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2014
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JUL. 21UC Irvine Health has been named among the “Most Wired” health systems in America, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
JUL. 16For the 14th consecutive year, UC Irvine Medical Center has been listed among “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked in the top 50 nationally in three specialties.
JUN. 25UC Irvine study finds that a novel biomarker predicts febrile seizure-related epilepsy,
JUN . 20UC Irvine researchers learn how botulism-causing toxin enters the bloodstream.
JUN. 18UC Irvine Health receives $3.4 million NIH grant to study kidney disease and track treatment methods.
JUN. 17UC Irvine Health earns Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee joint replacement programs.
JUN. 12Two UC Irvine School of Medicine students are among 15 recipients of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2014 Leadership Award.
JUN. 11Erik D. Barton, MD, MBA, is appointed the new chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
JUN. 03Renowned eye surgeon Dr. Roger F. Steinert is named interim dean of UC Irvine School of Medicine.
MAY. 28Melanoma survivor dispenses hope as he greets patients suffering from the disease.
MAY. 08UC Irvine Health 2014 "Healers & Heroes" gala attracts record $1.6 million in support for cancer research and patient care, including $530,000 for a breast cancer treatment device
MAY. 05UC Irvine's groundbreaking 90+ Study is featured on CBS's "60 Minutes."
MAY. 01UC Irvine Health provides prevention tips and treatment guidelines for stroke awareness month.
APR. 30UC Irvine's Child Development School focuses on helping children reach their potential.
APR. 09Bone marrow stem cells show promise in stroke treatment; they trigger repair mechanisms and limit inflammation, UC Irvine researchers show.
APR. 08Targeted drug therapy is the future of cancer treatment, UC Irvine cancer center director and hematologist Dr. Richard Van Etten tells the OC Register.
APR. 07UC Irvine researchers develop an inexpensive device that could help doctors detect blood-flow blockages that may signal vascular illness.
MAR. 25Radiation oncology journal names UC Irvine's Varun Sehgal, PhD, as "Outstanding Reviewer."
MAR. 21Graduating UC Irvine medical students look to the future as they learn where their careers will start during Match Day event.
FEB. 25Compound in kava root shows promise in preventing bladder cancer, UC Irvine researcher Dr. Xaolin Zi finds.
FEB. 25World of Medicine Day provides information and guidance to UC Irvine premed students.
FEB. 21A newly established UC Irvine cancer research center will provide clinical trials for people with advanced-stage or treatment-resistant diseases.
FEB. 20UC Irvine study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that women who combine Avastin and chemotherapy have better cervical cancer survival rates.
FEB. 18UC Irvine study finds a genetic cue for sudden cardiac death syndrome; the discovery could lead to improved early detection and prevention strategies.
FEB. 18A Virginia girl who traveled to UC Irvine Medical Center to treat a disorder known as the "suicide disease" is doing remarkably well following surgery by Dr. Mark Linskey.
FEB. 11UC Irvine Medical Center ranked No. 1 in Orange County in net patient revenue, dethroning longtime leader Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.
JAN. 29UC Irvine Medical Center offers advice to hospital visitors who have the flu: Please stay home.
JAN. 29UC Irvine stem cell researchers awarded $1.54 million in state funding; CIRM grants will advance basic studies to improve cancer and brain disease treatments.
JAN. 28Teenager with trigeminal neuralgia hopes UC Irvine Health neurosurgeon Dr. Mark E. Linskey can cure her of the condition, also called "suicide disease."
JAN. 26Mother of two young children shares her story of weight-loss surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center with the Press-Enterprise.
JAN. 24UC Irvine study shows that ultrasound is more comprehensive and accurate than physical examination and helps with earlier detection of potentially life-threatening conditions.
2013
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DEC. 18Are some toys too loud for children's ears? Yes, UC Irvine Health ear specialist Dr. Hamid Djalilian tells the OC Register.
DEC. 12Weight-loss surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center brings hope to 500-pound Moreno Valley woman.
NOV. 25UC Irvine's Leslie Thompson is named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
NOV. 18Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California, according to a study led by UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Afshan B. Hameed.
NOV. 15UC Irvine nurse is among those heading to the Philippines to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
NOV. 13Teams of UC Irvine medical and computer science students to vie for cash prizes at Med AppJam II on Nov. 22, 2013.
