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    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world’s dementia cases, according to a report by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care. Presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 and published in The Lancet, the report also... Read More »
      Wednesday, July 19, 2017
      Dozens of Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty joined Keck School Dean Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, and Tom Jackiewicz, MPH, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, for a recent town hall meeting to discuss the state of the medical school, the results of the Press... Read More »
        Thursday, July 13, 2017
        Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was honored at the 2017 Los Angeles Champions of Health Awards, held June 20. The awards are given by the National Medical Fellowships (NMF), which recognized Varma with the Innovation in Medicine Award, given to individuals and... Read More »
          Thursday, July 13, 2017
          The price of progress is not only the energy and talent of stem cell scientists, but also the research dollars that support their discoveries. In recent months, faculty members have secured numerous grants to support stem cell-based approaches to study and treat illnesses ranging from osteoarthritis to Alzheimer’s disease to... Read More »
            Tuesday, July 11, 2017
            Former colleagues, friends and family gathered recently to remember Sol Bernstein, MD, Class of 1956, who died April 7. Bernstein, professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was the longest-serving medical director of Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, leading the staff there from 1974... Read More »
              Tuesday, July 11, 2017
              If he wasn’t in health care, there’s a good chance Rod Hanners would be working up in Alaska, where he spent summers as a kid visiting his father, who worked for the University of Alaska. “I wanted to live in Alaska and so was thinking about being a petroleum engineer... Read More »
                Tuesday, July 11, 2017
                Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos... Read More »

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