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Community Health Programs CANCER DIABETES Countering Chemo Brain October, November, December 2014 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: uclahealth.org/diabetes or (310) 794-1299 Linda M. Ercoli, PhD, will discuss the causes and treatment of cancer-related cognitive dysfunction, referred to as “chemo brain.” When: Tuesday, October 14 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Prostate Cancer Update Learn more about prostate cancer screening, as well as diagnostic and treatment choices for prostate cancer. When: Tuesday, November 18 / 7 – 8 pm Where: Cancer Support Community – Benjamin Center, 1990 S Bundy Dr., Los Angeles RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Cancer: “It Could Be Worse” Michael Eselun, interfaith chaplain for the Simms-Mann/UCLA Center, will explore a common coping strategy used by both patients and caregivers: “It could be worse.” When: Tuesday, November 18 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Look Good, Feel Better Class This specially-designed American Cancer Society program teaches how to use scarves, wigs and makeup to address the side effects of cancer treatments and regain confidence. For cancer patients only. When: Monday, December 1 / 2:30 – 4:30 pm Where: 1821 Wilshire Bl, Ste 200, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 227-2345 Lung Cancer UCLA thoracic surgeon Jane Yanagawa, MD, will discuss the diagnosis and management of lung cancer, as well as strategies in prevention and early detection with a focus on gender- specific issues. When: Tuesday, December 2 / 7 – 8 pm Where: Cancer Support Community – Benjamin Center, 1990 S Bundy Dr, Suite 100, Los Angeles RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Cardiovascular Health After Cancer Eric Yang, MD, UCLA cardiologist, will discuss long-term cardiac effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet for cancer survivors. When: Tuesday, December 2 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Type 2 Diabetes (ONGOING) This ADA-certified five-week course will teach you all about diabetes and self-management. A physician referral is required. The class is covered by most medical insurance policies. Where: Santa Monica and Westwood Info: uclahealth.org/diabetes or (310) 794-1299 ETHICS Ethics Genetic Lecture S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss his research on the upper limits to human longevity. He will explore the health and public policy implications associated with individual and population aging; forecasts of the size, survival and age structure of the population; pursuit of the scientific means to slow aging; and global implications of the re-emergence of infectious and parasitic diseases. When: Tuesday, November 18 / Noon – 1 pm Where: Ronald Reagan Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6219 HEART DISEASE FEATURED EVENT Flu-Shot Clinics UCLA Health’s Community Flu-Shot Clinics help protect residents during flu season by offering vaccinations for adults and children age 5 years or older. The shots are $25 or billed to insurance, if covered. Flu shots are free to members of the UCLA Health 50-Plus program at the two UCLA locations below or at any MinuteClinic ® walk-in medical clinic inside select CVS/ Pharmacy ® locations in Southern California. A voucher is needed at MinuteClinics. To obtain your voucher or join the 50-Plus program, call (800) 516-5323. When: October 18 & October 25 / 1 – 4 pm Where: UCLA Brentwood Medical Group, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics 11980 San Vicente Bl, Ste 102 Info: (310) 208-7777 When: Saturday, November 8 & Sunday, November 9 / 10 am – 2 pm Where: UCLA Playa Marina Urgent Care, 4560 Admiralty Wy, Ste 100 Info: (310) 827-3700 Wom