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J an uary / Fe b r uary / Ma rch 2 013 Community Health Programs UCLA Health System offers community programs and events to help our neighbors lead healthier lives through wellness education and the prevention of illness and injury. Alopecia Arthritis West LA Alopecia Areata Support Group Getting Active with Arthritis TuesdayS, JANUARY 15 and MARCH 19 / 7:00 to 9:00 pm Ashley Bateman, M.D., UCLA family medicine physician, will discuss how physical activity can help to reduce pain and improve function, mobility, mood and quality of life for those suffering from arthritis. This support group is for individuals with alopecia areata and other types of hair loss to provide a safe, comfortable and trusting environment to share personal experiences with this challenging disease. Thursday, February 21 / 2:30 to 4:00 pm WHERE: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 206 TO RSVP: cgohster@yahoo.com or (424) 703-5210 WHERE: Sunrise of Westlake Village, 3101 Townsgate Rd., Westlake Village TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Alzheimer’s Disease Cancer Beyond Alzheimer’s Support Group Personalized Medicine for Cancer Beyond Alzheimer’s is a weekly support group for caregivers and loved ones of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Patti Davis, the daughter of former president Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, and Linda Ercoli, Ph.D., director of UCLA Geriatric Psychology, will co-facilitate the Westwood support group. Xavier Cagigas, Ph.D., will facilitate the Santa Monica support group. TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 / 7:00 to 9:00 pm MONDAYS / 6:30 to 7:30 pm WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Room 3-3102, Westwood THURSDAYS / 6:30 to 7:30 pm WHERE: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica 1250 16th St., Board Room G210, Santa Monica INFO: Katherine Serrano (310) 319-3222 Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education This monthly lecture series addresses the needs and concerns of caregivers, loved ones and anyone touched by Alzheimer’s disease. F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D., chief, UCLA Santa Monica General Surgery Group, will discuss the new era of personalized cancer care, focusing on the treatment of individuals with therapies tailored specifically to their genetic makeup. WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium, Room B-130 INFO: (310) 794-6644 Breast Cancer Update TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 / 7:00 to 8:30 pm Cary Hsu, M.D., UCLA surgeon, will address recommendations for preventing breast cancer, as well as the state-of-the-art treatments available for breast cancer. WHERE: Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center, 1990 S. Bundy Dr., Suite 100, Los Angeles TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Resources for Families Virtual Colonography WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 / 2:00 to 3:00 pm MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 / 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Medical Management of Memory and Psychiatric Problems in Dementia Daniel Margolis, M.D., UCLA interventional radiologist, will discuss virtual colonography — a technique with the same detection rate for significant polyps as colonoscopy but without sedation. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 / 2:00 to 3:00 pm WHERE: UCLA Semel Institute, 740 Westwood Blvd., Suite 17-364 INFO: Katherine Serrano (310) 319-3222 WWW.UCLAHEALTH.ORG WHERE: Vintage Westwood Horizons, 947 Tiverton Ave., Westwood TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631) Early Breast Cancer Care TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 / 7:00 to 9:00 pm A team of UCLA physicians will discuss how the diagnosis and management of early breast cancer have evolved over recent years and the importance of a multidisciplinary, personalized approach. WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium, Room B-130 INFO: (310) 794-6644 Nutrition and Cancer TUESDAY, MARCH 12 / 7:00 to 9:00 pm Mary Hardy, M.D., medical director, Simms/Man-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology will moderate a discussion by Lise Alschuler, ND FABNO, a board-certified naturopath with a specialty in oncology, and Karolyn Gazella, author, about the ways in which lifestyle, nutrition and targeted dietary supplements alter states of inflammation, insulin resistance, stress, toxicity and immunity to create a body that favors health. WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium, Room B-130 INFO: (310) 794-6644 Colorectal Cancer Update TUESDAY, MARCH 19 / 7:00 to 8:30 pm Mary Farid, M.D., UCLA gastroenterologist, will focus on the latest information about screening and treatments to detect and prevent colon cancer. WHERE: Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center, 1990 S. Bundy Dr., Suite 100, Los Angeles TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Heart Disease Risk Factors for Heart Disease WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 / 1:30 to 3:00 pm Ravi Dave, M.D., UCLA cardiologist, will discuss heart disease risk factors and methods to reduce them. WHERE: Miller Family YMCA, 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323