Ask UC Irvine neuroscientist Leslie M. Thompson to describe how Huntington’s disease affects patients, and she replies by turning to her computer. “I can show you,” she says. She clicks on a video of patients she visited in Venezuela. On-screen, a middle-aged man stands on a street corner, swaying as if intoxicated. A woman, no […]
All too often, a stethoscope and a doctor’s touch are still the primary tools for diagnosing emergency-room patients. UC Irvine physician Chris Fox aims to change that. Rather than feeling for a broken bone or swollen abdomen or merely listening to the heart, Fox has trained UC Irvine Medical Center’s emergency department clinicians to use the latest in lightweight, high-resolution […]
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.
Kahuna, a 2-year-old basset hound, parks his body next to the wheelchair of an elderly Latino woman, who takes hold of his neck. Her family talks excitedly in Spanish. It’s the first time she’s used her right hand since suffering a stroke. For Marianne Lovejoy, it’s another example of the healing power of dogs. Lovejoy, […]
“Songfest” a Broadway-style revue starring more than 150 students from 18 fraternities and sororities plays at the Bren Events Center April 24. This year, it raises funds for UC Irvine Medical Center’s Young Adult Cancer Program.
Patients move into state-of-the-art hospital rooms as University Hospital opens for the business of healing.
As University Hospital at UC Irvine Medical Center opens its doors to patients this month, personnel discuss how the new facility strengthens their ability to provide advanced healthcare.
As UC Irvine Douglas Hospital prepared to open its doors to patients in March 2009, caregivers discussed how the new facility strengthens their ability to provide advanced healthcare. From larger operating rooms equipped with the latest technology to a meditation/prayer room that offers a soothing refuge for families and visitors, UC Irvine Douglas Hospital is […]
Ask Dr. Emily Dow why she decided to practice medicine, and the answer might surprise you. Twenty years ago, she was teaching English as a Second Language to adults in Los Angeles when a middle-aged Latina student was stricken with chest pains during class. Dow wanted to call an ambulance to take her to a […]