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2021
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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October
21,
2020
| 05:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — An estimated 5.5 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia. Keck Medicine of USC is enrolling individuals in an international phase 3 clinical trial to examine the sa...
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October
06,
2020
| 15:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Physicians from Keck Medicine of USC again have been recognized by Pasadena Magazine in its annual Top Doctors issue. The Top Doctors issue lists practicing physicians in Pasadena and surrounding cities in the San Gabriel Valley who are considered...
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September
29,
2020
| 15:48 PM America/Los_Angeles
With Keck Medicine of USC now accepting patients for all needed health care services, clinicians, administration and staff have worked extremely hard to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This ongoing series covers the changes that patients ...
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September
28,
2020
| 16:03 PM America/Los_Angeles
Health care providers nationwide are witnessing a concerning trend in the declining rates of routine cancer screenings, including those for breast cancer. This means that some people are likely unaware that they need cancer treatment. This is particu...
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September
22,
2020
| 16:08 PM America/Los_Angeles
Vaughn Starnes, MD, is a Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, director of the USC Cardiovascular Institute, and the surgeon-in-chief at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospit...
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September
21,
2020
| 11:16 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear valued patients, Tomorrow is the first day of fall, and with autumn, comes both fire and flu season. Your health and safety continue to be our top priority, and I want to let you know that we are here to keep you healthy in September and b...
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September
21,
2020
| 11:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear valued patients,Tomorrow is the first day of fall, and with autumn, comes both fire and flu season.Your health and safety continue to be our top priority, and I want to let you know that we are here to keep you healthy in September and beyond.To...
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September
21,
2020
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
The fall signals the start of the flu season, which, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, some are calling a “twindemic.” How and why should people protect themselves from influenza? Keck Medicine of USC family medicine physician Anjali Mahoney, MD, ans...
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September
18,
2020
| 06:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men except for skin cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. However, innovations in diagnostics and treatment have made prostate cancer a very treatable disease, with a 98% five-year su...
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September
15,
2020
| 16:14 PM America/Los_Angeles
Infectious disease experts have long known that the best the way to keep a deadly virus from spreading across hospital wards is to confine contagious patients to negative-pressure rooms. Now researchers at the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department o...
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September
14,
2020
| 07:31 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES – Patients treated for bladder cancer with a surgery known as radical cystectomy have worse outcomes if they are smokers, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis by Keck Medicine of USC. The study appeared in The Journal of Uro...
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September
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
For some prostate cancer patients, radical treatment (surgery or radiation) are treatment standards. However, these procedures may cause side effects including urinary incontinence or impotency. A new study from USC Urology with Keck Medicine of U...
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September
02,
2020
| 10:19 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Los Angeles Business Journal has honored several key leadership and staff members at its 2020 Health Care Panel & Awards virtual event on August 26. First, Rod Hanners was named Hospital CEO of the Year. Hanners, who has been Keck Medicine’s i...
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August
19,
2020
| 16:19 PM America/Los_Angeles
From the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, administrators and staff at Keck Medicine of USC learned valuable lessons about the day-to-day realities of keeping people safe while still providing high-quality care. These lessons helped to inform when...
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August
19,
2020
| 09:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES —Keck Medicine of USC has named Eric Strucko as the new chief financial officer. Previously, Strucko served as the senior vice president and CFO for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Medical Group. “Eric has more t...
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