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Lifestyle Tips for Heart Health: Heart Attack Prevention & Warning Signs, September 2021

Speakers: Michelle Hall BSN, RN (CPMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Services) and Jason Mousel, MS, RD (Community Health Resource Center)

This panel features two speakers: Michelle Hall BSN, RN and Jason Mousel, MS, RD. Michelle is a nurse at CPMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Services and Jason is one of Community Health Resource Center’s clinical dietitian s. Michelle provides an overview of the signs of symptoms of heart attack along with important data about heart disease’s morbidity. Jason’s portion of the presentation is focused on prevention and recovery through nutrition. His talk gives examples of diets that can help you manage balanced, low-sodium meal-planning. Participants’ Q&A were addressed at the end of the presentations.


Chronic Kidney Disease and Nutrition (Week 3): Meal-Planning With CKD in Mind, September 2021


Speakers: Elena Zidaru, MA, RD, Arianna (Dietetic Intern), and Chef Duane Sunwold

This is the final presentation in a 3-part series. Elena Zidaru, RD is our first speaker. She breaks down nutrition labels and provide kidney-friendly tips for meal prep and snacking. Afterwards, she is joined by dietetic intern, Arianna, who talks through the different trending diets such as intermittent fasting and keto diet. In the final portion of the presentation, we feature Chef Duane. Chef Duane shares his personal story of struggling with CKD and learning to cook for kidney health.

This event is a collaboration with National Kidney Foundation and is supported by Horizon Therapeutics.


Chronic Kidney Disease and Nutrition (Week 2): Nutrition Recommendations for CKD, September 2021


Speaker: Elena Zidaru, MA, RD

This second class in registered dietitian Elena’s 3-part series focuses on preserving kidney function and slowing disease progression. Elena shares about the benefits of nutrition intervention, and gives specific recommendations for each stage of CKD. She includes guidelines specifically around protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and other nutrition considerations.

(Not recorded) After Elena’s presentation, participants were broken into little groups, each accompanied by a registered dietitian to answer specific/personal questions about chronic kidney disease.

This event is a collaboration with National Kidney Foundation and is supported by Horizon Therapeutics.


Chronic Kidney Disease and Nutrition (Week 1): Kidney Health, CKD, and Nutrition Therapy Overview, August 2021


Speaker: Elena Zidaru, MA, RD (CHRC)

CHRC’s registered dietitian, Elena Zidaru, provides an overview of kidney health and nutrition therapy. Elena works with patients to slow their kidney disease progression and to preserve functionality. Week 2 of this class series will focus more on nutrition recommendations.

This class is a collaboration with National Kidney Foundation, and is supported by Horizon Therapeutics.


Understanding Your Groceries, August 2021


Speaker: Elena Zidaru, MA, RD (CHRC)

You sent in your food products and we reviewed their nutrition labels!
During this presentation Elena Zidaru, CHRC’s registered dietitian, showed participants how to evaluate the nutritional value of their food by breaking down nutrition labels. Thank you to those who submitted grocery items!


Reducing the Risk of Cancer Recurrence through Exercise, August 2021


Speaker: Milana Dolezal, MD (Sutter Health)

Doctor Milana Dolezal is a board-certified oncologist and hematologist who treats women’s breast and gynecologic cancers, along with gastrointestinal cancers. She is currently the Director of Cancer Survivorship and Supportive Care Services, and her philosophy around care involves the power of exercise and positive thinking. I’d also like to add there that Dr. Dolezal rode her bike across the U.S. with fellow riders including Lance Armstrong to promote awareness about the importance of clinical trial participation.


Inflammation and Diet, July 2021


Speaker: Elena Zidaru, MA, RD (Community Health Resource Center)

Elena Zidaru discusses the relationship between food and inflammation. She describes the role of inflammation in our bodies and the behavioral causes that lead to them. Most importantly, Elena shares information about foods that have anti-inflammatory properties.


