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NPR, Oct. 22, 2021
Coronavirus FAQ: Why do so many folks say to drink lots of water before your vaccine?
First of all, there is no evidence that a tall glass of water will make the vaccine more effective. “Staying hydrated in general is good for your health and organ function, but it does not have any effect on the immune system’s response to the vaccine,” says Suellen Hopfer, an assistant professor … with the University of California, Irvine Program in Public Health.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay News), Oct. 25, 2021
Injuries From Bikes, Guns Rose During Lockdowns
“We thought we might see an uptick in the percentage of [gunshot wounds] given the percentages of [traffic injuries] were down and the percentages might need to go up to cover that mechanism of injury; but we were mildly surprised that not only did the percentage go up, but the actual raw numbers of gun injuries went up,” said study senior author Dr. Cristobal Barrios Jr., a health sciences clinical professor in surgery … at the University of California, Irvine.

Vox, Oct. 18, 2021
The past, present, and future of body image in America
Debates about body image in America go back long before today’s millennial versus Gen Z divide. Indeed, the ideal of thinness first came to this country through the European slave trade, according to Sabrina Strings, a [Chancellor’s Fellow and associate] sociology professor at the University of California Irvine and author of Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia.

Voice of OC, Oct. 25, 2021
Can Amplify Energy Afford to Pay for Oil Spill Clean-Up and Local Business Impacts?
Taxpayers deserve to know how much has been set aside to clean up after spills, said Michael Robinson-Dorn, a [clinical] law professor at UC Irvine who directs its Environmental Law Clinic. “I think there’s no question that the regulators and the American public should know exactly how much money has been set aside, so the American taxpayer and the federal government do not wind up holding the bag and having to pay for these costs,” Robinson-Dorn told Voice of OC on Wednesday.

KNBC Sports, Oct. 24, 2021 (Video)
The Challenge Hero of the Night – Nora Nabi
This week’s Hero is a UC Irvine medical student that sprung into action to help senior citizens connect and communicate during the pandemic.

Previously “In the News”