Cancer Support Community-Pasadena now offers most services online via Zoom video calls, including weekly support groups.

Self-hypnosis for calming and relaxing the body is on Tuesday, July 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Carmela Tunzi will offer a guided progressive relaxation program, customized for individual needs.

Nutrition during and after treatment will be discussed on Wednesday, July 15 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Julie, a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition, will highlight the most important information regarding nutrition and cancer, including the debunking of some myths.

Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 76 East Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215, Pasadena. Call (626) 796-1083 or visit




The next virtual Zoom USC Verdugo Hills Hospital teleconference will be on the topic of bladder control. It will take place on Wednesday, July 15. The teleconference will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. by Dr. Evgenly Kreydin, assistant professor of clinical urology.

Registration is necessary; call (818) 952-2228 or visit An email address must be provided with RSVPing.




The USC-VHH Women’s Council will be hosting a virtual comedy night to seek support for the IR cath lab drive at USC-VHH. Since laughter is the best medicine and to improve the Council’s service to the USC-VHH community, it is soliciting support while supplying this important commodity.

The event is scheduled for Friday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. Trivia and fun will be provided at the “virtual happy hour” and guests are encouraged to bring their favorite cocktail. The comedic stylings of Jason Love will be offered followed by a hospital update by Dr. Armand, USC-VHH chief medical officer.

RSVP to to receive the Zoom log-in information. Admission is free, but guests are asked to consider a donation to the Women’s Council IR Cath Lab Fund.