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Vital Signs SPRING 2013 | VOLUME 58 Save the Date : Mini Med School In This Issue UCLA Health’s Mini Med School is a series of lectures for the general public. The three evening series feature distinguished professors from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA discussing the basics of medical science and advances in the biomedical and clinical sciences. All the lectures are presented in the Tamkin Auditorium of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. The cost for the series is $35. 2 What’s New at UCLA 3 Women’s Diverse Needs May 6 Alternatives to Surgery 4 TomoTherapy for Cancer May 13 Anesthesia 101 New Santa Monica office provides full spectrum of services. State-of-the-art treatment targets tumors while sparing adjacent healthy tissue. 6 Rheumatology Ultrasound offers a valuable tool to identify and treat arthritis. 7 Medical Ethics Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH Assistant Clinical Professor, Vice Chief Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine Anahat Dhillon, MD (moderator) Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology May 20 Advances in Surgery Erik P. Dutson, MD, FACS Associate Professor, Interim Chief, UCLA MIS/Bariatric Program Executive Medical Director, CASIT, Department of Surgery For more information and to register, search for “Mini Med School” at: uclaextension.edu Today’s high-tech medical care can present physicians and families with difficult ethical questions. 8 Q&A: Quality Healthcare Quality and safety are top priorities for UCLA Health, which has joined with other organizations to focus on improving healthcare nationally. 10 Acne Care Range of effective treatments are available to address acne. 11 “Breathing-Lung” New device expands options for donor organs. Share Your Story Whether you are a patient, a family member or a friend, it’s easy to share your favorite experience with UCLA Health. Become a member of our online community. By visiting our website, you can add a story, upload photos and let everyone know about your experience in one of our hospitals or community clinics. The first 100 submissions will receive a prize, and three randomly selected winners will have a brick with their name on it placed in the “pathway of care” in the garden of our new UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. We look forward to hearing from you. To submit your story or photos, go to: uclahealth.org/mystory 12 Community Calendar Health and wellness for the community. We may be on the leading edge of medicine, but we do have a social life. Social media is a great way to keep up with the latest news and breakthroughs from UCLA. It’s also a great way to share your experiences and suggestions, so let’s connect. To get connected, go to: uclahealth.org/getsocial UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)