Medical Series at the Capriana Retirement Community (Open to the Public)

Two Thursdays • 9 a.m.-10 a.m. • Classes off campus at the Capriana Oakmont Signature Living Community, 460 S. La Floresta Dr., Brea, CA 92821.

This series aims to improve your “medical literacy” and is co-sponsored with OLLI by the Golden Hearts Group at the St. Jude Medical Center and the Capriana Oakmont Signature Living Community.

Coordinator: Joseph Lawton, M.D. 

Topic, Date, Speaker Description

Use and Abuse of Medical Marijuana

February 9


Speaker: Charles Vega, M.D.

Dr. Vega, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCI School of Medicine, has presented many medical education programs at various hospitals in Southern California, including St. Jude Medical Center, regarding this subject. He has recently attended an international conference in Europe regarding the value and abuse of marijuana. It is of particular interest to the residents of the state of California relative to possible changes in the law regarding this subject.

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

April 13

Speaker: John Zamarra, M.D.

Dr Zamarra is a cardiologist in Orange County with a special interest in the latest methods for diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. He will discuss the new criteria for the diagnosis and changes in the types of treatment for various levels of severity of hypertension.