• Keck Medicine appoints its first chief diversity officer

Keck Medicine appoints its first chief diversity officer

August 30, 2022

Keck Medicine of USC has appointed Shannon Bradley, MBA, as the organization’s first-ever chief diversity officer. Bradley will assume the role on Sept. 19. The position involves ensuring key tenets of Keck Medicine’s diversity and inclusion strategy are fully integrated... Read More Now »

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High cholesterol leads to long-term liver scarring and immune cell dysfunction

September 20th, 2022

When cholesterol is high, it leads to inflammation and scarring of the liver. In some cases, this scarring leads to cirrhosis. Now, new research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC adds further details ... Read More »

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No Surprises Act may reduce payments to emergency medicine providers

September 19th, 2022

The No Surprises Act — implemented in January, 2022 — prohibits hospital providers who are out of a patient's coverage network from billing the patient when they couldn’t have known they were receiving care out ... Read More »

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ACA exchange plans negotiate lower hospital prices than commercial plans

September 16th, 2022

Health plans offered on the insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) negotiate hospital prices equivalent to or lower than prices paid by commercial group plans, according to recent analysis from USC Schaeffer ... Read More »

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Video spotlight: Physical therapists help stroke patient regain quality of life

September 14th, 2022

After experiencing a stroke that left him with severe physical deficits, William “Billy” Mallon, MD, traveled from Stonybrook, NY to USC Physical Therapy with one goal: to walk again. A recently released video now documents ... Read More »

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USC School of Pharmacy joins community partners at South L.A. Health Fair

September 14th, 2022

Students, staff and faculty of the USC School of Pharmacy joined several community organizations at an afternoon health fair at South Los Angeles' Saint Mark United Methodist Church on Sept. 10. The event featured free ... Read More »

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Pandemic conditions have increased elder abuse severity

September 14th, 2022

Reported cases of elder abuse over the course of the pandemic show a worrying trend — an increase in severity and multiple abuses happening at the same time. The data was gathered and analyzed in ... Read More »

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