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Acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating natural opioids, UC Irvine study shows

UC Irvine researchers at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine find that acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating natural opioids.
October 28, 2016
Regular electroacupuncture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in the brainstem region that controls blood pressure, a study by researchers with the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine shows.

Leading cancer group again recognizes excellence in UC Irvine Health oncology services

October 26, 2016

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has recognized the UC Irvine Health Division of Hematology-Oncology for its high-quality cancer care. The ASCO Quality Oncology Practice Initiative assures patients that an outpatient oncology practice meets the highest standards of cancer care.

National MS Society recognizes UC Irvine Health for innovation, exceptional care

October 07, 2016

The National MS Society’s Partners in MS Care program has again recognized UC Irvine Health as a provider of exceptional and innovative patient care by recertifying it as an official Center for MS Comprehensive Care.

National weight loss surgery experts renew certification of UC Irvine Health bariatric program

October 05, 2016
The UC Irvine Health Bariatric Surgery Services has earned renewed accreditation in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, conferred by the American College of Surgeon and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Philanthropists Sue and Ralph Stern honored as 2016 UC Irvine Health Heroes

Philanthropists Sue and Ralph Stern are honored as 2016 UC Irvine Health Heroes.
October 03, 2016

Orange County philanthropists Sue and Ralph Stern were awarded UC Irvine Health’s highest honor, the 2016 UC Irvine Health Hero Awardn, in recognition of their transformational impact on healthcare in the community. 

UC Irvine Health physicians share expert health insights at Newport Beach Library series

September 23, 2016
UC Irvine Health invites the public to learn more about the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment options and research findings from world-renown experts on a wide variety of health issues, diseases and chronic conditions. The Newport Beach Library lecture series is held on monthly on Mondays through May 2017 with topics ranging from age-related vision problems, cancer advances, heart and colon health to hearing, voice and joint problems.

Tustin Library hosts talks with UC Irvine Health experts

September 15, 2016

The Tustin Library will host a series of talks with UC Irvine Health specialists through November about topics such as thyroid health and the epidemic of over-diagnosis of thyroid cancer, latest therapies for hip and knee arthritis, as well as medical and non-surgical treatment for GERD and esophageal cancer.

The ultimate battle against MRSA

WSJ
September 13, 2016
IN THE NEWS: The Wall Street Journal article “The Ultimate Battle Against MRSA” highlights the work of UC Irvine Health infectious disease expert Dr. Susan Huang and her research into combating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. She is a leading proponent of an approach called “universal decolonization,” which calls for bathing incoming ICU patients in the germ-fighting soap chlorhexidine and administering the nasal antibiotic ointment mupirocin.

UC Irvine Health to provide emergency room services on Catalina Island

August 31, 2016

The UC Irvine Health Department of Emergency Medicine will begin providing emergency room services at Catalina Island Medical Center in Avalon. The agreement calls for round-the-clock daily high-level emergency and urgent care evaluation services for 4,500 Catalina Island residents and more than 1 million annual visitors.


Renovation and expansion is underway at UC Irvine Health digestive disease center

Renovation and expansion is underway at UC Irvine Health digestive disease center
August 25, 2016

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.