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2024
January
03,
2024
| 15:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Hearing loss affects approximately 40 million American adults, yet only one in 10 people who need hearing aids use them, research shows.  Those who don’t use hearing aids but should may want to make wearing them one of their New Year’s ...
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2023
December
05,
2023
| 03:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital watchdog organization, has named USC Norris Cancer Hospital a 2023 Top Teaching Hospital. This is the third year in a row the hospital has received this distinction.  “I am incredibly proud that o...
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October
09,
2023
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Approximately 7% of Americans have had long COVID, a range of ongoing health problems experienced after infection and recovery from COVID-19. Symptoms can include fatigue, brain fog, headaches, chest pain, heart palpitations and more.  ...
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September
13,
2023
| 10:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
Note: This source alert, originally published on Aug. 24, 2023, has been updated to include information about BA.2.86, the new COVID-19 variant, and guidelines for the new COVID-19 vaccine. LOS ANGELES — The much-awaited fall COVID-19 vaccine will be...
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September
05,
2023
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC has named Chris Allen chief financial officer (CFO), effective Aug. 31. He previously served as interim CFO of Keck Medicine and CFO of Keck Medical Center of USC. In this role, Allen will continue to oversee Keck M...
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July
25,
2023
| 21:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CA — Keck Hospital of USC earned five stars, the highest rating possible, on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2023 quality star rating report.Only approximately 16% of hospitals across the country, 483 out of 3,076, rec...
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June
13,
2023
| 09:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — A new study from Keck Medicine of USC has uncovered significant racial disparities in the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of peripheral artery disease (PAD) among Black and white patients in the United States.PAD, which affects approx...
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May
23,
2023
| 09:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Paul B. Rothman, MD, has been appointed as a member of the USC Health System Board, which provides strategic oversight and governance over Keck Medicine of USC and university clinical services. Rothman, former CEO of Johns Hopkins Medic...
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May
11,
2023
| 09:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Two people regularly have a few alcoholic drinks daily. One develops liver disease. The other doesn’t.  What explains the different outcomes?  The answer may lie in a condition known as metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that t...
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May
02,
2023
| 21:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — For the first time, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. This ac...
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April
30,
2023
| 12:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — No one has ever performed a bladder transplant in humans. But that may be about to change.Urologists with Keck Medicine of USC have launched a clinical trial to perform the world’s first human bladder transplant.The trial is actively sc...
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March
30,
2023
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — A newly published study paves the way for some patients with testicular cancer to avoid chemotherapy and radiation.Seminoma is a slow-growing form of testicular cancer that if untreated, typically metastasizes (spreads) to lymph nodes i...
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March
16,
2023
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — More than 37 million Americans have diabetes, and approximately 90-95% have Type 2 diabetes.Diabetes is a chronic condition where the body does not produce or effectively use insulin. A lack of insulin leads to raised blood glucose (sug...
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March
09,
2023
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Many are aware of the short-term symptoms often associated with menopause, such as hot flashes, which are attributed to changes in reproductive hormones. However, they may not know that menopause can put heart and brain health at long-t...
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March
07,
2023
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC has named Ikenna (Ike) Mmeje president and CEO of USC Arcadia Hospital (USC-AH), effective March 13.In this position, Mmeje will further the health system’s mission to expand access to specialized health care and re...
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January
10,
2023
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — The new year has begun, and with it, resolutions for change.A study from Keck Medicine of USC published today in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology gives people extra motivation to reduce fast-food consumption.The study found that...
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2022
December
15,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — When Bridget, 57, moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles, she sought health care to maintain and monitor her hormone therapy.She was quickly disappointed. One provider admitted they knew nothing about transgender health, and another l...
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December
06,
2022
| 03:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES —  The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital watchdog organization, has named USC Norris Cancer Hospital a 2022 Top Teaching Hospital.  “This prestigious national honor, which highlights a hospital’s achievements in patient safety and quali...
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November
15,
2022
| 21:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES —  For the seventh consecutive time, Keck Hospital of USC earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety.“Keck Med...
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November
10,
2022
| 06:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC, a national leader in patient safety, announces its enhanced commitment to the highest standards of care with the appointment of two new key leadership appointments.Tom Bates, MBA, RN, will serve as the health syste...
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September
29,
2022
| 07:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES – Keck Hospital of USC has been recognized as a top performer in the 2022 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc., a leading health care performance improvement company. The designation acknowledges the hospit...
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September
15,
2022
| 05:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC has named Shannon Bradley, MBA, the health system’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer, effective Sept. 26.In this new role, Bradley will develop strategies and initiatives to recruit and retain an equitabl...
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July
06,
2022
| 07:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC announces that Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia is now part of Keck Medicine, and will be known as USC Arcadia Hospital. The affiliation was finalized on July 1.“We are very fortunate to have fou...
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June
28,
2022
| 07:44 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC has named Ekta Vyas, PhD, chief human resources officer, effective  July 11.Vyas will be responsible for developing and executing human resources strategies across Keck Medicine during a period of expansion. She wil...
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June
01,
2022
| 04:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition involving inflammation of the digestive tract, affecting some 1.6 million Americans. Depression affects more than 16 million Americans.A new study from Keck Medicine of USC shows t...
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May
24,
2022
| 04:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Up to three out of every 1,000 infants in the United States are born with profound hearing loss.Typically, infants with hearing loss are first treated with hearing aids, and if these fail to help them develop early language and speech s...
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April
06,
2022
| 06:56 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Three years ago, Robert Johnson, 28, had his right leg amputated above the knee due to bone cancer. He was fitted with a prosthetic leg that connected to his residual limb with a cuplike shell or “socket,” traditionally the only type of...
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April
04,
2022
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC has expanded access to oncology services in Orange County with the opening of a new location in Newport Beach specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of cancers and blood disorders.The 33,000-squ...
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March
31,
2022
| 13:33 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC today announced a strategic collaboration with The TransLatin@ Coalition, the largest trans-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that advocates for the needs of transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex (...
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March
29,
2022
| 14:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC has launched its COVID Recovery Clinic, a multidisciplinary program led by a core team of clinicians specializing in primary care, pulmonology and physical therapy. These experts connect patients with additional Kec...
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