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  Scripps offers a wide variety of ongoing health education classes, including Parent Connection
  programs and support groups for people of all ages. If you’re looking for information to help you
  live healthier, Scripps can help. Call 1-800-SCRIPPS for a listing or visit www.scripps.org.                                                                                             health issues and the treatments available. Free.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Presented by Scripps Mercy Well Being.

Healing Touch Training                                      technology; hair restoration; fillers; Botox®;                          therapies. Free. Presented by Scripps Memorial         Allergy and Asthma
Saturday and Sunday                                         chemical peels; and tumescent liposculpture. Free.                      Hospital Encinitas, Conference Center.                 Monday, June 9, 10–11 a.m.
Level 2 April 5 and 6, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.                        Presented by Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology                                                                                      As we age, our lungs become stiffer and less
Level 3 May 17 and 18, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.                        Center, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley.                                   Varicose Vein Treatment                                elastic, the airways shrink and chest muscles
Level 1 May 31 and June 1, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.                                                                           Wednesday, May 14, 6–8 p.m.                                             weaken. Join us and learn more about breathing
Learn how Healing Touch, an energy-based                    Pain, Pain Go Away                                     Join Leland Housman, M.D. for a presentation                            problems. Free. Presented by Scripps Mercy Well
therapeutic approach to health and healing,                 Wednesday, April 23, reception at 5:30 p.m.            on the latest in minimally invasive treatments                          Being at Norman Park Center.
can promote physical, emotional, mental and                 Program at 6 p.m.                                      for varicose veins, spider veins and venous
spiritual well-being for you, your loved ones and           Join Joseph Shurman, M.D., anesthesiologist and pain ulcers. The seminar will include information                              Get Up and Go!
your patients. Presented by Scripps Center for              specialist, as he discusses new treatments for chronic on the following procedures: endovenous laser                           Thursday, June 12, reception at 5:30 p.m.
Integrative Medicine.                                       and acute pain. Free. Presented by Scripps Memorial treatment, injection-compression sclerotherapy,                            Program at 6 p.m.
                                                            Hospital La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Great Hall.       ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and ambulatory                          Join Dee Silvers, M.D., neurologist, as he discusses
Carnival of Life                                                                                                   phlebectomy. Free. Presented by Vein Clinic,                            Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and many
Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.                          Forever Young                                          Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley.                                           other neurological disorders and the latest treatment
Join us for a day of cancer education, a health             Friday, April 25, 1:15–2:45 p.m.                                                                                               options. Free. Presented by Scripps Memorial
fair and family fun. Activities include health              Please join Kian Samimi, M.D., plastic surgeon, and Skin Cancer–Prevention                                                     Hospital La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Great Hall.
screenings and information, carnival games, food            learn about advances in anti-aging treatments and      and Treatment Options
and giveaways. Free. Presented by Scripps Cancer            how results can be achieved with surgical and non- Friday, May 16, 1:15–2:45 p.m.                                              Body-Mind Lecture Series
Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.                 surgical treatments. Presented by Scripps Mercy        Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers                           Mondays, 12:30 –1:30 p.m.
                                                            Hospital at OASIS in Mission Valley.                   with melanoma accounting for three percent of all                       Explore health from a physical, mental and
Laser and Cosmetic                                                                                                                  skin cancer cases. Please join Michelle Pelle, M.D.,   spiritual perspective. Lectures are given by our
                                                            Alternatives to Hysterectomy                                                                                                   integrative medicine physicians and other expert
Skin Treatment                                              Thursday, May 8, 6:30 –8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                    dermatologist, who will share important information
Tuesday, April 15, 6 –8 p.m.                                                                                                        about healthy skin, skin cancer prevention and         clinical staff. Topics include heart health, weight
                                                            Join Angelica Zaid, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology,                                                                           management, nutrition, spirituality, exercise, pain
Join our dermatologists and estheticians for a                                                                                      the latest treatment options available. Presented by
                                                            Ross Christensen, M.D., interventional radiologist,                                                                            management, supplements, stress management
presentation on the latest in minimally invasive                                                                                    Scripps Mercy Hospital at OASIS in Mission Valley.