NOV. 12UC Irvine autism experts' testimony to the state senate's Select Committee on Autism & Related Disorders will be streamed live on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
NOV. 12UC Irvine Health heart experts back new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines..
OCT. 31Ignoring your body's circadian rhythms might put you at heightened risk for disorders ranging insomnia to cancer, says UC Irvine Professor Paolo Sassone-Corsi.
OCT. 31Stroke prevention strategies should address both blood clotting and protection of vessels, UC Irvine neurologist says.
OCT. 15UC Irvine orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Neil Jones is elected vice president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
OCT. 15UC Irvine Medical Center receives the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines®– Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award.
OCT. 15UC Irvine's 90+ Study: How does someone live not just a long life, but a long, healthy life?
OCT. 02The UC Board of Regents has approved an affiliation between UC Irvine Health and MemorialCare to expand access to high-quality healthcare.
SEP. 23First-year medical student Brianna Miner made Orange County history long before she arrived at UC Irvine this fall to study medicine.
SEP. 17When the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute opens its doors to the public Tuesday UC Irvine will be the home to Orange County's first academic eye institute.
SEP. 12UC Irvine dedicates the new $39-million Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, paid for entirely with private donations, many from Orange County’s global hub of eye care companies.
SEP. 06UC Irvine Medical Center becomes the first hospital in Orange County to earn certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
SEP. 03Orange County is the Silicon Valley of vision, with the new Gavin Herbert Eye Institute a focal point, writes the OC Register in its magazine.
AUG. 26UC Irvine and UCLA neurobiologists identify a new path to correct vision problems in children with early cataracts or ambylopia, also known as lazy eye.
AUG. 19Seven UC Irvine medical students and an Idaho-based physician take what they learned from Dr. Chris Fox in a mini-fellowship in bedside ultrasound to medical students in Tanzania.
AUG. 15UC Irvine receives $1.9-million award to create and study the use of a new, personalized approach to shared treatment decision-making for newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients.
AUG. 08Claims that over-the-counter supplements can boost testosterone levels are "nonsense," UC Irvine endocrinologist Dr. Ellis Levin says of the untested products.
AUG. 08Dialysis patients of nephrologists with heavier caseloads have a greater risk of dying prematurely, according to a study led by UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh.
AUG. 01UC Irvine Medical Center ranks near the top in a new Consumer Reports rating based on how Los Angeles-area patients fare during and after surgery.
JUL. 17UC Irvine microbiologists find a probiotic bacterium that reduces the severity of salmonella infections.
JUL. 16For the 13th consecutive year, UC Irvine Medical Center is rated among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only Orange County hospital to be listed.
JUL. 16UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Jason Zell says a study showing that colon cancer patients have a higher risk of developing a different cancer underscores the need for close monitoring.
JUL. 16Cranial radiation therapy causes damage to neurons, UC Irvine radiation oncology researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
JUL. 10"When we eat or sleep at the wrong time, we're imposing stress, and that's not good," says UC Irvine's Paolo Sassone-Corsi, PhD, a leading expert on circadian rhythms.
JUN. 26UC Irvine researchers awarded $2.27 million to create novel diabetes treatments The grants will support islet cell transplantation and insulin sensor projects.
JUN. 12UC Irvine has been awarded a $10-million National Institute of Mental Health grant to study how a mother's patterns of caring for her infant may affect a child during adolescence.
JUN. 04UC Irvine School of Medicine graduates 99 new doctors.
MAY. 31New technology makes breast cancer surgery more precise at UC Irvine; medical center is the first in the US to use MarginProbe during lumpectomies.
MAY. 31Circadian rhythms control the body’s response to intestinal infections, UC Irvine-led study finds.
MAY. 29Using disinfectant soaps on ICU patients is "a very effective way to get us closer to zero hospital-associated infections,” said UC Irvine's Dr. Susan S. Huang, lead author of a major new study.
MAY. 28Working more than 41 hours per week raises your risk of hypertension by 15%, according to a UC Irvine study. Overtime makes it difficult to eat healthy foods and exercise.
MAY . 23Children with autism showed significant improvement after six months of simple sensory exercises at home using everyday items, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists.
MAY. 22UC Irvine endocrinologists reveal a potential new approach toward treating certain liver diseases.
