Pediatric surgery can be traumatic for children - and their parents. To guide families through the experience, Dr. Zeev Kain, chair of UC Irvine's Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, is creating a unique Internet site to help parents ease children's anxiety (and their own), properly manage postsurgical pain and, ultimately, facilitate healing.
As a specialist in skin disorders and cancers, Dr. Janellen Smith sees firsthand what too much sun can do. She stresses that people - especially those in sun-worshipping Southern California - should be aware of the health risks associated with prolonged sun exposure and take proper precautions.
Five years ago, eight medical students came to UC Irvine as pioneers in an innovative education program designed to address the unique healthcare needs of California’s largest underserved population. Now the first PRIME-LC graduates are prepared to fulfill that mission.