• Parents talk about flu death

    12 days ago - By UC Irvine Health

    IN THE NEWS : UCI Health infectious disease expert Shruti Gohil, MD , spoke to the Orange County Register about the flu vaccination in an article about the flu complications that led to death of a local woman.
    It's an unusually vicious season - a period of time that typically peaks between December and February. Orange County has reported 3,041 flu cases so far, compared to 1,012 cases this time last year.
    Seven people have died from the flu, while none had been reported by this time in 2017. Riverside and Los Angeles counties have seen triple the number of deaths year to year.
    This year's...
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  • Join the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge in the fight against cancer

    12 days ago - By UC Irvine Health

    The second annual UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge to benefit lifesaving research at the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. Participants will ride, run, walk or volunteer to help us move one step closer toward finding cures for a disease that touches all. The Anti-Cancer Challenge will also host two pre-race rallies at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point for those interested in learning more about the event.
    The Anti-Cancer Challenge is a community movement to raise awareness and funds for...
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  • UCI Health stem cell trial helps Orange County woman fight neurodegenerative disease ALS

    12 days ago - By UC Irvine Health

    IN THE NEWS : KTLA5 interviewed UCI Health neurologist Namita Goyal, MD , and ALS patient Lisa Wittenberg about the ALS Brainstorm stem cell trial underway at UCI. Also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, ALS is neuromuscular disorder that has no effective therapy and no cure.
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