Surgeons go ‘beyond the book’ to save patient’s hand

April 20th, 2021

It started in 2019 as just a dime-sized lump on his wrist. Jose Contreras had no idea that it would eventually lead him to two world-class specialists at Keck Medicine of USC. The lump wasn’t ... Read More »

L.A.’s legacy of oil drilling impacts lung function in residents living near active and inactive wells

April 16th, 2021

A new USC study links living by urban oil wells with wheezing and reduced lung function, symptoms disproportionately borne by people of color in Los Angeles. In some cases, the respiratory harm rivals that of ... Read More »

Keck Medicine launches USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute

April 15th, 2021

Keck Medicine of USC announces the launch of the USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute (CVI), which brings together cardiovascular services at the academic medical center under one unified structure. Vaughn Starnes, MD, surgeon-in-chief at Keck ... Read More »

When COVID-19 vaccinations began, the USC community sprang into action

April 14th, 2021

The numbers tell the story: Since the first COVID-19 vaccine received emergency approval in mid-December, quick efforts by USC have contributed to more than 800,000 people in Los Angeles getting inoculated. “This moment calls for ... Read More »

CHLA receives $6.1 million to study treatment of anxiety in children, adolescents

April 14th, 2021

Anxiety disorders affect one in five youth. Generally, a child is treated with either cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or medication. But despite the high prevalence of anxiety, there is no study-based evidence to compare the ... Read More »

Physical therapy student finds connection with high school student through Med-COR program

April 12th, 2021

When Stephanie Contreras, was a little girl, her parents — muscles aching from physically demanding embroidery factory work — would ask her to walk gently on their backs, working out the weariness that had accumulated ... Read More »

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