A diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), raises many questions. Is it cancer? Is it life threatening? What is the treatment? Learn more from one of our experts.Read More about DCIS: What is “Stage Zero” Breast Cancer?
Nasal Flu Vaccine Approved For Children 2 Years And Older. Learn more about whether the nasal flu vaccine is the right option for your child.Read More about For Kids 2 to 8, Nasal Spray Vaccine Brings New Meaning to Flu Shot
Sutter Health has extended hours for infusion services and screening mammographiesRead More about From Antioch to Castro Valley, Sutter Health Brings Cancer Care to the Community
Sutter Health’s East Bay AIDS Center (EBAC) at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is the only Northern California team of investigators to receive a $6 million state-sponsored grant to explore how best to implement an HIV prevention pill among high-risk HIV-uninfected young people.
HIV infection rates are rising, especially among young African-American men who have sex with men, and among other young gay men of color in Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley and other East Bay communities.
“We want to break down barriers preventing young people from seeking help and reduce the impact of HIV on our community,” says Jeffrey Burack, M.D., M.P.P., principal investigator and co-medical director of EBAC. “Through our outreach and education program we want to identify individuals who should be tested and who may not have access to compassionate, non-judgmental sexual health care. If you are HIV negative, we want to help you develop a personalized plan to stay negative. If you are positive, we want to help get you into successful treatment.”
If you are caring for a loved one, please join us for a day of information,
support and resources. You will learn specific techniques for self-care
and discover creative and practical outlets to express your feelings and
manage your stress.
Saturday, Oct. 18
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Samuel Merritt University
400 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
To reserve your space for this free community event, please
RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 15 to 877-390-9000 or email
Water is vital to caring for patients, maintaining proper hygiene and keeping a clean environment. So, how can health care facilities join the common effort to conserve water?
Landscaping, irrigation and outdoor washing have been reduced and all Sutter Health facilities are reviewing water consumption and looking for ways to save.
“I think the public expects to see that rather than lush green lawns during a drought,” says Susan Frank, president of Suma Landscaping Inc., which maintains the grounds at all Alta Bates Summit campuses.
The goal is to permanently reduce water use while providing patients with high-quality care and personal service.
Below are the steps taken to conserve water across the Sutter Health East Bay Region:
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Eden Medical Center
Sutter Delta Medical Center
All three Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay rank in the top 12 among the San Francisco Bay Area’s 46 hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” guide. The report ranked Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Eden Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center among California’s 440 hospitals as follows: Read More about U.S. News & World Report recognizes Alta Bates Summit Medical Center as one of the ‘Best Hospitals’
A year ago, Cinthia Zapien – a 21-year-old college student with a bright future – learned that she had a genetic heart disorder that put her at risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest. Cinthia has Long QT Syndrome, a rare abnormality of the heart’s electrical activity that causes dangerous heart arrhythmias. Cinthia started suffering fainting spells and other symptoms about five years ago and much of her father’s side of the family all suffers from the same disorder.
“My aunt and three of her daughters have the same condition and one of my cousins died when she was 11,” said Cinthia. “All of my sisters and my father are being monitored for Long QT Syndrome as well.”
“OMG! U c Emily? She’s a G4N GF!” Translated in parent-speak this means, “Oh my God! You see Emily? She’s a good for nothing girlfriend.”
Remember the days when playground bullies only stole milk money? Today, cyberbullies reach way beyond the playground, through cyberspace and deep within personal lives to humiliate their victims in front of an audience of hundreds, thousands or more, instantaneously.
“Cyberbullying is the most common online risk for teens,” says Derek Johnson, D.O., Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation family medicine specialist. “Unlike face-to-face confrontations, cyberbullying is often anonymous, can travel further and faster, ‘goes viral’ through endless replication, and can leave an essentially permanent digital footprint.”
Read More about Helping Your Kids Stay Safe in the Virtual World
Our first round of heat is headed for the Bay Area. With the thermometer heading higher in some local areas this weekend, we are reminded of: spare the air, hum of air conditioners and fans and a few healthy tips.
While it doesn’t happen often, a heat wave in the Bay Area can have unwanted affects if we don’t take proper precautions. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center physicians have some hints that can help keep you and yours out of trouble and hopefully out of a local Emergency Department.
Listen to your local news. When the thermometer rises, there are precautions that can be taken that will keep you and yours safe. Read More about Don’t Let the Heat Get You Down!