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2010-09-14 08:16:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems (SIS) congratulates UC Irvine Medical Center for earning full three-year accreditation from the Joint Commission and being recognized for several best practices in the delivery of anesthesia services. During a recent survey, the Joint Commission referred to UCI and the quality of care provided by the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care as "top notch". (Logo:...

2010-09-08 12:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fall is the best time for planting, so let's get things growing! Planting a backyard orchard or growing your own vegetables is easy with the help of the Great Park Fall Garden Workshops. Come learn about growing a sustainable home garden at the Orange County Great Park Farm & Food Lab beginning Saturday, September 18th. The workshops, organized by the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County, will...

2010-08-30 20:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UC Irvine's Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care has been awarded a Picker Institute/Gold Foundation Challenge Grant to change how anesthesiologists are trained, emphasizing the skills necessary to treat patients with compassion and empathy under difficult conditions. The prestigious, annual grants promote research and projects integrating patient-centered care and humanism into the education of America's future doctors....

2010-08-27 20:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joint Commission has conferred full three-year accreditation upon UC Irvine Medical Center and identified several "best practices" ranging from anesthesia services to medication management and medical records during its recent survey. "The dedication to improving patient care reflected in The Joint Commission's survey demonstrates that we are becoming one of the country's top medical centers," said Terry A. Belmont, CEO of UC Irvine...

2010-08-26 04:46:00

PHILADELPHIA, August 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - First-year Med Students Will Access Four Key Titles, Including Netter: Atlas of Human Anatomy, From Their UCI-furnished iPads Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today it will provide four key electronic textbook titles for UC Irvine School of Medicine's new program that gives Apple iPads to its first-year medical students. Elsevier...

2010-08-08 12:00:00

BOSTON, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of nerve tissue connections in injured adult spinal cord sites that control voluntary movement. These findings provide hope that it may be possible to design therapies for paralysis and other impairments of motor function arising from spinal cord injury. In rodent studies, the Children's Hospital Boston, UC Irvine, and UC San Diego team made this breakthrough by turning back the...

2010-08-05 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce its 2010 awards for excellence in the study, teaching, and practice of politics. The awards will be presented at the 2010 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 2 at 12:45pm in the Palladian Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081029/APSALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081029/APSALOGO)...

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2010-07-14 09:12:33

Talk about surviving by a whisker. The most common type of stroke can be completely prevented in rats by stimulating a single whisker, according to a new study by UC Irvine researchers. Strokes are the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer. About 795,000 Americans suffer them annually, according to the American Heart Association, and more than 137,000 die as a result. So should we be tickling our own whiskers? And what about women, who are less likely to have facial...

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2010-05-25 07:07:07

Study shows impact to pregnancies in women with no direct connection to events Stress caused by psychological shock from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, felt even by people with no direct link to the event, may have led to an increase in male children being miscarried in the U.S. Tim Bruckner, assistant professor of public health at UC Irvine, and colleagues at UC Berkeley found that the fetal death rate for males spiked in September 2001 and that significantly fewer boys were born than...

2010-04-13 14:00:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) announced today that their Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Bradley Gilbert, has been appointed as a Member of the Board of the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP), an association representing 39 California health plans. Approved by CAHP's board (of public and private health plans), Dr. Gilbert's term begins June 1, 2010. Leading one of the largest not-for-profit public health plans in...


Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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