March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
By Ronald Hsu, M.D., FACG, FASGE, AGAF, FACP
Most people acknowledge the value of preventive medicine, so they consent to blood tests and undergo screening tests such as mammograms and pap smears (women) or prostate exams (men) to protect their health. There is significant trepidation about colonoscopies, however, despite the fact that this screening tool is unique in that it not only detects cancer, but can also prevent it.
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ANNISTON, Al. – Emergency responders, public health specialists and healthcare professionals from across Northern California, including Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center, are better prepared to respond to major natural or manmade disasters following an intensive, week-long training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Feb. 8-14.
The Northern California students ranged from paramedics to public health specialists. The center offered four separate courses, depending on the responders’ area of expertise. The students trained within their classes the first four days. During that time, they learned advanced response techniques, hazardous material decontamination procedures and emergency operations. On Friday, the 158 students came together to participate in an integrated capstone event or ICE respond to an earthquake Read More about N. Calif. Emergency responders, healthcare professionals participate in FEMA mass casualty training
After seconds or even thirds of turkey, stuffing mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, your stomach may begin to make some strange noises. But when are those noises something to worry about? Gastroenterologist Ronald Hsu, medical director of Sutter Roseville Endoscopy Center, has some tips that may help explain the racket your belly is making.
“People may be surprised to learn that those gurgling noises coming from your abdomen don’t actually come from the stomach,” said Dr. Hsu. “They’re generated by the intestines when food particles, gas and other substances move from one end to the other.”
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ROSEVILLE, Calif. – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sutter Diagnostic Imaging in Roseville performed more than 100 free digital screening mammograms to uninsured women more than 40 years of age. In addition to the free mammograms an insurance enrollment specialist from Covered California provided education, outreach and enrollment services, and a volunteer from the federally qualified health center WellSpace Health provided information about other various community resources and services available. Read More about Sutter Diagnostic Imaging Roseville Performs Free Mammograms
Service Changes Will Lead to More Affordable, Accessible Care
SACRAMENTO – Sutter Health’s top priority is to deliver high quality, accessible and affordable care to patients, providing the right care, at the right time and in the right place. The Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region Board of Directors has announced its decision to collaborate with community providers who will provide sub acute and skilled nursing services for Sutter patients.
In Placer County, Sutter Roseville Medical Center is seeing an increased need for more acute care beds. The medical center will convert its 30-bed subacute unit to acute care medical/surgical services, and is working now with several area providers of subacute services to take over the care of this specialized group of patients. In Sacramento County, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has signed an agreement with Plum Healthcare Group, through its affiliate, to purchase the 100-bed Sutter Oaks Nursing Center Midtown at 2600 L Street. Both transitions will occur by the end of the year. Read More about Sutter Health Collaborates with Community Providers on Long-term Care Services
About 100 stroke survivors and caregivers boarded buses at the Sutter Cancer Center Friday, Sept. 27, that were taking them to the 11th annual Sutter Stroke Camp at the Silver Spur campgrounds in Tuolumne.Founded and organized by the Sutter Neuroscience Institute, the Sutter Stroke Camp was the first of its kind in the United States and has spawned other, similar stroke camps across the nation. The camp begins on Friday evening and ends Monday morning, when the campers catch buses back to Sacramento. Read More about Stroke Survivors Head Off to Camp