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 about Take Action to Prevent Fall-Related Injuries
Q: I’ve heard urinary tract infections (UTIs) are getting harder to treat. Why is this and who’s at risk of developing one?
Jonathan Lynne, M.D., MPH, answered:
UTIs are one of the most common infections doctors treat: More than half of women living in the United States will get a UTI. Urinary tract infections are caused by microorganisms—usually bacteria—that enter the urethra and bladder, causing inflammation and infection. UTIs are more common in women because women have a shorter urethra than men do. That means bacteria travel a shorter dAistance to a woman’s bladder. Read More about Ask the Expert: Are You at Risk for a Urinary Tract Infection?
Our not-for-profit Sutter Health network invites you to explore our online 2014 annual report. Through videos and other interactive features, see how our doctors, hospitals and medical teams partner to provide top-rated, personalized care in diverse communities across Northern California. This year our annual report focuses on our:
“At Sutter Health, we understand that in a rapidly changing world we must reimagine how we operate if we want to continue delivering the kind of quality care our patients expect and deserve,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “In 2014, we implemented advanced technologies, pursued groundbreaking research, streamlined work processes and launched more convenient ways to access care.”
Together, we can prevent – and knock out – diabetes!
Join us for this free event:
For additional information, call 510-869-8223.
|Date||June 27, 2015|
|Time||1:00 PM to 4:00 PM|
|Venue||The Kennel Boxing Gym|
|Address||3051 Teagarden St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Register online by June 22.
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 about $5 Million Gift Provides Faster, Safer Radiation Treatment
Sutter 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.
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
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 about Ask An Expert About Endoscopic Ultrasound