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    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    Life’s a beach for public health student Jonathan Robinson—literally. The moment the San Clemente surfer plunged into the frigid Pacific to pass a lifeguarding test at age 17, his passion became his profession.   [caption id="attachment_8038" align="alignright" width="300"] Jonathan Robinson, left, assists a lifeguard training in Cebeci, Turkey, with Australian... Read More »
      Tuesday, March 13, 2018
      Jeffrey Wang, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery (clinical scholar) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has assumed the role of president of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS). Wang, who has been a member of CSRS for more than 15 years, was previously elected vice president in 2015,... Read More »
        Tuesday, March 13, 2018
        An elderly woman races to pick up her ringing landline. “Hello?” she says. “Grandma!” “Bill?” “Yeah, it’s Bill,” the caller says in an urgent voice. “Listen, don’t tell Mom and Dad, they’ll be so mad at me. But I’m in Mexico and got caught with a little bit of marijuana.... Read More »
          Tuesday, March 13, 2018
          Do the effects of the Daylight Savings switch seem to linger all year long? You’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health Index, more than four in 10 Americans had their daily activities significantly impacted by poor or insufficient sleep at least once during the past seven... Read More »
            Monday, March 12, 2018
            USC is once again the No. 2 school in the United States to major in public health, according to new rankings compiled by College Factual, a higher education research firm. The ranking refers to the Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, one of two undergraduate degrees in... Read More »
              Friday, March 9, 2018
              Siddhartha Mukherjee, a physician who has redefined public discourse on human health, will deliver the main address at USC’s 135th commencement ceremony May 11. Mukherjee is best known for his 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. It was turned into a three-part documentary by... Read More »
                Thursday, March 8, 2018
                Retain a sharp, healthy brain and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by following five simple rules. Some of the tips are scientifically proven, while others show promise but require further investigation.   1. Mediterranean diet — MAYBE Healthy eating can delay aging in the brain and body, said Valter Longo,... Read More »
                  Wednesday, March 7, 2018
                  The Keck Medicine of USC Specialty Pharmacy has earned Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) Accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy, effective March 1, 2018 to March 1, 2021, administrators announced recently. URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. By achieving this status, Keck Medicine... Read More »

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