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2021
September
17,
2021
| 10:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Rodney Hanners has been named CEO of Keck Medicine of USC and President and CEO of USC Health System. He has served as interim CEO since June 2020.Hanners will begin his new role immediately, reporting to Steven Shapiro, MD, senior vice...
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September
15,
2021
| 07:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common form of liver cancer and the fastest-growing cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to national cancer statistics.Historically, the rates of HCC are lower in rura...
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August
23,
2021
| 10:56 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended all pregnant women and those who plan on getting pregnant get the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, however, only some 23% of pregnant women have received at least one dose...
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August
11,
2021
| 18:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,Your safety is our top priority. I want to share with you what Keck Medicine of USC is doing to protect you during the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.Because of the recent surge, the California Department of Pub...
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August
11,
2021
| 09:36 AM America/Los_Angeles
Beginning Sept. 20, Keck Medicine of USC will require all health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement also applies to all contract and temporary workers as well as volunteers, vendors and contractors, and to Keck Sch...
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August
10,
2021
| 04:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — A new study from Keck Medicine of USC reveals that Black recipients of liver transplants have lower post-transplant survival rates than white or Hispanic patients.When examining data from the last two decades of all liver transplant rec...
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August
02,
2021
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women and surgery is a primary treatment for these women. Among women receiving surgery, up to 13% will have a post-operative visit to an emergency department, according...
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July
29,
2021
| 14:04 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — COVID-19 continues to keep us on our toes, as the country now faces increased cases and hospitalizations, breakthrough infections, new masking mandates and vaccine requirements. Keck Medicine of USC experts weigh in on the latest develo...
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July
22,
2021
| 11:28 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,As you may know, Los Angeles County is once again requiring people to wear masks in indoor public places to prevent the spread of COVID-19, regardless of vaccine status.This new mandate is in response to a significant increase in ...
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July
22,
2021
| 07:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES – Keck Medicine of USC has named Jehni Robinson, MD, as president of USC Care Medical Group (USC Care), a faculty practice plan composed of Keck Medicine physicians at hospitals and ambulatory locations. Robinson, who is the chair of the ...
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July
09,
2021
| 16:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
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July
01,
2021
| 07:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — In a continued commitment to meet the needs of its health care workers, Keck Medicine of USC announces the expansion of its employee wellness Care for the Caregiver program. The program was launched in March 2020 to ease the stress expe...
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June
14,
2021
| 14:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
June 15 is a banner day in California. Most COVID-19 statewide restrictions will be eliminated, including physical distancing and, in many situations, mask mandates. How will life change and how will it stay the same? Keck Medicine of USC experts wei...
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June
10,
2021
| 07:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Caryn Lerman, PhD, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Keck Medicine of USC, has been named president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI).Lerman joined the AACI Board of Directors in 2019 ...
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May
27,
2021
| 11:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. And with it this year, comes the welcome promise of returning to many of the activities we have all been missing.It is exciting to see that California is recovering from the pandemic...
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April
28,
2021
| 21:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Hospital of USC earned an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national patient safety watchdog organization, in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This is the fourth consecutive time the hospital has rece...
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April
26,
2021
| 03:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. Of these, approximately 80% lose arm function and as many as 50-60% of this population still experience problems six months later. Traditionally, stroke patients t...
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April
15,
2021
| 10:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC announces the launch of the USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute (CVI), which brings together cardiovascular services at the academic medical center under one unified structure. Vaughn Starnes, MD, surgeon-in-chief at...
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April
13,
2021
| 14:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,This morning, federal health officials recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to six reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals receiving the vaccine.The Food and Drug Admini...
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April
12,
2021
| 14:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,This week marks a turning point in COVID-19 vaccinations. Beginning on Thursday, April 15, all Californians age 16 and older will be eligible for a vaccine.Keck Medicine of USC is pleased to announce that we have vaccine appointme...
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April
01,
2021
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
As restaurants, stores and other venues reopen, Americans are slowly but surely reentering the world. However, recent events, such as mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia, added an extra layer of stress and uncertainty for many pe...
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March
29,
2021
| 08:31 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,I know many of you have been patiently waiting for your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and Keck Medicine of USC is working diligently to get you vaccinated as quickly as possible.I am writing today with the exciting news that C...
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March
16,
2021
| 11:11 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,It is hard to believe that we have been living with the pandemic for a year. Despite the many challenges faced, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as COVID-19 vaccines become available to more people.I want to share ...
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March
01,
2021
| 14:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — COVID-19 has taken a huge medical, emotional and economic toll on Americans. Now, new Keck Medicine of USC research shows that the pandemic may also have harmful indirect consequences.Alcohol and tobacco sales nationwide rose in the ear...
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February
26,
2021
| 16:53 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient, I am very happy to report that the number of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County has fallen dramatically in the last month. We expect and hope this trend to continue into the spring and summer. New eligibility for vaccines I am ...
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February
11,
2021
| 05:16 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Some 15% of couples struggle with infertility. When couples fail to conceive, guidelines recommend both the man and woman undergo a tandem fertility evaluation.For men, this includes providing at least one semen sample, which is analyze...
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February
09,
2021
| 05:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. During February, American Heart Month, Keck Medicine of USC experts discuss how the pandemic has affected people with heart disease and what patients can do to protect their health. Wh...
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January
27,
2021
| 16:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,As you may know, on January 21, Los Angeles County authorized COVID-19 vaccinations for those 65 years of age or older. However, there is a scarcity of vaccines in Los Angeles County, which is greatly impacting the plan to vaccina...
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January
21,
2021
| 15:20 PM America/Los_Angeles
Keck Medicine of USC is hosting a series of virtual press briefings to provide updates on COVID-19 vaccinations. ...
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January
14,
2021
| 11:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient,You probably want to know when you can expect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and have questions about the availability and safety of a vaccine. I want to share with you the most updated information as we prepare to vaccinate pati...
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