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2020
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
| 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
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
| 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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August
16,
2020
| 11:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC is enrolling volunteers as part of a multicenter clinical trial sponsored by AstraZeneca to determine if an experimental vaccine known as AZD1222 provides protection against the coronavirus. The trial will also test...
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August
12,
2020
| 12:13 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear Valued Patient, Your health and safety are our top priority, so we are here for you to provide the preventive screenings, treatment for chronic conditions and the acute care you need — today — in a safe environment. In fact, it’s our commi...
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August
04,
2020
| 03:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Medicine of USC have named renowned oncologist and cancer researcher Steven Grossman, MD, PhD, as the center’s cancer physician in chief. In this inaugural position, Grossman will prov...
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July
30,
2020
| 09:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Modifying 12 risk factors over a lifetime could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases, according to an updated report by the Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention and care presented at the Alzheimer’s Association Inter...
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July
27,
2020
| 21:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, was ranked No. 18 on the U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. The academic medical center also was ranked among the t...
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July
27,
2020
| 07:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — For many with end-stage lung disease, lung transplantation has become a viable option to extend lives and improve the quality of life. However, once lung transplant recipients leave the hospital, they may experience complications, su...
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July
14,
2020
| 07:31 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC physicians are enrolling patients as part of an international clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an antiviral drug, DAS181, as a possible treatment for hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19. ...
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July
13,
2020
| 03:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES – A novel preclinical study by Keck Medicine of USC researchers, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, reveals that a potential new opioid medication may have the ability to slow the progression of osteoarthritis while being less addicti...
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July
06,
2020
| 09:51 AM 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
| 07:05 AM 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
| 13:49 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
| 14:27 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
| 16:32 PM 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
| 19:00 PM 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
| 09:41 AM 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
| 14:27 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
| 10:51 AM 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
| 13:17 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
| 13:04 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
| 12:48 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
| 20:11 PM 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
| 09:41 AM 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
| 19:43 PM 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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