                                                            and Seema Agarwal, licensed acupuncturist and                                                                                  and more. Cost is $15. Presented by Scripps
cosmetic procedures, including: laser procedures            Chinese herbologist, for a discussion about uterine
such as the Pearl, Titan, and new fractional                                                                                        Managing Mental Health Issues                          Center for Integrative Medicine.
                                                            fibroids and an introduction to the latest innovative                   Thursday, May 22, 1:15 –2:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                    Mental health encompasses how we think,                Diabetes Education Materials
  To register or for more information about our classes, call 1-800-SCRIPPS.                                                        feel and act as we cope with everyday life. It         The Whittier Institute for Diabetes has translated
                                                                                                                                    determines how we handle stress, make choices          diabetes patient educational materials into many
  Looking for a physician? Call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777). We’ll find                                                          and interact with others. Learn about the signs        languages. Visit their website at www.whittier.org/
  a Scripps physician who is right for you and your family.                                                                         and symptoms that reveal possible mental               pages/pdresource.html.

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                                                                                                                                           Please clip this out and mail to: Scripps, CP10, P.O. Box 28, La Jolla, CA 92038
                                                            Smart Start Early Literacy                                                     Please provide me with a referral to a Scripps affiliated physician.
                                                            Thursdays, 9–10:30 a.m.                                                        Check type:        l Primary Care             l OB/GYN                                                l Pediatrician                 l Specialist
Encinitas Street Fair                                       The Smart Start Program is for children two to five
                                                                                                                                           Insurance coverage is ____________________________________________________________
Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.         years of age and their parents. The program offers
Stop by and visit us for health screenings and              fun activities for parents and children to participate                         Name ________________________________________________________________________
information. Free. Event location: Highway 101              in together to give children an early start for school.                        Home address __________________________________________________________________
between D and J Streets in Downtown Encinitas.              Free. Presented by City Heights Wellness Center.                               City ___________________________________________ State _______Zip _______________
Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.
                                                            Developmental Treatment                                                        Daytime phone _______________ E-mail_____________________________________________
Wolfstein Sculpture Park                                    This program is for children one to five years of                              Would you like to receive health information updates from Scripps?                                              l Yes        l No
Saturday, April 26, meet at 10:45 a.m.                      age and provides developmental, hearing and vision                             Please send me information on the following:
Tour begins at 11 a.m.                                      screenings. Intervention services include speech,                              l   Healthy Woman Kit                       l   Cancer Care                     l   Career Opportunities            l   Scripps Memorial Hospital
                                                            physical therapy and OT interactive intervention                               l                                           l                                   l                                       La Jolla
Join us for a docent-guided tour of our beautiful                                                                                              Pregnancy Kit                               Diabetes Kit                        Low Fat Eating Guide
                                                                                                                                           l   Parenting                               l   Advances in Laser Eye Surgery   l   Drug and Alcohol Intervention   l   Scripps Mercy Hospital
Wolfstein Sculpture Park. We will take you on a             groups for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Free.                                                                                                                                               l   Scripps Mercy Hospital
                                                                                                                                           l   Healthy Heart Kit                       l   Orthopedic Care                 l   Volunteer Opportunities
75 minute tour with a description of each sculpture         Presented by City Heights Wellness Center.                                     l   Integrative Medicine                    l   Weight Management               l   Scripps Green Hospital              Chula Vista
and artist. Be introduced to art by Christopher Lee,                                                                                       l   Stress Management                       l   Weight Loss Surgery             l   Scripps Memorial Hospital
Italo Scanga, Jeffery Laudenslager and TJ Dixon. The                                                                                                                                                                           Encinitas

tour will conclude with refreshments and volunteer
information. Free. Presented by Volunteer Services,         Sex and the Heart                                                              when to call it quits for a while until your child                              Learn the New
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.                                                                                                        is truly ready to get down and potty! Free.
