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Category Archives: In the News

State emergency medicine panel taps UC Irvine’s Koenig


Kristi L. Koenig, MD,  has been appointed to the Commission on Emergency Medical Services by California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez. Koenig fills an unexpired term and will serve through Jan. 1, 2013. Koenig is a professor of emergency medicine at the University of California, Irvine and is director of UC Irvine’s Center for Disaster […]

Too young for cancer: Forgotten generation


In the News: Self magazine recently examined the unique challenges that face young women when diagnosed with cancer. Even if it is caught in time, cancer when you’re 25 might be harder to cure than it would be in your mom. Some types, including breast cancer, colon cancer and sarcomas, may grow more aggressively when […]

Zachary talks laser tattoo removal on 20/20


IN THE NEWS: ABC News and 20/20 recently interviewed Dr. Christopher Zachary about laser tattoo removal. The report examined the “final frontier in advertising” –a man who has tattooed dozens of advertising slogans on his head as a way to financially support his children. Dr. Zachary, chair of UC Irvine’s dermatology department, demonstrates laser tattoo […]

UC Irvine physician explains eye telescope, macular degeneration


IN THE NEWS: Dr. Sam Garg, medical director of UC Irvine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, recently appeared on PBS SoCal to discuss the implantable miniature telescope for patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration. The condition is leading cause of blindness among older Americans and the device restores a portion of vision lost to the disease. […]

‘Mini’ Strokes Can Lead to Major Disability, Study Finds


IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine stroke neurologist Dr. Steven Cramer commented for an ABC News article about new research that shows more people than previously believed suffered major disability from transient ischemic attack and minor stroke, the first occurrence of symptoms was their only warning sign that something was wrong. The research published in the American […]

Dr. Mosqueda discusses dementia on The Doctors


Dr. Laura Mosqueda, director of UC Irvine’s Program in Geriatrics, appeared recently on the syndicated medical program “The Doctors” to explain what happens to the brain when affected by dementia. Physicians have noticed that patients suffering from various forms of dementia are often able to recognize music. See More >>

Dr. Gibbs to discuss geriatric medicine on Real Orange


Dr. Lisa Gibbs, medical director of the UC Irvine SeniorHealth Center, will appear tonight on the Real Orange news program to discuss innovative approaches to geriatric medicine. The Real Orange airs on PBS SoCal, formerly known as KOCE-50, at  5:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.  Please check the PBS SoCal Web site […]

A new twist on pet therapy for cancer patients


IN THE NEWS: The Orange County Register examined a research study by UC Irvine Medical Center oncologists into whether a robotic baby seal can improve the quality of life for chemotherapy patients: Kirsten Osgood would love a visit from an adorable therapy dog during her long hours of chemotherapy, but her compromised immune system has […]

Study supports urinary tract infection protection from cranberries


IN THE NEWS: The Reuters Health news service asked Dr. Deborah Wing, director of UC Irvine’s Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, to comment on a recent study of the effect of cranberry juice on the incidence of urinary tract infections: Recent evidence suggests certain compounds in cranberries – and maybe other berries as well – might […]

Return of fireworks to H.B. sparks nostalgia, concerns


IN THE NEWS: Residents of Huntington Beach can legally purchase fireworks for the first time in 20 years. The Orange County Register talked to UC Irvine’s Dr. Nicole Bernal about potential fireworks-related injuries: Dr. Nicole Bernal, acting director of the UCI Regional Burn Center, said they generally don’t see a high volume of firework-related injuries […]