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Live Well's most popular stories of 2022

December 22, 2022 | UCI Health
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What was on your mind in 2022?

Judging by the most popular stories of the year, our readers were especially interested in:

  • Leading-edge therapies to fight serious illnesses
  • Getting a better night's sleep
  • Achieving optimal health through smarter nutrition

Live Well was your trusted resource and partner in understanding the latest treatments and research, many developed by our renowned UCI Health physician-scientists at Orange County's only academic health system.

You were also interested in the latest information on COVID-19 and other concerning infectious diseases like Mpox, the RSV outbreak and this year's concerning flu numbers.

Best of all, we shared the inspiring health journeys of grateful patients who've experienced first-hand the expertise and comforting care of our UCI Health doctors and staff.

Thank you for your loyal readership. We're wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2023!

1 – Cell therapy: a new frontier for Parkinson’s ›

A man afflicted with Parkinson's tries to steady his hand that is holding a glass of water.

2 – How to lessen your risk for Alzheimer’s ›

An smiling older man and woman are working together on a jigsaw puzzle.

3 – Protecting kids from RSV ›

>4 – The sleep detectives ›

Dr. Rami Khayat stands in a UCI Health sleep lab patient room with a bed in the background.

5 – Super foods for gut and heart health ›

Spinach Mushroom Toast with Poached Egg and Yogurt Tahini Sauce displayed on a gray plate.

6 – Eating for a better night’s sleep ›

Braised chicken thighs in a black pan garnished with herbs and slices of lemon.

7 – The ABCs of sunscreen SPF ›

A blonde mother is spreading sunscreen on her daughter's noise at the beach.

8 – Sugar substitutes linked to heart disease, stroke ›

Multiple sugar substitutes are displayed on a black background with a heart-shaped bowl of honey.

9 – Diet supplements to fight macular degeneration ›

10 – Help for advanced colorectal cancer ›

James Kazak, a colorectal cancer survivor, is looking fit and healthy in a gray long-sleeved t-shirt.

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