UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 25, 2022
With Student-Loan Forgiveness on Hold, Millions Wonder What’s Next for Their Money
Dalié Jiménez, a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, said that the plan’s temporary halt may confuse some borrowers and dissuade them from submitting an application. She recommended that anyone who thinks they are eligible apply anyway, because the cancellations could still proceed. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

Healthline, Oct. 25, 2022
People on Blood Pressure Meds May Be Less Likely to Develop Dementia
Elizabeth H. Dineen, DO, a cardiologist [and HS assistant clinical professor] at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute at UCI Health in Orange County, California, emphasized that lifestyle changes can significantly reduce blood pressure. … “Things like losing weight if overweight/obese, increasing physical activity, decreasing salt in the diet and focusing on the DASH diet (high in fruits and vegetables, increased potassium-containing foods, low in salt), limit alcohol,” Dr. Dineen continued.

HealthDay News, Oct. 24, 2022
Marijuana Users May Feel More Post-Surgery Pain: Study
“It’s hard to give any recommendations at this point with the current evidence we have on whether to continue using or to stop using prior,” said Dr. Shalini Shah, [UCI Health anesthesiologist and] chief of pain medicine …. “The best thing is for patients to be upfront with their physician, their surgeon, their anesthesiologist about what substances — whether it’s cannabis or alcohol or methamphetamines — that they’re using prior to surgery,” Shah said.

The Nation, Oct. 27, 2022
Will the Haitian Crisis Lead to Yet Another Military Intervention?
Amy Wilentz, UCI professor of English, writes,” Now, Haiti stands at a crossroads. Aside from [Prime Minister] Henry and his cohort, very few Haitians want to see a foreign force of any kind on Haitian soil. Yet at the same time they see an outside intervention of some kind as possibly their only recourse at this point.”

LAist, Oct. 25, 2022
Anti-Communist Ads In OC House Race Get Pushback In Little Saigon
Growing media discussion of red-baiting “signals a major shift in political consciousness,” said Long Bui, a [global &] international studies [associate] professor at UC Irvine, who studies the Vietnamese refugee experience. “These tactics are effective in exciting the Vietnamese American, especially the older generation who are dedicated to the anti-Communist cause,” Bui said in an email. “However, many voters are picking up on the ruse behind such ploys, especially when they come from those who are not Vietnamese.”

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