Wearable fitness trackers useful in cancer treatment, study finds

Chemotherapy drugs kill cancer cells by stopping them growing and multiplying, but they can also damage healthy cells. As a result, cancer patients can get sick—sometimes very sick—with complications ranging from pain and infection to dehydration and nausea. Read More »

February 12th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Street Medicine Act brought to California Assembly with support of USC, Keck School

On Feb. 1, the Street Medicine Act (AB369) was introduced to the California legislature. It is focused on increasing access to health and social services for those experiencing homelessness in bringing them into the existing healthcare Read More »

February 12th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study: Mail-in sperm testing system just as reliable in predicting male fertility as tests performed in clinic settings

Some 15% of couples struggle with infertility. When couples fail to conceive, guidelines recommend both the man and woman undergo a tandem fertility evaluation.

For men, this includes providing at least one semen sample, which Read More »

February 11th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Monthly cost sharing doubles throughout the year for some Medicare insulin users

Over the past decade, the list price of insulin has skyrocketed leading to considerable increases in out-of-pocket spending for Medicare Part D beneficiaries. Despite recent policy efforts to close the Part D coverage gap, Medicare beneficiaries still face Read More »

February 10th, 2021|Announcements|

Mohamed Abou-el-Enein named executive director of USC/CHLA Cell Therapy Program

Mohamed Abou-el-Enein, MD, PhD, MSPH, has joined the Keck School of Medicine of USC as the inaugural Executive Director of the Joint USC/CHLA Cell Therapy Program. He began his post Jan. 4.

Abou-el-Enein will Read More »

February 10th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|