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Firefighters to 'Fill the Boot' to benefit UC Irvine Health burn survivors
November 23, 2015

The Costa Mesa Fire Department and the UC Irvine Health Regional Burn Center are teaming up on Thanksgiving weekend for the annual Fill the Boot campaign at the Orange County Marketplace/OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa to benefit burn survivors. Donations are accepted between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. UC Irvine Health staff will host a burn prevention safety booth.

UC Irvine earns a second ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ recognition from The Joint Commission
November 17, 2015

UC Irvine has again been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States, for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance in treatment for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, venous thromboembolism and surgical care.

One-step test for hepatitis C virus infection developed by UC Irvine Health researchers
November 17, 2015

IN THE NEWS: Good news for the 150 million people worldwide and 3.2 million people in the U.S. infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). A cost-effective, one-step test that can use urine rather than blood specimens for screening, detection and confirmation of active HCV infections has been developed by UC Irvine Health researchers.

Holidays a time for celebration with older relatives, friends and to recognize their needs
November 16, 2015

Time spent celebrating the holidays with older relatives and friends is ideal for spotting signs of poor health, memory problems, financial difficulties and other issues that should be addressed before they get worse. For many of us, the holidays are the only time of year we have the opportunity to visit with older loved ones, whether they live in town or in another state.

UC Irvine Health researchers develop one-step test for hepatitis C virus infection
November 15, 2015
UC Irvine Health researchers have developed a cost-effective one-step test that screens, detects and confirms hepatitis C virus infections. Dr. Ke-Qin Hu, director of hepatology services, will present findings at the Annual Meeting of American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. Current blood-based HCV testing requires two steps and can be expensive, inconvenient, and is not widely available or affordable globally.
UC Irvine Health gastroenterology experts highlight latest digestive disorder treatments
November 11, 2015

UC Irvine Health invites the public to learn more about the latest non-surgical treatment options for digestive disorders when medication no longer provides relief at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30 at the Newport Beach Central Library. Dr. Kenneth Chang and Dr. Khoi Tran will discuss leading-edge advances in non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures for a range of complex gastrointestinal diseases, including gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.

UC Irvine Health among the top ranks of America’s leading academic medical centers
November 10, 2015

UC Irvine Medical Center has achieved a rank of 22nd among more than 100 leading academic medical centers in the University HealthSystems Consortium 2015 Quality and Accountability Scorecard. This alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers is focused on delivering world-class patient care through the review and analysis of hard clinical data.

Dr. Carl Schultz recognized for outstanding contributions to disaster medicine
November 09, 2015

UC Irvine Health emergency medicine physician Dr. Carl Schultz, was recognized by the American College of Emergency Physicians for his contributions to the field of disaster medicine. He was presented with the third annual Disaster Medical Sciences Award at the ACEP national meeting recently in Boston.

Obesity research shows promise for weight loss control
November 06, 2015

IN THE NEWS: Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen, UC Irvine Health chief of gastrointestinal surgery, called research about a new gastric balloon a possible option for those fighting obesity. The device is not a permanent solution to weight loss, but has the potential to help those individuals who are overweight or have obesity and are not candidates for bariatric surgery, he told the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Nguyen was not involved in the study and is immediate past president of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.

Advanced techniques offer customized breast cancer screening and treatment options
October 30, 2015

IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine Health breast cancer experts use the most recent developments in screening, risk assessment, treatment options and surgical techniques to provide their patients with customized care plans.

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