• UCI Health Weight Management Program helps man lose 200 pounds

    6 monthes ago - By UC Irvine Health

    IN THE NEWS: 64-year-old Michael Bare tells OC Register about his journey to lose 225 pounds in four years through the help of the UCI Health Weight Management Program. Bare and his wife, Lorna Wimberly, 63, choose the weight management program because, "it focuses on overall lifestyle changes."
    The couple incorporates physical activity into their daily routine now, which includes cycling, walking to buy groceries, and attending classes at the weight management center.
    Program director Katie Rankell says, "Michael was our first patient to lose 200 pounds. We had to custom-make a milestone...
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  • UCI Health pet therapy program brings holiday joy to cancer patients

    6 monthes ago - By UC Irvine Health

    IN THE NEWS: ABC 7 highlights the UCI Health Pet Therapy Program. During the holiday season, therapy dogs dressed in festive attire are brought into the infusion clinic at UCI Medical Center to bring holiday joy to cancer patients.
    Studies show that patients show decreased levels of stress and anxiety as well as lower blood pressure through exposure and interaction with therapy dogs. The holiday season is often a time of elevated stress for patients, so the therapy dogs are a welcome change.
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