                                                            Wednesday, April 16, 6–7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                           Presented by The Parent Connection.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Yoga–Knitting
                                                            What’s the link between heart disease and erectile
Volunteer Awareness Day                                     dysfunction (ED)? What are the physical causes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Crocheting
                                                                                                                                           New Parent Social                                                               Monday, April 28, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Monday, April 28, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.                            emotional effects of ED? Join Bernard Morris, M.D.,                            Fridays, April 25, May 16 or June 27, 10–11 a.m.                                Knitting is being referred to as
Short tour starting at 1 p.m.                               urologist, as he presents treatment options to help                            This class is for parents with a newborn baby                                   the new yoga because it encourages participants
Gain valuable experience, learn new skills and              restore function and revitalize your relationship. Free.                       and will provide tips on surviving the first few                                to slow down and take a break. Our craft unit
make new friends. Celebrate National Volunteer              Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla,                               weeks after baby comes home. Learn the nine                                     volunteers will provide instruction. Once you
Week with us and learn what it takes to volunteer.          Schaetzel Center, Walker Room.                                                 steps to wellness–education, sleep, nutrition,                                  feel comfortable knitting or crocheting, you can
Enjoy refreshments while we discuss ways for
                                                                                                                                           exercise, sharing, emotional support, practical                                 continue by making Scripps newborn baby beanies
you to get involved. Free. Presented by Volunteer           Basic Training for Dads to Be                                                  support, referrals and having a plan of action.
Sercives, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.               Saturday, April 26, 9:30 a.m.–noon                                                                                                                             from home or with the craft unit. Supplies will be
                                                                                                                                           Free. Presented by The Parent Connection,                                       provided. Free. Presented by Volunteer Services,
                                                            Encinitas Community Center                                                     Scripps Mende Well Being.
Carlsbad Village Street Faire                               Saturday, May 17 or June 28, 9:30 a.m.–noon                                                                                                                    Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
Sunday, May 4, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.                                Scripps Mende Well Being                                                   For additional classes, go to www.
Visit our booth for health screenings and educational       This class allows expectant dads the opportunity                           sdparentconnection.org or call 1-800-SCRIPPS for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Back in Control
information. Event location: Carlsbad Village, Grand                                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday, May 20, 6–7 p.m.
                                                            to hear from experienced dads who have been                                complimentary copy of their newsletter.
Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street.                                                                                                                                                                        Have you heard of the latest treatments for stress
                                                            through it all. Cost is $35. Presented by The
Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.           Parent Connection.
                                                                                                                                       Dogs and Babies Play it Safe!                                                       incontinence? Urinary incontinence affects over
                                                                                                                                       Saturday, April 26, 1:30–4 p.m.                                                     13 million Americans, 85 percent are women.
Spring Health Fair                                          Basic Training for New Dads                                                This class is for parents to be and new parents with                                Join Bernard Morris, M.D., urologist, and learn
Wednesday, May 7, 4 –7 p.m.                                 This two part parenting class is offered as a                              dogs. The two and one-half hour class is taught by a                                about minimally invasive treatment options to
Join the physical and occupational therapists for a day     sequel to the Basic Training for Dads to Be and                            certified pet dog trainer and covers pet interactions                               help women restore and improve their lifestyle.
of health screenings and education. Staff will provide      addresses issues most relevant to fathers who have                         from pregnancy through crawling. Cost is $30 per                                    Free. Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital
screenings for balance, posture, body mechanics and         a newborn to one-year-old baby. Cost is $70.                               couple. Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital                                      La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Noble Room.
hearing. Bicycle fittings and safety checks will also       Presented by The Parent Connection.                                        La Jolla, Scripps Mende Well Being.
be provided. Presented by Rehabilitation Center,                                                                                                                                                                           Health After Menopause
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.                                                                                                   Infant Massage                                                                      Monday, June 16, 1:15–2:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                       Tuesdays, 10–11 a.m.                                                                Discover the joys of post-menopause with Roya
Cancer Survivors Day                                                                                                                   This program is designed for parents and their                                      Kohani, M.D., internist, as well as the need for
Thursday, June 5, 11:45 a.m.–2 p.m.                         The Parent Connection                                                      baby. Learn how to massage your baby. Cost is $60                                   increased health awareness as he discusses the
This event is to celebrate survivorship! Join us for        The Parent Connection puts families in touch with                          per family for three group sessions. Presented by                                   changes that occur with women over the age
lunch and listen to three speakers who are cancer           other families throughout the entire county. Whether                       Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.                                                 of 50. Presented by Scripps Mercy Hospital at
survivors. Free. Presented by Scripps Memorial              you have a newborn or a young child. A monthly                                                                                                                 OASIS in Mission Valley.
