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Seeing the long hours her physician father worked, Dr. Kristen Kelly was dubious about pursuing a medical career. It was his passion and dedication to helping others that won over the UCI Health dermatologist and chair of dermatology at the UCI School of Medicine.
With California lifting masking and other restrictions borne of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are understandably anxious about returning to pre-COVID-19 life. Don't be in a rush, says UCI Health child psychiatrist Dr. Leslie Tarver.
Determined to prevent another stroke, Elsa Ruiz took to heart lifestyle changes recommended by UCI Health vascular neurologist Dr. Jay Shah, who says up to 90% of strokes can be prevented by controlling high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels and diabetes.
Most strokes are preventable, but it's imperative to get risk factors under control, says Dr. Wengui Yu, director of the UCI Health Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center.