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News in 2009

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Strict blood sugar control in some diabetics does not lower heart attack, stroke risk

December 14, 2009
Strictly controlling blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetics with long-term, serious coexisting health problems such as heart disease and...

A sound practice

Ginger Stickney tests Ava Martin’s cochlear implant
November 15, 2009
Ava Martin seems less nervous than her parents as the three sit in an audiologist’s office at UC Irvine Medical Center a few days after Labor...

Still doing its Level I best

Trauma Center helicopter
October 06, 2009
In 2008, UC Irvine’s trauma center in Orange treated nearly 2,500 patients. Some had been struck by vehicles or hurt in crashes. Others had...

Triumph through teamwork

Triumph out of tragedy
August 25, 2009
Former college catcher Jon Wilhite closed his eyes and teetered slightly, balancing first on his left leg, then on his right in the exam room at UC...

Best hospitals

July 16, 2009
University of California, Irvine Medical Center again has been ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report....

Anesthesiology program addresses mind, body, spirit

July 06, 2009
UC Irvine Medical Center now offers patients a one-of-a-kind program called “Preparing for Surgery—Mind, Body and Spirit” that...

UC Irvine Medical Center county's first designated stroke receiving center

May 07, 2009
Orange County’s Health Care Agency has designated UC Irvine Medical Center in the city of Orange a Stroke-Neurology Receiving Center as part...

$21 million gift names UC Irvine Douglas Hospital

May 06, 2009
A $21 million posthumous gift from the estate of a man whose values included integrity and passion for life has enabled UC Irvine to reach its...

UC Irvine receives grant to improve geriatrics education

March 12, 2009
UC Irvine’s nationally recognized program in geriatrics has received a $2 million grant to enhance the care of older adults through a major...