News in 2012

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Detecting melanoma's reach

Dr. James G. Jakowatz
December 01, 2012
The physicians at the UCI Health Melanoma Center specialize in the most advanced methods for determining the spread of this aggressive skin cancer...

Dark side of the sun: What you need to know about sun exposure

Dark side of the sun
December 01, 2012
As a specialist in skin disorders and cancers, UC Irvine dermatologist Dr. Janellen Smith sees firsthand what too much sun can do. Sun exposure is...

Debra Giesy was able to return to work a week after a mass was removed from her spine

Debra Giesy
December 01, 2012
When Debra Giesy began experiencing lower back pain, she thought it was sciatica, a condition caused by compression of the lumbar or sciatic nerves...

Epilepsy program offers new hope for patients to be seizure-free

Jack J. Lin, MD, Epilepsy Specialist
December 01, 2012
For epilepsy specialist Jack J. Lin, MD, patient cases don’t come much more rewarding than Thomas Phelan’s. The Irvine boy’s...

Healing the tiniest patients

Healing the tiniest patients
December 01, 2012
When Brent Wong graduated in June with UC Irvine's first nursing science class, he didn't have to go far to land a job. Wong works as a nurse in...

Getting the high-tech treatment

Radiotherapy at UC Irvine decreases patients' radiation exposure, increases comfort
December 01, 2012
Minimizing a cancer patient's radiation exposure during diagnostic scanning and treatment is a continuing goal in oncology. As the recent debate...

Granville Kirkup makes a gift to endow stuttering center chair

Sidney & Granville Kirkup
December 01, 2012
As CEO of Irvine-based Telmar Network Technology, Granville Kirkup has proved both talented and exceptional in his business style. He rarely meets...

Dr. Dawn Lombardo developed program to help patients with moderate to severe heart failure

Dawn M. Lombardo, DO, Cardiologist
December 01, 2012
Dr. Dawn Lombardo joined UC Irvine Medical Center to initiate its Heart Failure Program. She developed the program and assembled a dedicated and...

Reducing obesity

In studies, UC Irvine surgeons find bariatric surgery safer, gastric bypass most effective
December 01, 2012
Bariatric surgery is an increasingly popular way to treat morbid obesity. More than 170,000 Americans undergo the surgery each year, 10 times more...

Leukemia patients feel her caring touch

UC Irvine nurse practitioner Karen Sommers has devoted her nearly 30-year career to caring for patients with leukemia.
December 01, 2012
When she was eight years old, Karen Sommers watched a movie about a young woman struggling with leukemia. It made her realized that she wanted to...

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