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Community Health Programs JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 2013 Crohn’s Disease Heart Disease Memory Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis WomenHeart West Los Angeles Healthy Lifestyle for Memory Function Jennifer Choi, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and chronic gastrointestinal disorders. When: Friday, August 23 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Westside Family YMCA, 11311 La Grange Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 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, July 8 & September 9 / 7 pm Where: UCLA Cardiac Rehab Center, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 206C Info: (310) 825-0014 or David Merrill, MD, PhD, UCLA geriatric psychiatrist, will discuss how lifestyle activities impact memory function across the lifespan and will review exercise, nutrition and stress reduction techniques. When: Monday, August 5 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: OPICA, 11759 Missouri Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Hip and Knee Pain Menopause: What’s New? Diabetes Preventing Diabetes and Obesity Dianne Cheung, MD, UCLA endocrinologist, will discuss how lifestyle changes can help prevent, manage and reduce your risk for obesity and developing type 2 diabetes. When: Thursday, August 22 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 W. Sepulveda Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 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: or (310) 794-1299 Hair Restoration New Advances in Hair Restoration Jeffrey Rawnsley, MD, UCLA head and neck surgeon, will present a live demonstration of the latest ways to recreate a natural hairline. When: Wednesday, September 25 / 7 – 8 pm Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 550 RSVP: (310) 570-0244 Healthcare Advice Affordable Healthcare Act Update The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the most expansive and regulatory overhaul of the American healthcare system. David Culter, MD, UCLA family medicine physician, will examine the impact of this new act and how it will affect you. When: Thursday, July 18 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Understanding Medicare Learn what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t cover, and how to fill in the gaps. When: Thursday, September 19 / 10 – 11:30 am Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Hip and Knee Pain Francis Cyran, MD, UCLA orthopaedic surgeon, will explore treatment options for hip and knee pain, including why you might not need a joint replacement. When: Thursday, September 19 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Fireside Room, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Facial Rejuvenation Facial Rejuvenation George Rudkin, MD, will discuss simple and safe techniques used by cosmetic surgeons in the UCLA Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to eliminate the lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. When: Thursday, September 26 / 6 – 8 pm Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 465 RSVP: (310) 825-0828 or Liver DiseaseS Liver Diseases Update Sponsored by the Pfleger Liver Institute, this seminar will provide patients, families and the community an opportunity to obtain information about hepatitis and other liver diseases from prominent and respected specialists. When: Saturday, September 7 / 8 am – Noon Where: UCLA James West Alumni Center, 325 Westwood Plaza RSVP: (310) 206-6705 or (continued) Menopause Aldo Palmieri, MD, UCLA gynecologist, will examine the latest treatments for managing menopause symptoms. When: Thursday, September 19 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Multiple Sclerosis REACH to Achieve Program (ONGOING) 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 FEATURED EVENT Freedom from Smoking Program (ONGOING) UCLA Health offers an eight-week smoking cessation program to help employees, family members and people in the community finally kick the habit. First session is free so participants can determine if the program is right for them. When: Tuesdays / 4 – 6 pm Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 206 Cost: $150 / Info: (310) 825-0014 or Memory Memory Care A weekly program 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, Starting July 2 Where: 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 3200 Info: or or (310) 794-6314 Vital Signs Summer 2013 Vol. 59 13