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Knee Osteoarthritis UCLA physical therapist Joan Vicente, PT, DPT, OCS, will focus on how people can improve their health, well-being and mobility with self- management and positive lifestyle modifications. When: Tuesday, August 19 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Westside Family YMCA, 11311 La Grange Av, Los Angeles RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Understanding Medicare Learn what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t and how to fill in the gaps. When: Tuesday, August 19 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Coughs UCLA pulmonologist Gerard Frank, MD, will discuss treatments for coughs: the serious, the not so serious and the chronic. When: Thursday, August 21 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Arthritis of the Hand UCLA occupational therapist Adrienne Spelyng, OTR/L, CHT, will address conservative management techniques as well as adaptive devices to maintain independence during daily activities. When: Tuesday, August 26 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Getting Active with Arthritis Erica Romblom, MD, UCLA internal medicine physician, will discuss how physical activity can help to reduce pain and improve function, mobility, mood and quality of life for those with osteoarthritis. When: Wednesday, August 27 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Santa Clarita Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Pkwy, Valencia RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Just Us Girls! Maintaining pelvic health can be challenging as we age. Loss of mobility and other health issues can sometimes mask symptoms and complicate treatment. Leena Nathan, MD, UCLA gynecologist, will discuss the causes and latest treatments for common conditions, including vaginal prolapse and incontinence. When: Thursday, August 28 / 2:30 – 4 pm Where: Sunrise of Westlake Village, 3101 Townsgate Rd RSVP: (800) 516-5323 UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631) Dementia Medications: What Caregivers Need to Know Sarah Mourra, MD, UCLA geropsychiatrist, will review the benefits and side effects of common dementia medications. When: Monday, September 8 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: OPICA, 11759 Missouri Av, Los Angeles RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Thyroid Update Learn about common thyroid disorders, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and the importance of a healthy thyroid. When: Tuesday, September 9 / 2:30 – 4 pm Where: Sunrise of Santa Monica, 1312 15th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Sleep Update UCLA sleep specialist Ravi Aysola, MD, will discuss healthy sleep habits and treatments of common sleep disorders. When: Wednesday, September 10 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 FEATURED EVENT LIVER DISEASES: UPDATE 2014 This educational seminar sponsored by The Pfleger Liver Institute will provide information on hepatitis and other liver diseases. Learn how to safeguard your family’s health with this informative half-day seminar. When: Saturday, September 6 / 8 am – noon Where: UCLA James West Alumni Center, 325 Westwood Plaza RSVP: (310) 206-6705 or MCastrejon@mednet.ucla.edu High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Health (IN SPANISH) Lowering high blood pressure can decrease the chances of bad health outcomes. Lucas Restrepo, MD, UCLA neurologist, and Martin Cadeiras, MD, UCLA cardiologist, will explain why early detection and treatment are so important. When: Thursday, September 11 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Bl, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Tips for Staying Healthy UCLA internal medicine physician Hyunah Poa, MD, will discuss ways to prevent disease, early detection and treatment of asymptomatic disease, and how to prevent complications and decline in known illnesses. When: Monday, September 15 / 7:30 – 9 pm Where: Annex Building at Westchester Family YMCA, 8020 Alverstone Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Better Body, Better Bones This demonstration workshop will focus on resistance strength work to help build stronger bodies and bones using isometric exercise. When: Wednesday, S[153]