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Making the smart choice during open enrollment
September 27, 2016
UC Irvine Health open enrollment 2016
Fall is the time of year when everyone needs to go shopping — for their healthcare. Open enrollment is the period when people can make changes to their health plans for the coming year. For Medicare, open enrollment is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.
UC Irvine Health physicians share expert health insights at Newport Beach Library series
September 23, 2016
UC Irvine Health invites the public to learn more about the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment options and research findings from world-renown experts on a wide variety of health issues, diseases and chronic conditions. The Newport Beach Library lecture series is held on monthly on Mondays through March 2017 with topics ranging from age-related vision problems, cancer advances, heart and colon health to hearing, voice and joint problems.
Tustin Library hosts talks with UC Irvine Health experts
September 15, 2016

The Tustin Library will host a series of talks with UC Irvine Health specialists through November about topics such as thyroid health and the epidemic of over-diagnosis of thyroid cancer, latest therapies for hip and knee arthritis, as well as medical and non-surgical treatment for GERD and esophageal cancer.

The ultimate battle against MRSA
September 13, 2016
WSJ
IN THE NEWS: The Wall Street Journal article “The Ultimate Battle Against MRSA” highlights the work of UC Irvine Health infectious disease expert Dr. Susan Huang and her research into combating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. She is a leading proponent of an approach called “universal decolonization,” which calls for bathing incoming ICU patients in the germ-fighting soap chlorhexidine and administering the nasal antibiotic ointment mupirocin.
UC Irvine Health to provide emergency room services on Catalina Island
August 31, 2016

The UC Irvine Health Department of Emergency Medicine will begin providing emergency room services at Catalina Island Medical Center in Avalon. The agreement calls for round-the-clock daily high-level emergency and urgent care evaluation services for 4,500 Catalina Island residents and more than 1 million annual visitors.


Renovation and expansion is underway at UC Irvine Health digestive disease center
August 25, 2016
Artist's rendering of the new H.H. Chao Digestive Disease Center building, which is set to open in summer 2017.

The UC Irvine Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center (CDDC) is undergoing a renovation and expansion at the UC Irvine Medical Center campus in Orange. Until it reopens in summer 2017, patients are being seen in nearby facilities. Renovations will include the latest technological innovations for diagnosing and treating digestive diseases.

Rising to the challenge
August 15, 2016
tomarailivewellsummer2016

Tom Arai has always lived an active, healthy life, but that changed very quickly once he learned he had pancreatic cancer.

Hidden signs of brain tumors
August 10, 2016
ReadersDigest

IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine Health neurosurgeon Dr. Sumeet Vadera discusses silent or hidden symptoms of brain tumors for a recent Reader’s Digest article.

Heart disease prevention researchers have top article in journal 'Hypertension'
August 09, 2016
Cover of American Heart Association journal 'Hypertension'

A research paper written by UC Irvine Health Heart Disease Prevention Program researchers was chosen by Hypertension as the top 2015 paper in the category of population science. The American Heart Association journal annually selects the best original work published in its pages in the categories of basic, clinical and population sciences.

UC Irvine Health receives renewal as Orange County’s only federally-designated comprehensive cancer center
August 04, 2016
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Irvine

The National Cancer Institute has renewed the UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center designation as a comprehensive cancer center and bestowed an “excellent” rating in its scientific review of the center’s capabilities. The distinction is the highest in the center’s 24 years as an NCI-designated cancer center. It is one of only 47 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States and the only one in Orange County.

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