Flu shots to be mandatory for all, USC and Keck Medicine announce

USC and Keck Medicine of USC leaders have announced mandatory flu vaccination policies for 2021. University faculty, staff, students and Keck Medicine employees must have received the influenza vaccine and provided proof of compliance, or have completed an exemption form Read More »

September 30th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Screenings that may save your life — must-read information about gynecologic and breast cancers

Women may miss their regular cancer screenings for a variety of reasons, which have become more complicated during the pandemic. September is gynecologic cancer awareness month and October is breast cancer awareness month. With women’s health in mind, experts with Read More »

September 29th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study looks at gut-brain interaction and role of exercise in Parkinson’s

Until about 10 years ago, most clinicians only looked at the brain when finding ways to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease.

“Neurologists and researchers try to improve brain function and use treatment strategies that target the brain,” said Kaylie Zapanta, MS, Read More »

September 29th, 2021|Announcements|

Looking to lose weight? Diet drinks might not be the sweet spot

A synthetic aftertaste might not be the only side effect of switching to diet soda, especially if you’re trying to lose weight.

Drinks that contain the artificial sweetener sucralose may increase food cravings and appetite in women and people who are Read More »

September 29th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

COVID-19 infection rates rose more than twice as much in fully reopened businesses than those with partial openings

Concerned about the economic toll of COVID-19 lockdowns, state and local governments began to experiment with lifting restrictions on businesses as early as last spring, leading to an ever-shifting array of rules that varied widely from place to place. Now, Read More »

September 28th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|