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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'

Cover of American Heart Association journal 'Hypertension'
August 09, 2016

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.

UC Irvine Health receives renewal as Orange County’s only federally-designated comprehensive cancer center

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Irvine
August 04, 2016

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.

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 Medical Center among 'America's Best Hospitals' for 16th consecutive year

UC Irvine Medical Center sign
August 01, 2016
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 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.

Examining challenges in caring for women with epilepsy

UC Irvine Health epilepsy neurologist Dr. Mona Sazgar
June 28, 2016

Managing epilepsy in women presents neurologists with unique challenges, as the hormonal fluctuations in different stages of life from puberty to pregnancy and menopause may affect seizure control. UC Irvine Health epileptologist Mona Sazgar, MD, has edited Controversies in Caring for Women with Epilepsy to help her peers navigate these issues.

In first-ever survey, 36 percent of water polo players report concussions

June 27, 2016

A first-of-its-kind survey has confirmed what some water polo players – especially goalies – have long suspected: Concussions seem to be prevalent in the sport. More than a third of water polo participants reported sustaining a concussion either during games or in practice, according to a poll conducted by University of California, Irvine researchers.

UC Irvine, Harvard part of renewed effort to develop strategies to prevent infections, improve healthcare quality

June 27, 2016

UC Irvine and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute have received renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue efforts to develop and test innovative approaches to preventing infections and improving patient safety in healthcare settings.