MAY. 16UC Irvine Health boasts 100-plus ‘Best Doctors in America;" it has the most physicians listed of any medical facility in Orange County.
MAY. 13Circadian clock gene rhythms in the brain are altered in severe depression, UC Irvine Health study finds.
MAY. 08UC Irvine's Dr. Roger Steinert estimates that about one-third of patients have the capacity to achieve greater than 20/20 vision through new treatment methods.
APR. 30To tame the weekend warrior within, UC Irvine's Dr. Ranjan Gupta advises aging adults to get smarter about their bodies and what activities they can handle.
APR. 22Bedside ultrasound rivals chest x-ray in catheter placement, according to a UC Irvine study led by Dr. Eric Mervis, clinical professor and fellow.
APR. 10UC Irvine's Dr. Aaron D. Kheriaty sorts out myths in his new book that focuses on treating depression with psychiatry and faith.
APR. 09Only 37 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States are getting the best possible care, according to a UC Irvine study.
MAR. 22UC Irvine receives $100 million to $150 million from the NIH, money used to fund stem cell, diabetes and Alzheimer's studies. Sequestration promises to take a big bite.
MAR. 22UC Irvine's Peolia Kansas Fonsworth III has dreamed about being a doctor since the days he and his grandmother couldn't afford groceries.
MAR. 12UC Irvine School of Medicine chosen among top 50 in latest US News & World Report medical school rankings.
MAR. 11New study led by UC Irvine’s Dr. Robert Bristow finds that most women with ovarian cancer don’t get proper treatment.
MAR. 07UC Irvine's Dr. Warren Wiechmann named Apple Distinguished Educator of 2013.
MAR. 06Ever since its introduction in 2010, the iMedEd Initiative has drawn attention to the UC Irvine School of Medicine. "Learning becomes a 24/7 opportunity," says Dean Ralph V. Clayman, MD.
MAR. 04UC Irvine students dance the night away in the Student Center during the annual Care-A-Thon fundraiser, benefiting the school's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
FEB. 26UC Irvine's second Bedside Ultrasound Symposium Ultrafest draws 300 medical students from all over California.
FEB. 20There are different types of malaria and they're host-specific, UC Irvine professor Anthony A. James, PhD, tells the New York Times in a story about anti-malarial mosquito research.
FEB. 19UC Irvine iPad medical education program shows results: test scores have improved and applications have surged.
FEB. 19Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation awards UCI’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute $3 million for retinal degeneration research.
FEB. 14Research shows a happy relationship stimulates many health benefits, says UC Irvine psychiatrist.
FEB. 11The iMedEd Initiative – UC Irvine’s innovative medical education program based on iPad tablet computing – has been chosen as a 2012-13 Apple Distinguished Program.
FEB. 07Access to health care is important to life span, UC Irvine's Dr. Lisa Gibbs says in an interview, adding that Orange County is lucky to have organizations that address aging issues.
FEB. 05A study by UC Irvine's Daniele Piomelli is selected as one of the 10 major research achievements funded by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation grants in 2012.
FEB. 04"Autism is on the threshold of becoming accessible to cutting-edge scientific techniques that can unfold its secrets," says UC Irvine's J. Jay Gargus in an interview.
JAN. 31UC Irvine team finds a new target that may aid in treating a wide spectrum of cancers.
JAN. 30More than 60 UC Irvine Health physicians are listed as Physicians of Excellence in the January 2013 issue of Orange Coast magazine.
JAN. 24UC Irvine neuroscientists create fiber-optic method of arresting epileptic seizures; approach holds promise of better treatment options for severe episodes.
JAN. 24Today's future doctors are taught how to discuss sensitive topics with patients, be it sexuality, dementia or weight, says UC Irvine's Dr. Sonia Sehgal.
JAN. 22UC Irvine-led studies show circadian rhythms -- also known as the body clock -- can be modified for potential treatment of disorders.
JAN. 15UC Irvine study on autism named one of 10 major research achievements in 2012.
JAN. 14UC Irvine oncologist Jason Zell, MD, receives a National Cancer Institute leadership award recognizing his contributions to the advancement of clinical research.
JAN. 07Dr. Phil takes on elder abuse on his CBS show with help from UC Irvine Gerontologist Kerry Burnight.
JAN. 02Dr. Phil takes on elder abuse on his CBS show with help from UC Irvine Gerontologist Kerry Burnight.
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