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Bariatric surgery helps woman shed 100 pounds, gain confidence
May 22, 2015

More than 100 pounds lighter after bariatric surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center, Lizz Phillips no longer has to squeeze into an airplane seat and be miserable for the entire trip.

U.S. News recognizes UC Irvine Health heart failure program as high performing
May 21, 2015

UC Irvine Health has received recognition as "High Performing" in its heart failure program by U.S. News & World Report as part of its new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings system. UC Irvine Health has long been dedicated to offering the highest quality of care for patients experiencing heart failure, a condition that refers to the progressive weakening of the heart muscle until it no longer pumps enough blood to meet the body's needs.

Police officer makes 'miracle' recovery after stroke surgery
May 19, 2015
David Castenada and his wife, Denise, talk about his stroke recovery at UC Irvine Medical.
Police officer felled by stroke is given new life by UC Irvine Health neurovascular specialist who removed blood clots from his brain.
UC Irvine Health opens Digestive Disease Center – Newport
May 18, 2015

UC Irvine Health now offers more Orange County residents access to highly trained, world-class digestive disease specialists with the opening of the UC Irvine Health Digestive Disease Center – Newport, part of the expanding group of UC Irvine Health digestive disease practices, based at the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center in Orange and including offices in Irvine, Tustin, Orange and the High Desert.

Belmont, Van Etten to co-chair Light the Night Walk for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
May 14, 2015
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IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine Health leaders Terry A. Belmont and Dr. Richard Van Etten have been named co-chairmen of the California Southland Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual event, Orange County Light the Night Walk in September. 

UC Irvine Health panel of experts to discuss advances in technology and medicine
May 12, 2015

UC Irvine Health experts in emergency medicine, brain surgery and medical technologies will be at the Newport Beach Library May 18 to discuss the impact of advanced technology on medicine, including diagnosis, treatment and education. 

Donors to Saturday's UC Irvine Health blood drive at Angels Stadium to receive game tickets
May 11, 2015

UC Irvine Health will give Angels fans what they want this Saturday – tickets to future games for donations to the blood bank for Orange County’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. UC Irvine Medical Center needs nearly 1,000 units of blood each month – equivalent to the total blood volume of 100 adults. 

UC Irvine Health hosts sixth annual picnic to celebrate living well after stroke
May 11, 2015

UC Irvine Health, the Orange County Rehabilitation Network and Chapman University invite the public to learn more about living well after stroke at the sixth annual Stroke Awareness Picnic on Saturday, May 16.

OC Register: Super mom fights super bug
May 11, 2015
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IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine Health epidemiologist Dr. Susan Huang was named one of six “Inspiring Moms” by the Orange County Register for her dedication and contribution to changing the way hospitals operate.

FDA greenlights UC Irvine clinical trial of treatment for blinding disease
May 07, 2015
Dr. Henry Klassen
A first-of-its-kind stem cell-based treatment for retinitis pigmentosa developed by UC Irvine’s Dr. Henry Klassen, Dr. Jing Yang and colleagues has received consent from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use in a clinical trial.

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