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UC Irvine Health dermatology expert to discuss the latest innovations in aesthetic medicine
February 03, 2016
Dermatology expert Dr. Christopher Zachary, professor and chair, UC Irvine Health Department of Dermatology, will discuss the latest advances in in skin rejuvenation, hair removal, body contouring and other procedures that help maintain a youthful appearance. He will share his expert insights at7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Newport Beach Central Library.
Meeting the challenges of Alzheimer's disease through research
January 28, 2016
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IN THE NEWS: About 90,000 people in Orange County are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, making the need for research into causes and cures a great imperative, says Frank LaFerla, PhD, Hana and Francisco J. Ayala School Dean of Biological Sciences and director of the UC Irvine Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

UC Irvine Health offers weight loss procedure to shrink stomach size without surgery
January 27, 2016

UC Irvine Health now offers obese patients a minimally invasive and lower cost alternative to traditional bariatric surgery. The new endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure reduces the size of the stomach, contributing to weight loss by limiting the amount of food it can accommodate. Patients also experience a feeling of fullness sooner and for a longer period of time.

Infectious disease expert warns against exposure to Zika virus
January 23, 2016
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IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine Health infectious disease expert Dr. Donald Forthal advises pregnant women against traveling to regions experiencing an outbreak of Zika, a mosquito-borne illness believed to cause neurological damage in babies.

Dr. Howard J. Federoff named CEO of UC Irvine Health
January 21, 2016
Dr. Howard J. Federoff, UC Irvine Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, assumes additional role as CEO of UC Irvine Health

Dr. Howard Federoff, vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of California, Irvine, has been named CEO of the UC Irvine Health system. His appointment, made by Chancellor Howard Gillman, was approved today by the University of California Board of Regents.

Woman travels 3,000 miles to donate kidney to member of "military family”
January 18, 2016

IN THE NEWS: Last week, Patricia Lovenstein traveled from her home in New Hampshire to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange to donate a kidney to Frank Maggelet, who had once served in the Coast Guard with her husband and now suffered from polycystic kidney disease. The donor and recipient share their story during an interview with TV news station CBS2/KCAL9.

Sue and Bill Gross commit $40 million to establish nursing school
January 12, 2016
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The William and Sue Gross Family Foundation has committed $40 million to the University of California, Irvine to establish a nursing school and assist in the construction of a new building to house it. The contribution, which will help the university address critical healthcare concerns, is the largest single gift ever to UCI.

UC Irvine Alzheimer's disease expert to discuss latest research findings
January 11, 2016

Frank LaFerla, PhD, Hana and Francisco J. Ayala School Dean of Biological Sciences and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, will share his expert insights into risk factors that may trigger neurological dysfunction and changes in the aging brain related to Alzheimer’s disease at the Newport Beach Central Library at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25.

Post-traumatic stress effects of mass shootings spread beyond survivors and loved ones
January 08, 2016

IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine Health trauma/disaster psychology expert Merritt Schreiber, PhD, tells the international news agency AFP that the psychological effects of mass shootings from Newtown to San Bernardino have an impact on all Americans.

Ultrasound can be more useful than mammography for diagnosing breast cancer in some women, study shows
December 30, 2015
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IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine Health breast imaging expert Dr. Stephen Feig finds the results of a recent study showing that ultrasound is more effective in detecting some types of breast cancer to be encouraging. 

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