UCSF EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2003

November 7, 2003
Erica Holt (415) 502-6397

EVENTS December 1 - 24 UCSF CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN: Tickets are on sale to sponsor lights on Macy's holiday tree in Union Square, San Francisco. $10 per ticket. Full amount goes to patient programs and services. Tickets may be purchased at hospital gift shops. Call for other locations. 1-888-689-UCSF. www.ucsfhealth.org/tree.

Tuesdays, December 2 - 30 UCSF BIRTH CENTER ORIENTATION: Learn about the facilities and the practical aspects of arriving at the hospital when you are in labor. 5:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required, tours fill quickly. Call for current class locations. (415) 353-2667.

www.ucsf.edu/whrc.

Wednesday, December 3 UCSF CANCER RESOURCE CENTER TRADER JOES GROCERY TOUR: Learn tips on selecting healthy foods and reading nutrition labels effectively. 3:00 p.m. Free.

Reservations Required. Trader Joes, 3 Masonic Ave, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, December 17 UCSF BIRTH CENTER ORIENTATION: Learn about the facilities and the practical aspects of arriving at the hospital when you are in labor. 5:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required, tours fill quickly. Call for current class locations. (415) 353-2667.

www.ucsf.edu/whrc.

Thursday, December 18 TOUR MISSION BAY: Tours of the Mission Bay campus, led by UCSF Public Affairs.

Third Thursday of each month. Noon. Free. Reservations required. UCSF Kalmanovitz Library, 530 Parnassus, San Francisco. (415) 502-6397. pub.ucsf.edu/missionbay/news/.

LECTURES AND LEARNING Thursday, December 11 "THE PLACEBO EFFECT: A CRACK IN THE BIOMEDICAL BOX?": A noontime lecture presented by Zelda Di Blasi, PhD, MPsychSc. Noon. Bring a lunch. Free. The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353- 7700. www.ucsf.edu/ocim.

CLASSES AND COURSES Mondays, December 1 - 29 MONDAY MEDITATION: A weekly drop-in meditation class for cancer patients and caregivers, taught by alternating instructors, Teresa Corrigan, MA, RN, and Brook Stone, LCSW. 1:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693.

Mondays, December 1 - 22 CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: INTEGRATED METHODS: Class provides an overview of the stages and process of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, support, medication options, variations in labor including Caesarean birth, and immediate postpartum care for mother and baby. 6:30 p.m. $150.00 per series, with $30 discount for women having their baby at the UCSF Birth Center. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 1701 Divisadero, Rm 110, San Francisco. (415) 353-2667. www.ucsf.edu/whrc.

Tuesdays, December 2 - 16 CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: INTEGRATED METHODS: Class provides an overview of the stages and process of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, support, medication options, variations in labor including Caesarean birth, and immediate postpartum care for mother and baby. 6:30 p.m. $150.00 per series, with $30 discount for women having their baby at the UCSF Birth Center. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 1701 Divisadero, Rm 110, San Francisco. (415) 353-2667. www.ucsf.edu/whrc.

Tuesdays, December 2 - 16 HEALING THROUGH DANCE: Anne Krantz, PhD, teaches participants to use movement, imagery and creativity to enhance relaxation and cope with medical procedures and physical limitations. Not necessary to have a dance background. 11 a.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, Cardiac Care Gym, 2200 Post St., San Francisco. (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, December 3 HEALTHY PREGNANCY: Class addresses the physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy, and provides an overview of wellness development and fetal development.

Topics include weight gain, nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, avoiding harmful chemicals, and danger signs. 6:30 p.m. $40. Reservations required. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 1701 Divisadero, Rm 110, San Francisco. (415) 353-2267. www.ucsf.edu/whrc.

Wednesdays, December 3 -17 RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT: Alice Brydges teaches participants the Feldenkrais Method, a rapidly growing means of rehabilitation and chronic pain relief. Geared towards those in recovery from cancer. Noon. Free. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conf. Room, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693.

Thursday, December 4 PAIN RELIEF AND LABOR: Learn about the pain medication options available to assist you during labor and childbirth with a UCSF anesthesiologist. 7:00 p.m. $40. Call for current location. (415) 353-2667. www.ucsf.edu/whrc.

Thursdays, December4 - 18 EXERCISING WITH CANCER: Mary Power, MA, leads an exercise program that combines the use of treadmills, stationary cycles, stair-climbing machines, resistive tubing, and light weights to improve cardiovascular functioning, muscular strength, and joint flexibility. 10 a.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 2200 Post St., Cardiac Care Gym., San Francisco. (415) 885-3693.

Saturday, December 6 INFANT HEALTH: Class teaches participants how to assess the signs of illness, reduce exposure to contagious diseases through proper immunization, and respond appropriately to accidents. 9:30 a.m. $40. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 1701 Divisadero Street, Rm.

110, San Francisco. For registration information, call (415) 353-2668. www.ucsf.edu/whrc.

Saturday, December 13 INTENSIVE CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: One-day childbirth preparation workshop designed to give participants basic tools and information preparing for birth. All information from the "Childbirth Preparation: Integrated Methods" class is incorporated in an accelerated format. 9:30 a.m. $140, with $30 discount for women having their baby at the UCSF Birth Center. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 1701 Divisadero, Rm 110, San Francisco. (415) 353-2667.

Friday, December 19 INFANT NUTRITION- BREASTFEEDING: Learn about breast physiology, milk production, let-down, latch-on and positioning. Discuss how to problem solve, use a pump, store milk, and supplement with bottles. 6:30 p.m. $40. Registration Required. Call for current location. (415) 353-2267. www.ucsf.edu/whrc.

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