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USC Norris announces new breast cancer survivorship program

There are currently more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S., yet three out of 10 women with invasive breast cancer will develop metastasis in their lifetime, meaning cancer that has spread to other organs. This is Read More »

October 25th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

5 things everyone should know about depression

Major depressive disorder is a mental health issue with a substantial footprint across the globe, affecting nearly 300 million people each year. Even with strides in awareness seen in recent years, too often people facing depression avoid or delay seeking Read More »

October 20th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Open enrollment 2022 opens Oct. 25 through Nov. 8

USC benefits-eligible employees have a chance to re-enroll in benefits during this year’s open enrollment sign-up period, which begins Oct. 25 and runs through Nov. 8.

By enrolling during the open period, employees have access to health assessment discounts, can open Read More »

October 20th, 2021|featured, Keck Net Intranet|

Dropping fat and calories to simulate fasting helps mice live a longer life

In a new USC study on the health effects of a low-calorie diet that mimics fasting in the body, researchers found regular five-day cycles of the diet in mice seemed to counteract the detrimental effects of their usual high-fat, high-calorie diet.

The study, published Oct. 14 in Nature Metabolism, analyzed the diet, health and Read More »

October 19th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Students tackle climate change in global simulation conference

Jessica Santos was full of optimism heading into mock negotiations at the APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation. The USC Master of Public Health candidate quickly discovered it was going to be more challenging than she anticipated — much like Read More »

October 18th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|