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Community Health Programs JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2014 METABOLIC SYNDROME TREMORS WELLNESS Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity Tremors and Parkinson’s Disease Promoting Brain Health Erik Dutson, MD, UCLA surgeon, will discuss a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patient care for metabolic syndrome and obesity. When: Friday, March 7 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Westside Family YMCA, 11311 La Grange Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 UCLA movement disorders specialists will help you understand and cope with tremors. Treatment options including medicines, surgery (deep brain stimulation) and noninvasive therapies will be discussed. RSVP by February 10. When: Saturday, February 15 / 9 am – Noon Where: Fess Parker Santa Barbara Hotel, 633 E Cabrillo Bl RSVP: (310) 571-5741 or A UCLA neuropsychologist will discuss how to promote a healthy brain and its impact on aging, thinking and memory. The latest research studies on brain fitness and health will be reviewed. When: Wednesday, February 12 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA Andrea Shaw, MD, UCLA internal medicine physician, will examine how to use the best evidence available to make informed decisions about the use of vitamins and supplements for a healthy lifestyle. When: Monday, March 3 / Noon – 1 pm Where: Malibu Senior Center, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd RSVP: (800) 516-5323 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS REACH to Achieve Program (ONGOING) This weekly wellness program focuses on fitness, memory, emotional well-being, recreation, nutrition and health education for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Where: Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center Info & Application: (310) 267-4071 PARKINSONIAN DISORDERS Parkinsonian Disorders Support Group Sponsored by UCLA’s Movement Disorders Clinic. Provides information, education, resources, and support for patients and their families. Facilitator: Loretta Mazorra, Nurse Practitioner. When: First Friday every month / 2 – 4 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm 3102 RSVP: Dolly West (310) 430-6678 PODIATRY Bunion and Bunion Surgery Bob Baravarian, DPM, will discuss the latest advances in conservative and surgical treatment of foot and ankle arthritis. When: Tuesdays, January 14 / 5:45 – 6:45 pm Where: 2121 Wilshire Bl, Ste 101, Santa Monica RSVP: (310) 828-0011 (dates subject to change) Heel and Ankle Pain Gary Briskin, DPM, will discuss the common causes of ankle and heel pain, including plantar fasciitis, arthritis, tendonitis and tendon tears. Surgical and nonsurgical therapies, including arthroscopy and shockwave, will be explored. When: Tuesdays, March 11 / 5:45 – 6:45 pm Where: 2121 Wilshire Bl, Ste 101, Santa Monica RSVP: (310) 828-0011 (date subject to change) PSORIASIS Psoriasis Update Psoriasis is a common but often misunderstood disorder of the skin. Vandana Madkan, MD, UCLA dermatologist, will discuss possible causes, types of psoriasis and common therapies. When: Wednesday, March 19 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Support Group Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Support Group For patients diagnosed with TN and other facial pain syndromes and their families to learn about diagnosis, investigation and treatment options. When: Third Saturday of Every Month starting January 18 / 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, 6th Fl, Conference Room 6236 RSVP: URINARY INCONTINENCE Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse Amy Rosenman, MD, UCLA urogynecologist, will discuss what urinary incontinence is, why it happens and surgical and non-surgical treatments. When: Thursday, March 20 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 VOLUNTEER Volunteer Open House Come to learn about the various volunteer opportunities. Parking and refreshments will be provided. When: Friday, February 21 / 10 am Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr RSVP: Lisa Harden at (310) 267-8182 Vitamins and Supplements Nutrition for Young Children Learn tips on how to promote healthy lifelong eating habits for toddlers and how to encourage a wholesome diet. When: Wednesday, March 5 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Connections for Children, 2701 Ocean Park Bl, Ste 253, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Mindfulness and Meditation (ONGOING) Instructor Diana Winston, Director of Education at UCLA MARC, will guide participants through 30 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a 20-minute lecture on topics in mindfulness, questions and answers, or an exercise for the week. The weekly practice group is open to the public and suitable for beginners or continuing practitioners. When: Tuesdays / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Rm 3200 UCLA Marisa Leif Conference Room Cost: $15 Info: FEATURED EVENT UCLA HEALTH 2014 WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE UCLA clinicians will share the latest medical breakthroughs and treatments covering a broad spectrum of women’s health issues. Learn about important topics, empower yourself for better health and engage with a community of female peers and experts to learn tips on how to improve your overall health. When: Saturday, March 15 / Breakfast & Registration: 7:15 am / Event:  8 am – 1 pm Where: Cal Lutheran University, Lundring Events Center, 60 West Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks Cost: FREE to attend, space is limited, make a reservation today RSVP: WEBINARS ON DEMAND If you missed one of our UCLA MDChat Webinars, visit our Webinars On Demand library to view programs led by UCLA physicians. For more info visit: UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)