UC Irvine Medical Center

Monthly Archives: June 2011

Medical students wrap up year of learning with senior mentors


IN THE NEWS: Southern California Public Radio’s KPCC-FM covered the conclusion of a program that teamed first-year UC Irvine medical school students with senior citizens. The goal of the grant-funded program is to shatter misconceptions that med students might have about caring for older adults. Student Nina Nirasimhalu was paired with 96-year-old Dominic Cestoni, an […]

Taming the weekend warrior: Dr. David Kruse explains how to avoid summer injuries


Southern Californians are, by and large, active people. But every now and then, we overdo it, jumping headfirst into summertime sports we’re not prepared for — like pickup basketball, soccer, softball or beach volleyball, among others. Dr. David Kruse, medical director of UC Irvine’s Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, sees the all-too-often results: sprained ankles, […]

UC Irvine, Angels team up for summer blood drives


Donors to one of 11 UC Irvine Healthcare / L.A. Angels blood drives this summer will receive two game tickets and an opportunity to go on the Angel Stadium field before a game to watch batting practice. Blood reserves tend to run low during the summer. Seriously injured patients at UC Irvine Medical Center – […]

Concussion conference spotlights high school sports risks


IN THE NEWS: The Orange County Register’s coverage of the “Concussion in Youth & High School Sports” symposium at UC Irvine noted that the way the injuries are treated has greatly changed over the last 20 years. Sponsored by the UC Irvine Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program, the conference examined myths related to concussion, including the […]

Are bathroom visits more likely to send you to the ER?


IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine’s Dr. Jeffrey Suchard added perspective to an ABC News report about new finding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that approximately 234,000 people ages 15 and older were treated in an American emergency department for non-fatal bathroom-related injuries in 2008. That averages to about 640 people per day. […]

ADHD study seeks volunteers


If you are the parent of a child, 7 to 9 years old, who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or attention/concentration problems and is not taking medication for ADHD symptoms, you may be eligible to enroll in an ADHD research study. The UC Irvine Child Development Center is looking for volunteers for a research study on Social Skills […]

Elder abuse underreported


IN THE NEWS: A Los Angeles Times article about a California woman prosecuted for elder abuse notes that there are disputes about what elder abuse is and just how much of it occurs. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, between 1 million and 2 million Americans 65 or older have been “injured, exploited or otherwise mistreated […]

Multiple sclerosis mechanism uncovered


IN THE NEWS: USA Today cited findings about the mystery of multiple sclerosis from a study headed by UC Irvine neurologist Dr. Michael Demetriou and published in the journal Nature Communications. The study suggests that MS springs from environment, metabolism and genes interacting with Vitamin D. Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disorder that most often […]

Meditation and a healthy lifestyle


IN THE NEWS: The Orange County Register examined the role meditation plays in maintaining a healthy lifetyle. Dr. Roger Walsh, a UC Irvine psychiatrist, says scientists are confirming what sages have known for years: Meditation works. “There’s growing evidence that our contemporary lifestyle and our digital immersion are exacting a price on our brains, and our […]