Vital Signs

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Community Health Programs JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2014 GLUTEN-FREE DIET Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity PLAY 4 KAY BREAST CANCER AWARENESS GAME UCLA Women’s Basketball hosts the Eighth Annual Play 4 Kay Breast Cancer Awareness game versus Cal, in conjunction with the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, Revlon/ UCLA and Santa Monica Breast Centers, Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging, Simms-Mann Center for Integrative Oncology and UCLA Livestrong. Funds raised at the event will support UCLA breast cancer research and services and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, established in honor of the former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach, who lost her life to breast cancer after 22 years as a breast cancer survivor. When: Friday, February 21 / 8 pm Where: Pauley Pavilion Cost: Tickets are $2 with the promo code PLAY4KAY through the Central Ticket Office Info: uclabruins.com/pink ETHICS Responding to Patients and Families Who Want “Everything” UCLA Health Ethics Center presents Timothy E. Quill, MD, director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, will discuss ethical issues that arise when patients and families request treatments that physicians do not feel are indicated. When: Thursday, January 16 / Noon – 1 pm Where: Louis Jolyon West Auditorium, C8-183, Semel Institute (NPI) RSVP: (310) 794-6219 or uclahealth.org/ethics Info: mmazraani@mednet.ucla.edu FACIAL REJUVENATION Facial Rejuvenation George Rudkin, MD, will discuss simple and safe techniques used by cosmetic surgeons in the UCLA Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to eliminate lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. When: Thursday, March 20 / 6 – 8 pm Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 465 RSVP: (310) 825- 0828 or plasticsurgery@mednet.ucla.edu Advance Directives Jeffrey Lewis, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will focus on how these conditions are diagnosed and treated, what the conditions mean for patients and their families, and available resources. When: Tuesday, February 18 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Auditorium – 1250 16th Street RSVP: (800) 516-5323 FEATURED EVENT HEALTHCARE ADVICE Robert Ashley, MD, UCLA family physician, will discuss end-of-life care, how to choose a durable power of attorney for healthcare and how to make choices about the direction of your healthcare. When: Wednesday, March 26 / 3 – 4:30 pm Where: OASIS, Macy’s 3rd level, 10730 W. Pico Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Michael Albertson, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss the symptoms of Celiac disease and related syndromes focusing on the dietary therapy of Irritable Bowel and non-Celiac Gluten sensitivity. When: Thursday, February 20 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Emeritus of Northridge, 17650 Devonshire St Info: (800) 516-5323 Gluten Free: Is it Right for You? Nancee Jaffe, RD, UCLA clinical dietitian, will sort through the myriad of information on the Internet, in magazines and on TV to understand what gluten really is, who should consider going gluten-free and how to get gluten-free the healthy way. When: Wednesday, March 12 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 HAIR RESTORATION New Advances in Hair Restoration Jeffrey Rawnsley, MD, UCLA head and neck surgeon, will present a live demonstration of the latest techniques to re-create a natural hairline. When: Wednesday, January 29 & March 12 / 7 – 8 pm Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 550 RSVP: (310) 570-0244 HEALTHCARE ADVICE Affordable Care Act David Cutler, MD, UCLA family physician, will look at how the Affordable Care Act will affect you. When: Sunday, January 19 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Martin Luther King Jr Auditorium, Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 “Half of What I Read Is Wrong!” Lawrence Dardick, MD, UCLA family medicine physician and information technology specialist, will focus on how to evaluate medical information and find reliable information on the Internet. When: Thursday, January 30 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 (CONTINUED) Volunteer for Medical Research Laurie Shaker-Irwin, PhD, UCLA Research Subject Advocate, will discuss the issues involved with taking part in research studies, including understanding the benefits, risks, informed consent process, and participation as a healthy volunteer or for a medical condition. When: Monday, March 31 / 3 – 4:30 pm Where: OASIS, Macy’s 3rd level, 10730 W. Pico Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 HEART DISEASE WomenHeart West Los Angeles 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. When: Mondays, January 13, February 10 & March 10 / 7 pm Where: UCLA Cardiac Rehab Center, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 206C Info: (310) 825-0014 or womenheartwestla@gmail.com INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Stress Management Strategies The UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, will discuss the impact of the 24-hour stress cycle on your health and well-being, as well as strategies to rebuild resilience against stress-related conditions. When: Monday, February 3 / 7:30 – 9 pm Where: Annex Building – Westchester Family YMCA, 8020 Alverstone Av, Westchester RSVP: (800) 516-5323 MENOPAUSE Menopause: What’s New? Aldo Palmieri, MD, UCLA gynecologist, will examine the latest treatments for managing menopause symptoms. When: Tuesday, February 4 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Fireside Room, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Vital Signs Winter 2014 Vol. 61 13