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Community Health Programs JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 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 uclahealth.org/calendar for more information. ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA WEBINARS The Benefits of Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease Gary Small, MD, professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, and Director of the UCLA Longevity Center, will discuss the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the benefits of early detection treatment and risk reduction. When: Wednesday, January 14 / 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Info: geronet.ucla.edu/cgec-aces or (310) 312-0531 Dementia: Special Issues Related to Ethnic and Racial Minorities Xavier Cagigas, PhD, health sciences assistant clinical professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, and Lekeisha Sumner, PhD, ABPP, will discuss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the benefits of early detection and treatment. When: Wednesday, February 18 / 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Info: geronet.ucla.edu/cgec-aces or (310) 312-0531 Dementia in People with Down Syndrome or Other Intellectual Disabilities Linda Nelson, PhD, ABPP, professor, Emerita, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, will discuss the risk, signs and management of Alzheimer’s disease in aging adults with intellectual disabilities, such as Down Syndrome. When: Thursday, February 26 / 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Info: geronet.ucla.edu/cgec-aces or (310) 312-0531 Events in gold are offered near our UCLA offices in Burbank, Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach, Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. BRAIN IMAGING CANCER Brain PETS: Scans for Early Diagnosis and Treatment Riding the Cancer Wave — Spiritually Speaking Daniel Silverman, MD, PhD, UCLA nuclear medicine physician, will talk about the many underlying causes for problems with memory and other thinking abilities, and how and when to use medical imaging of the brain to make the earliest, most accurate diagnosis possible. When: Wednesday, February 18 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E Las Posas Rd, Building E, Ste 117 RSVP: (800) 516-5323 CANCER Medicinal Marijuana and Cancer Thomas Strouse, MD, medical director, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Garth Terry, MD, chief resident, UCLA Psychiatry, and Mark Kleiman, PhD, UCLA professor, School of Public Affairs, will discuss recent biological research on cannabinoid brain receptors and offer their perspectives about the benefits, risks, options, current knowledge and status of medicinal marijuana usage to help cancer patients make more informed personal decisions. When: Tuesday, January 13 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Stress and Cancer: Myths, Evidence Steve Cole, PhD, UCLA professor of medicine and psychiatry, will discuss what science has learned over the past decade from medical and laboratory research on how stress affects cancer and what to do about it. While some ideas turn out to be myths (stress generally does not cause cancer), others appear to be true (stress can make existing cancers more aggressive). Learn about a range of strategies to protect the health and well-being of cancer patients from the adverse biological effects of stress. When: Tuesday, February 10 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 (CONTINUED) Michael Eselun, BCC, Chaplain for the Simms/ Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, will share some of what he has observed and what he has learned walking beside those touched by cancer. He will share what can sometimes happen when lifelong beliefs meet the challenge of cancer — to the religious and secular alike — and how we tend to find meaning in the unlikeliest of places. When: Thursday, February 26 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/Santa Barbara, 530 Hampshire Rd, Westlake Village RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Breast Cancer: 2015 John A. Glaspy, MD, MPH, UCLA hematologist/ oncologist, will discuss important changes in our understanding of breast cancer subtypes and review current standards of care for breast cancer throughout the continuum: from diagnosis through treatment of early disease and management of widespread cancer. Traditional treatments, such as chemotherapy and hormonal agents, will be described along with groundbreaking targeted biological agents that are being tested in clinical trials and emerging in clinics. When: Tuesday, March 10 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 CONSTIPATION Constipation and Bowel Leaks UCLA gastroenterologist Claudia Sanmiguel, MD, will explore the common causes of constipation and bowel leaks, treatment and common misconceptions about bowel habits and accidental bowel leaks. When: Monday, February 9 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Belmont Village, 10475 Wilshire Bl 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 uclahealth.org/programvideos. Learn about hyperbaric medicine, urinary incontinence, mindful awareness or sleep disorders. UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)