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UC Irvine Health to provide health services for Boeing employees, dependents

June 21, 2016

UC Irvine Health will join MemorialCare Health System and other regional hospitals and physician groups in providing a customized health plan option in California for almost all of Boeing’s employees and their dependents in the Long Beach, South Bay and Orange County.

UC Irvine Health recognizes National Vitiligo Day to raise awareness of skin condition

June 20, 2016

UC Irvine Health recognizes June 25 as National Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) Day to help raise awareness of a condition that causes the skin to lose its normal pigment, resulting in white patches, especially on the face, hands and feet. Caused by an abnormality of the immune system, vitiligo affects up to 4 percent of the population, or about 70 million people, worldwide.

UC Irvine Health rated among top physician groups

June 17, 2016

UC Irvine Health has earned an “Elite” rating from CAPG, the nation’s largest organization representing multispecialty medical groups and independent practice associations.

UC Irvine Health, community partners launch groundbreaking healthcare initiative

June 17, 2016

UC Irvine Health and several Orange County community partners are launching an initiative designed to improve health outcomes for the underserved through an integrative approach to medicine. “Live Healthy OC – Empowering a Community of Wellness” seeks to shift the focus of community health centers from disease treatment to disease prevention and wellness.

Brain scans may lead to new football injury prevention standards

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June 15, 2016

IN THE NEWS:  As a football fan and a neurologist, Dr. Mark Fisher wants to find out how early evidence of early brain trauma might show up in young players. The Orange County Register reports on his study that will compare the brain scans of healthy high school football players with students who don’t play the sport. 

Despite Prince's death, fentanyl still a rarity among opioids

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June 07, 2016

IN THE NEWS: Although the number fentanyl-related deaths in Orange County is relatively small, Dr. Padma Gulur, director, UC Irvine Health Pain Management Services, tells KPCC that the growing trend is alarming.

Supporters make continuing education possible for burn center team

June 03, 2016

A commitment to ongoing education keeps the staff at UC Irvine Health Regional Burn Center on the leading edge of burn care.  

Bariatric surgery a good option for some with diabetes

May 25, 2016

Diabetes treatment guidelines released this week recommend bariatric surgery as a treatment option for obese patients. UC Irvine Health experts in diabetes management and bariatric surgery agree that new recommendations change the paradigm of treatment. 

Low residue diet may improve colonoscopy participation

May 24, 2016

IN THE NEWS: Patients undergoing colonoscopy who consumed a low residue diet reported higher bowel preparation and satisfaction scores than those of patients on a clear liquid diet, according to a UC Irvine Health study. Gastroenterologist Dr. Jason Samarasena presented the results at Digestive Disease Week 2016, the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

UC Irvine Health study finds less restrictive diet may be superior to clear liquids prior to colonoscopy

May 23, 2016

Less restrictive diet before colonoscopy may yield better results than preparation with liquid diet and laxatives. More people may take advantage of colon cancer screening if less restrictive diet is an option, according to UC Irvine Health research presented at the national Digestive Diseases Week conference.