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Community Health Programs April, May, June 2014 GOUT INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS New Therapies and Diagnostic Procedures for Management of Gout Integrative Medicine – Chinese Nutrition REACH to Achieve Program (ONGOING) This weekly wellness program focuses on fitness, memory, emotional well-being, recreation, nutrition and health education for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Where: Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center Info & Application: (310) 267-4071 John FitzGerald, MD, PhD, will provide an overview of the treatment and management of gout, including latest diagnostic imaging techniques such as ultrasound and CT. When: Saturday, June 7 / 9 – 10:30 am Where: First Floor Auditorium, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica 1250 16th St RSVP: (310) 875-7992 Cost: Registration fee $20 HAIR RESTORATION New Advances in Hair Restoration Jeffrey Rawnsley, MD, UCLA head and neck surgeon, will present a live demonstration of the latest techniques to re-create a natural hairline. When: Wednesday, May 14 / 7 – 8 pm Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 550 RSVP: (310) 570-0244 HEART DISEASE 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, April 7, May 12 & June 9 / 7 pm Where: UCLA Cardiac Rehab Center, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 206C Info: (310) 825-0014 or womenheartwestla@gmail.com Aortic Stenosis Update Olcay Aksoy, MD, UCLA interventional cardiologist, will discuss symptoms of aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic heart valve) and treatments focusing on non-surgical options. When: Wednesday, May 21 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Belmont Village, 10475 Wilshire Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 HORMONES How Hormones Affect Body Fat Daniel Dumesic, MD, UCLA gynecologist, will discuss the facts and myths surrounding the influence of hormones on body fat, genes and their influences in determining body fat distribution as we age. When: Wednesday, April 9 / 7:00 – 8:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 UCLA Center for East-West Medicine specialists will explore the East-West philosophy of health and prevention, as well as the guiding principles of Chinese nutrition. When: Thursday, June 12 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 MEMORY CARE Brain Boot Camp (ONGOING) This intensive course teaches healthy lifestyles and enhances memory ability for people with age-related memory concerns. Where: UCLA Longevity Center, 10945 Le Conte Av, Suite 3119 Info: (310) 794-4055 Cost: $300 for two 90-minute sessions Memory Care This weekly program is designed for both caregivers and people experiencing memory loss to learn memory techniques as well as strategies to lower stress and stimulate the mind and the body.  When: Tuesdays, 1 – 4:15 pm RSVP: (310) 794-6314 MINDFULNESS MEDITATION Mindfulness Meditation (ONGOING) The Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) class is the signature six-week program offered by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). This class lays the foundation for students to understand the principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice and apply the techniques in their daily life. When: Ongoing (Next series starts March 10) Where: Westwood, Santa Monica, El Segundo, Toluca Lake. Online class is available. Info: marc.ucla.edu Mindfulness Meditation (ONGOING) Diana Winston, director of education, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), will guide participants through 30 minutes of meditation and give a 20-minute lecture on topics in mindfulness and exercise, and she will answer questions. The weekly practice group is open to the public and suitable for beginners or continuing practitioners. When: Ongoing / Tuesdays / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, UCLA Marisa Leif Conference Rm 3200 Info: marc.ucla.edu Events in gold are offered near our UCLA offices in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Porter Ranch, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Torrance. OPTHALMOLOGY Your Eyes – A User’s Manual Gavin Bahadur, MD, UCLA ophthalmologist, will give an interactive and informative session about the treatment of common eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes and others. When: Wednesday, May 7 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 ORTHOPAEDICS Rotator Cuff Tears Kristofer Jones, MD, UCLA orthopaedic surgeon, will review the relevant anatomy, common symptoms and treatment options for rotator cuff tears, including research demonstrating good outcomes with conservative care. When: Thursday, May 1 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Westside Family YMCA, 11311 La Grange Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 FEATURED EVENT Caregiver U — A Day About Taking Care of U UCLA Health and WISE & Healthy Aging invite you to a special event for caregivers. This free program includes interactive workshops on mindfulness meditation, self- massage techniques, tips for caregivers to help build confidence and manage emotions when coping with caregiver demands, and the latest research on Alzheimer’s disease. One-on-one consultations will be available with UCLA geriatricians, geriatric care managers and nurse practitioners, and Urban Zen and integrative medicine practitioners. When: Saturday, May 31 / 10 am – 1 pm, Registration at 9:30 am Where: WISE & Healthy Aging, 1527 4th St, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Vital Signs Spring 2014 Vol. 62 13 Community Health Programs