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Community Health Programs OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2015 COMMUNIT Y HEALTH PROGRAMS 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. AGING CANCER Vitamins and Minerals for Seniors What Cancer Can’t Touch Rachel Ferrara, MD, UCLA family-medicine physician, will present the facts and myths surrounding vitamins and supplements for seniors. When: Thursday, November 19 / 1:30 – 3:00 pm Where: Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Ctr, 27040 Malibu Hills Rd, Calabasas RSVP: (818) 880-6461 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Caregiver Support Group A support group for family members and caregivers coping with a loved one’s Alzheimer’s disease. When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month / 1 – 2:30 pm Where: 10911 Weyburn Av, 3rd Fl, Los Angeles Info: (310) 794-6039 or (CONTINUED) Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Valley Beth Shalom, spiritual leader and cancer survivor, will discuss how cancer affects every part of life and give tips about how to cope. When: Tuesday, November 17 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Benefits of Exercise Melody Benjamin, MD, UCLA oncologist, will discuss how exercise and healthy habits can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and depression. When: Thursday, December 3 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/Santa Barbara, 530 Hampshire Rd Westlake Village RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Reduce Cancer Risk CANCER Nutrition and Cancer Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, oncology specialist, Simms/Mann Center for Integrative Oncology, will discuss how to improve your well-being during and after a diagnosis of cancer with a presentation about antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and anticarcinogens. When: Tuesday, October 13 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Lymphoma Update Phillip Beron, MD, UCLA radiation oncologist, will discuss radiation therapy for treating lymphoma. When: Friday, November 13 / Noon to 1:30 pm Where: Cancer Support Community, Benjamin Center, 1990 S. Bundy Dr, Rm 100, Los Angeles RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Robert K. Chin, MD, UCLA, radiation oncologist, will discuss facts and myths about foods and activities to prevent cancer. When: Thursday, December 10 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: Belmont Village, 10475 Wilshire Blvd RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Advancements in Lung Cancer Edward Garon, MD, co-director, UCLA Medical Oncology Program, will discuss the role of surgical treatment, nonsurgical interventional procedures, chemotherapy, targeted therapy for early and late-stage lung cancer, and new treatment options. When: Tuesday, December 15 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 DIABETES UCLA Insulin Connection Learn about diabetes and get support for people with diabetes who use insulin through multiple daily injections or an insulin pump. When/Where: 2nd Thursday every month held in Thousand Oaks / 2nd Tuesday every month held in Westwood Info: (310) 794-1299 or email DIGESTIVE DISORDERS Heartburn or Something More Serious? V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss heartburn, acid reflux and the risk for esophageal cancer. Learn about treatment options. When: Tuesday, November 17 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Auditorium, 1250 16th St, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Nutrition for Common Digestive Disorders Nancee Jaffe, RD, UCLA dietitian, will provide dietary and lifestyle tips to help manage common digestive conditions, such as diarrhea, constipation, gas/bloating and acid reflux. When: Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am 1st Thursday: Diarrhea 2nd Thursday: Constipation 3rd Thursday: Gas/Bloating 4th Thursday: Acid reflux (GERD) Where: 10945 Le Conte Av, Conf Rm 1420 RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Events in gold are offered near our UCLA offices in Bakersfield, Calabasas, Camarillo, Malibu, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clarita, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Valencia and Westlake Village. RESEARCH AND TRIALS UCLA conducts research for a wide range of medical disorders. Go online to learn more information about opportunities to participate in research and clinical trials. UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)