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March 2018

Word of the Day: Jugular Vein

March 7, 2018

The principle vein in the front of either side of the neck. It comes from the Latin word jugulum, meaning “throat”. The jugular vein is the largest of the three veins that carries blood from the head to the heart.

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Word of the Day: Keratosis

March 9, 2018

A localized, scaly overgrowth of the skin, such as a wart or callus. Seborrheic keratosis is one of the most common non-cancerous skin growths in older adults. It might appear as a brown, black, or light tan growth on the body.

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Health Condition of the Week: Arrhythmia

March 11, 2018

Background: Heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias) occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate your heartbeats don't work properly, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Heart arrhythmias (uh-RITH-me-uhs) may feel like a fluttering or racing heart and may be harmless. However, some heart arrhythmias may cause bothersome — sometimes even life-threatening — signs and symptoms.   Causes: Scarring of heart tissue from a prior heart attack Changes to your heart's structure, such as from cardiomyopathy Blocked…

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Word of the Day: Lennox Syndrome

March 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A severe form of epilepsy that is characterized by the onset in early childhood of frequent seizures of multiple types, developmental delay, a particular brain wave pattern (a slow spike-and-wave pattern), and behavioral disturbances with poor social skills and attention-seeking behavior. The types of seizures may include tonic (stiffening of the body, upward deviation of the eyes, dilation of the pupils, and altered respiratory patterns), atonic (brief loss of muscle tone and consciousness, causing abrupt falls), atypical absence (staring spells),…

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Word of the Day: Meibomian Cyst

March 14, 2018

An inflammation of the oil gland of the eyelid. Also known as chalazion or tarsal cyst.

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Word of the Day: Neurectomy

March 16, 2018

The surgical removal of part or all of a nerve.

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Health Condition of the Week: Tourette Syndrome (TS)

March 18, 2018

Background: Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements, and vocalizations called tics. This condition is named for Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, the pioneering French neurologist who first described the condition in an 86-year-old woman in 1885. The early symptoms of TS start in childhood and can last for many years or be lifelong. Tics can come and go over time, and they can vary in type, frequency, location, and severity. This disorder…

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April 2018

Chipotle Fundraiser

April 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chipotle Irvine, CA United States

Our next fundraiser is Tuesday, April 10 at the Chipotle at UTC from 4 PM to 8 PM! Show this flier to cashier and 50% of your purchase will go to funding SHIP! Invite your friends and make sure they show the cashier this flier too!  

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May 2018

Summer Recruitment

May 6, 2018 - May 12, 2018

Interested in gaining real-life experiences in healthcare and family medicine? Looking for a way to give back to the community? Apply to be a summer intern for Student Healthcare in Practice! Student Healthcare in Practice (SHIP) is currently partnered with Crescent Clinic, a student-run free health clinic in Anaheim, CA. The clinic is staffed by volunteer physicians, physician assistants, medical students, and UCI undergraduates. As volunteers, we have the opportunity to shadow, scribe, and much more! If you have any…

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Taco Fundraiser

May 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come out to SHIP’s spring fundraiser! We will be selling tacos, horchatas, and jimaica! Our booth will be located on Ring Road on Thursday May 10 from 10 AM – 3 PM! See you there!  

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