Join Us in the Fight to Knock Out Diabetes

Posted on Jun 17, 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.

Register Online

$5 Million Gift Provides Faster, Safer Radiation Treatment

Posted on Jun 17, 2015

?????????Thanks to a $5 million donation by Better Health East Bay, many of our cancer patients now spend less time receiving state-of-the-art radiation treatment and more time doing what they enjoy.

The investment by Sutter Health’s East Bay philanthropic foundation brings a TrueBeam STx linear accelerator to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. The machine delivers radiation to eliminate tumors with improved accuracy and safety. Read More

Join Us July 12 for Super Safety Sunday

Posted on Jun 17, 2015

super-safety-sunday-logo-webSutter Health’s Eden Medical Center will hold Super Safety Sunday, a health and safety expo, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the medical center in Castro Valley.

Super Safety Sunday is a one-of-a-kind event. First responder agencies (CHP, paramedics, REACH helicopter, sheriff’s and police departments) will join health and wellness organizations in activities and demonstrations on health and safety for families and the community. 

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Ask An Expert About Endoscopic Ultrasound

Posted on Jun 1, 2015

Vinod K. Kurupath, M.D.

Vinod K. Kurupath, M.D.

Vinod K. Kurupath, M.D.

Gastroenterology

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation

I have been diagnosed with a digestive disorder and I may be a candidate for an endoscopic ultrasound. What are the benefits of this procedure?

 In conventional endoscopy, the gastroenterologist can only view the innermost lining of the digestive tract. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) allows a doctor to get very close to the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, liver and gallbladder and look beyond the inner layers. Read More

Ask An Expert About Nurse Practitioners

Posted on Apr 27, 2015

Sarah Noble, MSN, FNP

Sarah Noble, MSN, FNP

Sarah Noble, MSN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation

Q: My Ob-Gyn’s office recently added a nurse practitioner. Can you tell me more about their qualifications and what they do?

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has advanced education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions, disease prevention and the promotion of health wellness.

Nurse practitioners must complete a master’s or doctoral degree and receive additional medical training beyond their initial training as a registered nurse. Read More

Knee Replacement Surgery: What’s Right for You?

Posted on Apr 24, 2015

event-knee-140x177Knees are one of the most important joints in the human body. Unfortunately, as we age our knees can wear out. They are also subject to debilitating conditions such as arthritis or injury. There are many varieties of knee surgery and many reasons why a person is a candidate for knee surgery. Join us at a free community class to learn more about knees, common causes of pain and treatment options available to get you back on your feet. Presented by Dr. Jonathan Wang, orthopedic surgeon

Thursday, May 14
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Eden Medical Center
Conference Center
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Register online or call (888) 445-8433.

Free Wig, Support for Cancer Patients Experiencing Hair Loss

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

Sutter’s Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers a free wig and American Cancer Society consultation for women losing hair during cancer treatment.

Alta Bates Summit’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society support women during cancer treatment.

Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers a free wig and American Cancer Society consultation for women losing hair during cancer treatment.

The wig bank is staffed by specially trained volunteers at the cancer center, 2001 Dwight Way in Berkeley. Call 1-800-227-2345 for an appointment.

“This is the first onsite American Cancer Society wig bank at a Sutter Health facility in the East Bay,” says Luanne Ridgley, LCSW, manager of oncology supportive care services for the cancer center. “It’s a great resource for anyone in the community, not just Sutter patients.”

One-on-one consultations include:

  • One free wig per patient
  • Finding a wig that fits your lifestyle
  • Suggestions for wearing wigs, turbans and scarves