Hospital La Jolla, Schaetzel Center.                        newsletter provides information about playgroups,                          Mommy and Me Yoga
                                                            educational lectures, special tours and exhibits,                          Mondays, noon–1 p.m.                                                                Baby and You Classes
Volunteer Open House                                        parties and social events. Membership is $20 a year.                       Lift your spirits, learn healing breathing exercises,                               Scripps offers a wide variety of childbirth classes,
Wednesday, June 18                                          The following classes are a sample of programs:                            balance and strengthening postures, meditation                                      family education, parenting and support programs
Presentations at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.                                                                                                  and therapeutic touch. Bring a yoga mat and                                         to provide information and support— from
                                                              Role Overload and Seasons for Fitness
Gain valuable experience, learn new skills and                                                                                         blanket for your baby to lie on. Cost is $10.                                       pregnancy through your baby’s birth. Classes are
                                                              Thursday, April 17, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
make new friends. Attend our open house to discuss                                                                                     Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.                                    offered countywide. Call 1-800-SCRIPPS for
                                                              By the end of the seminar you will be able
volunteer positions, requirements and benefits while                                                                                                                                                                       more information.
                                                              to identify common struggles parents face
enjoying refreshments. Presented by Volunteer
                                                              in creating balance and family cooperation.
Services, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
                                                              Learn about the benefits of exercise for optimal
                                                              well-being. Free. Presented by The Parent                                Cancer–Are
                                                              Connection, Scripps Mende Well Being.                                    You at Risk?                                                                        Heartsaver AED and First Aid
                                                                                                                                       Monday, April 14, 10–11 a.m.                                                        Saturdays, April 5, May 10, June 14, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Babysitter Training                                           Toilet Teaching: Potty Training Made Easy
                                                                                                                                       While a tremendous amount of progress has been                                      This is a course for anyone who is interested in
Sunday, April 27, 1–6 p.m.                                    Tuesday, April 22, 7–9 p.m.                                                                                                                                  learning basic CPR and first aid. The course
                                                              Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley                                             made in cancer research, there is much to learn.
Saturday, May 31, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.                                                                                                  Join and learn about what types of cancers affect                                   includes recognition of heart attack, stroke and other
Wednesday, June 25, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.                       Monday, June 16, 7–9 p.m.                                                                                                                                    life threatening emergencies, automatic external
                                                              Scripps Mende Well Being                                                 women such as ovarian and cervical cancer and
Learn the basics of child and babysitting safety in this                                                                               recommended screening ages. Free. Presented by                                      defibrillator (AED) practice, airway obstruction
fun class for children 11 years of age and older. Cost is     Learn how to tell when a child is ready, how                                                                                                                 removal techniques and basic first aid. Cost is $60.
                                                              to encourage a child to use the potty and even                           Scripps Mercy Well Being at Norman Park Center.
$55. Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.                                                                                                                                                                      Presented by Scripps Well Being Encinitas.
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Brain Healthy Lifestyle                                   Reducing Your Risk of Stroke                       condition caused by the compression of a key                                    Food Handlers
Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.–noon                           Monday, May 12, 10–11 a.m.                         nerve in the wrist. James Chao, M.D., surgeon,                                  Thursdays, 6–9 p.m.
The health of your brain plays a critical role in         Stroke can happen to anyone. The good news is      will discuss the symptoms, causes, risk factors                                 This three hour course provides certification for food
almost everything you do. The good news is                that you can prevent stroke by controlling your    and surgical and non-surgical treatment options                                 handlers and meets the requirements of the San Diego
we now know there is a lot that you can do to             risks. Join us and learn to recognize the symptoms for this syndrome. Presented by Scripps Mercy                                   County Food Handlers Ordinance. Cost is $25.
help keep your brain healthier as you age. Free.          of stroke. Free. Presented by Scripps Mercy Well Hospital at OASIS in Mission Valley.                                              Presented by Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista.
Presented by Alzheimer’s Association and Scripps          Being at Norman Park Center.
Clinic Department of Geriatric Medicine at                                                                                           Care for the Skin You’re In
Scripps Green Hospital, Room C226A.                       AARP Safe Driving                                                          Thursday, June 19, 1:15–2:15 p.m.
                                                          Saturday, May 17, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.                                         Your skin plays the most important role in
Health Care Decisions                                     This eight hour course is geared                                           protecting your body against pathogens. How
Friday, April 11, 10–11 a.m.                              for motorists age 50 and older. The                                        well do you care for your skin? Join us and
An advance health care directive is a way to make         program helps improve driving skills, teaches how                          learn how to properly care for your skin. Free.         Weight Loss Surgery Programs
health care wishes known. Join us and learn your          to avoid accidents and traffic violations and qualifies                    Presented by Scripps Mercy Well Being.                  Are you considering weight loss surgery? Join our
rights as a patient, how to fill out hospital forms       participants for insurance discounts. Cost is $10.                                                                                 surgeons and learn more about surgery options
properly and the importance of planning ahead.            Presented by Scripps Mercy Hospital, Education                             Common Eye Conditions                                   and the programs available. Free.
Free. Presented by Scripps Mercy Well Being at            Center, Rooms 5B and 5C.                                                   Friday, June 27, 1:15–2:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Clinic
Villa Serena Senior Apartments.                                                                                                      Please join Ken Yamada, M.D., ophthalmologist,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Presented by Mark Takata, M.D.
                                                          Managing Mental Health Issues                                              and learn about the causes of the most common eye
                                                                                                                                                                                               Mondays, April 21, May 19, June 16
Foot and Ankle Disorders                                  Thursday, May 22, 1:15–2:15 p.m.                                           conditions for seniors including cataracts, glaucoma,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15, 1:15–2:45 p.m.                         Mental health encompasses how we think,                                    macular degeneration and all of the new treatment
                                                                                                                                                                                               Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Join Franz Kopp, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, and            feel and act as we cope with everyday life. It                             options and technology available for these common
                                                                                                                                                                                               Schaetzel Center
learn how to treat your feet properly in order            determines how we handle stress, make choices                              eye changes in seniors. Presented by Scripps Mercy
to achieve an active, pain free lifestyle. Leading        and interact with others. Learn about the signs                            Hospital at OASIS in Mission Valley.                      Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
edge techniques, proven traditional methods for           and symptoms that reveal possible mental                                                                                             Presented by Alan Wittgrove, M.D.
the care and the most common foot and ankle               health issues and the treatments available. Free.                          Joint Replacement Classes                                 Saturdays, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 31
                                                                                                                                     Total Hip Replacement                                     Starts at 10 a.m.
disorders will be discussed. Presented by Scripps         Presented by Scripps Mercy Well Being.
Mercy Hospital at OASIS in Mission Valley.                                                                                           First Wednesday monthly, 10 a.m.                          Thursday, June 5, starts at 7 p.m.
                                                          Varicose Veins                                                             Third Friday monthly, 1 p.m.                              Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Managing Advanced Parkinson’s                             Wednesday, May 28, 6:30–8 p.m.                                             Total Knee Replacement                                    Schaetzel Center
Thursday, April 24, 1–2 p.m.                              Zachary Rattner, M.D., interventional                                      Second Monday monthly, 1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                     Fourth Thursday monthly, 10 a.m.                          Presented by Sunil Bhoyrul, M.D.
Current Concepts of Parkinson’s                           radiologist, will present a non-surgical treatment
                                                                                                                                     Classes are intended for patients who have                Tuesdays, May 6, June 3, starts at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 22, 1–2 p.m.                                for the pain of varicose veins, spider veins and
                                                                                                                                     scheduled a joint replacement or who are potential        Thursdays, April 17, May 15, June 19
Both programs are presented by Dee Silver, M.D.,          leg ulcers. Free. Presented by Scripps Memorial
                                                                                                                                     candidates for a joint replacement. Free. Presented       Starts at 7 p.m.
neurologist, specializing in the treatment of             Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mende Well Being.
                                                                                                                                     by Scripps Green Hospital, Hastings Room.                 Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Free. Presented by                                                                                                                                                Schaetzel Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mende
                                                          Well Used Eyes
                                                          Friday, May 30, 1:15–2:30 p.m.                                             Music and Wellness                                        Scripps Mercy Hospital
Well Being.                                                                                                   Mondays, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
                                                          Join Matthew Kirk, M.D., ophthalmologist, and                                                                   Presented by Eugene Rumsey, M.D., Laurence
                                                          learn about signs and symptoms of potential eye     Experience the therapeutic benefits of music making         Tanaka, M.D. and George Zorn, M.D.
Breathe Free and Easy                                                                                         even if you are a non-musician. Music therapy
Thursday, April 24, 1:15–2:15 p.m.                        conditions and the latest treatment options. Cost                                                               Call 1-800-SCRIPPS for dates, times
                                                          is $3. Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital       includes activities such as drumming, vocalizations         and location.
Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the
                                                          La Jolla at OASIS in Mission Valley.                and songwriting to help restore physical energy,
U.S. and the number one cause of death in infants.
Additionally, worsening environmental conditions
                                                                                                              improve creativity, enhance immune function and          Nutrition Classes
worldwide are having a significant impact on the
                                                          Arthritis–Intervention                              emotional well-being. Cost is $15. Presented by          Taught by a registered dietitian, these classes teach
                                                          and Treatment                                       Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.                 delicious ways to manage your food choices and
respiratory system. Join us and learn about the
signs and symptoms of respiratory problems. Free.         Friday, June 6, 10:15–11:45 a.m.                                                                             provide a plan that will fit your lifestyle. Free.
                                                          As many as one in three adults in the United States
                                                                                                              Diabetes Management Classes                              Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla,
Presented by Scripps Mercy Well Being.                                                                        Scripps offers diabetes education for individuals
                                                          suffer from arthritis. There’s no need to suffer                                                             Schaetzel Center.
                                                                                                              with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Most health
Mindfulness-Based                                         anymore! Please join Michael Verdolin, M.D., pain
                                                                                                              plans cover the cost of classes. Presented by               Heart Healthy Nutrition
Stress Reduction                                          management specialist and anesthesiologist, who                                                                 Tuesday, April 15, 6–7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                              Scripps Whittier Diabetes Program. Offered at
Wednesday, May 7–July 2, 6:30–9 p.m.                      will discuss arthritis from an interventional and                                                               Tuesday, June 17, 6 –7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                              various locations countywide.
Thursday, May 8–July 3, 6–8:30 p.m.                       treatment perspective. Presented by Scripps Mercy
                                                          Hospital at OASIS in Mission Valley.                                                                            Creating the Perfect Plate
Thursday, May 8–July 3, 2–4:30 p.m.                                                                           Diabetes Education                                          Thursday, April 24, 6–7:30 p.m.
Retreat date, Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.                                                                Mondays, 1–3 p.m.
This eight week course and day long retreat, is
                                                          Need New Parts?                                     Tuesdays, 1–3 p.m. (Spanish)                                Successful Weight Management
                                                          Friday, June 6, 1:15–2:30 p.m.                                                                                  Thursday, May 22, 6–7:30 p.m.
an intensive training in the use of mindfulness                                                               Project Dulce offers classes for
                                                          Contemplating hip or knee replacement surgery?
meditation and mindful yoga to help cope                                                                      individuals and families who are living with diabetes.
                                                          Join experts as they discuss what you need to
with stress, pain and illness. The techniques
                                                          know about joint replacement surgery. Cost is $3.
