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Community Health Programs JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2014 COMMUNIT Y HE ALTH PRO GRAMS UCLA Health offers community programs and events to help our neighbors lead healthier lives through wellness education and the prevention of illness and injury. Scan the QR code on the left with your smartphone or go to for more information. ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE CANCER CANCER Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education Webinars Sexual Health Considerations for Cancer Patients and Their Partners Take-Charge Through Cancer Join us for a free, live-streaming webinar series that addresses the needs and concerns of caregivers, loved ones and anyone touched by Alzheimer’s disease. Medications for Dementia: What Caregivers Need to Know with Pauline Wu, DO, Geriatric Psychiatry When: Wednesday, January 15 / Noon – 1 pm  Driving and Dementia with Linda Ercoli, PhD, director of UCLA Geriatric Psychology When: Wednesday, February 19 / Noon – 1 pm Dementia Webinar When: Wednesday, March 19 / Noon – 1 pm Info: Beyond Alzheimer’s Support Group Do you have a loved one with a memory problem or dementia? Is the stress of being a caregiver overwhelming you? A support group may be your answer. Patti Davis, daughter of President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, and Linda Ercoli, PhD, director of UCLA Geriatric Psychology, will co-facilitate the Tuesday support group, and Xavier Cagigas, PhD, will co-facilitate the Thursday support group. When: Tuesdays & Thursdays (except holidays) / 6:30 – 7:30 pm Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16th Street, Board Room G210 ASTHMA AND COPD Asthma and COPD Maryum Merchant, MD, UCLA pulmonologist, will discuss the nature, causes and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). When: Thursday, January 30 / 10 – 11:30 am Where: Aegis of Granada Hills, 10801 Lindley Ave, Granada Hills RSVP: (800) 516-5323 (CONTINUED) Michael Krychman, MD, Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine, will discuss intimacy concerns and treatment options for cancer survivors and their partner to promote healthy sexual functioning. When: Tuesday, January 14 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Martine Ehrenclou, MA, award-winning author and patient advocate, will help teach patients and caregivers how to cut through the red tape and navigate today’s complex healthcare system to be proactive, assertive and well-informed participants in their own healthcare. When: Tuesday, March 11 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 New Directions in Lung Cancer Care DIABETES Jonathan Goldman, MD, UCLA assistant professor, director of Clinical Trials in Thoracic Oncology, associate director of Drug Development at UCLA, will discuss recent developments in lung cancer care, including exciting recent advances in targeted therapy, immune therapy and current chemotherapies. When: Tuesday, February 11 / 7 - 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Prostate Cancer Screening Christopher Filson, MD, UCLA urologist, will explain the goals of screening with PSA tests and review the current guidelines related to prostate cancer screening. When: Tuesday, February 25 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Cancer Support Community – Benjamin Center, 1990 S. Bundy Drive, Ste 100 Info: (800) 516-5323 Gastrointestinal Cancer Vikas Pabby, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms, screening guidelines and general treatment guidelines for gastrointestinal cancers. When: Thursday, February 27 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: Cancer Support Community: Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara, 530 Hampshire Rd, Westlake Village 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 Type 2 Diabetes: The Basics and Beyond This ADA-certified five-week course will teach you all about diabetes and self-management. A physician referral is required. The class is covered by most medical insurance policies. When: Call for dates Where: Santa Monica & Westwood Info: or (310) 794-1299 EAR, NOSE, THROAT Hoarseness: When is a raspy voice a medical matter? Natalie Edmondson, MD, UCLA ENT physician, will explore the causes of hoarseness, symptoms and the current treatments. When: Tuesday, February 18 / 2:30 – 4 pm Where: Sunrise of Westlake Village, 3101 Townsgate Rd RSVP: (800) 516-5323 DID YOU MISS A LECTURE YOU WANTED TO ATTEND? You can find videos of some of our past lectures by going to Learn about hyperbaric medicine, urinary incontinence, mindful awareness or sleep disorders. UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)