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UCLA conducts research for a wide range of medical disorders and offers patients opportunities to participate in research and clinical trials. See a list of the current research and trial opportunities.

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UCLA Health and its community partners offer a number of support groups, available in person and by telephone, designed to support and inform patients, families and caregivers coping with a variety of diagnoses. See a list of current support groups.

February 2020

New Treatments for Knee Arthritis

Mon, Feb 24, 2020
1:00pm to 2:30pm

New Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City. in the Garden Room.
Sid Padia, MD, UCLA interventional radiologist, will discuss new minimally invasive treatments, such as genicular artery embolization, which are designed for people with knee pain who are not candidates for knee replacement surgery and have tried joint injections without success. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus [...]
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Women's Heart Health

Wed, Feb 26, 2020
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6 Street, Santa Monica
Megan Kamath, MD, UCLA cardiologist, will discuss important warning signs to know if you are at risk of a heart attack, lifestyle changes to lower cholesterol and bloo pressure and your risk for heart disease. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus Program that offers individuals age 50 and [...]
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Walk with a Doc

Sat, Feb 1, 2020
8:00am to 9:00am

UCLA Health@The Village at Westfield Topanga 6344 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Suite 2020 Meet at the koi pond.
Join UCLA Health physicians for an informative, brief discussion on a current health topic, followed by an invigorating stroll at your own pace!

Got Knee or Shoulder Pain?

Sat, Feb 1, 2020
9:00am to 11:00am

Southern California Orthopedic Institute, 6815 Noble Avenue, Van Nuys 91405 RSVP required. Free parking
Joseph Burns, MD and Eric Ferkel, MD, Orthopedic Surgeons will discuss knee and shoulder pain - symptoms, diagnosis and effective treatments.

Physical Activity Recommendations for People with Arthritis

Sat, Feb 1, 2020
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Belmont Village Burbank, 455 E. Angeleno Ave, Burbank
Lauren Freid, MD UCLA rheumatologist, will focus on the latest international recommendations for physical activity for people with osteoarthritis.  She will discuss the types and amounts of exercise and physical activity recommended for people living with arthritis. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus Program that offers individuals age [...]

High Blood Pressure

Mon, Feb 3, 2020
10:30am to 12:00pm

Kehillat Israel, 16019 W. Sunset Blvd , Pacific Palisades
Rivkah Sevell, MD  UCLA internist, will discuss high blood pressure (hypertension), including associated health risks, updated blood pressure goals based on recent research and lifestyle modifications to achieve an ideal blood pressure. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus Program that offers individuals age 50 and older access to [...]

Prostate Cancer Update

Wed, Feb 5, 2020
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach, 109 W. Torrance Blvd, Suite 100, Torrance
David Khan, MD UCLA radiation oncologist, will discuss current radiation therapy trends in the treatment of prostate cancer. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus Program that offers individuals age 50 and older access to educational lectures, exercise opportunities, information on community and health resources, a free community flu-shot [...]

New Recommendations for Aspirin

Thu, Feb 6, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Belmont Village Encino, 15451 Ventura Blvd, Encino
Boris Arbit, MD UCLA cardiologist, will present the latest research on the role of aspirin, fish oil and vitamin D to prevent heart attacks and strokes. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus Program that offers individuals age 50 and older access to educational lectures, exercise opportunities, information on [...]

Tech Help for U

Sat, Feb 8, 2020
9:00am to 12:00pm

Conference Room 3, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16 Street
UCLA undergraduate students offer free one-on-one coaching (30 to 45 minute sessions) to UCLA Health 50 Plus members about electronic devices.  Bring your fully charged smartphone, tablet, laptop or e-reader to have your questions answered.  By appointment only, call 800-516-5323 to make an appointment. This event is part of the UCLA [...]

Walk with a Doc

Sun, Feb 9, 2020
9:00am to 10:00am

Lake Balboa, 6300 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys We will meet at the southwest portion of the lake, near the entrance to the parking lot.
Join UCLA Health physicians for an informative, brief discussion on a current health topic, followed by an invigorating stroll at your own pace!

Healthy GI Tract

Mon, Feb 10, 2020
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Brookdale Northridge, 17650 Devonshire St.
Anna Skay, MD UCLA gastroenterologist, will focus on prevention and management of constipation, diarrhea and reflux disease, as well as the importance of screening for colon cancer.

Coronary Artery Disease: Risk Factors, Signs and Treatments

Tue, Feb 11, 2020
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Rd
Timothy Canan, MD UCLA cardiologist, will discuss the most important risk factors and how to avoid them.  He will also talk about some of the typical and atypical signs and assumptions that may indicate a problem, and the newest treatments available. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus [...]

Alzheimer's Disease Basics

Wed, Feb 12, 2020
10:30am to 12:00pm

JFS Freda Mohr Center, 6310 S. San Vicente Blvd, Suite 275, Los Angeles
Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia, currently affecting 5.8 million Americans. Learn more about this disease, who it most commonly affects, and the latest treatments and medical options. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus Program that offers individuals age 50 and older access to educational [...]

Hearing Loss

Wed, Feb 12, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm

WISE & Healthy Aging, 1527 4 Street, Santa Monica
Megan Greenya, AuD, UCLA audiologist, will discuss different types of hearing loss, causes, treatment options and update on current hearing aid technologies. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus Program that offers individuals age 50 and older access to educational lectures, exercise opportunities, information on community and health resources, [...]

Supplements for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Fact and Fiction

Thu, Feb 13, 2020
10:30am to 12:00pm

ONEGeneration, 18255 Victory Blvd, Reseda
Boris Arbit, MD UCLA cardiologist, will discuss current evidence on over-the-counter supplements for the prevention of heart disease. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus Program that offers individuals age 50 and older access to educational lectures, exercise opportunities, information on community and health resources, a free community flu-shot [...]

Incontinence Update

Tue, Feb 18, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Collins & Katz Family YMCA, 1466 S. Westgate Ave, West Los Angeles
Learn about the different types of incontinence and treatment options. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus Program that offers individuals age 50 and older access to educational lectures, exercise opportunities, information on community and health resources, a free community flu-shot clinic and special events. Learn more and join the [...]

Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults Diagnosed with Cancer

Tue, Feb 18, 2020
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Tamkin Auditorium 757 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095
Adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer share unique medical and psychological challenges. Join us at this dynamic panel to hear directly from blood cancer survivors diagnosed during their college years and the UCLA Health doctors and allied health professionals that provide care and support to these patients. Closer to [...]

Heart Valve Disease

Tue, Feb 18, 2020
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Conference Room 3, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16 Street
Olcay Aksoy, MD, UCLA interventional cardiologist, will discuss how the treatment of heart conditions such as mitral valve disease and aortic valve disease is evolving from open-heart surgery to minimally invasive options that do not require surgery. This event is part of the UCLA Health 50 Plus Program that offers individuals age [...]

Walk with a Doc

Wed, Feb 19, 2020
7:30am to 8:30am

UCLA Health Culver City 6000 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 2660 Inside Westfield Mall, 2nd level
Join UCLA Health physicians for an informative, brief discussion on a current health topic, followed by an invigorating stroll at your own pace!

Aging is Inevitable...Coping with it is the Challenge

Thu, Feb 20, 2020
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6 Street, Santa Monica
Our culture tells us that we are old at 65. That may have been true in our grandparents days, but in 2020, our life span is increasing rapidly and the 80 year old today is equivalent to the 60 year old of previous generations. This workshop will de-bunk many of [...]