During this traditional time of giving, many of us in the East Bay are moved to share the joy of the season by donating our time or money to local charities. Every contribution and donation is important, but one donation often overlooked during the holidays is the gift of life: donating blood.Read More about Don’t Forget the Gift of Life
One in six people across the United States go hungry. To help provide nutritious meals for those less fortunate, Sutter Health donated $50,000 to three East Bay food banks.Read More about Sutter Health Donation to the East Bay Feeds Many in Need This Holiday Season
Have unexplained back pain or nausea? It could be your gallbladder. Watch Steven Stanten, M.D., chief of surgery at Alta Bates Summit, explain how he’s treating patients in less than an hour—with virtually no pain or scarring.Read More about Surgery Through Your Belly Button—by a Robot?
Gallbladder disease is one of the most common diseases among adults. In the U.S., it is estimated that more than 18 million people have the disease and it is twice as common in women–especially women who have had multiple childbirths. Or perhaps you suffer from heartburn symptoms that aren’t relieved by medications.
Come to an informative presentation by Alta Bates Summit surgeon Steven Stanten, M.D., that will cover new treatment options for these common diseases. This event is FREE, but reservations are required by calling 510-869-6737.
What: Have You Been Diagnosed with Gallbladder Disease?
When: Wed., Jan. 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Claremont Hotel, Sonoma Room, 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley
Hospitals must ensure that blood and blood products are available whenever needed–and not just during emergencies and trauma situations–so your blood donation is very important.
“Most people don’t know that blood is also given to patients like premature babies in our newborn intensive care unit, cancer patients receiving chemo therapy, surgical patients and patients with severe infection or anemia,” says Dr. Shaieb. “Patients are given donated blood whenever they cannot make enough red blood cells, platelets, or clotting factors or if more blood is being lost than their body can produce.”
What: Eden Medical Center Blood Drive
When: Monday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: The blood drive will be held at the Conference Center in the medical office building, 20101 Lake Chabot Road, 2nd floor. Drop ins are welcome! Although it’s not necessary to make an appointment, if you’d like to do so, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-BEADONOR.
See below for details. Come join us!
What: FREE Keys to Living Well with Diabetes (2-part class)
When: Wed., Jan. 8 and 15, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Access Keys to Living Well with Diabetes
What: FREE Diabetes and Your Feet: Staying a Step Ahead
When: Wed. Jan. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Access Diabetes and Your Feet: Staying a Step Ahead online
What: Insulin Pump Support Group for Diabetics
When: Tues. Feb. 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: Call 510-727-3032 for more information
Every contribution and donation is important, but one donation often overlooked during the holidays is the gift of life: donating blood.
While we usually know where our monetary or food donations go, do you know where your blood donation goes and whose life you are helping to save? Read More about Don’t Forget the Gift of Life
Sutter Medical Network (SMN) Quality Care Awards were recently received by three East Bay Region physicians: Jeff Burack, M.D. (internal medicine, East Bay AIDS Center), Olivia Lang, M.D. (pediatrician) and Samantha Malm, M.D. (family medicine, SEBMF).
The SMN Quality Care Award is presented to three primary care physicians in each region–one family medicine physician, one internal medicine physician and one pediatrician–with the highest overall Quality Pay for Performance mean scores compared to all other eligible clinicians in his or her region.
Physicians were recognized for working diligently to ensure their patients receive the preventive care and screenings that they need—an important factor for health care consumers choosing where they seek care.
All SMN affiliated medical foundations and IPAs that reported quality data to Sutter Health in 2012 were eligible to participate. As the SMN expands its measurement set in 2014 to non-primary care areas, sub-specialists will also be eligible for the award.
To help provide nutritious meals for those less fortunate this holiday season, Sutter Health donated $50,000 to three East Bay food banks: Read More about Sutter Health Donation to the East Bay Feeds Many in Need This Holiday Season
Have unexplained back pain or nausea? It could be your gallbladder. Watch Steven Stanten, M.D., chief of surgery at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, explain how he’s treating patients through robotic-assisted gallbladder surgery in less than an hour—with very little pain and virtually no scarring.
Known as minimally invasive gallbladder surgery, this technique was pioneered by surgeons at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in the East Bay, who performed the first two robotic single-incision gallbladder removals (cholecystectomies) with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System in April 2012. Read More about Surgery Through Your Belly Button—by a Robot?