That burning sensation: What you need to know about heartburn

Posted on Aug 1, 2014

????????????If you’ve ever experienced heartburn – also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD – you know how uncomfortable it can be. Approximately seven million people in the U.S. experience some symptoms of GERD. Besides heartburn, GERD symptoms can fall into two categories. Typical symptoms include regurgitation, bloating, or an acidic taste in the back of the mouth. Less common symptoms include asthma, persistent coughing, shortness of breath and even recurrent pneumonia. These less frequent symptoms are often misdiagnosed and the root cause never recognized. Read More

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Eden Medical Center as one of the ‘Best Hospitals’

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

????????????????????????????????????????????????????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 Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center among California’s 440 hospitals as follows: Read More

Eden Medical Center Welcomes New CEO Terry Glubka

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

Terry GlubkaSutter Health is pleased to announce that today, Terry Glubka, R.N., MBA, became the new CEO of Eden Medical Center. Terry is the eighth CEO, and the first woman to hold the post, in Eden’s 60-year history.

Eden Medical Center is an award-winning, 130-bed hospital and trauma center that treats 37,000 emergency room and 1,300 trauma patients a year in a brand new hospital setting. It is one of the largest employers in central Alameda County, with more than 1,100 employees. Read More

Eden Medical Center’s Run to the Lake 5K/10K: Kid’s Dash and Free Health Expo

Posted on Jul 10, 2014

castro valley fun run

Come join us for the 16th Annual Run to the Lake at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley!

There’s something for everyone–a 5K walk/run, 10K run and kid’s dash!

Eden Medical Center is also hosting a free health expo featuring music, giveaways, refreshments, health information, free health screenings, and an expired medication drop-off center.

Both 5K and 10K courses run from Eden Medical Center to Lake Chabot Park and back. The 5K course is on paved surfaces while the 10K course winds along the rolling west trail of beautiful Lake Chabot with paved and trail paths.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

7:30-10:30 a.m. Free Health Expo

8:00 a.m. 5K/10K Start

9:30 a.m. Kids Dash Start

Register Online – 5K / 10K / Kids Dash Online registration open until 11 p.m. on July 10. For more information, please visit our Run to the Lake webpage.

New Urgent Care Clinic Opens in Castro Valley

Posted on Jul 10, 2014

????????On Monday, June 16, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) opened a new urgent care clinic in Castro Valley. Located on the first floor of SEBMF’s medical office building at 20101 Lake Chabot Rd., the clinic offers a convenient service for patients who need non-emergency care after their doctor’s office is closed, or on weekends and holidays. Read More

Saving a Student’s Heart

Posted on Jul 9, 2014

Dr. lee - Cinthia stethoscope

In March, Cinthia Zapien became one of the first patients in the Bay Area to receive a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) that treats irregular heart rhythms. Cinthia’s physician, Dr. Michael Lee, a cardiologist with Alta Bates Medical Center expects Cinthia to have a full and productive healthy life.

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.”

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Don’t Let the Heat Get You Down!

Posted on May 12, 2014

heatwave drinking waterOur 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. Eden 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