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Community Health Programs October, November, December 2013 CROHN’S DISEASE HEART DISEASE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Five Cutting-Edge Advances in Treating Heart Disease Therapeutic Massage Treatment Christina Ha, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. She will identify potential flares and address the rationale behind the IBD therapies to help individuals better communicate with their physician and maintain adherence to treatment. When: Saturday, December 7 / 10:30 am – Noon Where: Auditorium, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 DiabeteS Diabetes Care (ONGOING) Participate in self-care workshops to learn important skills to help you manage your diabetes. A physician referral is required. The workshops are covered by most medical insurance policies. Where: Santa Monica and Westwood Info: or (310) 794-1299 ETHICS UCLA Health Ethics Center Tom Murray, PhD, senior research scholar, will discuss ethical issues regarding genetic testing. Lunch will be provided. When: Thursday, October 17 / Noon – 1 pm Where: Louis Jolyon West Auditorium, C8-183, Semel Institute (NPI) HAIR RESTORATION New Advances in Hair Restoration Jeffrey Rawnsley, MD, UCLA head and neck surgeon, will present a live demonstration of the latest ways to recreate a natural hairline. When: Wednesday, November 6 / 7 – 8 pm Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 550 RSVP: (310) 570-0244 Ravi Dave, MD, UCLA cardiologist, will discuss recent advances in preventing and treating heart disease that will change your life and the lives around you. When: Thursday, November 7 / 7:30 – 9 pm Where: Scherr Forum Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Bl Tickets: (805) 449-2700 WomenHeart West Los Angeles This peer-led support group is part of WomenHeart, a national coalition for women with heart disease. Sessions will provide peer support, advocacy and education by leading professionals in the field. When: Mondays, October 7 / 7 pm Where: UCLA Cardiac Rehab Center, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 206C Info: (310) 825-0014 or Heather Palleiko, clinical specialist at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, will discuss integrative medicine and the role of therapeutic massage, and how self-care techniques can reduce tension and chronic low back pain. When: Thursday, November 7 / 10 – 11:30 am Where: Belmont Village, 10475 Wilshire Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 MEMORY CARE Memory Care This weekly program is for both caregivers and people experiencing memory loss to learn memo- ry techniques as well as strategies to lower stress and stimulate the mind and the body.  When: Tuesdays / 1 – 4:15 pm RSVP: or or (310) 794-6314 Preventing Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, killing nearly one in four men and women. Jason Hove, MD, UCLA family medicine physician, will discuss causes and risk factors as well as strategies and tools for prevention and treatment of heart disease. When: Tuesday, December 10 / 7:30 – 9 pm Where: Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 West Sepulveda Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 INFLUENZA Influenza Update HEALTHCARE ADVICE Benjamin Gilmore, MD, UCLA family medicine physician, will give an overview on the diagnosis, complications, treatment and prevention of influenza. When: Thursday, December 5 / 10 – 11:30 am Where: Sunrise of Playa Vista, 5555 Playa Vista Dr RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Understanding Medicare INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Learn what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t cover, and how to fill in the gaps. When: Monday, December 9 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 516-5323 (cont’d) FEATURED EVENT UCLA BRA DAY: Breast Reconstruction Awareness The “Team Approach.” UCLA will be participating in the American Society Plastic Surgeons’ BRA DAY USA movement. The goal is to provide women with information about breast reconstruction and related women’s health issues. Reconstructive breast surgeons and other members of the UCLA health care team will present current and new approaches to breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Survivors and previvors will discuss their experience and provide peer support. A mini health fair will provide attendees with a wide variety of educational materials. When: Wednesday, October 16 / 6 – 8 pm Where: UCLA Tamkin Auditorium B-130, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center RSVP: (800) 825-2752 or Introduction to East-West Medicine Eve Henry, MD, UCLA internal medicine physician, will explore the philosophy behind UCLA’s East-West integrative medicine clinic. Topics include the role of nutrition, acupressure and self-massage as methods to enhance wellness and prevent disease. When: Thursday, October 17 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Did you miss a lecture you wanted to attend? You can find videos of some of our past lectures by going to Learn about hyperbaric medicine, urinary incontinence, mindful awareness or sleep disorders. Vital Signs Fall 2013 Vol. 60 13