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A new device under study may give relief to patients with lower back pain and help preserve their mobility in this crucial area between the ribs and pelvis. UCI Health is one of 30 centers across the country — and the only one in the Orange County area — participating in a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the spinal implant known as the Premia Spine TOPS™ System as an alternative to spinal fusion.
An expected second wave of COVID-19 is likely to hit during flu season, raising fears of a "twin-demic" and prompting public health officials to urge widespread flu vaccinations.
UCI Health lung experts warn against prolonged exposure to wildfire-generated air pollutants blanketing much of Southern California. “People with asthma and other respiratory conditions, especially older adults and children, should stay indoors in order to minimize exposure to poor air quality caused by the wildfires,” says Dr. Javier Longoria, a UCI Health specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine.