MLK Day of Service Recap

Food is a Basic Human Right For the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service, about 40 Alameda Health System staff, executives, trustee members and their families, volunteered at the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). The AHS crew joined other organizations and together the 200 volunteers bagged about 50,000 pounds of produce [...]

2018-02-03T18:39:26+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Archive, Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Medication Take Back Program

Alameda Health System will host its first medication disposal event on Saturday, January 27th, in the Highland Care Pavilion 4th floor lobby from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. AHS is partnering with MED-Project, an organization dedicated to medication education and disposal, to bring this program to AHS. “We’re really excited to be able to provide this type [...]

2018-01-12T19:51:33+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Treating the Whole Patient

Highland Hospital’s Dr. Harrison Alter focuses on social emergency medicine, which addresses social and economic factors that cause disease. This article was originally posted in Oakland Magazine. Written by: Patrick Hoge Ever since Dr. Harrison Alter fell in love with emergency medicine while interning at Oakland’s Highland Hospital, he has become increasingly convinced that social [...]

2018-04-03T20:23:21+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Board of Trustees, Featured|

New AHS Board Member Dr. Taft Bhuket

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors appointed Dr. Taft Bhuket to the Alameda Health System Board of Trustees, replacing Trustee Dr. Barry Zorthian. Bhuket is the Chief of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and the Director of the Endoscopy Unit at Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital. Since joining the Alameda Health System [...]

2018-01-11T00:06:55+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Flu Advisory – Visitor Restrictions

Due to the severity of the current flu season, Alameda Health System is joining other local area hospitals with a visitor restriction protocol. We are committed to protecting patients and employees from respiratory infections, including the seasonal flu virus. As a precautionary measure, children under the age of 18 and any person exhibiting respiratory [...]

2018-01-10T22:16:24+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Flu Season Underway in California

Flu cases are widespread across California, including Alameda County. Public health officials recommend people get the flu shot in order to stop the spread of the illness. Flu symptoms include rapid onset of fever, chills, headache, tiredness and dry cough. Symptoms can also include vomiting and diarrhea. Antiviral drugs are an important second line of defense that [...]

2018-01-03T21:47:06+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Food is Medicine

Food is just as essential as air, we need it to survive. Food can also have the opposite effect, instead of helping you thrive, it can kill you. According to an article in Advances in Nutrition, an international review journal, most deaths in the United States are preventable and related to nutrition. So why [...]

2017-12-27T17:17:22+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Accurate Influenza Testing Possible With Midturbinate Nasal Swabs

Originally Posted in the Infectious Disease Advisor According to the results of a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, midturbinate swabs for influenza detection provided a more comfortable experience for patients compared with traditional nasopharyngeal swabs, with only a small decrease in test sensitivity. To compare the diagnostic accuracy of a polymerase chain [...]

2017-12-20T19:09:20+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Kick the Winter Blues to the Curb

What do the lonely do at Christmas? A question the Emotions asked in their 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, even [...]

2017-12-15T18:41:31+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|