New treatment plan drops hospitalizations, deaths of some transplant recipients with COVID-19

Liver and kidney transplant recipients have a higher risk of severe COVID-19 and/or death should they become infected because the medication they take to ensure a successful transplant suppresses their immune systems.

Keck Hospital of USC performs some 300 Read More »

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

Vaccine hesitancy expert says fear and emotion are neglected dimension of health

In 2013, Colombia had one of the highest HPV immunization rates in the Americas with 90 percent coverage among its target population. By 2016, uptake among eligible girls had declined to 5 percent. The cause? Emotional contagion.

The viral spread of Read More »

October 8th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Leading health systems unite to unveil BetterTogether.Health new public service campaign

Five of Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofit health systems with hospitals, clinics and facilities regionwide announced the newest campaign for their coalition. With a mission to convince Angelenos to put health first and access care when Read More »

October 6th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

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|

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|