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2020
July
06,
2020
| 06:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient, Your health and well-being are our top priorities as we continue to provide care for you and your loved ones. It is clear that the pandemic is not over as we have seen increases in COVID-19 cases throughout Los Angeles Coun...
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July
01,
2020
| 04:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
  Bottom line: Face coverings are critical for stopping the dramatic surge of COVID-19 cases statewide “In just the last few days, California has seen a steep rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, particularly among people ages 18-40. ...
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June
29,
2020
| 10:49 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck Medicine of USC and the Keck School of Medicine of USC today announced a $5 million gift from the Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Charitable Foundation. The gift was received from Harold R. Brow...
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June
25,
2020
| 11:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES –The United States military has a constant need for service members who can serve in elite and specialized military units, such as the Marine Corps. However, because the training courses for these forces is so rigorous, the dropout rate i...
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June
05,
2020
| 01:32 AM America/Los_Angeles
On the morning of Friday, June 5, staff at Keck Medicine of US, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and Keck School of Medicine of USC gathered together for a show of solidarity for racial equality and justice for all. Health care workers met outside for 8 mi...
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June
01,
2020
| 04:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The importance of acknowledging the trauma many Americans experience “During this time when the American public is already mentally stretched thin due to the stresses of COVID-19, the expression of national outrage is a normal and understandable r...
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May
22,
2020
| 06:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
Keck Medicine of USC is proud to be a part of the Better Together consortium, which brings several health care institutions together to inform and encourage the greater Los Angeles community while looking beyond stay-at-home orders. Since the COVI...
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May
20,
2020
| 11:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear valued patient, As we continue to navigate safer-at-home orders, I want to take this time to focus on your health needs beyond the coronavirus. As did all hospitals, we postponed all but essential surgeries and procedures over the past few mo...
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May
18,
2020
| 07:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
As adults get older, it is important to make regular medical visits to maintain good health. But older adults, and especially those with underlying health conditions, are particularly vulnerable when it comes to developing serious complications relat...
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May
08,
2020
| 10:17 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Keck Medicine of USC begins the calculated process of reopening certain services, some things, such as the organization’s commitment to protecting its health care workers as well as patients, will not change. The “new normal” of social distancing ...
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May
06,
2020
| 10:04 PM America/Los_Angeles
Keck Medicine of USC physicians are launching a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of baricitinib, an anti-inflammatory drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat rheumatoid arthritis, as a possible treatment for patie...
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May
04,
2020
| 09:48 PM America/Los_Angeles
Keck Medicine of USC will resume a limited number of medically necessary, time-sensitive surgeries and outpatient procedures at Keck Medical Center of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) and select ambulatory locations starting today. These ste...
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May
01,
2020
| 05:11 AM America/Los_Angeles
I want to start this letter with the good news that Keck Hospital of USC earned an "A" grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This rating places us among the safest hospit...
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May
01,
2020
| 06:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
Keck Medicine of USC and USC have launched a comprehensive program to ease the job stress that Keck Medicine health care workers are experiencing during the coronavirus pandemic. The Care for the Caregiver program offers free housing, comfort ameniti...
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April
30,
2020
| 04:43 AM America/Los_Angeles
While Keck Medicine of USC employees have worked hard to ensure the health and safety of patients and of each other during the pandemic, one team in particular has been working to make sure that patients are mentally and emotionally cared for during ...
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April
30,
2020
| 11:19 PM America/Los_Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC earned an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This rating places Keck Hospital among the safest hospitals in the United States and follows the ...
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April
27,
2020
| 04:44 AM America/Los_Angeles
Families with time on their hands during the stay-at-home orders can make a small gesture that will mean a lot to Keck Medicine of USC staff treating COVID-19 patients. Volunteers can create cards to thank health care providers who are staying in ...
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April
24,
2020
| 04:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
With health care information changing daily amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, little attention has been given to its effect on one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies: the eyes. To provide an update, Annie Nguyen, MD, assistant director of the Corn...
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April
15,
2020
| 07:42 PM America/Los_Angeles
To our valued patients, As the COVID-19 situation continues, the ramifications of living in this extraordinary time can take their toll. I commend you as you contend with challenges none of us could have imagined. I want to ease your mind a...
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April
13,
2020
| 04:48 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Keck Medicine of USC employees and administrators are working extremely hard to respond to these rapidly changing circumstances. This ongoing series of stories shares the experiences of faculty and staff and their ...
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April
10,
2020
| 07:54 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Xiang-Rong Wang founded a water pump manufacturing company 25 years ago in Zhejiang, China, he named it Leo Group Pump. “LEO” stood for “love each other” and reflected Wang’s desire to give back to the community. This philosophy took on signi...
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April
07,
2020
| 08:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Even in the best of circumstances, pregnant women and their families often experience some degree of anxiety. Women who are pregnant or who have recently given birth have concerns about COVID-19, from questions about exposure and social distancing to...
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April
07,
2020
| 07:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
Armand Dorian, MD, chief medical officer and head of emergency medicine at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, shares what Keck Medicine of USC is doing, and what you can do, to stay healthy and help manage the outbreak. For more on how Keck Medicine is hand...
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April
03,
2020
| 07:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
To our valued patients,   It’s hard to believe that in Los Angeles we are closing out our third week of quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us have become experts at social distancing, stocking up our kitchens and communicating with f...
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March
27,
2020
| 06:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
To our valued patients, As the COVID-19 situation intensifies, we continue to face unprecedented times. Every day, it seems, we must adapt to an ever-changing new reality.  In this time of uncertainty, we want to reassure you that Keck Medicine...
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March
25,
2020
| 09:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
 Keck Medicine of USC is asking the community to donate protective gear for health care workers at Keck Medicine hospitals and outpatient clinics so they have the supplies they need to protect themselves and others as they care for patients with COVI...
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March
20,
2020
| 06:40 PM America/Los_Angeles
We are living under extraordinary circumstances that have upended our day-to-day routine at home, work, in our community and around the globe. We are having to continually shift our habits and expectations, as was made clear last night when Govern...
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March
18,
2020
| 09:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
Keck Medicine of USC has taken many precautions to protect patients and staff in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the growing number of cases in California, the health system is taking several new measures to combat the virus:  New P...
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March
12,
2020
| 09:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the rising number of cases in California, Keck Medicine of USC has announced the following precautions to protect staff and patients and reduce the spread of the disease:   Visitors & Patients  All p...
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2019
November
19,
2019
| 01:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
More than 427,000 people in California live with epilepsy, more than any other state. However, not all receive adequate treatment for the disease, including those with limited resources residing in rural areas. To help Californians receive the hig...
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