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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.

Academic medical centers: Shaping the future of healthcare

Academic medical centers: Shaping the future of healthcare
June 23, 2016
Progress in medicine isn’t just a matter of luck or happenstance. It emerges largely from the network of highly trained and talented physicians and researchers who work at academic medical centers around the nation.

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

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.

Orange County opioid death rate reaches 10-year high

May 16, 2016

IN THE NEWS:  The number of people dying from drug overdoses in Orange County has soared to a 10-year high. The coroner’s office has identified opioids as the culprit in two-thirds of last year’s cases, ranking Orange County’s opioid death rates among the highest in California.

Prescription drug abuse on the rise in Orange County

Dr. Padma Gulur is a UC Irvine Health specialist in pain management.
March 29, 2016
IN THE NEWS:  Orange County is not immune from the national epidemic of prescription drug deaths, Dr. Padma Gulur, director of UC Irvine Health Pain Management Services, tells KNBC 4.

UC Irvine Health expert to discuss latest advances in pain management therapies

UC Irvine Health pain management expert Dr. Padma Gulur
March 02, 2016

Dr. Padma Gulur, director, UC Irvine Health Pain Management Services, will discuss the latest innovations in pain management, from medications to biofeedback and nerve stimulators to help relieve acute, chronic and cancer-related pain. She will share her expert insights at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the Newport Beach Central Library.

Demystifying pain

Tucker Parris
February 15, 2016
Tucker Parris was driving cross-country from Virginia to San Diego, where he was stationed in the Navy, when he was involved in a nearly fatal, service-related auto accident in Flagstaff, Ariz. He broke his neck and a vertebrae in his lower back.

New UC Irvine Health specialty center opens in Tustin

April 15, 2015

UC Irvine Health has opened an office in Tustin that includes specialists in dermatology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and digestive disease care, neurology, podiatry, pain management, rheumatology and obstetrics and gynecology. The center plans to expand it services this summer with additional specialists.

Treating cancer pain in children at home

December 16, 2014
Pediatric pain psychologist Michelle A. Fortier discusses what parents and children need to know about the latest interventions to identify, treat and prevent cancer pain.

The five-second rule and other health myths

UC Irvine Health pain management specialist Dr. Shalini Shah
September 16, 2014
Coffee can stunt a child's growth. Touching a toad gives you warts. It's OK to eat food that was on the ground for five seconds or less. UC Irvine Health Dr. Shalini Shah tackles these and other health adages.
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