Centers for Disease Control Approves Nasal Flu Vaccine For Children 2 Years And OlderRead More about For Kids 2 to 8, Nasal Spray Vaccine Brings New Meaning to Flu Shot
Sutter Health has introduced extended hours for infusion services and screening mammographiesRead More about From Antioch to Castro Valley, Sutter Health Brings Cancer Care to the Community
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Starting with the 2014-2015 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control recommends use of the nasal spray vaccine (over the flu shot) for children 2 through 8 years of age when it is available and if the child has had no negative reactions to the vaccine.
“The nasal spray vaccine should be given soon after is it available, usually in October,” says Lisa Swearingen, M.D., a pediatrician with the Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation. “However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, it’s not too late to get vaccinated.” Read More about For Kids 2 to 8, Nasal Spray Vaccine Brings New Meaning to Flu Shot
The infusion center at Alta Bates Summit’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has new patient areas and expanded hours thanks to Better Health East Bay (BHEB), a philanthropic foundation.
BHEB donated $2.4 million to the project, which redesigned the natural-light-filled facility at the Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berkeley. Infusions are available 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m.-noon on holidays.
“By helping solve patient problems faster and more cost effectively, BHEB makes it possible to prevent and treat illness, and save lives, neighborhood by neighborhood,” says BHEB’s CEO Jim Hickman.
To serve patients in central and southern Alameda County, the infusion center at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to both cancer and non-cancer patients.
The Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation has introduced extended hours and same-day appointments for screening mammographies in Castro Valley. Call 510-247-6350 to make an appointment on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For cancer services at Sutter Health East Bay facilities, please visit the links below:
There are 15 physicians planning to provide presentations during the event. They will be divided into three separate panels and will be available for a question and answer session as well.
When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it is downright frightening, and it impacts whole household. This event will help provide answers.
Here are some common questions we hope to help answer:
Here is the panel of physician experts expected to present:
We will also have more information about:
If you would like to learn more, you can email Kitt Kelly, oncology resource nurse, at KellyKi@sutterhealth.org
Water is vital to caring for patients, maintaining proper hygiene and keeping a clean environment. So, how can health care facilities join the common effort to conserve water?
Landscaping, irrigation and outdoor washing have been reduced and all Sutter Health facilities are reviewing water consumption and looking for ways to save.
“I think the public expects to see that rather than lush green lawns during a drought,” says Susan Frank, president of Suma Landscaping Inc., which maintains the grounds at all the Alta Bates Summit campuses.
The goal is to permanently reduce water use while providing patients with high-quality care and personal service.
Water conservation measures across the East Bay region:
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Eden Medical Center
Sutter Delta Medical Center
There’s more to fall than back to school. For many it means beginning or resuming a regular exercise routine or even training for a competitive event.
We asked Vipul Gupta, M.D., a cardiologist with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation how athletes of all ages can safeguard their heart health before hitting the gym, pool, open road or wherever your energy takes you. Read More about Take Heart: See Your Doctor Before Beginning an Exercise Program
Come join us for an interactive discussion about cancer prevention and new treatment available. Sutter Delta’s surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists will join together to talk with you about the complex nature of cancer, prevention strategies, treatment and recovery.
When: Saturday, October 11
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Sutter Delta Medical Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA.
For more information, please call (925) 779-3608 or send an email to: email@example.com
If you’ve ever wondered whether bariatric surgery is right for you, it’s time to stop wondering and get the facts. Come join us as the Alta Bates Summit bariatric team explains the latest procedures that could help you break free of the past and take control of your future.
Space is limited at this FREE event, and registration is required. Please call (510) 869-8972 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org