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Community Health Programs MEMORY CARE October, November, December 2013 PITUITARY DISORDERS UTERINE FIBROID Brain Boot Camp Pituitary Disorders Support Group Uterine Fibroid Update An intensive course that teaches healthy lifestyles and enhances memory ability for people with age-related memory concerns. Where: UCLA Longevity Center, 10945 Le Conte Av, Ste 3119, Los Angeles Cost: $100 per session Info: ahoover@mednet.ucla.edu or www.semel.ucla.edu/longevity/brain-boot-camp or (310) 794-6314 The UCLA Pituitary Tumor Program is sponsoring a free, informal support group that meets every other month to provide information, help and encouragement for those faced with pituitary conditions. When: Wednesdays, November 20 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 206 RSVP: pituitarysupportgroup@mednet.ucla.edu or (310) 825-5874 or pituitary.ucla.edu Simin Bahrami, MD, UCLA radiologist, will discuss minimally invasive therapy options, including MR Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment for uterine fibroids. When: Wednesday, December 4 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 MIDWIVES PODIATRY Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth with UCLA Midwives Bunion and Bunion Surgery UCLA Health is seeking volunteers. Please join us for an Open House and learn about our many volunteer opportunities. Refreshments and parking provided. When: Tuesday, October 8 / 10 am Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Ste B791 RSVP: (310) 267-8180 When: Call for date and time Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Info: (424) 259-8176 (cont’d) Come and discuss pregnancy care and birth options, preparation for pregnancy, optimal prenatal care and how to create an individual birth plan with UCLA midwives. When: Wednesdays, October 30 and December 4 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Ste 6234 RSVP: sswolcott@mednet.ucla.edu multiple sclerosis REACH to Achieve Program (ONGOING) Bob Baravarian, DPM, will discuss the latest advances in conservative and surgical treatment of foot and ankle arthritis, including injection joint lubrication, arthroscopic cleanup, joint preservation surgery, fusion surgery and ankle replacement surgery. When: Tuesdays, October 15 and December 17 / 5:45 – 6:45 pm Where: 2121 Wilshire Bl, Ste 101, Santa Monica RSVP: (310) 828-0011 (dates subject to change) Heel and Ankle Pain This weekly wellness program focuses on fitness, memory, emotional well-being, recreation and health education for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Where: Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center, 1000 Veteran Av Info & Application: (310) 267-4071 Gary Briskin, DPM, will discuss the common causes of ankle and heel pain, including plantar fasciitis, arthritis, tendonitis and tendon tears. Surgical and nonsurgical therapies, including arthroscopy and shockwave, will be explored. When: Tuesday, November 19 / 5:45 – 6:45 pm Where: 2121 Wilshire Bl, Ste 101, Santa Monica RSVP: (310) 828-0011 (date subject to change) NUTRITION PROSTATE HEALTH Nutrition and Weight Loss: What You Need to Know Targeted Prostate Biopsy Amy Lee, MD, UCLA nutritional medicine physician, will give a general overview and basic nutrition education about weight gain during different stages of life. She will explore what you need to know to prevent weight gain. When: Tuesday, November 12 / 5:30 – 7 pm Where: Conejo Valley YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks RSVP: (800) 516-5323 OSTEOARTHRITIS Osteoarthritis Geraldine Navarro, MD, UCLA rheumatologist, will discuss the symptoms and diagnosis of osteoarthritis and will explore treatment options, including lifestyle modifications. When: Wednesday, October 30 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Jess Le, MD, UCLA urology resident, will discuss targeted MRI-ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy. He will focus on indications for its use and advantages over standard biopsy techniques. When: Monday, December 2 / 3 – 4:30 pm Where: OASIS, Macy’s 3rd Fl, 10730 W. Pico Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Support Group This support group is designed for patients diagnosed with TN and other facial pain syndromes and their families to learn about diagnosis, investigation and treatment options. When: Saturday, October 19 & November 16 / 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, 6th Fl, Conference Room 6236 RSVP: nmclaughlin@mednet.ucla.edu VOLUNTEERS wellness Sleep Update Gregory Bierer, MD, UCLA pulmonologist and sleep medicine physician, will give an overview of sleep disorders, including factors that lead to falling asleep, insomnia and sleep-related respiratory disorders, and how to develop healthy sleep habits. When: Thursday, December 12 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 FEATURED EVENT UCLA Health Distinguished Doctors Seminar: Empowering, Engaging and Educating, What Every Rheumatology Patient Needs to Know UCLA doctors Mihaela Taylor, MD, Ami Ben-Artzi, MD, Lawrence Taw, MD, and Stephen Sideroff, PhD, will present information about integrative treatment options for the management of arthritis, fibromyalgia and connective tissue disorders. Discussions regarding central pain syndrome in rheumatologic disorders and the importance of stress management, sleep, vitamins and integrative medicine to manage symptoms will be explored. When: Saturday, November 16 / 9 am – 12:30 pm Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica 1250 16th St, First Floor, Main Auditorium Suggested donation: $50 per person / $40 per person for students, seniors, UCLA staff and UCLA 50-Plus Members RSVP: (310) 582-6355 or ssanchez@mednet.ucla.edu webinars on demand If you missed one of our UCLA MDChat Webinars, visit our Webinars On Demand library to view programs led by UCLA physicians. For more info visit: uclahealth.org/uclamdchat UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)