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    Surgeons go ‘beyond the book’ to save patient’s hand
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    It started in 2019 as just a dime-sized lump on his wrist. Jose Contreras had no idea that it would eventually lead him to two world-class specialists at Keck Medicine of USC. The lump wasn’t painful and didn’t bother him, so Contreras, a busy EMT and emergency services field training... Read More »
    Keck Medicine launches USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute
    Thursday, April 15, 2021
    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, MD, surgeon-in-chief at Keck Hospital of USC, has been named executive director of the institute. “The development of the... Read More »
    When COVID-19 vaccinations began, the USC community sprang into action
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    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 to play their part,” said Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, dean... Read More »
    Computer model fosters potential improvements to ‘bionic eye’ technology
    Monday, April 12, 2021
    There are millions of people who face the loss of their eyesight from degenerative eye diseases. The genetic disorder retinitis pigmentosa alone affects 1 in 4,000 people worldwide. Today, there is technology available to offer partial eyesight to people with that syndrome. The Argus II, the world’s first retinal prosthesis,... Read More »
    Music videos provide far-reaching, under-the-radar advertising for vaping products
    Friday, April 9, 2021
    Vaping device companies are getting billions of eyeballs on their products and potentially influencing young adults with unrestricted advertising in music videos, an unregulated and relatively cheap promotional platform, a pair of USC studies show. The studies were published April 6 in Health Education & Behavior and in the December 2020 issue... Read More »
    Rapid COVID tests used twice weekly could detect most contagious kids
    Wednesday, April 7, 2021
    Last year, the U.S. government purchased 150 million BinaxNOW rapid antigen COVID-19 tests and began distributing them. One of the goals was to safely reopen schools. However, little data was available on how well these tests performed, especially among asymptomatic school-age children. A new USC study addresses that knowledge gap.... Read More »