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NICU cuddler holding premature infant

Cuddlers help preemies to thrive

April 14, 2016 | UC Irvine Health

They coo. They hold. They provide human touch. The volunteer “cuddlers” of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provide comfort to tiny, ill babies, helping the newborns grow and trust in their new world. Read More

Urgent care service

Emergency room or urgent care?

March 05, 2015 | Heather Shannon

It’s Friday night. While you chop an onion, your extra-sharp knife slips and now you have a nasty wound that’s bleeding profusely. You need some help soon, but you’re unsure of where to go for assistance. Is this is a problem for the emergency room or urgent care? Read More

Red wine and chocolate

Chocolate and wine — good for the heart?

February 11, 2016 | Kristina Lindgren

Confused about the health benefits of chocolate and red wine? Cardiologist Dr. Ailin Barseghian El-Farra sets the record straight. Read More