Age-Related Hearing Loss and Resources, June 2021


Speaker: Jessie Johnson (Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California)

Jessie Johnson, Clinical Practice Manager and Director of Counseling and Outreach of Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California, joins Community Health Resource Center to share information and resources regarding age-related hearing loss. Jessie’s presentation considers the obstacles those with limited hearing or hearing loss encounter on a daily basis and provides tips on navigating those challenges. Her presentation also lists recommendations for caption services and assisted hearing devices.


Long Term Care (Updates), May 2021


Speaker: Lee Abel, CLTC

Lee Abel, CLTC joins CHRC again to provide updated information regarding long term care. Lee provides breakdown of types of long term care and options to finance such care.


Taking Care of Gut Health, May 2021


Speaker: Elena Zidaru, MA, RD

Registered dietitian, Elena Zidaru, speaks about the role of one’s gut, how it works, and the kinds of food that promote its health. Stay tuned until the end to hear participants’ questions and Elena’s responses! If you are interested in counseling for gut health, please contact us at info@chrcsf.org or (415) 923-3155.


Grief and Loss in the Time of COVID-19, May 2021


Speakers: Emma Uribe and Emma Ke

Emma and Ke are Master of Social Work students from Columbia University who joined Community Health Resource Center (CHRC) to work with our licensed clinical social workers. During their time at CHRC, Ke and Emma supported our health services by facilitating support groups, meeting with patients, and sharing health education.


Gentle Yoga 2 of 2, April 2021


Speaker: Lisa Marie Amparo, RN (UCSF)

Lisa Amparo leads of second and final class as part of our 2-part Gentle Yoga series. In this class, Lisa integrates feedback provided in the previous class and increases the types of standing stretches. These stretches are safe and helpful for anyone with limited mobility, stiff muscles, or aches.

For a schedule of virtual yoga classes, including gentle yoga, check out our friends at CPMC’s Women’s Health Resource Center by calling (415) 600-0500


Gentle Yoga 1 of 2, April 2021


Speaker: Lisa Marie Amparo, RN (UCSF)

Lisa Marie Amparo is a yoga instructor with a background in nursing. She joins CHRC to share a series of exercises that help participants practice mindfulness and find relaxation. Lisa focuses on stretches that can be done while sitting, laying down, or standing in place. These exercises are great for anyone, particularly those with aches and stiffness.

For a schedule of virtual yoga classes, including gentle yoga, check out our friends at CPMC’s Women’s Health Resource Center by calling (415) 600-0500


Investigating Joint Pain, March 2021


Speaker: Ishita Aggarwal, MD (Sutter Health)

Doctor Ishita Aggarwal of Pacific Rheumatology Associates located at 2100 Webster Street in San Francisco joins CHRC to share her method for investigating joint pain as a rheumatologist. She discusses the different types of conditions that can cause inflammation and joint pain. She also provides available treatment options for each condition.

Community Health Resource Center’s registered dietitians work with patients to manage their inflammation. If you are interested in nutritional counseling please contact us at (415) 923-3155 or cpmcchrc@sutterhealth.org.


Nutritious & Delicious Food Demo, March 2021


Speaker: Laura Bull, PhD – Dietetic Intern

Community Health Resource Center (CHRC) hosted a virtual cooking demonstration led by dietetic intern and genetics professor, Laura Bull. Laura shares a recipe one can adapt from to fit the needs of different eating preferences (vegetarian, vegan, etc.). She also shares nutrition facts of the dish and answer questions from the audience. Laura was also joined by Elena Zidaru, one of CHRC’s registered dietitians during the Q&A.


A Deeper Understanding of the Ear: Hearing & Tinnitus, February 2021


Speakers: Shu-En A. Lim, AuD and Jennifer Henderson Sabes, AuD

Audiologists Shu-En A. Lim and Jennifer Henderson Sabes of University of the Pacific provide valuable information about hearing loss, tinnitus, and available treatments. Doctors Lim and Henderson Sabes also provide a variety of resources, along with answers to participants’ questions.


Promoting Wellness with Three Habits, February 2021


Speaker: Leah Kramer, LCSW (Community Health Resource center)

Community Health Resource Center’s licensed clinical social worker, Leah Kramer, provides research information and evidence-based practices that help to promote wellness. In this presentation, Leah highlights gratitude, being in nature, and mindfulness as healthy habits to help combat depression and anxiety.

