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?
Some interesting and unique records were set at Alta Bates Summit last week. We’ve had a long standing reputation as a high risk pregnancy center where multiple births are often welcomed into the world.
On April 7 and 8, staff and physicians were extremely busy when three sets of triplets—two sets of boys and one set of girls—were born at Alta Bates Summit within 24 hours of each other—including one set of very rare identical triplets. Read More about Three Times Three
Join us for a free discussion about the role of nutrition in management of chronic disease, Alzheimer’s and fall risk, presented by Mary Lousie Zernicke, M.S., Nutrition Program director, Merritt College.
When: Thurs., May 8, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: Bayside Park, 1440 40th Street, Emeryville
Please call Judy at 510-710-0934 to save your seat. Invite a friend.
It’s very easy to take your feet for granted, but they can cause many problems without proper care.
Podiatrist Etka Shah, DPM, from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, will lead a free discussion about feet–how to care for them, what to check for and what can happen if you neglect them.
When: Thursday, May 1, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Lake Merritt Senior Residence, 1800 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94607
This class is free. Call 510-903-3600 to save your seat. Invite a friend.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder that causes a stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of the face. If you suffer from this debilitating condition, join us at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland for support from others who know what you’re going through.
The event is free, but preregistration is required. Please call Joan at 510-531-3490 to register.
Alta Bates Summit’s Comprehensive Cancer Center offers support for those suffering from peripheral neuropathy, a condition often experienced by people undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
Come to our free support group if you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy–a tingling, burning and/or numbness or high sensitivity that usually begins in the fingers and toes or hands and feet. We’ll discuss how this condition impacts your life, share coping techniques and provide a supportive place to discuss the challenges that neuropathy presents.
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When: The group meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley
The group is FREE, but pre-registration is required.
For more information and to pre-register, call Kathy Orsini, MSW, at 510-204-4330. Individuals with non-chemotherapy peripheral neuropathy can visit phhelp.org, as this session only covers chemotherapy peripheral neuropathy.
One of the first faces you’ll likely see when walking into Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is one of our terrific volunteers.
From registration and escorting patients and families to staffing our gift shops–members of our Volunteer Association tirelessly donate their time and energy to help us create a caring environment.
By partnering with patients and staff, volunteers help provide a personalized, healing environment and well-being to our patients, their families and our communities every day. Read More about Celebrating Our Volunteers During National Volunteer Week, April 6-12
When the painful contractions began the morning of Nov. 16, 2007, Kathy Rantz and her husband, Rich, had no idea that their daughter Brooklyn would be born prematurely just two days later. Weighing just 1 pound, 5 ounces, her chances for survival were very slim.
“Brooklyn wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the outstanding care she received at Alta Bates in Berkeley,” says Kathy. “I make it my mission to share our story with anyone and everyone who’ll listen.” Read More about Born Too Soon: Brooklyn’s Story