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Longtime donors support geriatric medicine training

Laura and Joe Alfieri, longtime UC Irvine donors, have established a fellowship fund in geriatric medicine for the UC Irvine Health SeniorHealth Center.
January 20, 2017
Laura and Joe Alfieri, who are longtime UC Irvine supporters and grateful patients of the UC Irvine Health SeniorHealth Center, fund an endowment to help fellows who are specializing in geriatric medicine.

UC Irvine personalized ratings app may improve patient’s choice of nursing home

April 04, 2016
A new app developed at UC Irvine, called Nursing Home Compare Plus, enables patients to rank the importance of each performance measure according to their personal medical needs and preferences.

Live stream colonoscopy

March 30, 2016

Colonoscopies are important in detecting and preventing colorectal cancer. To raise awareness about colonoscopy and demystify the procedure, two of our leading colorectal disease experts, Dr. Kenneth Chang and Dr. Gregory Albers, participated in a live colonoscopy on March 30, 2016 at 8 a.m. PST.

Developing end-of-life option policies

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, medical director, UC Irvine Health Medical Ethics Program
March 29, 2016
IN THE NEWS: California hospitals and healthcare providers are developing policies for the End of Life Option Act, which takes effect June 9. One important issue is how the request for life-ending drugs is handled, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, director of the UC Irvine Health Medical Ethics Program, tells the Orange County Register.

Family members can advocate for relatives in nursing homes

February 29, 2016

IN THE NEWS: Family members can be advocates for relatives receiving therapy in nursing homes, says Dr. Lisa Gibbs, chief of the UC Irvine Health Program in Geriatrics and director of the UC Irvine Health SeniorCenter.

Holidays a time for celebration with older relatives, friends and to recognize their needs

November 16, 2015

Time spent celebrating the holidays with older relatives and friends is ideal for spotting signs of poor health, memory problems, financial difficulties and other issues that should be addressed before they get worse. For many of us, the holidays are the only time of year we have the opportunity to visit with older loved ones, whether they live in town or in another state.

Grant to fund training for geriatric healthcare workers

September 28, 2015

The UC Irvine Health Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology received a three-year, $2.5-million grant to help train the next generation of geriatric healthcare professionals.

UC Irvine Health receives grant to help improve healthcare for older adults

August 20, 2015

UC Irvine Health Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology has received a three-year $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health...

Living to age 90 and beyond

Living beyond age 90
January 05, 2015

What allows people to live 90 and beyond? Believe it or not, drinking the occasional cup of coffee or glass of wine may be one of the ways to...

UC Irvine Health urges free lung cancer screening for eligible high-risk veterans

November 05, 2014

Veterans are in one of the highest risk groups for lung cancer. UC Irvine Health is urging eligible veterans to get a low-dose CT scan to determine risk for cancer, emphysema and other pulmonary conditions.

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