UCI News

Spectrum News 1, Dec. 8, 2022 (Video)
UCI study examines sleep disorders in the AAPI community
A new study at the University of California, Irvine is looking into sleep disorders in the Asian American community. Researchers believe that a number of factors may be contributing to higher rates of sleep disorders among Asian Americans. Among those are cultural pressures, assimilation and hate against the AAPI community. Dr. Sunmin Lee, a researcher and professor at UC Irvine, is conducting the study. … UC Irvine research assistant Nancy Mai hopes this study will raise awareness to the community.

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 8, 2022
‘A huge burden’: L.A. hospitals strained by COVID surge, very bad flu season
“We were seeing viruses hit pretty hard before RSV hit. And then RSV hit on top of that. And now flu and COVID are hitting on top of that,” said Dr. Coleen Cunningham, senior vice president and pediatrician in chief at Children’s Health of Orange County. At the hospital in Orange, “the numbers are really unprecedented,” and the emergency room is seeing more than 400 children each day, said Cunningham, who is also chair [and professor] of pediatrics at UC Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Eat This, Not That, Nov. 26, 2022
​​If You Feel Certain Aches and Pains, You May Have “Long COVID,” Say Physicians
Dr. Jaclyn Leong, Co-Director UCI Health COVID Recovery Clinic tells us, … “Continued symptoms, returning or new symptoms such as chronic fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain is an indication of long COVID. If symptoms after acute COVID have not gone away after 4 weeks such as cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain this may indicate that you may have Long COVID.”

Trained: Body and Mind, Dec. 8, 2022 (Podcast)
Rethinking body image
The ideal human body has been commercialized, stigmatized, fetishized and, yes, even racialized. For women, trying to achieve the “perfect” body is an unattainable and often traumatic pursuit that never seems to end. On this episode, Sabrina Strings, PhD, an associate professor [Chancellor’s Fellow] of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, explains why this is and helps us understand its impact on our individual and collective sense of well-being. Drawing from her book, Fearing the Black Body, she dives deep into diet culture, fat phobia, body positivity and the unsettled debate: Is obesity a disease?

FiveThirtyEight, Dec. 6, 2022
Georgia Senate Runoff: How Raphael Warnock Secured Democrats A 51st Senate Seat
As a beagle owner and lover, I’d also like to note that [Raphael] Warnock has returned to a tried and tested format: an ad where he walks an adorable beagle. (Alvin, the star of the first ads, was not Warnock’s dog.) Michael Tesler, [UCI political science professor], has written for FiveThirtyEight about the racial politics of that ad and why a beagle was chosen to counteract stereotypes. We’ll see if the ad works again.

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