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    Community Health Resource Center Classes, Screening, Support Groups

    Classes we have offered include:

    Disease Management & Prevention  |  Nutrition & Weight Management  |  Aging Well  |  Emotional & Information Resources  |  Screenings  |  Support Groups

    Disease Management & Prevention

    Leg Veins: Is Something Wrong With My Circulation?
    A vascular disease specialist will provide a comprehensive overview of causes, signs, symptoms, and risk factors of varicose veins. The most current treatment options will be presented. Co-sponsored by the Vascular Institute of CPMC.
    2100 Webster Street, Room 106

    The Latest in Technology and Therapies for Heart Rhythm Problems
    Heart rhythm abnormalities are a very common problem, presenting in a wide range from bothersome skipped beats, persistent racing heart, repeated fainting episodes, to even cardiac arrest. Fortunately, there has been rapid advancement in the available technologies and therapies over the last few years to manage hearty rhythm disturbance. Co-sponsored by CPMC’s Cardiac Electrophysiology program.
    2100 Webster Street, Room 106

    Colorectal Cancer: Disease Management, Current Treatments, and the Future
    Join an expert medical oncologist for current information in the field of colon cancer, a leading cause of cancer death in the United States. This lecture will provide an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of colon cancer, as well as current research and treatment options. A robotics surgery expert will discuss state of the art equipment now available as a procedure for urologic conditions.
    2333 Buchanan Street, Enright Room

    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Learn about rheumatoid arthritis, as distinguished from other types of arthritis, and what you can do to manage your pain. This lecture, led by an expert rheumatologist, will also cover signs, symptoms, prognosis, and treatment options.
    2333 Buchanan Street, Enright Room

    Back Pain
    Have you been living with chronic back pain? Would you like to learn more about the options to treat and manage this condition? Join a CPMC neurological surgeon for an overview of back pain: acute vs. chronic, causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
    2333 Buchanan Street, Enright Room

    No Ifs, Ands, or Butts Program
    This intensive smoking cessation course includes traditional skills and strategies, along with holistic approaches such as hypnosis, acupressure and mindfulness to cope with the loss of the smoking habit. Personal medical consultations and supervision available for participants. Five-week program, six classes total. Initial one-on-one consultation with a social worker is required.
    Fee: $50. To enroll call 415-923-3155.
    2100 Webster Street, Room 106

    Nutrition Education for Kidney Disease
    If you have been diagnosed with early kidney disease, this program provides an opportunity to meet in appointment with a registered dietitian for nutrition therapy. Patients receive individual attention, ongoing health screening, and a program to fit their lifestyle needs in order to feel their best each day and prevent further progression of the disease. The cost is $60 per consultation or no fee for Brown & Toland HMO members.
    Call (415) 923-3155 for more information

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    Nutrition & Weight Management

    Weight Loss: What Does it Take?

    Discover how to go beyond simple calorie counting in addition to learning physiological functions of the body. This presentation with a registered dietitian addresses the multi-layered emotional and physical factors to consider when managing weight. Individuals gain practical tips for losing weight in a healthful way.

    Brown & Toland Members:
    2100 Webster Street, Room 106
    Open to all:
    2100 Webster Street, Room 106

    Vegetarian Diet
    Learn how to create a healthy vegetarian lifestyle and meet all of your nutritional needs. Join a registered dietitian to understand the benefits of a vegetarian diet, as well as vegetarian meal and snack ideas.
    2100 Webster Street, Room 106

    Healthy Kitchen
    Are you looking for healthy and simple meal plans? Would you like tips on creating a kitchen that is ready to go with healthy ingredients on hand? This session with a registered dietitian will inspire you to think about the various aspects and components of food and how we can be organized, prepared, and mindful in our eating habits and culture.
    2100 Webster Street, Room 106

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    Aging Well

    Maintain Your Balance: Fall Prevention Awareness and Balance Screening
    Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults. This class is intended for older adults who want to reduce their risk of falling and maintain their independence. A physical therapist will provide an overview on the causes of loss of balance, and techniques and strategies to prevent falls. Participants will be able to partake in several standard risk assessment tests given by physical therapists.
    Davies Campus, Castro & Duboce Sts.
    South Tower, Level 1, Gazebo

    Advance Health Care Directives
    Advance Health Care Directives are important for all individuals over the age of 18 to have in place so that a person’s wishes will be followed if one becomes unable to make decisions. Take the time now to understand and determine choices for care at the end-of-life.
    Class size limited to 6 persons. Fee $10
    2100 Webster Street, Suite 100

    Nourishing the Aging Brain
    Our brains experience change with aging. After age 50, most brains begin to decline in cognitive function. Join the Medical Director of the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center for a discussion on the aging process and what we can do to promote successful aging, preserve our memory, and protect our precious brains.
    2333 Buchanan Street, Enright Room

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    Emotional & Information Resources

    Brain Plasticity
    Studies have shown that the immature brain (infant-youth) grows and creates neural networks at an unprecedented rate. Join a CPMC pediatric neurologist for a discussion on brain plasticity and the unique ability of the brain to constantly change, grow, and remap itself. Learn how and in what ways brain plasticity changes over the course of our lives and its impact on our adult selves.
    2100 Webster Street, Room 106

    Managing Stress
    This workshop will help you identify the stressors in your life and support you in creating and strengthening healthy coping strategies. You will learn about how you can reduce the negative effects of stress with research-based stress management/tension-reducing techniques, tips and exercises.
    2100 Webster Street, Room 106

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    Blood Pressure Screening
    More than 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure, which may result in stroke, heart attack, heart failure and arterial aneurysm. It is also a leading cause of kidney failure. Keep track of your blood pressure at these drop-in screenings.
    Third Friday of the month 1 – 2 p.m.
    2100 Webster Street, Suite 100

    YMCA Health Screenings
    Free drop-in health screenings available to the community at the Mission YMCA. These screenings are made possible by the George H. Sandy Foundation.
    For more information, call 415-923-3155.
    4080 Mission Street

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    Support Groups

    Stroke Survivor
    This group is designed to aid the recovery of stroke survivors at any stage by providing a safe and supportive atmosphere where individuals are able to share their experiences. This group is made possible by the philanthropic funds of Home Instead Senior Care San Francisco.
    Free. Refreshments provided.
    First Thursdays 1 – 2:30 p.m.
    2100 Webster Street, Suite 119, Conference Room

    Melanoma Cancer
    Participants will join together for discussion and to give and receive support from others sharing similar experiences. This group is generously sponsored by AIM at Melanoma.
    Free. Refreshments provided.
    Third Tuesdays 2 – 3:30 pm
    2351 Clay Street, Suite 137

    Cancer Buddy Program
    The Cancer Buddy Program connects patients within the first year of a cancer diagnosis with trained volunteer cancer survivors. The Buddy Program is a forum for individuals to speak leisurely and honestly with someone who understands cancer from the inside, as no one else can. To request a Buddy or to volunteer, call (415) 923-3155.

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