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?
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.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is offering this free support group for younger women who have been recently diagnosed and are receiving treatment for breast cancer.
Meet other young women who are facing issues of fertility, caring for young children, new careers, relationships and body image.
Learn about breast cancer treatment and how other women cope with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and breast reconstruction
What: Breast Cancer Support Group for Younger Women
Where: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center at the Summit Campus 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland, in the Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center
When: Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Pre-Registration for this free program is required. Please call 510-655-4000, ext. 4980, for more information.
Congratulations to Alta Bates Summit for being named the 2013 Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Fit-Friendly Worksites.
The medical center received this for its commitment to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for all employees.
“This a great accomplishment and wonderful investment in the health of our employees,” says Mary Pelkey, human resources administrative director.
The AHA honors organizations, like Alta Bates Summit, for making employee health a priority through activities such as: Read More about We’re Fit!
Reclaim the Right to Laugh Yourself Silly
It’s no fun to swallow a laugh, stifle a sneeze or suppress a cough just because you’re afraid of a little leakage. More than 13 million people in the U.S. struggle with urinary incontinence, including one out of every four women.
Come hear urogynecologist Anna Frick, M.D., discuss options for managing female continence. Then get back to having all the fun you deserve.
When: Thursday, March 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Lafayette Library and Learning Center. 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549
Call 510-869-6737 to save your seat.
“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?
Most of us know that eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, high fiber foods on a daily basis and fish twice per week decreases the risk of heart disease.
When a person decides to make a diet change following years of unhealthy eating habits, switching those habits may be tough at first. Dietitian Corilee Watters, Ph.D., R.D., clinical nutrition manager at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and advocate for the American Heart Association offers some insight: Read More about February Is Heart Month–Eat Healthier for Your Heart’s Sake