Once again, employees and physicians from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Mills-Peninsula Health Services have joined up to create the Sutter Health Peninsula Coast Region (PCR) team at the San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival on September 17, 2011. Both new and returning paddlers will be participating on our boat.
Want to see what’s it like being a paddler? Check out this video from last year’s race!
Cheer for our Peninsula Coastal Dragons team!
Come show your support for the PCR Dragons by attending the free race day event with your family and friends. The Dragon Boat Festival is Saturday, September 17, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Treasure Island in San Francisco. It’s always a fun event and a beautiful San Francisco Bay setting - we hope to see you there cheering for our team!
To learn more about the San Francisco Dragon Boat event, visit www.sfdragonboat.com.
My work as an oncology rehabilitation specialist at PAMF has allowed me to become a part of patient’s lives as they navigate the complicated journey through cancer treatment. I work with patients from their time of diagnosis, through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation and beyond. Our department within the Cancer Care Center addresses important issues such as pain, musculoskeletal and neurological side effects of treatment and surgery, fatigue, and swelling. Our main objective is to work as a team with patients and their families to improve their quality of life and return patients to their pain free prior level of function.
There is no substitute for human blood. Much of today’s medical care depends on a steady supply of blood from healthy donors. Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion. Whether it’s a premature infant, a child being treated for cancer, a father injured in a serious car accident, or an elderly woman needing heart surgery, everyday, hundreds of people in our communities need blood.
Presenting…Healthy Screenings Film Series
We have all heard the saying “you are what you eat.” But did you know that the Palo Alto Medical Foundation has created a free community film series that aims to help you understand what you are eating? This thought provoking series of films and engaging discussions are led in-person by PAMF family medicine physician and former film critic Dr. Ed Yu in Mountain View, and a group of PAMF doctors in Santa Cruz. The movies are shown monthly at the PAMF Mountain View Center and PAMF Santa Cruz hosts a monthly series (at the Louden Nelson Community Center in Santa Cruz). We would love to have you join us at one of our upcoming movie nights!
Welcome to the new Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) blog. We hope this new space creates a forum to share health information with the community in new and interesting ways. Our physicians and staff look forward to providing perspective, health tips and sharing with you. Please check back often because we will regularly post articles on a variety of health topics – designed to keep you and your family informed, educated and ready to be active partners in your health and health care team!