Community Health Events

Community health events scheduled by Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland and Berkeley, California

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center to Host Diabetes Health Fair on Nov. 14

Posted on Nov 8, 2017

An estimated 100,000 individuals in Alameda County have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes but many more may be unaware they have the disease. Untreated, diabetes can lead to kidney failure, vision problems, heart and circulatory issues and a host of complications that exacerbate other health problems.

Learn from the Experts on How to Live Well With Diabetes
On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Alta Bates Summit and Samuel Merritt University’s Ethnic Health Institute will host a free Diabetes Health Fair that will include free diabetes screenings for blood sugar and cholesterol, blood pressure and retinopathy (eyes). The event will also feature presentations by certified diabetes educators specializing in diabetes and management of the disease. Read More

Help in Managing Lingering Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

?????????The effects of breast cancer treatment can linger for months or years. It’s common to wonder how your body should feel during this time and to worry about signs that cancer is coming back.

“It’s not so much ‘getting back to normal’ as it is finding out what’s normal for you now,” says Risa Kagan, M.D., FACOG; Sutter Health gynecologist. “Your new normal may include making changes in the way you eat, the things you do and your sources of support.”

These tips from the National Cancer Institute can help with the most common challenges for breast cancer survivors: Read More

Take Action to Prevent Fall-Related Injuries

Posted on Sep 4, 2015

Mature couple hand in hand, splashing in surf, smilingBy Chris Graham
Eden Medical Center

Fall-related injuries are a serious health threat to older adults, who are five times more likely to be hospitalized after a fall than for any other accident.

At least 20 to 30 percent of falls in older adults lead to serious injuries, such as hip fractures and head injuries.

What can you do to prevent a fall? Safeguard your independence by reducing your risks at home and in your daily activities. Read More

Join Us in the Fight to Knock Out Diabetes

Posted on Jun 1, 2015

Together, we can prevent – and knock out – diabetes!

Join us for this free event:

  • Boxing workshops
  • Healthy Filipino food demonstrations
  • Health screenings and community resources

For additional information, call 510-869-8223.

Knock out diabetes eventWhere & When

Date June 27, 2015
Time 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost Free
Venue The Kennel Boxing Gym
Address 3051 Teagarden St.
San Leandro, CA 94577

Class Registration

Register online by June 22.

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Learn About Alternatives for Coping with Chronic Pain

Posted on Jun 1, 2015

Young East Bay woman with shoulder painLearn how alternative treatments can combine with or replace pain medications — without side effects. Join Shefali Patel, Ph.D., Alta Bates Summit neuropsychologist, for a presentation on alternatives for coping with chronic pain, such as relaxation exercises and guided imagery.

Where & When

Date June 9, 2015
Speaker
Shefali Patel, Ph.D.
Neuropsychologist
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Maffly Auditorium, Herrick Campus
2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley
Time 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost Free

Class Registration

Call 510-204-4503.

Attend Our Monthly Stroke Education and Support Group

Posted on May 25, 2015

newrehab Greba on treadmillOn June 2, learn about rehabilitation, coping techniques, stroke prevention and other resources at this education and support group for stroke survivors, their families and friends.

The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Summit campus, at 350 Hawthorne Ave. in Oakland.

Learn about Regional Rehabilitation Services at Alta Bates Summit.