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Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the most decorated woman athlete in Olympic track-and-field history

Olympian helps launch exercise-as-medicine initiative

Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee helps UC Irvine's Pediatric Exercise & Genomics Research Center launch its Exercise-as-Medicine Initiative.

Families gather with their children after a dance class developed to study the therapeutic benefits for children with cerebral palsy.

Dance as therapy for children with cerebral palsy

UC Irvine's Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center studies the health benefits of dance on children with cerebral palsy.

Exercise is key to building healthy young bodies.

Training doctors to prescribe childhood exercise

UC Irvine moves to standardize childhood exercise training for physicians and educators, thanks to a $1.75-million gift inspired by UC Irvine School of Medicine alumnus.


Olivia Perales works on her stamina at the UC Irvine Health Pediatric Exercise & Genomic Research Center.

The exercise conundrum

Kids with asthma who are physically fit have better controlled asthma than those who aren't. Yet most asthmatic children do, at some point, experience a wheezing episode that seems to be triggered by exercise. UC Irvine Health researchers aim to learn why.




UC Irvine Pediatric Exercise and Genomic Research Center

Exercise training in children with spina bifida

Exercise improves the health of children with muscle and nerve problems