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Apri l , M ay, J u n e 2 0 1 3 Community Health Programs UCLA Health offers community programs and events to help our neighbors lead healthier lives through wellness education and the prevention of illness and injury. Alzheimer’s Disease Beyond Alzheimer’s Support Group ONGOING Beyond Alzheimer’s is a weekly support group for caregivers and loved ones of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Patti Davis, the daughter of former president Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, and Linda Ercoli, PhD, director of UCLA Geriatric Psychology, will co-facilitate the Westwood support group. Xavier Cagigas, PhD, will facilitate the Santa Monica support group. UCLA Fights Women’s Cancer Zen Buddhism and Cancer SATURDAY, MAY 11 / 7:00 am to Noon TUESDAY, JUNE 11 / 7:00 to 9:00 pm Join the UCLA Fights Women’s Cancer team benefiting the REVLON/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Team members will receive a complimentary UCLA team T-shirt and bag, and prizes are awarded to top fund-raisers. Rev. Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Abbot of the Zen Center of Los Angeles, will discuss how a cancer diagnosis challenges our belief systems, personal conditioning and spiritual beliefs, and how it shakes up our hopes and dreams. She will also explore how Zen Buddhism provides a means to overcome the challenge of cancer and illness. WHERE: L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park INFO & to register: cancer.ucla.edu/revlonrunwalk PET/CT Imaging for Cancer Care MONDAYS / 6:30 to 7:30 pm TUESDAY, MAY 14 / 7:00 to 9:00 pm WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Room 3-3102, Westwood Johannes Czernin, MD, professor, vice chairman, UCLA Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, and chief, Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division, will discuss how PET/CT scans play a vital role in determining the stage of cancer, what areas are involved, the impact of treatment and the importance of these technologies in overall cancer care. THURSDAYS / 6:30 to 7:30 pm WHERE: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16th Street, Board Room G210, Santa Monica TO RSVP: dementia.uclahealth.org or (310) 319-3222 Cancer Fertility Options After Cancer WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium, Room B130 INFO: (310) 794-6644 TUESDAY, APRIL 9 / 7:00 to 9:00 pm UCLA Cancer Survivor Education Day John Kuo, MD, PhD, Oncofertility program director, will discuss parenthood options available to cancer patients and survivors.  Alice Crisci, patient advocate, Oncofertility author and founder of Fertile Action, will discuss alternative options to natural family planning and financial aid. SATURDAY, MAY 18 / 9:00 am to 1:00 pm WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium, Room B130 INFO: (310) 794-6644 Skin Cancer Prevention WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 / 2:30 to 4:00 pm Jenny Hu, MD, UCLA dermatologist, will cover skin cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Expert speakers will present the latest information and research on cancer survivorship issues such as survivor care plans, psychosocial issues, cardiovascular health and cognitive changes after cancer.  Topics such as fear of recurrence, coping with the “new normal” after treatment, relationships and communication, and sexuality and intimacy will be discussed. Admission: $5. WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium, Room B130 TO RSVP: uclasurvivorday2013.eventbrite.com or (310) 794-5818 FIND MORE ONLINE uclahealth.org/calendar 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631) Diabetes Diabetes Care ONGOING Participate in a 10-hour comprehensive course and/or self-care workshops to learn about meal planning, medications, avoiding complications and monitoring for diabetes. A physician referral is required, and the course and/or workshops are covered by most medical insurance policies. WHERE: Santa Monica and Westwood INFO: uclahealth.org/GondaDiabetesCenter or (310) 794-1299 Diabetes Update: Are You at Risk? TUESDAY, APRIL 23 / 2:00 to 3:30 pm Jennifer Han, MD, UCLA endocrinologist, will discuss diabetes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. WHERE: Westside Family YMCA, 11311 La Grange Ave., Los Angeles TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Did you miss a lecture you wanted to attend? WHERE: Sunrise of Westlake Village, 3101 Townsgate Rd., Westlake Village TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 UCLAHEALTH.ORG WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium, Room B130 INFO: (310) 794-6644 You can find videos of some of our past lectures by going to uclahealth.org/ProgramVideos. Learn about hyperbaric medicine, urinary incontinence, mindful awareness or sleep disorders.