Narsai’s Poached Pear With Non-fat Chocolate and Raspberry Sauces

Posted on Mar 31, 2014

Narsai's Poached Pear With Non-fat Chocolate and Raspberry Sauces

Recipe © 2005 by Narsai M. David

Welcome spring in good health with these succulent pears covered in creamy chocolate and delicious raspberry sauces. Read More

Love Your Heart With Healthy Eating

Posted on Mar 31, 2014

vegetables and fruitGive your heart a chance by learning about the basics of heart failure. Then find out why it’s important to follow your dietary recommendations, proper nutrition for heart health and why taste buds change after heart failure.

Come find out about heart healthy eating at our free event!

When: April 24, 2014, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: Carlton Plaza San Leandro, 1000 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

Call 510-869-6737 to reserve your seat.

National Doctors’ Day

Posted on Mar 25, 2014

stethoscopeSunday, March 30, is National Doctors’ Day. It is a day to celebrate and honor the many contributions of physicians who serve our community by caring for its citizens.

Thank You to Our Doctors

At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, it is our mission to improve the health and well-being of people in the communities we serve. Physicians play a vital role as we work towards fulfilling this mission. On Doctors’ Day, we invite you to join us in expressing appreciation to the physicians that serve on our medical staff at Alta Bates Summit. Read More

Mock Tumor Board–Breast Cancer Cases

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

Learn how a multidisciplinary panel of clinicians from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center reviews breast cancer cases to determine the best course of treatment.

High angle view of a Monarch butterfly pollinating a flower (Danaus plexippus)When: Thurs., March 27, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Providence Pavilion, Family Resource Center, 3100 Summit St., Oakland

Call 510-204-5656 to save your seat to this free event.  For more information, visit our Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Website: Mock Tumor Board

Bone Health Fair

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

Hear the latest on bone health from a local expert, get screened and enjoy a bone-healthy lunch, sponsored by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

Skeleton sketches of four skeletons in motion


When: Wed., March 26, from 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Where: The Lake Merritt Senior Residence, 1800 Madison St., Oakland

Call 510-903-3600 to reserve your space. For more information, please see our Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Website: Bone Health Fair.

Join Us at the 2014 March for Babies Walk

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

Young girl walking between her parents holding hands

Walk with us at 9 a.m. on Sat., April 26, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, and give hope to babies born sick or premature.

Together, we can raise money to support programs in our community and help moms to have healthy, full-term pregnancies. The March for Babies also funds life-saving research to find answers to serious problems that can threaten the health of babies.

Please get involved and help every baby have a healthy start in life. Join your team today!

Samuel Merritt University Invites YOU to … Get to Know Your Brain!

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

drawing of the brain and its regionsCome to our FREE, FUN, FAMILY EVENT, and learn “brainiac” facts on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Samuel Merritt University.

“Get to Know Your Brain” is a free, educational event designed for all ages and presented by Barb Puder, Ph.D., associate professor and Neuro-educator, Department of Basic Sciences, at Samuel Merritt University (SMU). The main objective is to make the wonders of neuroscience and the benefits of learning about the brain more accessible to the greater community to encourage healthy choices. Speakers, exhibits and hands-on activities will provide unique opportunities to educate visitors about the importance of the brain as a complex organ.

Learn about the Brain and How it works
10:00 a.m.: Welcome and Neuroanatomy
10:30 a.m.: Mindfulness Techniques to Improve Cognition; Reduce Stress
12:15 p.m.: Lifestyle and Nutrition for Brain Health
2:00 p.m.: Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the Brain

: Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Location: SAMUEL MERRITT UNIVERSITY Health Education Center, 400 Hawthorne Ave. Oakland, CA 94609; Parking: Enter garage at 3131 Summit St. or 435 Hawthorne Ave.

Questions about the event?
Contact Barb Puder, Ph.D., email: or visit Get to Know Your Brain!

Link to Brain Awareness Program at Samuel Merritt University
For more information on Dr. Barb Puder and Brain Awareness Outreach please go to: