Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community

 

Learn more about your health

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Space may be limited, so please call to register in advance.

Childbirth Prep Class
Presented by Packard Children’s Hospital
Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 20, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, 6:30–8:30 pm
Saturday, Oct. 31, 9 am–5 pm
Sundays, Nov. 8 and 15, 1–5 pm
Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 am–5 pm
Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 am–5 pm
Saturdays, Dec. 12 and 19, 9 am–1 pm
Location: Room P140, Page Mill Center, 1520 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto
Attendance fee. To register, visit
birthclasses.lpch.org or call 650-724-4601.

Strong for Life
Presented by Aging Adults Services
A 16-week muscle strengthening exercise program for older adults.
Date: Mondays through Feb. 22, 2010,
10:30–11:45 am
Location: Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Successful Aging
Presented by Stanford Graduate School of Business
Learn the success factors for aging and how to apply them to your life.
Speaker: Esther Koch, MBA
Founder, Encore Management
Date: Friday, Oct. 23, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: Bishop Auditorium, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
No registration necessary.

Heart to Heart: A Seminar on Growing Up for Parents and Kids
Presented by Packard Children’s Hospital
For Girls Only (ages 10–12)
Mondays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 6:30–8:30 pm
Saturdays, Nov. 7 and 14, 6:30–8:30 pm
Mondays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 6:30–8:30 pm
For Boys Only (ages 10–12)
Fridays, Oct. 16 and 23, 6:30–8:30 pm
Tuesdays, Nov. 3 and 10, 6:30–8:30 pm
Mondays, Nov. 9 and 16, 3:30–5 pm (Roosevelt Room, Campbell Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell)
Tuesdays, Dec. 1 and 8, 6:30–8:30 pm
Location (except where otherwise noted): Packard Children’s Hospital Auditorium, 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto
Attendance fee. To register, visit hearttoheart.lpch.org or call 650-724-3783.

Lifestyle and Safety Management
Presented by Aging Adults Services
Heart failure and falls are the leading causes for hospital admissions in people 65 and older. What can one do to stay out of the hospital?
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6 pm
Location: Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Navigating Adults through the Health Care System
Presented by Aging Adults Services
Speaker: Rita Ghatak, PhD
Director, Aging Adults Services,
Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Date: Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 pm
Location: Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Pediatric Weight Control Program
Presented by Packard Children’s Hospital
A family-based, group behavioral and educational program that promotes lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits for overweight children, adolescents and their families. This six-month program is offered to children ages 8–12 and adolescents ages 13–15.
To learn more, join us for an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 pm.
To register, call 650-725-4424.

Rhinoplasty 2009 and Beyond: Aesthetic and Functional Surgery of the Nose
Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library
Speaker: Sam Most, MD
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Date: Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 pm
Location: Cypress Room, Tresidder Student Union, Stanford University
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Medicare, Medigaps, HMOs and the New Prescription Benefits for Seniors: How They Work, the Choices and the Penalties
Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library
Speaker: Don Rush
Counselor, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Prorgam
Date: Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 pm
Location: Stanford Hospital Health Library,
G2-B Stanford Shopping Center
To register, call 650-498-7826.
Attendance is limited to 25.

Improve Your Cholesterol Profile without Drugs
Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library
Speaker: Yann Meunier, MD
Director, Stanford Health Promotion Network
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 3 pm
Location: Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Stress Fitness for Seniors
Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library
Speaker: Joan Vernikos, PhD
Emeritus Director of NASA’s Life Sciences
Date: Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 pm
Location: Stanford Hospital Health Library,
G2-B Stanford Shopping Center
To register, call 650-498-7826.
Attendance is limited to 25.


50 years of Stanford Medicine in Palo Alto

   

The move’s golden anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the move of the School of Medicine from San Francisco to Palo Alto, an event that set the school on the path to becoming a world-recognized, research-intensive enterprise. The same year marked the opening of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Palo Alto, setting the stage for wide-ranging innovations in patient care. The medical center is marking its anniversary with a number of events, including its first Mini Med School class, an introduction to the world of health and medicine that is being offered through the university’s Continuing Studies program. Community members may have also noticed the medical center’s commemorative banners being flown over El Camino Real this fall.

To learn more about the next Mini Med School, visit continuingstudies.stanford.edu.


New health library and resource center opens

A new branch of the nationally recognized Stanford Hospital Health Library will open in the coming months at the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life in Palo Alto. The new Stanford Hospital Health Library and Resource Center is being developed in collaboration with the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center and will be open to the entire community.

The Stanford Hospital Health Library, founded in 1989, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with this new location and expanded program. In addition to providing scientifically based health education and information for adults of all ages, the new center will offer classes, lectures and activities with older adults in mind. Classes at the new location will be taught by medical and professional staff from Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

The new location, next to the Moldaw Family Residences at 899 Charleston Road, and the library’s three other branches at Stanford Shopping Center, Stanford Hospital and the Stanford Cancer Center, all offer extensive online resources that are available worldwide.
To learn more, visit paloaltojcc.org or healthlibrary.stanford.edu.

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