                                                                                                              Classes include information about the disease and        Eating Right During
and practices taught in this course complement                                                                strategies for prevention and disease management.        Cancer Treatment
                                                          Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
conventional medical treatment and preventive                                                                 Free. Presented by City Height Wellness Center.          Tuesday, May 27, 6–7:30 p.m.
                                                          at OASIS in Mission Valley.
health practices by mobilizing and strengthening                                                                                                                       Eating the right foods before, during and after cancer
our body’s innate resources for healing and               Don’t Forget About Your Skin                        CPR Classes                                              treatment can help you feel better and stronger.
responding to stress. Cost is $495. Presented by                                                              This four hour basic cardiac life support class is       Taught by a registered dietitian, learn about diet needs
                                                          Friday, June 13, 10–11 a.m.
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.                                                                      an American Heart Association CPR course and during treatment and how to cope with side effects.
                                                          Your skin changes as you age. You might notice
                                                                                                              includes all modules for the health care provider, Free. Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
                                                          wrinkles, age spots, easy bruising and dryness.
High Blood Pressure                                       Sunlight is a major cause of skin aging. Join us
                                                                                                              lay rescuer and renewal participants. Cost is $45.
Friday, May 9, 10–11 a.m.                                                                                     Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Vegetarian Cooking
                                                          and learn more about skin changes as you age.
About 65 million American adults have high blood                                                                                                                       Wednesdays, 12:45–1:45 p.m.
                                                          Free. Presented by Scripps Mercy Well Being at      In Case of Emergency
pressure. High blood pressure is not a normal part of                                                                                                                  Learn how to prepare healthy food for healthy living
                                                          Villa Serena Senior Apartments.                     This four hour class provides instruction in life-saving and taste healthy and delicious samples prepared
aging. There are things you can do to help keep your
blood pressure normal, such as eating a healthy diet                                                          techniques for rescue CPR, choking, drowning,
                                                          Carpal Tunnel Syndrome                              electrical injuries, poisoning and burns. Cost is $24.
                                                                                                                                                                       by our vegetarian chef. Cost is $15. Presented
and getting more exercise. Free. Presented by Scripps     Friday, June 13, 1:15–2:45 p.m.                                                                              by Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. Call
Mercy Well Being at Villa Serena Senior Apartments.                                                           Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.         1-800-SCRIPPS for a list of classes.
                                                          Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful, progressive
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 If you are looking for information to help you live healthier,
 Scripps can help. For information, registration or physician
 referral, call 1-800-SCRIPPS or visit www.scripps.org.




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Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas           Scripps Clinic
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla            Scripps Mercy Medical Group
Scripps Mercy Hospital                        The Whittier Institute for Diabetes
Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
Affiliated Physician Groups
Connect the Docs                              San Diego Physicians Medical Group
Mercy Physicians Medical Group                Scripps Mercy Physician Partners
Penn Elm Medical Group                        XiMED Medical Group




Eat Healthy, Live Healthy                                                                                                      Sahaja Yoga Meditation                               Diabetes
Thursdays, 2:30–4 p.m.                                                                                                         Thursdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m.                            Do you have diabetes? Are you interested in
A series of classes geared especially for Latino        Restorative Yoga                                                       The class promotes relaxation and flexibility,       participating in a clinical trial? The Scripps
families focusing on nutrition and physical fitness.    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10–11 a.m.                            which contributes to overall healthy living. Free.   Whittier Diabetes Program currently has 10
A balanced diet and regular physical activity are key   This class is designed for people with chronic                         Presented by City Heights Wellness Center.           ongoing clinical trials.
ingredients of a healthy lifestyle and contribute to    illness including heart disease. Cost is $10 a month.
the well-being of individuals with chronic diseases.    Your physician’s permission is required. Presented Meditation Class
Free. Presented by City Heights Wellness Center.        by Cardiac Treatment Center, Scripps Memorial         Fridays, 9–10 a.m.
