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UC Irvine Health receives top grade in sixth consecutive hospital safety report

April 12, 2017
UC Irvine Health has received a sixth consecutive “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.

Notice for Blue Shield of California and Blue Cross Covered CA PPO patients

March 17, 2017
Blue Cross Covered California PPO patients may have received a letter from Blue Cross indicating that UC Irvine Health Medical Group is not contracted. This letter is incorrect.

Key mutation in melanoma suppresses immune system

March 07, 2017

University of California, Irvine researchers have identified a specific mutation that allows melanoma tumor cells to remain undetected by the immune system. The finding may lead to the development of better immunotherapies and more effective methods to identify patients that would respond to these new therapies.

UC Irvine Health pain expert to test Botox as migraine treatment for children

March 06, 2017

UC Irvine Health anesthesiologist Shalini Shah, MD, has received an American Society of Regional Anesthesia’s Chronic Pain Research Grant to study the safety and use of Botox in treating chronic migraines in children ages eight to 17.

Mini Med School for You

March 06, 2017

Healthcare is changing rapidly, and UC Irvine Health experts want to keep you informed of the latest developments and advances that could impact your well-being. A lecture and discussion series entitled Mini Med School 101 will kick off in March to present Orange County residents with the latest news in medical science.

UC Irvine Health to hold public symposium about kidney heath

March 01, 2017

Chronic kidney disease is fast becoming a public health crisis. UC Irvine Health is observing World Kidney Day with a free public symposium about kidney health, featuring health screenings and leading experts in nephrology, urology, transplant and nutrition.

Colon and rectal cancers rising in young people

February 28, 2017

IN THE NEWS: A New York Times report about the rising incidence of colorectal cancer among young adults featured UC Irvine Health oncologist Dr. Jason Zell.

Surfer says so long to seizures

Corey Phillips is looking forward to surfing again after treatment to curb his epilepsy seizures.
February 23, 2017
From riding the waves to driving a car, UC Irvine Health epilepsy patients are enjoying the benefits of new treatments to curb their seizures.

Anti-Cancer Challenge to raise funds for research

February 22, 2017

The Anti-Cancer Challenge Cycle and Run for Cures will benefit lifesaving research at the UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The inaugural event weekend will take place June 10 and 11, 2017 at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.

Scary movies help UC Irvine researchers identify key brain circuits for processing fear

February 08, 2017

Scenes from scary movies help UC Irvine Health researchers identify a key neural pathway in humans that explains how the brain processes feelings of fear and anxiety. Neurologist Jack Lin says the finding could help scientists unlock new ways to treat mental health disorders.

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