News in 2013

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Motherhood after colon cancer

December 16, 2013
As a bride-to-be in the prime of life, Natalie Schiavone was stunned by her diagnosis of colon cancer. Even harder to hear was that her treatment,...

Are they safe? Clearing the air on electronic cigarettes

December 16, 2013
If you haven't seen someone puffing on an electronic cigarette yet, you probably will soon. Sales of the devices are soaring. And the debate about...

10 tips for losing weight

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December 12, 2013
Dr. Rajesh “Robby” Gulati, medical director of the UC Irvine Health Weight Management Program, has a theory about shedding...

UC Irvine Health weight-loss surgeons give hope to 500-pound woman

December 12, 2013
IN THE NEWS: Jennifer Garcia's doctors told the 29-year-old Moreno Valley mother that she needed to lose the bulk of her 500 pounds if she wanted...

5 flu myths busted

flu myths
December 11, 2013
Some myths about the flu never go away. We're going to bust five of them right now.

10 ways to avoid a stroke

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December 10, 2013
When it comes to stroke, there’s good news and bad news. “The good news is that 80 percent of strokes are preventable with proper...

When is it time for a joint replacement?

When is it time for a joint replacement?
December 09, 2013
It can be difficult to know when it's time to have joint replacement surgery. UC Irvine Health orthopaedic surgeon Ran Schwarzkopf offers some...

Toys that could damage your child's hearing

December 05, 2013
UC Irvine Health otolaryngologist Dr. Hamid Djalilian provides his annual list of the noisiest toys that could damage your child's hearing.

Should you get the flu shot?

Get the flu shot
December 05, 2013
Every flu season, UC Irvine Health internist Dr. Emilie Chow finds herself repeating one thing: the flu vaccine does not cause the flu. "Each...

Wash your hands to stay well

handwashing
December 02, 2013
Hand-washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings - including your home,...