Pamela Alston DDS, director of the AHS Eastmont Wellness Center Dental Clinic, comments in a California Healthline article on an innovative approach to a lifetime of good dental health--dental examinations for infants. This follows the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommendation that babies should have their first exam when they get their first tooth, or no [...]
A year and a half ago, Robert Hawkins was living on the street in San Francisco’s Financial District, struggling with diabetes and chronic lung disease. Read More.
I WAS leafing through a patient’s chart last year when a colleague tapped me on the shoulder. “I have a patient who is asking about the End of Life Option Act,” he said in a low voice. “Can we even do that here?" Read More.
Highland Hospital has been elevated to a Level 1 adult trauma center, the only one in the East Bay. Read More.
Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, author of Extreme Measures,discusses the ethics of using medical assistance to hasten death. Zitter is the subject of the Netflix documentary Extremis. Read More.
Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexican-American culture, reminded us that as a community, Alameda County embraces many cultures and draws strength from the diversity of our immigrants —whether newly arrived or longtime residents. Read more.
Alameda Health System is proud to partner with Alameda County's Health Care Services Agency on AC Care Connect, a new Whole Person Care Pilot. AC Care Connect will help homeless and other people with high needs with both health care and housing. The program is funded by a $140 million grant from the California Department [...]
Each week we examine stories that affect people who live and work in the Bay Area. In this episode we are discussing the dangers of premature birth. Read more.
Oakland, Calif. (July 25, 2016) – Alameda Health System (AHS) and AHS Foundation(AHSF) announced receipt of a $125,000 grant from Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to fund AHS’long-standing efforts to support breast cancer patients through diagnosis and treatment. AHS Patient Navigator Zhonnet Harper accepted the mock check during the closing ceremony for theAVON 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer, held July 24 in San Francisco. Avon’s generous grant will be used to further the impact of our Patient Navigation Program [...]
Skilled nursing facilities provide a range of health services including post-acute care following an inpatient hospital stay and allowing residents to recuperate under the guidance of rehabilitation specialists in preparation for returning home. Read more.