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Beau Biden and brain cancer | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

UC Irvine Health neuro-oncologist Daniela Bota, MD, PhD<p>More than 22,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with a form of brain cancer. The death …

Brain bleeds and comprehensive stroke centers | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

A stroke happens in the U.S. every 40 seconds. It can be an ischemic stroke, when a clot blocks blood supply to the brain, or a hemorrhagic stroke, …

Medicine

Hidden dangers of fire pits | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

Many locals have fond memories of blazing fires and roasting marshmallows at the numerous fire pits that dot Orange County beaches.<p>Keeping a safe …

Detecting more breast cancers earlier | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

There is no better tool today to screen for breast cancer than three-dimensional mammography, said UC Irvine Health breast imaging expert Dr. Stephen …

Cancer

Strawberry Spinach Salad that packs a nutritious punch | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, while spinach is a nutrition powerhouse. When they combine forces in this colorful and tangy …

Healthy Eating

Going to great lengths to support breast cancer patients | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

Dr. Garrett Wirth, Grace Caponera and the pony tail.<p>Like most of us, Dr. Garrett A. Wirth takes pride in his appearance. As a UC Irvine Health …

Orange County, CA

Movie buffs may recall the plot of the 1966 film <i>Fantastic Voyage</i> — a team of doctors in a submarine is shrunk to microscopic size and injected into a …

Heart-healthy guacamole | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

What a difference an avocado can make.<p>Recently published research has shown that bad cholesterol levels can be reduced by adding an avocado a day to …

The secret of the small arteries | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

When it comes to matters of the heart, men and women are different. When it comes to matters of heart disease, those differences can be deadly.<p>In …

New kidney biopsy technique changes cancer diagnosis

A less invasive approach to kidney tumors | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

A growth on a kidney can pose a dilemma. Traditionally, the safest way to find out whether it is cancerous – without possibly spreading cancer cells, …

Finding her voice after 23 years | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

Many people may find their own voice difficult to listen to. But Kiana Davis’s voice is music to her ears. That’s because until last November, the …

Orange County

Treatment powered by poop may cure deadly diarrhea | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

Dr. Nimisha Parekh, director of the UC Irvine Health inflammatory bowel disease program<p>Poop is on the cutting-edge of research into the cure for …

Medicine

Texting can be a literal pain in the neck | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

Texting on your phone can be a pain in the neck – literally.<p>Our national obsession with handheld devices has given rise to a new condition doctors …

Yoga

Seeing clearly through spots and 'floaters' | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

Are you seeing spots? Do squiggles or tiny cobwebs drift across your field of vision?<p>If so, you may be experiencing a common and usually benign …

Health

Reversing the rising trend of heart attacks in young women | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

It may come as a surprise to learn that cardiovascular disease is the number one health threat to women over age 25, and is responsible for six times …

ER or urgent care? | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

It’s Friday night. While you chop an onion, your extra-sharp knife slips and now you have a nasty wound that’s bleeding profusely.<p>You need some help …

Health Care

Living beyond age 90 | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

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 …

Longevity

Ovarian cancer survivor running true to form once again | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

“It’s a silent, deadly, awful thing,” says Leslie Ginsberg about ovarian cancer. Always in great shape, in 2012, she had just placed first in her age …

Cancer

Lung cancer in remission after experimental targeted therapy | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

Dr. Allen Fremont considers himself a lucky guy. Fremont, a researcher at the RAND Corporation, was diagnosed with stage IV non-small cell lung …

Cancer

The Bloom Triplets Turn Four

Recognizing and treating ear infections | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

Ear infections are one of the most common ailments among toddlers and young children, and one of the most common reasons to visit a pediatrician.<p>But …

Medicine

Don't be embarrassed by pelvic floor problems | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

Millions of women suffer silently from pelvic floor disorders. They may leak urine or be unable to fully control their bowel movements. Or they may …

Health Information

How to prevent senior falls | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

The daily routine of stepping out of the shower may seem simple enough, but for an older adult it can be fraught with hesitation and fear. The …

Health

Toys that could damage your child's hearing

UC Irvine Health otolaryngologist Dr. Hamid Djalilian and his team tested more than two dozen popular toys to determine which had the highest sound …

Expert primary care, now in a neighborhood near you

Medical specialists may be invaluable when you tackle a formidable disease, but your best partner to prevent serious health problems in the first …

TrueBeam™ delivers powerful and precise radiation treatment to heal brain tumor patient

Retired teacher's outlook, novel treatment keep brain tumor at bay

Therapy relies on electrical field to destroy cancer cells<p>Kristina Sirca calls the array of electrodes on her scalp the “head zapper.” While it looks …

Don't let depression sneak up on you

Depression is often an ignored disease, but it made headlines recently when, after months of speculation about her mental state, California Secretary …