One in six people across the United States go hungry – that includes many right here in the East Bay.To help provide meals for those in need, Alta Bates Summit and Sutter Health donated $25,000 to the Alameda County Food Bank.Read More about Sutter Donation Feeds Many in Need This Holiday Season
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?
One in six people across the United States go hungry – that includes many right here in the East Bay.To help provide meals for those in need, Alta Bates Summit and Sutter Health donated $25,000 to the Alameda County Food Bank. Read More about Sutter Donation Feeds Many in Need This Holiday Season
Tired of your asthma or that of a loved one running your life? Get back in control.
Asthma is a chronic disease involving inflammation (irritation) of the airways that makes breathing difficult.
Asthma affects your quality of life and can cause:
• Shortness of breath
• Excess mucus that clogs airways
• Chest tightness
• Difficulty exercising
While asthma cannot be cured, it can be controlled. Learn how through our Asthma Resource Center at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland.
Learn how to manage your diabetes by healthy eating, exercise, self-monitoring, medication and more through our diabetes self-management classes.
Our American Diabetes Association-recognized program includes a four-class series covering healthy eating, exercise, self-monitoring, medication, preventing complications and more.
Classes are offered on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please check online for class dates and registration: diabetes self-management courses.
Talk with your doctor to find out your blood sugar levels and the next steps for taking care of your health. Use our online tool: Find the Doctor for You.
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 helps not only to prevent heart disease, but also to slow 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 about 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.
Lifestyle choices can affect your chances for developing breast cancer.
Some risk factors, like age or family history, you can’t control, but here are five things you can: Read More about 5 Tips for Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk
The American Cancer Society marks the third Thursday of November each year as the “Great American Smokeout” to encourage smokers to make a plan to quit smoking. Join thousands of others around the nation to make a pledge for better health!
Quitting smoking is not easy, that’s why Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is here to help.
Take our online test–the stages-of-change approach, which suggests that to make positive change, people must go through distinct stages from not thinking about quitting to actually quitting.
Find out what stage you’re at and if you’re ready to quit: Quit Smoking Now.
Talk with your doctor to devise a smoking cessation plan. Use our online tool to Find the Doctor for You.
Feeling a little blue during the holidays may be normal, but when it’s disrupting your life, it may be depression.
One out of 10 people in the U.S. suffers from depression and never seeks treatment.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s online screenings can help you identify symptoms that may be consistent with depression, and get treatment if needed. Talk to a doctor by using our online tool to Find the Doctor for You.