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Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke THURSDAY, MARCH 21 / 6:30 to 8:00 pm Tracy Huynh, M.D., UCLA cardiologist, will discuss guideline-directed goals for the management of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, as well as how to interpret test results and watch for signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke. WHERE: Miller Family YMCA, 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 WomenHeart West Los Angeles MONDAYS, JANUARY 14, FEBRUARY 11 and MARCH 11 / 7:00 pm 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. WHERE: UCLA Cardiac Rehab Center, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 206C INFO: (310) 825-0014 or Infant Care Parkinson’s Disease Talking Toddlers Parkinsonian Disorders Support Group THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 / 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Fridays, JANUARY 4, February 1 and March 1 / 1:00 to 3:00 pm Learn how to understand your child’s speech and language development. Acquire techniques to enrich your child’s communication skills, and discover strategies to apply during your daily routines that will enhance your child’s social interaction and self-confidence. WHERE: YWCA Santa Monica Westside, 2019 14th Street, Santa Monica TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Modern Media Effects on My Child WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 / 4:00 to 5:30 pm Milica Simpson, M.D., UCLA internal medicine physician and pediatrician will discuss the impact of various media on your child’s health and well-being and strategies to maximize your child’s development. WHERE: Malibu Library, 23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Hepatitis Multiple Sclerosis Baby Boomers and the Silent Damage of Hepatitis C REACH to Achieve Program THURSDAY, MARCH 7 / 1:00 to 2:30 pm Hepatitis C is now reaching epidemic proportions. The Centers for Disease Control have recommended that all baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C virus. Rimma Shaposhnikov, M.D., UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss who is at risk, what testing entails, which new treatments are available, and the consequences of avoiding testing and treatment. WHERE: Conejo Valley YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 FIND MORE ONLINE ONGOING This weekly wellness program focuses on fitness, nutrition, memory, emotional health, education and recreation for individuals with multiple sclerosis. WHERE: Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center at UCLA INFO and APPLICATION: (310) 267-4071 Sharing mutual support with other families who are on a similar journey can be a great benefit to those with Parkinsonian Disorders. Sponsored by UCLA’s Movement Disorders Program, guest speakers will provide information about and resources regarding the disease, and Yvette Bordelon, M.D., movement disorders specialist, will provide updates on current and pending research. WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Room 3102 TO RSVP: (310) 772-0064 or Pituitary Disease Pituitary Disorders Support Group WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 16 and MARCH 20 / 6:00 to 8:00 pm 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. WHERE: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 206 TO RSVP: or 310-825-5874 or Plastic Surgery New Advances in Hair Restoration WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 23 and MARCH 13 / 7:00 to 8:00 pm Did you miss a lecture you wanted to attend? Jeffrey Rawnsley, M.D., UCLA head and neck surgeon, will present a live demonstration about the latest ways to recreate a natural hairline. You can find videos of some of our past lectures by going to WHERE: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 550 TO RSVP: (310) 570-0244 F E AT URE D E V E N T Webinars Trigeminal Neuralgia Webinar Acoustic Neuromas Webinar MONDAY, JANUARY 14 / 1:00 to 2:00 pm WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 / 1:00 to 2:00 pm Join Neil Martin, M.D., FAANS, chairman, UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, for a free, live-streaming webinar to discuss the latest treatments for trigeminal neuralgia. See details below. Join Isaac Yang, M.D., expert neurosurgeon at UCLA, for a free, live-streaming webinar to discuss acoustic neuromas and minimally invasive treatments to maximize quality of life for patients with vestibular schwannomas. See details below. VISIT: TO ASK DR. MARTIN AND DR. YANG QUESTIONS, VISIT: and on Twitter @UCLAHealth use hashtag #UCLAMDChat Vital Signs Winter 2013 Vol. 57 13