 877-390-9000 or email
There are 15 physicians planning to provide presentations during the event. They will be divided into three separate panels and will be available for a question and answer session as well.
When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it is downright frightening, and it impacts whole household. This event will help provide answers.
Here are some common questions we hope to help answer:
- “Will a mastectomy completely reduce my chance of getting breast cancer?”
- “How can I have prostate cancer and have no symptoms?”
- “Why do I need colonoscopy, I am fifty and healthy ”
- “Why did my chest X-ray miss my lung cancer?”
- “Doesn’t all chemotherapy cause people to become really sick? Do I have to quit my job? ”
- “Why did my mammogram miss my breast cancer?”
- “My mother does not want to talk about my breast cancer?”
- “Aren’t I too young to develop lung cancer?”
- “Isn’t breast cancer inherited on the mother’s side only? Should I get genetic testing? ”
- “Will a biopsy of my cancer spread the cancer through my body? That is what happened to my friend! ”
- “Should I get screened for prostate cancer?”
Here is the panel of physician experts expected to present:
- Nicola Ally, M.D.
- Jonathan Chin, M.D.
- Saurin Shah, M.D.
- Margaret Seaver, M.D.
- Kenneth Chao, M.D.
- Kasara Karamlou, M.D.
- Jewel Johl, M.D.
- Bimal Patel, M.D.
- Hsien-Wen Hsu, M.D.
- Bobby Glickman, M.D.
- Wilson Tong, M.D.
- Guatam Prasad, M.D., Ph.D.
- Mary Cardoza, M.D.
- Phillip Polido, M.D.
- Om Rawal, M.D.
We will also have more information about:
- Advance Directive
- Health Insurance
- Breast Cancer Screening Program
- Mammogram Myth Buster
If you would like to learn more, you can email Kitt Kelly, oncology resource nurse, at KellyKi@sutterhealth.org