To inquire about virtual appointments with Community Health Resource Center’s registered dietitians, contact 415-923-3155 or cpmcchrc@sutterhealth.org. For a copy of the presentation slides, email nguyentk@sutterhealh.org.


Liver Diseases: Causes & Treatments, December 2020


Speaker: Jennifer Guy, MD (Sutter Health’s CPMC Liver Cancer Program)

Doctor Jennifer Guy provides a patient-friendly presentation on diseases of the liver, their causes, and available treatments. She is currently the Director of Liver Cancer Program at Sutter Health CPMC. Doctor Guy’s research interests include liver cancer and evaluating patients for transplant.

Dr. Guy also takes participant questions at the end of her presentation.

To inquire about virtual appointments with Community Health Resource Center’s registered dietitians, contact 415-923-3155 or cpmcchrc@gmail.com. For a copy of the presentation slides, email nguyentk@sutterhealh.org.


Lifestyle is Medicine: You Are Your Primary Care Provider, November 2020


Panel:
Ricki Pollycove, MD (California Institute of Integral Studies)
Jason Mousel, MS, RD (Community Health Resource Center, and Health Without Diets)
Sabine Haake, MBA, RD (Community Health Resource Center, and San Francisco State University)

This presentation panel showcases the expertise of three different health experts. Doctor Ricki Pollycove is an integrative physician and a women’s health expert – she is the panel’s moderator. Sabine Haake is a registered dietitian, clinically cross-trained and specialized in disordered eating. Jason Mousel is a registered dietitian, and instructor at San Francisco State University’s Holistic Health Department. Dr. Pollycove presents varying examples of patients pursuing different goals and members of the panel share their approach to working with such patients.

To inquire about virtual appointments with Community Health Resource Center’s registered dietitians, contact 415-923-3155 or cpmcchrc@gmail.com


Lung Cancer Awareness: Insights & Information, November 2020

Speaker: Benson Chen, MD

Doctor Benson Chen is a pulmonologist with expertise in lung cancer screening and lung nodule management. In this presentation he provides information for diagnostic and staging evaluations for patients with lung nodules and suspected lung cancer. He also provides an overview of lung cancer treatment. Dr. Chen also spends time answering attendees’ questions about lung cancer, risks, and screening.

To inquire about virtual appointments with Community Health Resource Center’s registered dietitians, contact 415-923-3155 or cpmcchrc@gmail.com


Diabetes Awareness: Prevention, Pre-Diabetes, & Diet, November 2020


Speaker: Eric Hernandez, RD

Eric Hernandez is a registered dietitian at Community Health Resource Center with over ten years of experience providing nutrition guidance to patience with medical conditions such a chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, digestive diseases, and pre-diabetes.

In this presentation Eric provides information on the common roots for developing diabetes, its biology, and its overall burden on public health. He highlights foods low in sugar and gives helpful strategies for managing one’s eating schedules. Also included is Eric’s Q&A with registrants and attendees.

Interested in appointments? We host appointments through phone/FaceTime and video conferencing! Contact (415) 923-3155 or cpmcchrc@sutterhealth.org regarding coverage and scheduling.


Advances and Innovations in Breast Health and Breast Cancer Care, October 2020

Community Health Resource Center collaborates with CPMC Breast Care Team to bring you five presentations, each providing an overview of a different area of breast cancer care. Our breast care experts will share information on advances in imaging, genetic testing, surgery, and medical oncology.

Panel
Anne Peled, MD (Breast surgeon & Panel moderator)
John Bokelman, MD (Radiologist)
Elizabeth Carte, MS, LCGC (Genetic counselor)
Joanne Edquilang, MD (Surgeon)
Stephanie Jeske, MD (Oncologist)

Thank our sponsors
Allergan, Sientra, Prelude, and Axogen


Breast Health: Lifestyle, Screening, & Early Detection, October 2020

Presenters: Anne Peled, MD & Ricki Pollycove, MD

Women’s health experts, Doctor Ricki Pollycove and Doctor Anne Peled, share a discussion over data and cases of breast cancer patients. In this presentation, the first part of our 2-part Breast Cancer Awareness series, we seek to answer such questions:

How much does family history matter?
How do my life style choices affect my risk?
How consumers think & behave
Should I get genetic testing?

