Screen and Your Sleep: The Impact of Nighttime Use

Posted on Aug 1, 2014

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We use electronic devices in every room – should we keep our electronics out of the bedroom? Sleep specialist Joanna Cooper, M.D., will discuss the most current findings regarding the effect of electronic devices on our sleep.

According to Dr. Cooper, a neurologist with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, the timing of sleep and wakefulness is controlled by two areas in the brain. One is highly sensitive to light and drives wakefulness, while the other (the pineal gland) secretes melatonin when the light dims in the evening. Thus we humans are programmed to fall asleep after dark.

Joanna Cooper

Dr. Joanna Cooper, will discuss the effects of electronic devices on sleep at a free presentation on Tuesday, August 26.

When: Tuesday, August 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
To reserve a seat, call (510) 869-6737 or click here to register online.
Where: Claremont Hotel, Monterey Room, located at 41 Tunnel Road in Berkeley.

Free Radicals and Antioxidants

Posted on Jul 28, 2014

????????????????????Free radicals? Antioxidants? Have you heard these terms but still have questions? Registered dietitian Stacy Abbatiello will talk about what these terms mean and why there is so much talk about them, give an overview of the latest research, and tell you which of these you want in your food.

When: Thursday, August 7, 2 to 3 p.m.
Where: Fir Rooms, Merritt Pavilion, Summit Campus
350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland
Call (510) 869-6737 to save your seat at this free presentation.

Come Out and Join Us to Celebrate Alta Bates Summit’s New Merritt Pavilion on July 27

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Bring your family and join us for the grand opening celebration of Alta Bates Summit’s new Merritt Pavilion! The event will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Tour the New Facility
Alta Bates Summit staff members will explain and showcase several areas of the new pavilion, including:
• 2nd Floor: Acute Rehabilitation, Rehab Treatment Gyms and Occupational Therapy Kitchen
• 3rd Floor: Patient Rooms, Patient Dining Area, Isolation Room
• 10th Floor: Medical Surgical Unit, Patient Care Nursing Station, Bariatric Room

The new pavilion features spectacular panoramic views of the East Bay and San Francisco in a beautiful healing environment.

Fun Activities
Guests can snap a souvenir picture in an interactive photo booth and purchase delicacies from local food trucks. You can also enjoy the new Plaza Park located across from the main entrance of the new pavilion.

Grand Opening Celebration!
When: Sunday, July 27, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland

Please RSVP  to let us know you’re coming.
Phone: (510) 869-8289 or email: RSVPComm@sutterhealth.org

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Alta Bates Summit Medical Center as one of the ‘Best Hospitals’

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

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Join Us at the Merritt Pavilion Grand Opening

Posted on Jul 9, 2014

tower day timeBring your family and join us for the grand opening celebration of Alta Bates Summit’s new Merritt Pavilion! The event will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to tour the new building, snap a souvenir picture in an interactive photo booth and purchase delicacies from local food trucks.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s new Merritt Pavilion offers a calming and healing environment – continuing a nearly 110-year tradition of providing exceptional patient care to our community. The pavilion offers spectacular panoramic views of the East Bay and San Francisco in a beautiful healing environment.
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Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You?

Posted on Jul 8, 2014

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Seal

The Alta Bates Summit Bariatric Care Program is designated by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Do you have questions about bariatric surgery? Are you wondering if this is the right step for you?
Come to this presentation by the team from Alta Bates Summit’s Bariatric Center of Excellence and have your questions answered.

When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette

Cost: Free event, but please, pre-register.

Contact: For more information and to pre-register, call 510-869-8972. Click here to learn more about the Alta Bates Summit Bariatric Care Program.

 

Diabetes – What’s the Latest?

Posted on Jul 8, 2014

Diabetes concept glucometer for glucose level blood test with fruit and vegetables in background of glucometerDiabetes has been linked to obesity, metabolic syndrome, kidney failure and stroke… what’s the connection? Are we any closer to a cure for diabetes? Elena Geels, registered dietitian and diabetes educator, will give an update on diabetes.

Wednesday, July 23
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Fir Rooms, Merritt Pavilion, Summit Campus
350 Hawthorne Ave, Oakland

Call 510-869-6737 to save your seat at this free presentation.