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

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 daily exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke Read More »

April 16th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Street Medicine team begins administering COVID-19 vaccines to homeless patients

Every afternoon, Kevin Mowrey rides his bike a half hour from the San Gabriel Foothills to Azusa, to purchase food and supplies for the night, while his partner, Frank Jauch, stays at their camp. It’s a routine born out of Read More »

April 15th, 2021|COVID-19, featured, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck Medicine launches USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute

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, Read More »

April 15th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

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

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 teamwork, and everyone is coming together Read More »

April 14th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

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

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 success rate of medication versus Read More »

April 14th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|