In addition to these, the doctors also answer questions from attendees!


Nutritional Supplements: What’s Hype and What’s Hope?, September 2020

Presenter: Ricki Pollycove, MD

In this lecture, Dr. Ricki Pollycove speaks about the evolution of medicine in human society and transitions into our lecture’s topic of nutritional supplements. Dr. Pollycove’s holistic perspective as a medical provider brings appreciation to the human body and its natural functions of maintaining and healing itself. She addresses specific supplements commonly marketed to improve our health or enhance our performance and debunks some highly popular claims.

Ricki Pollycove, MD is a provider of women’s health. She has been providing care for over 30 years and sharing invaluable health information with the community for just as long. She was a founding mother of Community Health Resource Center and was also the founding Director of Education for CPMC’s Breast Health Education.


Long Term Care Insurance, September 2020

Presenter: Lee Abel, CLTC

Lee Abel has made it her life’s work to assist others in planning for the considerable challenges that aging and illness can bring on. Since 1996, she has been educating the CHRC community about long term care and how to finance it. In this presentation, Lee goes into the different life circumstances that could affect the type of long term care one is eligible for. She also takes time to answer participants’ questions.

If you would like to get in touch with Lee, please feel free to fill out this form after watching the video.


Chronic Kidney Disease Class series (3 of 3): Meal Planning, September 2020

Presenter: Elena Zidaru, MA, RD (CHRC)

CHRC’s Elena Zidaru finishes off her three-part talk on kidney health nutrition. Elena ties in concepts explained in her previous two classes: kidney health overview and kidney nutrition recommendations. In this video, Elena reviews in detail portioning and reading nutrition labels. Elena also gives tips specific to early stage CKD and late-stage CKD. At the end of the video Elena answers questions sourced from the webinar attendees and administer a 3-question quiz.

This class series is sponsored by National Kidney Foundation.

If you are interested in receiving nutrition counseling for your chronic kidney disease, tell your doctor about us to initiate a referral. We are accepting virtual appointments, so our providers can “meet” with you anywhere! Call (415) 923-3155 to learn more!


Chronic Kidney Disease Class series (2 of 3): Nutrition Recommendations, August 2020

Presenter: Elena Zidaru, MA, RD (CHRC)

This is the second class in our 3-part series for chronic kidney disease nutrition management. Community Health Resource Center’s (CHRC) registered dietitian, Elena Zidaru, MA, RD focuses on managing CKD through nutrition which helps to preserve kidney function and slow disease progression. The Elena then explains the benefits of nutrition intervention, and provides specific recommendations for each stage of CKD, with a focus on protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and other nutrition considerations.

This class series is sponsored by National Kidney Foundation.

If you are interested in receiving nutrition counseling for your chronic kidney disease, tell your doctor about us to initiate a referral. We are accepting virtual appointments, so our providers can “meet” with you anywhere! Call (415) 923-3155 to learn more!


Chronic Kidney Disease Class series (1 of 3): Kidney Health & CKD Overview, August 2020

Presenter: Elena Zidaru, MA, RD (CHRC)

Elena Zidaru of Community Health Resource Center (CHRC) gives her first of three talks related to managing kidney health. In this first class, Elena provides an overview of general kidney function and the five stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). She then discusses disease prevention and risk management. To be emailed resources and links included in this class, please email nguyentk@sutterhealth.org.

This class series is sponsored by National Kidney Foundation.

If you are interested in receiving nutrition counseling for your chronic kidney disease, tell your doctor about us to initiate a referral. We are accepting virtual appointments, so our providers can “meet” with you anywhere! Call (415) 923-3155 to learn more!


Stroke: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment, including Impact of COVID-19, July 2020

Panelists: Claude Nguyen, MD (Sutter Health Stroke Neurologist), Eric Pancoska R.N. (Sutter Health Stroke Nurse Coordinator)
Guest: Stroke Survivor

CHRC collaborated with Sutter Health Stroke Services to bring you more information on the dangers of stroke, especially during this time of inactivity and disrupted routines.

