In the News: Robert Schoene, M.D.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

How did the 16-year-old stowaway on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 survive in the plane’s wheel well for 5.5 hours, enduring frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen?

Dr. Schoene, pulmonologist and critical disease medicine specialist with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, answers this question on KCBS Radio 106.9 FM  and on CNN with Anderson Cooper. Since 1947, only about 25 percent of the 105 stowaways aboard airplanes worldwide have survived.

Can Anyone Survive in a Plane’s Wheel Well?

Dr. Schoene, pulmonologist and critical disease medicine specialist with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, interviewed on CNN with Anderson Cooper.

Dr. Schoene has done extensive research in exercise and high altitude medicine. His book High Altitude Medicine and Physiology is the world’s only authorized text on high altitude medicine and physiology.

 

Don’t Remember Driver’s Ed? Our Safe Driving Refresher Course Will Help You Remember!

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

Driver's hands on steering wheel

Take a refresher course on safety techniques, defensive driving, vehicle handling, and more from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland. Learn everything you need to know to  brush up on your skills in our Safe Driving Refresher Course.

  • When: Saturday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Herrick Campus, 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley , CA 94704; Maffly Auditorium

Call 510-869-6737 to register. Invite a friend.

 

Three Times Three

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

The first set of triplets to be born, Julian, Daniel and Eli, (April 7) was discharged on Friday, April 11, wearing knitted hats made by Alta Bates Summit volunteers

The first set of triplets to be born, Julian, Daniel and Eli, (April 7) was discharged on Friday, April 11, wearing knitted hats made by Alta Bates Summit volunteers.

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

Food for Thought–A Tasteful Discussion on Nutrition and Aging

Posted on Apr 10, 2014

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 Grilled salmon and vegetablesZernicke, 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.

 

Appreciate Your Feet!

Posted on Apr 10, 2014

feet wearing yellow socksIt’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 Support Group

Posted on Apr 9, 2014

diverse group of women
Join Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Maryanne Ward, nurse practitioner, for a supportive discussion on trigeminal neuralgia.

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.

  • When: Saturday, May 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Elm Conference Room, 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland

The event is free, but preregistration is required. Please call Joan at 510-531-3490 to register.

 

 

Chemotherapy Peripheral Neuropathy Education and Support Group

Posted on Apr 3, 2014

Tulip flowers against skyAlta 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.

You’ll also learn about:

  • Nutrition and acupuncture
  • Falls risk/balance awareness
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

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.