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2021
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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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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January
05,
2021
| 14:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
January 5, 2020Dear Valued Patient,There is no question that our world has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But thanks to the diligent work of researchers and clinicians, we are entering the new year with hope and trust in vaccines created to p...
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2020
December
17,
2020
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — In recent decades, the age of men who father children has increased. However some older would-be dads face a stumbling block because they have undergone vasectomies. In addition, research has shown that male fertility decreases with age...
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December
15,
2020
| 10:40 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear valued patients,As we head into the holidays, we see new hope due to the exciting recent advances in COVID-19 vaccines. Keck Medical Center of USC will receive a limited amount of the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and will begin ad...
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December
13,
2020
| 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 fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This rating places Keck Hospital among the safest hospitals...
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November
30,
2020
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
To assist local older adults and their caregivers during this challenging time, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) has launched the Community Resource Center for Aging (CRCA).The USC-VHH CRCA, which is funded by a generous grant from the Navigage F...
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November
24,
2020
| 10:56 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear valued patients,With Thanksgiving coming up, I want to thank you for choosing Keck Medicine of USC as your health care provider. We are grateful for you and your family and are committed to providing you with the highest level of care.We also wa...
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November
18,
2020
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
More than 35 million people in the United States have diabetes, which has been linked to worse outcomes from COVID-19. During National Diabetes Month, Keck Medicine of USC experts discuss how the pandemic has affected people with diabetes and what th...
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November
17,
2020
| 07:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
COVID-19 cases are on the rise, reaching crisis levels in some areas of the country. The outbreak is putting a damper on plans to gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving. Neha Nanda, MD, a leading infectious disease expert with Keck Medicine ...
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November
16,
2020
| 06:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Monoclonal antibodies made headlines in early October when President Donald Trump was treated for COVID-19 with an experimental monoclonal antibody drug made by Regeneron.As part of a nationwide effort to discover more about the effects...
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November
11,
2020
| 11:53 AM America/Los_Angeles
On Friday, Nov. 6, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a helicopter crashed on the helipad on the roof of Keck Hospital of USC. The helicopter was carrying a heart for a scheduled transplant.The two members of the Keck Medicine of USC transplant team who wer...
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October
28,
2020
| 07:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
In the early days of the pandemic, before nasal or throat swabs existed to test for COVID-19, health care professionals were dependent on chest imaging to diagnose the disease. Radiologists had front row seats to the novel coronavirus from the start,...
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October
22,
2020
| 15:24 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Health Sciences Campus is playing a special role in the 2020 general election as a vote center for the surrounding community. The five-day vote center will be located on the first floor of the Soto 1 building at 2001 N. Soto St., at the site o...
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October
22,
2020
| 06:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
News about a potential COVID-19 vaccine is announced almost daily, leading people to wonder when a vaccine will be available, and whether it will be safe. Edward Jones-Lopez, MD, MS, a Keck Medicine of USC infectious diseases expert and investigator ...
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