UCI School of Medicine Healthy Happenings
A Monthly Calendar of Health News & Events | October 2023
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Online LASIK Surgery Seminar

UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
Oct. 5
6:30–7:30 p.m. 

If you are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses, LASIK surgery may be right for you. Register for this free online informational seminar to learn about LASIK surgery, including whether you might be a candidate for the procedure.

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Care & Repair Kickoff

UCI Humanities Center
Oct. 6
11 a.m.–noon 

How do we practice collective and self-care? How might we repair and reheal from societal and historical forms of trauma? What are the connections between care and repair? Explore the concept of Care & Repair with this kickoff roundtable discussion and light reception hosted at Humanities Gateway 1030. Please kindly RSVP.

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UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge Day

UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge
Oct. 7
6 a.m.–2 p.m. 

Registration is still open for this year’s UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge. Ride, run or walk in person or participate virtually with your friends and family. Join a growing community that is dedicated to a cancer-free world. Are you ready for the Challenge? Join us and register today!

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2023 Community Lecture Series: Pediatric Ophthalmology 

UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute 
Oct. 10
7–8 p.m. 

Strabismus and children's vision? Join this free online seminar by Charlotte Gore, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the UCI School of Medicine. The UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute’s free seminars is where you can learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment of eye-related conditions.

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9th Orange County Women's Health Summit: Advancing Women's Health and Equity in the Post-Roe Era 

UCI Program in Public Health
OC Women's Health Project 
Oct. 13
9 a.m.–4 p.m. 

Join the UCI Program in Public Health and the OC Women's Health Project for the 9th summit on a leading women's health topic. This year's summit focuses on the impact and implications for health equity resulting from the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson with keynote speaker Khiara M. Bridges, JD, PhD, from UC Berkeley School of Law. Advanced registration is required. No walk-ins accepted. Individual tickets are $50/person. Student tickets are $10/person.

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Quick Bites: Plant-Based Milks

UCI Student Wellness & Health Promotion 
Oct. 16
12:30–1 p.m. 

Almond, soy, oat, oh my! There is a variety of new milk alternatives on the market. Learn how these non-dairy, plant-based alternatives to milk stack up nutritionally. Quick Bites is a brief, virtual lunch and learn series on Zoom with our registered dietician nutritionist, Jody Margolis, who covers various nutrition hot topics. You’ll have the opportunity to ask the expert and expand your nutritional knowledge.

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Orthopaedic Community Lecture Series: Shoulder Wellness in the Active Adult

UCI Health
Oct. 19
7–8 p.m. 

Tyler R. Johnston, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCI School of Medicine, will present a lecture on the common causes of shoulder pain, treatments available and when to see a doctor.

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Conspiracy Thinking in American Politics  

UCI Center for Neuropolitics 
Oct. 20
8 a.m.–noon 

Join the UCI Center for Neuropolitics for this pathbreaking symposium, where we will systematically confront the issue of conspiracy thinking in contemporary politics. The increasing prominence of conspiracy thinking in the American political landscape has generated reactions ranging from puzzlement to alarm. Register for this unique opportunity to obtain novel insights on a critical issue facing the country.

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Healthy Aging: Boosting Your Health as You Age 

UCI Health Newport Beach Public Library Foundation 
Oct. 23
7 p.m.  

Growing older affects us all — but can it be managed? Dr. Lisa M. Gibbs, MD, from the UCI School of Medicine, will present strategies you can employ to continue living productive and healthy lives as you age, including lifestyle changes, diet and exercise.

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Diabetes Overview

UCI Health 
Oct. 25
3:30–4:30 p.m.  

This workshop is meant for anyone with diabetes, those with pre-diabetes, or at risk for pre-diabetes, and for individuals, family members and caregivers of those with diabetes. Anyone interested in learning more about diabetes is also welcome. Sessions occur on the last Wednesday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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Healthy Happenings is a monthly email that includes a six-week calendar of health news and events. To be included, events must be open to the public, health-related, and hosted or co-hosted by a UCI Health entity. Healthy Happenings is distributed at the beginning of every month. To appear in next month's edition, you must submit your event at least one week before the first of the month.

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