Workshops Mark California Women's Health Month

April 11, 2005
News Office: Eve Harris (415) 502-6397

In honor of Women's Health Month in California, the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health will host community workshops in May on topics including aging, heart health and reproductive health. Workshops are free of charge and open to the public.

For the past 11 years, the Ob/Gyn Foundation, associated with UCSF, and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, have hosted a one-day conference called "Women's Health 2020." This year, in an effort to reach a wider audience, the conference has expanded to locations throughout San Francisco, and encompasses almost two weeks of activities.

Advance registration is requested. To register, request special assistance or for more information, call (415) 353-2668.

Tuesday, May 17 MIND OVER BLADDER: UNDERSTANDING FEMALE URINARY INCONTINENCE: Workshop sponsored by Self Help for the Elderly and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Cantonese translation, snacks provided. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Lady Shaw Senior Housing, 1483 Mason St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 to register.

Wednesday, May 18 HEART & HORMONES - THE BASICS ON HEART HEALTH & MENOPAUSE: Workshop sponsored by the American Heart Association and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. With Spanish translation, cholesterol, body mass index and blood pressure screening. 6-8 p.m. Free. The Women's Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 to register.

Thursday, May 19 HELPING EACH OTHER, HELPING OURSELVES: TEACHING FROM A YOUNG WOMEN'S PERSPECTIVE: Workshop sponsored by the Ob/Gyn-Foundation, New Generation Health Center and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Snacks provided. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. The Women's Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 to register.

Saturday, May 21 FIBROID COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Workshop sponsored by the UCSF Comprehensive Fibroid Center and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Childcare, lunch provided. 9-11:30 a.m. Free. West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 to register.

Monday, May 23 HOW TO BEGIN TO THINK ABOUT THE INEVITABLE: WOMEN FACING END OF LIFE REALITIES: Workshop sponsored by The Good Death Institute and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Refreshments provided. 6-8 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 to register.

Tuesday, May 24 ABCs OF DIABETES: Workshop sponsored by the American Diabetes Association and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Healthy snack demo, childcare provided. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 to register.

Tuesday, May 24 ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES FOR MENOPAUSE. Workshop sponsored by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Snacks provided. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Women's Health Center, 2356 Sutter St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 to register.

Wednesday, May 25 BECOMING A BLESSING: Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, UCSF Professor of Family and Community Medicine and author of the bestselling "Kitchen Table Wisdom" and "My Grandfather's Blessings," will discuss people's innate capacity to heal and be healed and how people can make a difference in the world. Lecture sponsored by the UCSF Center for Gender Equity and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in honor of Women's Health Month. Noon-1:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. For more infomation call (415) 476-5222.

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