Posts Tagged "Oakland/Berkeley"

Explore the Options: Living Well With Osteoarthritis

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.

Benjamin Busfield, M.D.

Benjamin Busfield, M.D.

“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

Welcome at the Table: Festive Meals for All Diets

Fresh VegetablesPreparing and sharing a festive meal is a timeless way to connect with loved ones. With a little kitchen wisdom you can create a potluck dish or a whole meal that’s delicious for those with a food intolerance or particular diet plan.

“We’re increasingly aware the food we eat affects our health and wellness,” says Stacy M. DeRosa, R.D., clinical dietitian-outpatient services, at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. “A healthful nutrition plan includes more plant-based foods, fewer processed items, and less added fat and sugar.”

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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.