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Community Health Programs JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 2013 Peripheral Vascular Disease Peripheral Vascular Disease Stephen Kee, MD, UCLA radiologist, will explore the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options of peripheral vascular disease with diagnostic evaluation and endovascular techniques. When: Monday, September 30 / 2:30 – 4 pm Where: OASIS, Macy’s 3rd Fl, 10730 W. Pico Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Pituitary Disorders Pituitary Disorders Support Group The UCLA Pituitary Tumor Program is sponsoring a free, informal support group that meets every other month to provide information, help and encouragement for those faced with pituitary conditions. When: Wednesdays, July 17 & September 18 / 6 – 8 pm Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 206 RSVP: or (310) 825-5874 or Pregnancy Care Tremors Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth with the UCLA Midwives Tremors: How to Shake the Shakes Come and discuss pregnancy care and birth options with our midwives. The midwives will review preparation for pregnancy, optimal prenatal care and how to create an individual birth plan. When: Wednesday, August 14 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Ste 3102 RSVP: Robotic Surgery Is Robotic Surgery Better or Is It More Dangerous? Jim Hu, MD, UCLA urologist, will discuss the current role of robotic surgery and outcomes compared to traditional open and laparoscopic approaches. When: Tuesday, July 30 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Cancer Support Community — Benjamin Center, 1990 S. Bundy Dr, Ste 100 RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Podiatry Spine Surgery Bunion and Bunion Surgery Spine Surgery Advances Bob Baravarian, DPM, will discuss bunions and the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatments for this common condition. When: Tuesday, July 16 / 5:45 – 6:45 pm Where: 2121 Wilshire Bl, Ste 101, Santa Monica RSVP: (310) 828-0011 (date subject to change) Heel and Ankle Pain Gary Briskin, DPM, will discuss the common causes of ankle and heel pain, including plantar fasciitis, arthritis, tendonitis and tendon tears. Surgical and nonsurgical therapies, including arthroscopy and shockwave, will be explored. When: Tuesday, August 20 / 5:45 – 6:45 pm Where: 2121 Wilshire Bl, Ste 101, Santa Monica RSVP: (310) 828-0011 (date subject to change) Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement Bob Baravarian, DPM, will discuss the latest advances in conservative and surgical treatment of foot and ankle arthritis, including injection joint lubrication, arthroscopic cleanup, joint preservation surgery, fusion surgery and ankle replacement surgery. When: Tuesday, September 17 / 5:45 – 6:45 pm Where: 2121 Wilshire Bl, Ste 101, Santa Monica RSVP: (310) 828-0011 — date subject to change Nick Shamie, MD, UCLA orthopaedic surgeon, will discuss current and cutting-edge options of spinal surgery for neck and low back, including surgical and non-surgical options. When: Tuesday, August 27 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Conference Room 3 – G-370, 1250 16th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Thyroid Health Thyroid Health Lauren Ficks, MD, UCLA endocrinologist, will address problems that interfere with normal thyroid function and how to treat them. When: Thursday, July 25 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: Conejo Valley YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Is Your Thyroid Healthy? UCLA movement disorders specialists will help you understand and cope with tremors. Treatment options including medicines, surgery (deep brain stimulation) and noninvasive therapies will be discussed. When: Saturday, August 17 / 9 am – Noon Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium, Room B-130 RSVP: (310) 571-5741 or Trigeminal Neuralgia Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Support Group For patients diagnosed with TN and other facial pain syndromes and their families to learn about diagnosis, investigation and treatment options. When: Third Saturday of Every Month starting July 20 / 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, 6th Fl, Conference Room 6236 RSVP: Wellness Is My Child Getting Enough Sleep? June Liu, MD, UCLA pediatrician, will focus on healthy sleeping behaviors, particularly for infants. When: Wednesday, September 18 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 FEATURED EVENT Body, Mind & Spirit: Redesigning Your Life Learn the keys for ensuring a healthy body, mind and spirit. Interactive workshops will address resilience, brain health, making sense of medical numbers, integrative medicine, spirituality, mindful eating, gluten-free diet, attitudes on aging, creative approaches to wellness and community engagement. FREE conference. When: Saturday, September 7 / 8 am – 3 pm Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica 1250 16th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 John Tsao, MD, UCLA endocrinologist, will discuss thyroid disorders, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and the importance of a healthy thyroid. When: Thursday, September 26 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: Torrance-South Bay YMCA, 2900 West Sepulveda Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 webinars on demand If you missed one of our UCLA MDChat Webinars, visit our Webinars On Demand library to view programs led by UCLA physicians. For more info visit: UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)