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Synthetic “forever chemical” linked to liver cancer

August 12th, 2022

Exposure to a synthetic chemical used in a wide range of consumer and industrial products is linked to non-viral hepatocellular carcinoma — the most common type of liver cancer — according to a recent study ... Read More »

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Flavored nicotine gums, lozenges and gummies rank second among nicotine products used by U.S. teens

August 9th, 2022

To study the popularity of flavored nicotine products among teens, researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC conducted a first-of-its-kind study surveying the popularity of nicotine gums, lozenges and gummies among teens. Exposure ... Read More »

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Efforts to save money on prescription drugs linked to increased stroke risk for seniors

August 9th, 2022

Tools used by insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to contain costs for a new class of drugs result in fewer patients using them within 30 days of an atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis, according to ... Read More »

  • A close-up view focuses on the tubes of a dialysis machine

Medicare Advantage plans pay big markups for dialysis

August 5th, 2022

Large dialysis chains charge Medicare Advantage plans 27% more for services compared with what they charge the traditional, fee-for-service Medicare program, according to a new USC analysis. The study, led by USC Schaeffer Center and ... Read More »

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Oculofacial plastic surgery course brings international physicians, residents and fellows to USC

August 2nd, 2022

On Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th, the USC Roski Eye Institute hosted “The Cutting Edge: The USC Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Surgical Skills Course”. Unlike many surgical courses that use videos or medical devices to ... Read More »

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Keck Medicine hospitals rely on the wisdom of accomplished women as chiefs of staff

August 2nd, 2022

Currently, the chiefs of staff at all three Keck Medicine of USC hospitals are women. This prestigious role is a demanding multi-year position. The chief of staff acts as the medical staff spokesperson, fosters educational ... Read More »

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