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Community Health Programs JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 2016 COMMUNIT Y HEALTH PROGRAMS UCLA Health offers community programs and events to help our neighbors lead healthier lives through wellness education. Go to for more information. AGING AND MEMORY CARE CANCER Memory Care Prostate Cancer Memory Care is a program designed for individuals age 65 and younger diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. This weekly program offers caregivers and people with early-onset Alzheimer’s techniques to boost memory, lower stress and stimulate the mind and body. The program also includes a social hour with a separate support group for caregivers. When: Thursdays / 1 – 4 pm Where: UCLA Longevity Ctr, 10945 Le Conte Av, Ste 3119 RSVP: (310) 794-0680 Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH, will discuss pertinent issues and recent research surrounding prostate cancer screening, treatment, follow-up and long-term quality of life. When: Tuesday, September 13 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Tamkin Auditorium, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 CANCER Treating Pancreatic Cancer Timothy R. Donahue, MD, and Zev Wainberg, MD, will present a comprehensive overview of pancreatic cancer treatments, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and novel biologic agents. They will also discuss recent clinical trials that have shown improved survival rates for patients with advanced-stage disease. When: Tuesday, July 12 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Tamkin Auditorium, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 New Lymphoma Treatments Sven De Vos, MD, PhD, will discuss the different types of lymphoma, standard treatment approaches and novel therapeutics for this disease. He will highlight several new, exciting therapies currently in clinical trials. When: Tuesday, August 9 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Tamkin Auditorium, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Treating Cancer with the Immune System Melissa J. Cohen, MD, UCLA oncologist, will discuss how cancer immunotherapy redirects the immune system to fight cancer and how personalized treatment plans ensure the best care. When: Tuesday, August 23 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: Cancer Support Community VVSB, 530 Hampshire Rd, Westlake Village RSVP: (800) 516-5323 UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631) (CONTINUED) Evolving Strategies for Breast Cancer UCLA physicians will discuss how the diagnosis and management of early-stage breast cancer have evolved in recent years and the importance of a personalized treatment approach. When: Friday, September 30 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Cancer Support Center – Benjamin Ctr, 1990 S. Bundy Dr, Ste 100 RSVP: (800) 516-5323 DIABETES Preventing Pre-Diabetes Alina Katsman, MD, UCLA family medicine physician, will discuss the prevalence, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pre-diabetes. When: Wednesday, September 7 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: Simi Valley Family YMCA, 3200 Cochran St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Type 2 Diabetes: Beyond the Basics Matthew Freeby, MD, UCLA endocrinologist, will discuss diabetes prevention, diagnosis and treatment. He will also focus on prevention and treatment of diabetes complications. When: Thursday, September 15 / 10 – 11:30 am Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Diabetes Management David Ahn, MD, UCLA endocrinologist, will focus on how the latest technologies help manage diabetes and improve health, wellness and vitality. When: Thursday, September 29 / 1:30 – 3 pm Where: Santa Clarita YMCA, 26147 McBean Pkwy RSVP: (800) 516-5323 DIABETES (CONTINUED) Living with Type 2 Diabetes Certified by the American Diabetes Association, this self-care class will help you gain important skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully manage your diabetes. A physician referral is required. The class is covered by most medical insurance policies. When: Santa Monica: every month on the second and fourth Monday / Porter Ranch: starting August, every other month, on the third Monday / Torrance: every month on the third Friday Info: (310) 794-1299 or e-mail FERTILITY Female Fertility Preservation Update In addition to reproductive aging, female ovarian function can be adversely affected by numerous conditions that could impair fertility. Preserving a woman’s potential for becoming a genetic mother is now possible. Zain Al-Safi, MD, UCLA OB/GYN will discuss indications and current trends for female fertility preservation through egg freezing. When: Thursday, August 25 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Auditorium, UCLA Medical Ctr, Santa Monica, 1250 16th St 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 include peer support, advocacy and education. When: Mondays, August 8 & September 12 / 7 pm Where: UCLA Cardiac Rehab Ctr, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 206C Info: (310) 825-0014 High Blood Pressure: What Are My Options? Yu-Hsiang Lin, MD, UCLA internal medicine physician, will discuss the definition of hypertension and current treatment options, including medications and lifestyle modifications. When: Tuesday, August 30 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Atria Tarzana, 5235 Etiwanda Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323