                                                        Hospital La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, second floor.    Cost is $10 a month. Presented by Cardiac                             Scripps offers a variety of support groups at multiple
                                                                                                              Treatment Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital La                        locations countywide.
                                                        Stroke Exercise                                       Jolla, Schaetzel Center, second floor.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Alateen—Fridays, 7–9 p.m.
Cardiac Screening                                       Tuesday and Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                                    Breastfeeding—Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Preventive care cardiovascular                          10:15–11:15 a.m.                                                                                                            Fridays
risk assessment includes                                Scripps offers exercise classes                                                                                             Diabetes—for adults with type 1 and type 2
blood pressure check, lipid                             for stroke survivors to help                          Over 80 and Healthy?                                                  Kids Konnected—second Thursday monthly,
profile which includes total                            maintain range of motion and mobility.                If you’re age 80 or older, with                                       7–8 p.m.
cholesterol, HDL and LDL                                Requirements for participation are a signed           no significant medical conditions                                     Men’s—second Tuesday monthly, 12:15–1:15 p.m.
                                                        consent from the participant and their physician.     such as heart disease, diabetes or                                    Postpartum—Thursdays, 2:30 p.m.
cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose, body fat
                                                        Free. Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital          cancer, you are unique. You’re invited to join                        Spanish Al-Anon—Mondays and Fridays, 7–9 p.m.
measurement and review of family history. Cost                                                                                                                                      Spanish Autism—second Monday monthly, 6–8 p.m.
is $25. Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital          La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, second floor.             other healthy seniors who are helping Scripps
                                                                                                                                                                                    Spanish Breastfeeding/Nutrition—
La Jolla, Cardiac Treatment Center.                                                                           discover new frontiers of medical research.                           Mondays, 11 a.m.–noon
                                                        Stroke/Parkinson’s Exercise                           Most research studies focus on treatments to                          Spanish Overeaters Anonymous—Tuesdays, 7–8 p.m.
Stroke Assessment/Peripheral                            Tuesdays and Thursday, 11 a.m.–noon                   combat disease. At Scripps, we want to find                           Spanish Postpartum—second and fourth Wednesdays
                                                        Scripps offers classes for stroke and Parkinson’s     out more about the role that genetics play in
Vascular Screening                                      survivors and provides a varied exercise program keeping people like you healthy! This research
                                                                                                                                                                                    monthly, 5:30–7 p.m.
Preventive care stroke assessment screening                                                                                                                                         S.T.A.R. Communication—Fridays, 11 a.m.–noon
                                                        to supplement the physical activity prescribed by     may help us identify specific genes that protect                      Take Off Pounds Sensibly—Thursdays, 6–8 p.m.
includes carotid ultrasound, aortic aneurysm            your physician. Physician release form is required. people from serious illness and show us new                             Toy Library— every other Wednesday, 11 a.m.–noon.
ultrasound, ankle brachial index (ABI), blood           Free. Presented by Scripps Mercy Well Being.          ways to maintain good health for life. It’s easy to                   Weight Loss Management—first and third Saturdays
pressure check, lipid profile which includes                                                                                                                                        monthly, 10–11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                              participate in our study, and it won’t take much
total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol,             Yoga for the Patients with MS                         of your time. From a small blood sample, your
                                                                                                                                                                                    Widowed—second and fourth Mondays monthly,
triglycerides, blood glucose, body fat measurement      Thursdays, 9–10 a.m.                                                                                                        10 a.m.–noon
and review of family history. Cost is $125.                                                                   DNA is analyzed and stored with samples from                          WomenHeart—third Tuesday monthly, 5–6 p.m.
                                                        Scripps in conjunction with the Multiple Sclerosis
Presented by Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.                                                              other healthy people for future medical studies.
                                                        Society offers yoga classes for patients with MS.
                                                                                                              All of your medical and genetic information will
                                                        Free. Presented by Cardiac Treatment Center,
                                                                                                              be kept in complete confidence. To learn more
                                                        Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Schaetzel
                                                                                                              about how you can be part of this important
                                                        Center, second floor.
                                                                                                              medical research, call 1-800-SCRIPPS.
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