Kick the Winter Blues to the Curb

What do the lonely do at Christmas? A question the Emotions asked in their 1989 hit single. It’s not clear if they ever received an answer, but Dr. Karyn Tribble, chief administrative officer of behavioral health services does have some advice for those who might be experiencing the winter or holiday blues. That’s right, [...]

2017-12-14T17:12:58+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Featured|

The Hausman’s Choose Alameda Hospital

After 50 years of marriage, Audrey and Richard still take their wedding vows very seriously, especially the part that mentions, “in sickness and in health.” Right before Labor Day this year, Richard collapsed, and Audrey took him to Alameda Hospital immediately. “Richard never gets sick, so to see this happen was startling. If he [...]

2017-12-05T22:25:57+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Everybody Counts

Losing the Battle “It was the biggest thing that happened in my life. I will never get over it,” said Dr. Kathleen Clanon. “I cared for over a thousand people who died from AIDS over 10 years. In 1992 alone, we lost 200 people, that’s basically one person every other day.” Clanon recalls first reading [...]

2017-12-01T19:49:07+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Help Feed Those in Need

To kick off the holiday season, all Alameda Health System is participating in a virtual food drive. Instead of dragging those clunky cans to a bin, participate at your leisure anywhere you have internet connectivity. Your donation will go to the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). As you know, many of AHS’ patients and members of [...]

2017-11-17T15:52:45+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Healthcare workers act to prevent Hepatitis A outbreak in Oakland

By Drew Costley,  Posted November 9, 2017 11:49 am Hepatitis A outbreaks are spreading throughout Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Cruz counties—mostly among the homeless populations in those places. So healthcare workers in Oakland—a city where the homeless population has grown 26 percent over the last two years, according to a recent Point in Time survey—are acting [...]

2017-11-10T19:37:07+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

AHS Nurses Make an IMPACT on ICU

As National Hospice and Palliative Care month, November is an appropriate time to reflect on the importance of this service not just for end-of-life care, but as an extra layer of support for patients of any age who are facing serious illnesses. The focus of palliative care is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care [...]

2017-11-08T22:54:48+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Trick or Treat. Healthy Teeth.

Observant toddler Elena sits on her mother’s lap as she scans the dental exam room. She looks at the camera, she looks at the dental tools, and she looks at Pamela Alston, DDS, director of dental health services at the Alameda Health System (AHS) Eastmont Wellness Center. Alston, who has been a general dentist [...]

2017-10-23T16:22:03+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Featured|

Fatty liver disease fastest-growing reason for transplants in young U.S. adults

By Carolyn Crist   Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study. Typically, older adults experience the slow progression of fatty liver disease that is not related to alcohol but can lead ultimately to liver cirrhosis. [...]

2017-10-18T21:07:48+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Facing the Opioid Emergency

Facing the Opioid Emergency Highland Hospital ER is seizing the moment with opioid addiction treatment. A homeless man estranged from his family and infant son. A well-groomed middle-aged businessman. A young woman and her partner. A man in his 20s, also homeless. And all addicted to opioids, either prescription medications such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone [...]

2017-10-17T22:29:28+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Alameda Health System loves babies so much we have an entire facility dedicated to their arrival called the Highland Hospital Family Birthing Center. While labor and delivery can be intense, AHS knows the real work starts at home. Most important for parents and caregivers is developing safe sleeping habits for baby. In 2014 about 3,500 infants died suddenly and unexpectedly in the [...]

2017-10-12T22:23:29+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|