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UCSF April activities for patients and their supporters

/ 01:23 AM April 03, 2018

April 10, 2018: Look Good Feel Better Program for Female Patients with Recent Cancer Treatments (< 6 months)

The good news is: As cancer treatments continue to improve, there will be more and more survivors of cancers. Therefore, improving the quality of life of cancer survivors is an important area to put focus to, and this is a program geared towards that goal. We like to invite female patients with recent cancer treatments to come to a spirit-lifting session where they can receive free instructions on coping with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. A licensed beauty professional will teach makeup, skin care tips and suggestions for using wigs and head scarfs. 

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This is a free and trilingual (English/Cantonese/Mandarin) hands-on workshop. Space is limited. Registration is mandatory.

Date:     April 10, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time:                           1:30 – 3:30 pm

Location:                          Meet at the Friend-to-Friend Gift Shop, UCSF Mount Zion Campus

1600 Divisadero St. , 1st floor, San Francisco

RSVP:                                 Please call 1-888-566-6222 and leave a message and someone will get back to you

Flyer:                           Click here

FACEBOOK:                     Friend us at http://www.facebook.com/UCSFAHI

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HOSTS:                        American Cancer Society, UCSF Asian Health Institute, Mount Zion Friend-to-Friend Gift Shop

Memory Making Garden Social Outing in Saratoga – April 13, 2018 (Friday)

Recharge yourself – Relaxation activities designed for family caretakers of dementia patients

How often do you not have any time to take care of yourself? Do you wish to have a quiet time to get recharged? The Alzheimer’s Association will organize a “Recharge Yourself” event for family caregivers in the spring of 2018. Through the activities, the family caretakers will have the opportunity to relax the body and mind, encourage each other, and refuel with energy!

Target Participants:             Family caretakers of dementia patients

Date:                            Friday, April 13, 2018

Time:                           10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:                     Hagone Garden, 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

Activities:

10 – 10:15 am             Introduction

10:15 – 11:15 am        Art, Memory creation

11:15 – 12:15 pm        Exercises to de-stress the body

12:15 – 1 pm               Lunch (provided for free)

1 pm – 2 pm               Tea ceremony

 Cost:                         Free.

(For families who need to temporarily hire someone to look after the patient family member, the Association offers a respite service fee supplement.

RSVP:                         Space limited. Please register early.

Contact Pening Chang:  408.372.9943 or pchang@alz.org

Host:                         Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California Chapter

April 18, 2018: Marijuana, Mushrooms, Plants, and Drugs: Poisoning Tales from the Trenches

Unintentional poisoning accounts for 78% of all exposures reported nationally to US poison centers. Nearly half of the poisoning exposures reported to US poison centers involved children less than 6 years old. In California, accidental ingestions of poisonous plants and mushrooms have led to hospitalization and death.

Since the passing of Proposition 64, adult use of marijuana is now legal in California, while it remains illegal under federal law. Accidental poisonings and adverse reactions to marijuana containing products are on the rise. Coupling its use with other drugs and or alcohol can increase the danger of overdose. Please join us in the following lecture as Raymond Ho, PharmD, DABAT, and Anita Ma, PharmD, CSPI from the California Poison Center, San Francisco Division and Assistant Clinical Professors at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, share their expert knowledge with us. This is a free and bilingual (English/Cantonese) lecture. All are welcome.

Date:                         April 18, 2018

Time:                         5:00 – 6:30 pm

Location:                   Herbst Hall, UCSF Mount Zion Campus 1600 Divisadero (between Post and Sutter St.), 2nd Fl.,  San Francisco

Fee:                           Free

Speaker:                    Raymond Ho PharmD, DABAT
Anita Ma PharmD, CSPI

RSVP:                         Space limited. Please register early
Online at http://bit.ly/UCSFPoison or
Call 415-885-3678 on the recording hotline

Flyer:                                For more information, click here for flyer.

Diabetes and Knee Research

A new pilot study is being conducted at the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. Participants are being sought to study the effect of type 2 diabetes on knee osteoarthritis. Whether you have diabetes or not, if you are between 40-60 years old and are able to ndergo a MRI of the knees, then you may be eligible for this research. As a token of appreciation for your time and efforts, up to $75 will be paid for participants who are qualified to undergo the (free) knee MRI.

More details can be found in the flyer -click  here.

If any questions, contact study coordinator Joe Baal at OADiabetesStudy@gmail.com, or call 1 (661) 808-8963. Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/UCSFAHI

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