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2014

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JULY 22At $1,500 a pair, Google Glass is less expensive than some videoconferencing equipment hospitals use. "Google Glass is a steal," said UC Irvine's Dr. Warren Wiechmann.
JULY 21UC Irvine Health has been named among the “Most Wired” health systems in America, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
JULY 21UC Irvine's Dr. Linda Lippa receives Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education.
JULY 21Dysfunction in dopamine signaling changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain’s prefrontal cortex, according to UC Irvine scientists.
JULY 15For the 14th consecutive year, UC Irvine Medical Center is rated among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and it is the only Orange County hospital to be listed.
JULY 15UC Irvine researchers find that high blood pressure seems to be associated with a lower risk for dementia among people who reach the age of 90.
JUL 09Radiology academy names Sabee Malloi a "Distinguished Investigator" for his advances in imaging research.
JUL 01UC Irvine anesthesia experts introduce new model of surgical care during first Perioperative Surgical Home Summit.
JUL 01Global healthcare company Abbott will join UC Irvine’s TechPortal Orange incubator and will work with Gavin Herbert Eye Institute on vision care product research.
JUN 30UC Irvine School of Medicine doctors Kenneth J. Chang, David K. Imagawa and Thomas E. Ahlering are named to three new endowed chairs.
JUN 27UC Irvine Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology forge a research partnership.
JUN 25Experimental UC Irvine Health treatment using deep brain stimulation offers hope for patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms.
JUN 24Novel biomarker predicts febrile seizure-related epilepsy, UC Irvine study finds; diagnostic technique could greatly enhance use of preventive therapies.
JUN 20UC Irvine researchers learn how botulism-causing toxin enters the bloodstream.
JUN 16UC 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 12UC Irvine Health nephrology chief named the world's top-ranked expert in end-stage renal disease by Expertscape.
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 29A report indicating that airplane exhaust can be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX is "very novel and alarming," said UC Irvine's Ralph Delfino.
MAY 28UC Irvine Health dermatologist Dr. Janellen Smith, who sees the damage the sun can do to skin, answers questions about sunscreen.
MAY 28Melanoma survivor dispenses hope as he greets paients suffering from the disease.
MAY 27UC Irvine researchers identify new functional roles on cell surfaces for estrogen; study detects hormone receptor's key role in normal organ development and function.
MAY 20UC Irvine's Dr. Daniele Piomelli is at the forefront of current marijuana research and says cannabis opens a new chapter on the history of the brain.
MAY 19UC Irvine's Warren Wiechmann, MD, MBA, talks about innovative School of Medicine medical education programs.
MAY 15UC Irvine announces a plan to use Google Glass to teach medical school students anatomy, bedside manner and operating techniques, among other things.
MAY 14UC Irvine School of Medicine researchers identify link between colon cancer and metabolism.
MAY 13UC Irvine's Claudia Kawas, MD, talks about the results of the "90+ Study" on a segment of "Good Day LA.”
MAY 12"Dancing With the Stars" winner and Army veteran demonstrates to patients at UC Irvine Medical Center how to stay positive.
MAY 08UC Irvine Health "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 08UC Irvine professor Kristen Kelly, MD, receives grant from Sturge-Weber Foundation.
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 28A smartphone app that helps children with autism communicate with their parents wins first place in UC Irvine's annual Autism App Jam competition.
APR 16Cancer drugs block dementia-linked brain inflammation, UC Irvine study finds; the research takes a novel approach to lessening the impact of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
APR 112014 will be one of the worst allergy seasons on record, thanks to global warming, UC Irvine Health allergist Dr. Ravi Gutta tells Today Health.
APR 08Drugs that target cancer cells is the future of cancer treatment, says Dr. Richard Van Etten, director at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
APR 10UC Irvine Health-led MRSA study chosen a Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement for 2013.
APR 10Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, according to a new UC Irvine study.