April, May, June 2014 GOUT INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS New Therapies and Diagnostic Integrative Medicine – Chinese Nutrition REACH to Achieve Program (ONGOING) Procedures for Management of Gout UCLA Center for East-West Medicine specialists This weekly wellness program focuses on fitness, John FitzGerald, MD, PhD, will provide an will explore the East-West philosophy of health memory, emotional well-being, recreation, overview of the treatment and management and prevention, as well as the guiding principles nutrition and health education for individuals of gout, including latest diagnostic imaging of Chinese nutrition. with multiple sclerosis. techniques such as ultrasound and CT. When: Thursday, June 12 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center When: Saturday, June 7 / 9 – 10:30 am Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St Info & Application: (310) 267-4071 Where: First Floor Auditorium, UCLA Medical RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Center, Santa Monica 1250 16th St OPTHALMOLOGY RSVP: (310) 875-7992 MEMORY CARE Cost: Registration fee $20 Your Eyes – A User’s Manual Brain Boot Camp (ONGOING) Gavin Bahadur, MD, UCLA ophthalmologist, HAIR RESTORATION This intensive course teaches healthy lifestyles will give an interactive and informative session and enhances memory ability for people with about the treatment of common eye conditions, age-related memory concerns. including cataracts, glaucoma, macular New Advances in Hair Restoration degeneration, dry eyes and others. Jeffrey Rawnsley, MD, UCLA head and neck Where: UCLA Longevity Center, 10945 Le Conte Av, Suite 3119 When: Wednesday, May 7 / 7 – 8:30 pm surgeon, will present a live demonstration of the latest techniques to re-create a natural hairline. Info: (310) 794-4055 Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St When: Wednesday, May 14 / 7 – 8 pm Cost: $300 for two 90-minute sessions RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 550 Memory Care ORTHOPAEDICS RSVP: (310) 570-0244 This weekly program is designed for both caregivers and people experiencing memory loss to learn Rotator Cuff Tears HEART DISEASE memory techniques as well as strategies to lower stress and stimulate the mind and the body.  Kristofer Jones, MD, UCLA orthopaedic surgeon, will review the relevant anatomy, common WomenHeart West Los Angeles When: Tuesdays, 1 – 4:15 pm symptoms and treatment options for rotator cuff This peer-led support group is part of RSVP: (310) 794-6314 tears, including research demonstrating good WomenHeart, a national coalition for women outcomes with conservative care. with heart disease. Sessions will provide peer support, advocacy and education by leading MINDFULNESS MEDITATION When: Thursday, May 1 / 2 – 3:30 pm professionals in the field. Where: Westside Family YMCA, 11311 La Grange Av Mindfulness Meditation (ONGOING) RSVP: (800) 516-5323 When: Mondays, April 7, May 12 & June 9 / 7 pm The Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) class is Where: UCLA Cardiac Rehab Center, the signature six-week program offered by UCLA 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 206C Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). Info: (310) 825-0014 or This class lays the foundation for students to womenheartwestla@gmail.com understand the principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice and apply the Aortic Stenosis Update techniques in their daily life. Olcay Aksoy, MD, UCLA interventional cardiologist, When: Ongoing (Next series starts March 10) will discuss symptoms of aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic heart valve) and treatments focusing Where: Westwood, Santa Monica, El Segundo, on non-surgical options. Toluca Lake. Online class is available. When: Wednesday, May 21 / 2 – 3:30 pm Info: marc.ucla.edu FEATURED EVENT Where: Belmont Village, 10475 Wilshire Bl Mindfulness Meditation (ONGOING) Caregiver U — A Day About RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Diana Winston, director of education, UCLA Taking Care of U Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), UCLA Health and WISE & Healthy Aging HORMONES will guide participants through 30 minutes of invite you to a special event for caregivers. meditation and give a 20-minute lecture on topics This free program includes interactive How Hormones Affect Body Fat in mindfulness and exercise, and she will answer workshops on mindfulness meditation, self- questions. The weekly practice group is open Daniel Dumesic, MD, UCLA gynecologist, will massage techniques, tips for caregivers to to the public and suitable for beginners or discuss the facts and myths surrounding the help build confidence and manage emotions continuing practitioners. influence of hormones on body fat, genes when coping with caregiver demands, and and their influences in determining body fat When: Ongoing / Tuesdays / 7 – 8:30 pm the latest research on Alzheimer’s disease. distribution as we age. Where: 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, One-on-one consultations will be available When: Wednesday, April 9 / 7:00 – 8:30 pm UCLA Marisa Leif Conference Rm 3200 with UCLA geriatricians, geriatric care Info: marc.ucla.edu managers and nurse practitioners, and Urban Where: Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St Zen and integrative medicine practitioners. RSVP: (800) 516-5323 When: Saturday, May 31 / 10 am – 1 pm, Registration at 9:30 am Where: WISE & Healthy Aging, 1527 4th St, Santa Monica Events in gold are offered near our UCLA offices in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Porter