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Are you getting enough sleep?

February 23, 2017 | Ruth Benca, MD

With today’s busy lifestyles, a lot of people struggle with sleep. But did you know that many of the most important sleep behaviors are ones you follow during the day?

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When a doctor gets cancer

February 21, 2017 | Roger Steinert, MD

Just over two years ago, on a late Monday afternoon, Dr. Roger Steinert  felt a strange sensation on the right side of his body and, feeling poorly, left his office on the UC Irvine campus. Within hours he was facing a diagnosis that would change his life.

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How long is the flu contagious?

February 16, 2017 | UC Irvine Health

You’ve finally kicked the worst of that flu bug, but you still have a lingering cough and low energy. You don’t want to get anyone else sick, but you need to get back to your job.  When is it OK to return to work?

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It's time for romance: Chocolate-covered strawberries

February 14, 2017 | Steve Tischler

Looking for a healthier alternative to candy this Valentine’s Day? Try this simple treat with two romance-friendly ingredients: strawberries and chocolate.

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7 powerful ways you can strengthen your heart

February 09, 2017 | Heather Shannon

Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, and it's mostly preventable with lifestyle modifications and risk factor management. Here are a few ways you can prevent becoming a statistic.

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Does a family history of heart attacks increase your risk?

February 07, 2017 | Steve Tischler

If your father had a heart attack at age 55, does that mean you are destined to have one, too? A family history is a significant risk factor, but a healthy lifestyle can greatly lower your risk.

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