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UC Irvine Health workplace violence prevention plan helps protect healthcare workers
June 30, 2016

Last year, UC Irvine Health security officers began offering workplace violence prevention training, well ahead of the state's July 1 deadline to expand hospital-based training.

UC Irvine Health review of over-the-counter nasal dilators finds them effective
June 30, 2016
Illustration of nasal dilators

Many people turn to nasal strips, clips and stents to help them breathe easier when sleeping or exercising. Third-year UCI medical student Christopher Badger noticed a growing number of patients asking about these dilators in clinic, so he decided to review the published research on these products.

Examining challenges in caring for women with epilepsy
June 28, 2016
UC Irvine Health epilepsy neurologist Dr. Mona Sazgar

Managing epilepsy in women presents neurologists with unique challenges, as the hormonal fluctuations in different stages of life from puberty to pregnancy and menopause may affect seizure control. UC Irvine Health epileptologist Mona Sazgar, MD, has edited Controversies in Caring for Women with Epilepsy to help her peers navigate these issues.

In first-ever survey, 36 percent of water polo players report concussions
June 27, 2016
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A first-of-its-kind survey has confirmed what some water polo players – especially goalies – have long suspected: Concussions seem to be prevalent in the sport. More than a third of water polo participants reported sustaining a concussion either during games or in practice, according to a poll conducted by University of California, Irvine researchers.

UC Irvine, Harvard part of renewed effort to develop strategies to prevent infections, improve healthcare quality
June 27, 2016

UC Irvine and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute have received renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue efforts to develop and test innovative approaches to preventing infections and improving patient safety in healthcare settings.

Progress against Parkinson's disease
June 26, 2016
Parkinson's disease
UC Irvine Health doctors aim for earlier diagnosis and treatment of a mysterious ailment.
Academic medical centers: Shaping the future of healthcare
June 23, 2016
Academic medical centers: Shaping the future of healthcare
Progress in medicine isn’t just a matter of luck or happenstance. It emerges largely from the network of highly trained and talented physicians and researchers who work at academic medical centers around the nation.
UC Irvine Health to provide health services for Boeing employees, dependents
June 21, 2016

UC Irvine Health will join MemorialCare Health System and other regional hospitals and physician groups in providing a customized health plan option in California for almost all of Boeing’s employees and their dependents in the Long Beach, South Bay and Orange County.

UC Irvine Health recognizes National Vitiligo Day to raise awareness of skin condition
June 20, 2016

UC Irvine Health recognizes June 25 as National Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) Day to help raise awareness of a condition that causes the skin to lose its normal pigment, resulting in white patches, especially on the face, hands and feet. Caused by an abnormality of the immune system, vitiligo affects up to 4 percent of the population, or about 70 million people, worldwide.

UC Irvine Health rated among top physician groups
June 17, 2016

UC Irvine Health has earned an “Elite” rating from CAPG, the nation’s largest organization representing multispecialty medical groups and independent practice associations.

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