Ranch, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Torrance. Vital Signs Spring 2014 Vol. 62 13 Community Health Programs April, May, June 2014 GOUT INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS New Therapies and Diagnostic Procedures for Management of Gout Integrative Medicine – Chinese Nutrition REACH to Achieve Program (ONGOING) This weekly wellness program focuses on fitness, memory, emotional well-being, recreation, nutrition and health education for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Where: Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center Info & Application: (310) 267-4071 John FitzGerald, MD, PhD, will provide an overview of the treatment and management of gout, including latest diagnostic imaging techniques such as ultrasound and CT. When: Saturday, June 7 / 9 – 10:30 am Where: First Floor Auditorium, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica 1250 16th St RSVP: (310) 875-7992 Cost: Registration fee $20 HAIR RESTORATION New Advances in Hair Restoration Jeffrey Rawnsley, MD, UCLA head and neck surgeon, will present a live demonstration of the latest techniques to re-create a natural hairline. When: Wednesday, May 14 / 7 – 8 pm Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 550 RSVP: (310) 570-0244 HEART DISEASE 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, April 7, May 12 & June 9 / 7 pm Where: UCLA Cardiac Rehab Center, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 206C Info: (310) 825-0014 or womenheartwestla@gmail.com Aortic Stenosis Update Olcay Aksoy, MD, UCLA interventional cardiologist, will discuss symptoms of aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic heart valve) and treatments focusing on non-surgical options. When: Wednesday, May 21 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Belmont Village, 10475 Wilshire Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 HORMONES How Hormones Affect Body Fat Daniel Dumesic, MD, UCLA gynecologist, will discuss the facts and myths surrounding the influence of hormones on body fat, genes and their influences in determining body fat distribution as we age. When: Wednesday, April 9 / 7:00 – 8:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 UCLA Center for East-West Medicine specialists will explore the East-West philosophy of health and prevention, as well as the guiding principles of Chinese nutrition. When: Thursday, June 12 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 MEMORY CARE Brain Boot Camp (ONGOING) This intensive course teaches healthy lifestyles and enhances memory ability for people with age-related memory concerns. Where: UCLA Longevity Center, 10945 Le Conte Av, Suite 3119 Info: (310) 794-4055 Cost: $300 for two 90-minute sessions Memory Care This weekly program is designed for both caregivers and people experiencing memory loss to learn memory techniques as well as strategies to lower stress and stimulate the mind and the body.  When: Tuesdays, 1 – 4:15 pm RSVP: (310) 794-6314 MINDFULNESS MEDITATION Mindfulness Meditation (ONGOING) The Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) class is the signature six-week program offered by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). This class lays the foundation for students to understand the principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice and apply the techniques in their daily life. When: Ongoing (Next series starts March 10) Where: Westwood, Santa Monica, El Segundo, Toluca Lake. Online class is available. Info: marc.ucla.edu Mindfulness Meditation (ONGOING) Diana Winston, director of education, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), will guide participants through 30 minutes of meditation and give a 20-minute lecture on topics in mindfulness and exercise, and she will answer questions. The weekly practice group is open to the public and suitable for beginners or continuing practitioners. When: Ongoing / Tuesdays / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, UCLA Marisa Leif Conference Rm 3200 Info: marc.ucla.edu Events in gold are offered near our UCLA offices in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Porter Ranch, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Torrance. OPTHALMOLOGY Your Eyes – A User’s Manual Gavin Bahadur, MD, UCLA ophthalmologist, will give an interactive and informative session about the treatment of common eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes and others. When: Wednesday, May 7 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 ORTHOPAEDICS Rotator Cuff Tears Kristofer Jones, MD, UCLA orthopaedic surgeon, will review the relevant anatomy, common symptoms and treatment options for rotator cuff tears, including research demonstrating good outcomes with conservative care. When: Thursday, May 1 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Westside Family YMCA, 11311 La Grange Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 FEATURED EVENT Caregiver U — A Day About Taking Care of U UCLA Health and WISE & Healthy Aging invite you to a special event for caregivers. This free program includes interactive workshops on mindfulness meditation, self- massage techniques, tips for caregivers to help build confidence and manage emotions when coping with caregiver demands, and the latest research on Alzheimer’s disease. One-on-one consultations will be available with UCLA geriatricians, geriatric care managers and nurse practitioners, and Urban Zen and integrative medicine practitioners. When: Saturday, May 31 / 10 am – 1 pm, Registration at 9:30 am Where: WISE & Healthy Aging, 1527 4th St, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Vital Signs Spring 2014 Vol. 62 13