APR 09Bone marrow stem cells show promise in stroke treatment; they trigger repair mechanisms and limit inflammation, UC Irvine researchers show.
APR 09UC Irvine researchers say studies show that a little exercise might yield big mental benefits.
APR 07UC Irvine researchers develop an inexpensive device that could help doctors detect blood-flow blockages that may signal vascular illness.
APR 02UC Irvine maternal fetal medicine experts encourage screening for patients with risk factors and symptoms of potential heart disease.
MAR 25Radiation oncology journal names UC Irvine's Varun Sehgal, PhD, as "Outstanding Reviewer."
MAR 18UC Irvine's Paolo Sassone-Corsi and Emiliana Borrelli are research scientists whose jet-setting has a higher purpose: ensuring that science is truly global.
MAR 13UC Irvine researcher David Fruman discusses a new drug that shows promise in treating chronic leukemia and lymphoma in the New England Journal of Medicine.
MAR 11A new UC Irvine center for cancer research and clinical trials may give patients who want to use advanced therapies the opportunity to stay in OC for treatments.
MAR 11UC Irvine researchers find a new stem cell self-renewal mechanism.
MAR 10Researchers— including those at UC Irvine—have discovered a blood test that can identify many of those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
MAR 07UC Irvine's Stephen H. White, PhD, receives prestigious award from The Protein Society.
MAR 05UC Irvine Health supports colorectal cancer awareness; the more you know, the better you’ll be able to beat colorectal cancer.
MAR 03UC Irvine students dance the night away at the annual Care-a-thon, raising more than $20,000 for the neonatal intensive care unit at UC Irvine Medical Center.
FEB 28What should you expect when you're expecting? Likely not a heart condition.
FEB 27UC Irvine Health hematology-oncology team again earns high-quality care recognition; Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center among nation's first to be re-certified.
FEB 25Compound in kava root shows promise in preventing bladder cancer, UC Irvine researcher Dr. Xaolin Zi finds.
FEB 25Upcoming World of Medicine Day to provide information and guidance to UC Irvine premed students.
FEB 21Orange County philanthropists Sue and Ralph Stern give $5 million to fund cancer clinical trials for people with advanced-stage or treatment resistant disease.
FEB 20 UC Irvine Health-led trial finds the drug bevacizumab, or Avastin, prolongs survival in advanced cervical cancer.
FEB 18UC Irvine infectious disease specialists urge people to get immunized against measles in light of reported cases in three Southland counties.
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 be treated for a disorder known as the "suicide disease" is doing well following surgery by Dr. Mark Linskey.
FEB 14UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Shaista Malik encourages women to become their own heart health champions.
FEB 13High-intensity workouts offer maximum results in minimum time, but there's a dangerous downside: "Some people are overdoing it," says UC Irvine's Kenneth Baldwin, PhD.
FEB 12Women's Choice Awards project names UC Irvine Medical Center as a "Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Heart Care."
FEB 11During the past year, UC Irvine Medical Center ranked No. 1 in Orange County in net patient revenue, dethroning longtime leader Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.
FEB 06UC Irvine study reveals how immune protein allows salmonella to grow and cause food poisoning.
JAN 30UC Irvine Medical Center offers advice to hospital visitors who have the flu: Please stay home.
JAN 30UC Irvine stem cell researchers are awarded $1.54 million in state funding; CIRM grants will advance basic studies to improve cancer and brain disease treatments.
JAN 28Jennifer Garcia, a 29-year-old mother of two, shares the story of shedding much of her 555 pounds through weight-loss surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center.
JAN 26UC Irvine study shows that ultrasound is more comprehensive and accurate than physical examination and helps with earlier detection of potentially life-threatening conditions.
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.
JAN 03An international team that includes UC Irvine Health researchers is testing a new tracer agent to detect high-risk artery plaque during PET imaging.
JAN 03The doctors can see you now: Google Glass makes its way into UC Irvine Medical Center in a pilot program.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
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