Every 40 seconds, a person in the United States has a stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and affects around 800,000 Americans each year.

This is a presentation and panel aimed to show how to recognize signs and symptoms (think BEFAST), types, causes, treatment options including medications, importance of a healthy lifestyle, risk factors reduction, stroke prevention, and more.

If you are interested in receiving nutrition counseling for your stroke prevention or recovery, check with us, CHRC! We are accepting virtual appointments, so our providers can “meet” with you anywhere! Call (415) 923-3155 to learn how you can start seeing a registered dietitian today.


Is Cannabis Right for You, and Are You Right for Cannabis?, July 2020

Panelists: Sibyl M. Neal-Adesokan, RN, Barbara Blaser, RN, and Carrie Tillman.
Moderator: Reba Hsu

This special presentation combines a mini lecture by cannabis nurse, Barbara Blaser, and a panel, also including Barbara along with a cannabis patient and another registered nurse. Barbara provides the perspective of a health care provider, a patient, and as an older adult. Carrie Tillman is a patient, a mother, and an advocate. Carrie is an advocate for cannabis because it helped her regain her quality of life following a disease that left her permanently living in physical pain. Sibyl Neal-Adesokan is a registered nurse working in hospice. Sibyl brings anecdotes from working in health care along with her observations on social changes as cannabis’ stigma changes.

Our panel was moderated by Reba Hsu, a Master of Social Work student at Columbia University and former clinical social work intern at CHRC.


Exercise is Medicine for Parkinson’s Disease, July 2020

Jennifer Broder Allex, PT, DPT, NCS (PD-Connect)

Jennifer Allex presents on research evidencing the impact of exercise on the progression of neurodegenerative disorders. She provides anecdotes telling the success of patients who saw improvements in their mobility and overall quality of life. Jennifer also delves into the structure essential for establishing a sustainable exercise plan for one self. Near the end of the video, Jennifer gives a demo of a typical exercise move that targets big movements and heart rate.


Colorectal Cancer Awareness, June 2020

Vanessa Talbott, MD (CPMC – Colorectal Cancer of Excellence)

Dr. Vanessa Talbott joined CHRC as a guest speaker to share her expertise as a colorectal surgeon and the Associate Director of Colorectal Cancer of Excellence at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Talbott provides detail on the symptoms of colorectal cancer, the importance of early detection, risk factors, and available treatments.


Melanoma Education & Treatment, June 2020

Kevin Kim, MD (CPMC – Melanoma Clinical Research Program)

Dr. Kevin Kim is the Medical Director of Melanoma Clinical Research Program at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. In this presentation Dr. Kim provides an overview of melanoma incidence, risk factors, and disease progression. He delves into the advancements in melanoma treatment and discusses the promise of new drugs and procedures.


Nutrition & Your Blood Pressure, May 2020

Jason Mousel, MS, RD (CHRC) and Michelle Hall, BSN, RN (CPMC Cardiac Rehab)

On May 22, Jason of Community Health Resource Center (CHRC) and Michelle of CPMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Services present on the dangers of hypertension and the lifestyle choices associated with increased risk. Michelle’s portion covers clinical information regarding high blood pressure and what it looks like in one’s body. Jason then discusses key dietary choices important for maintaining healthy cardiac health.

This lecture is part of CHRC’s free health education program. The program is made possible through the generosity of health care providers who donate their time towards making necessary health information accessible to the public. We now deliver our health lectures through Zoom and registration to attend is free.
Please visit https://chrcsf.org/events/ for CHRC’s free health lecture dates!


Stroke Awareness Education, May 2020

David Tong, MD

Stroke is a leading cause of death and long-term disability in the United States and affects people of all ages and backgrounds. This lecture will focus on prevention, risk factors, early detection, and treatment of stroke. Stroke survivors, caregivers, and others at risk are encouraged to watch.

This lecture was provided by the generosity of Dr. David Tong, Director of CPMC’s Comprehensive Stroke Care Center.

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