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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

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

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.

Josephine Herbert Gleis commits $5 million to Gavin Herbert Eye Institute for vision research
August 04, 2016
Philanthropist Josephine Herbert Gleis is pledging $5 million to UC Irvine Health’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute to move current eye research forward at a faster pace and enable the pursuit of innovative new ideas for sight-saving treatments. Gleis is a longtime friend of UCI. Over the years, her generous gifts – totaling $19 million – have changed lives in the arts and neurology, as well as ophthalmology.
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.

UC Irvine Medical Center among 'America's Best Hospitals' for 16th consecutive year
August 01, 2016
UC Irvine Medical Center sign
For the 16th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized UC Irvine Medical Center as one of “America’s Best Hospitals.” The annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients and this year includes two UC Irvine Health specialties among the top 50 nationally: 40th for orthopedics and 41st for ear, nose and throat.
Study finds access to health insurance does not ensure timely appointments
July 12, 2016

Having insurance coverage in California does not mean that consumers can easily schedule an appointment or quickly get in to see their first choice of physician for either preventive or urgent care, according to a new study coauthored by a University of California, Irvine health policy researcher.

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.

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.

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