At Eastmont Wellness, there are no actual welcome mats awaiting people escaping tyranny and oppression in other countries, but the staff there nonetheless maintains this nation’s legacy of welcoming those who seek a better life. Read more.
Originally published in Becker's Hospital Review. October 12, 2016 Pain is one of the most common complaints intensive care unit patients have, and acupuncture may be an inexpensive and drug-free way to ease that issue, according to a small study from Oakland, Calif.-based Highland Hospital. Thirty patients in the hospital's medical/surgical ICU participated [...]
Originally published in Modern Healthcare. By Adam Rubenfire & Jaclyn Schiff September 16, 2016 For most hospital administrators, the idea of allowing filmmakers to roam the halls of the ICU is probably no more appealing than getting into the nitty-gritty of their compensation. But uncomfortable situations can yield powerful results, which must have been [...]
Originally published in KQED. By Lisa Fine September 13, 2016 When is more medical care helpful in end-of-life situations and when does it just lead to more suffering? How do you know when it's time to let someone you love pass away naturally? These choices are heart-wrenching for patients, families, and their doctors. [...]
I stare at the blank spaces on the death certificate. Grainy letters spell out a name; it is up to me to fill in the rest. Read more.
Originally published in Physician's Weekly. By Douglas A.E. White, MD August 31, 2016 An ED screening and diagnostic testing program found a high prevalence of hepatitis C. Results suggest that continued efforts are needed to develop and evaluate policies for ED-based hepatitis C screening. Hepatitis C virus affects about 3 million Americans and [...]
Originally published in The New York Times. By Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD April 14, 2016 There was absolutely no way around it. She was dying. I gave her a few hours at best, with maximum pedal to the metal intensive medical care. Paramedics had picked up this homeless woman after she collapsed under [...]
Originally published in Alameda Sun. February 25, 2016 Alameda Hospital has been a primary stroke center since 2011 and has saved the lives of many community members in their most critical time of need. Alameda Hospital is a member of the American Stroke Association’s Honor Roll, having achieved Gold Plus and Elite Award [...]
Originally published in Live Science. By Angela Blaszczak-Boxe May 19, 2015 More than a third of adults in the U.S. have a condition called "metabolic syndrome," which involves a combination of risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, according to a new study. In the study, researchers looked at data [...]
Originally published in San Fransisco Business Times. By Chris Rauber January 22, 2015 Thursday was a great day for East Bay philanthropy, with an Oakland school district and two Alameda County health care entities nabbing a total of $22.2 million in grants. The Oakland Unified School District and the Alameda Health Care Services [...]