News in 2015

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Ultrasound can be more useful than mammography for diagnosing breast cancer in some women, study shows

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December 30, 2015

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. 

Lymphoma expert Lauren Pinter-Brown, MD, joins UC Irvine Health

December 22, 2015

Nationally recognized lymphoma expert Lauren Pinter-Brown, MD, is joining UC Irvine Health as a clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

Orange Coast magazine highlights UC Irvine Health 'Top Doctors'

December 21, 2015

More than 100 UC Irvine Health physicians have been named as “Top Doctors” in the January 2016 edition of Orange Coast magazine.

Hundreds of burn survivors and families enjoy annual UC Irvine Health holiday party

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December 16, 2015

More than 330 current and former burn patients and their families attended the annual UC Irvine Health Regional Burn Center holiday party for burn survivors in Anaheim. The Dec. 15 event featured music, dinner, arts and crafts for children and a visit from Santa Claus.

UC Irvine Health burn experts urge caution when using e-cigarettes

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December 15, 2015
UC Irvine Health Regional Burn Center specialists are reminding people to exercise caution when using and charging electronic smoking devices. The center has treated six people in recent weeks for facial and leg burns caused by exploding e-cigarettes, including vaporizers.

Some toys could damage your child's hearing

December 15, 2015

UC Irvine Health otolaryngologist Dr. Hamid Djalilian provides his annual list of the noisiest toys that could damage your child's hearing if not used properly.

More than 100 UC Irvine Health physicians among Best Doctors in America

December 14, 2015

More than 100 UC Irvine Health physicians have been named to the list of Best Doctors in America for 2015-2016.

Is stroke prevention taking a back seat to stroke treatment?

Dr. Mark Fisher is a UC Irvine Health neurologist who specializes in stroke prevention and care.
December 09, 2015

Many strokes that required immediate treatment in emergency rooms may have been preventable, a UC Irvine study finds. While acute stroke therapy continues to improve patient outcomes, the study shows that stroke prevention — including the close monitoring of blood pressure, cholesterol levels and cardiac conditions — needs to keep pace.

Take precautions to check spread of norovirus

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December 09, 2015

Cases of norovirus on an Orange County college campus are a reminder to take precautions to keep the virus's spread in check. Symptoms include nausea and vomiting. UC Irvine Health infectious disease expert Dr. Shruti K. Gohil says regular hand washing and minimizing contact with others is important. 

UC Irvine Health Family Health Center hosts annual toy giveaway

December 04, 2015

From tots to teens, thousands of kids receive toys at the annual Nancy Hurtado Miracle Toy Giveaway at the UC Irvine Health Family Health Center in Santa Ana. Now in its 21st year, Santa himself will kick off the festivities with a holiday greeting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18.

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