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April 2014 • Calendar of Events

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, NOON - 1:30 P.M.

Workplace Rights of Cancer Patients and Caregivers with Sharon Terman, Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Work & Family Project at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

WorkplaceThis seminar covers employment rights of people effected by cancer. Learn about patients’ and family members’ rights to: leaves of absence; workplace accommodations & flexibility; protection from discrimination; and wage replacement benefits. Participants will also learn practical tips for communicating with employers, and will find out where to go for individualized assistance with workplace issues.

No charge. Held at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd floor. All are welcome. Please register by calling the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3627.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 5:15 - 7 P.M.

Nutrition and Breast Cancer with Greta Macaire, MA, RD, CSO

NutritionThis seminar will cover the latest research on nutrition as it relates to breast cancer and teach you how to better meet your nutritional needs.

No charge. Registration required. Held at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd floor. Please register by calling the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693. Open to all.

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 5 - 7 P.M.

Nutrition and Prostate Cancer with Greta Macaire, MA, RD, CSO

NutritionLearn about the latest nutrition prostate cancer research and how to better meet your nutritional needs. No charge. Held at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd floor. Please register by calling the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 5:30 - 7 P.M.

Conquering the Mountains of Health Information with Ari Kleiman

NutritionThis seminar, led by UCSF Patient Health Librarian, Ari Kleiman, will offer you tips for finding accurate health and medical information. Topics will include how to Identify trustworthy sites; the limitations of Google searches; top recommended health websites; how the UCSF Patient Health Library can help you; and navigating Medline Plus. Sponsored by the UCSF Patient Health Library at Mount Zion.

No charge. Registration required. Held at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd floor. Please register by calling the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693. Open to all.

EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

Shoulder Range of Motion: “I-Y-T-W”

Shoulder ExerciseThe “I-Y-T-W” is a sequence of movements using four patterns of movement to enhance range of motion in the shoulder joint. It’s especially helpful following breast cancer surgery. It is best to do the exercise on both sides, one side at a time. This will help to enhance shoulder function and to improve posture. These exercises should be performed carefully, slowly, and with control of the movement. They can be performed every day.

EXERCISE: All four patterns use the same start position: Stand in a staggered stance, with the opposite foot forward of the moving arm – left foot forward if you are moving your right arm. To start the exercise, tap the left knee and then lift the right arm into each position as far as you can – without causing pain. Then lower your arm again and tap your knee. Repeat each exercise position five to ten times with each arm, then move to the next position in the sequence. Exhale each time you move your arm upward, and inhale as you lower your arm to tap your knee. Using your breath can help to enhance and increase your range of motion.

It’s best to do this exercise on one side at a time. You’ll generally benefit more from exercising each side independently, especially if you are experiencing an injury or any sort of limitation.

All UCSF cancer patients are entitled to an individual consultation with a certified exercise counselor. Sessions are held on Thursday afternoons or Friday mornings. To book your UCSF exercise counseling session, call (415) 514-6430.

Greta's Healthy Recipe of the Month

Asparagus and Citrus Salad

Asparagus Salad

Ingredients:

• 1 ½ lbs. fresh asparagus, trimmed
• 2 T finely chopped shallots
• 1 T balsamic vinegar
• 1 T sherry vinegar or dry sherry
• 2-3 T extra virgin olive oil
¼ tsp salt
• freshly ground pepper to taste
• 4 oranges (preferably blood oranges)
• 4 T coarsely chopped, toasted walnuts

Preparation:

1. In a small bowl combine shallots with the vinegar and sherry and then let stand at least 20 minutes. Meanwhile, zest 1 orange, avoiding the white pith.

2. Finely chop zest and add to the shallots. Squeeze 1/3 cup juice from the zested orange and add to the bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Cut asparagus spears in half or in fourths and cook in boiling salted water for 4-5 minutes until crisp-tender. Drain well and remove from pan to cool. Toss the cooled asparagus with the vinaigrette.

3. Cut the ends of the remaining oranges and peel them by cutting down the fruit vertically, following the contours of the fruit. Slice the peeled orange horizontally into 1/2” thick slices. Arrange the orange slices and asparagus spears on salad plates and season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Top each serving with 1 T toasted walnuts.

Serving Suggestion: Can be served on a bed of greens.

Makes 4 servings. Recipe from the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association.

We are grateful to the organizations and individuals that provide ongoing support to our groups and programs. Special thanks to the Donna Smith Endowment at UCSF, the Mount Zion Health Fund, UCSF Partners in Care, and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.


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