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Dec 23, 2019 · Heart Valve Disease

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 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 program

Dec 12, 2019 · Are You Stroke Savvy?

Pamela Nye, the stroke coordinator and clinical nurse specialist for neuroscience at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

“We’re looking at people’s risk for stroke and heart attack by doing a basic quiz,” explains Pamela Nye, the stroke coordinator and clinical nurse specialist for neuroscience at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Pamela is volunteering at the Santa Monica Health Fair. “I’m checking heart rates, and we’re doing atrial fibrillation checks. So far, I’ve picked up a few irregular heart rates, but no atrial fibrillation , thankfully. Atrial fibrillation is silent until someone has an episode where it’s not silent. It increases your stroke risk times six, so it’s very important to discuss with your doctor and make sure you don’t have it. We’re out here today to help the community understand and recognize a stroke.”

Nov 14, 2019 · Do You Have an Ounce to Spare?

On November 17, designated “World Prematurity Day” by the March of Dimes, The Birthplace at UCLA Medical Center,  Santa Monica invites breast-feeding moms to donate their extra milk at its annual breast milk drive.  Just one ounce of breast milk can feed a premature infant for two days, and there are many families in need.  The event also features infant massage, consults with a lactation specialist, and Urban Zen integrative therapy.

Additional activities include:

  • Car-seat safety
  • Baby signs
  • Baby wearing

Nov 6, 2019 · DLBCL and Follicular Lymphomas

Join UCLA oncologist Monica Mead, MD, for an overview of treatment options for patients diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and other follicular lymphomas. DLBCL is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in the US, accounting for about 1 out of every 3 lymphomas.

Closer to a Cure Community Lecture Series
With recent advances in the treatments of blood cancers, UCLA Health and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are visiting communities across Southern California to discuss these emerging therapies.

Learn more about the Closer to a Cure Community Lecture Series

Sep 18, 2019 · CAR T- Cell Therapy

Join us for a discussion with UCLA oncologist Joshua Sasine, MD, PhD, who will address the latest advancements in CAR T-cell therapy at UCLA.

Closer to a Cure Community Lecture Series
With recent advances in the treatments of blood cancers, UCLA Health and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are visiting communities across Southern California to discuss these emerging therapies.

Learn more about the Closer to a Cure Community Lecture Series

Sep 17, 2019 · Struggling with Being Overweight?

Lillian Chen, MD, UCLA internist, will give practical and effective tips to improve your diet to achieve a healthy weight.

Jun 13, 2019 · Lunchtime Liposuction and Other In-Office Procedures

Andrew Vardanian, MD, UCLA plastic surgeon, will discuss the latest in office procedures for body contouring and facial rejuvenation, including lunchtime liposuction, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, Botox and dermal fillers.

May 23, 2019 · Is It Time for a Lift?

Jaco Festekjian, MD, UCLA plastic surgeon, will discuss contemporary approaches to body contouring, such as neck lift, face lift and eyelid lift.