Exploring the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and stroke

By Shelby Roberts

Alzheimer’s disease is the No. 6 cause of death in the United States, and stroke is the No. 4 cause.

Helena Chui, MD, chair, Department of Neurology, Raymond and Betty McCarron Chair in Neurology, and professor of neurology and gerontology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, recently gave a presentation on Alzheimer’s disease and its relation to stroke on Nov. 6 as the sixth lecture in an ongoing Stroke Seminar Series at the Rio Hando Community Center in Downey, Calif. The event was hosted by the Roxanna Todd Hodges Stroke Foundation. Read More »

December 24th, 2013|Announcements|


In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, six Keck Medicine of USC breast cancer health-care professionals and six breast cancer survivors made an on-field appearance during halftime at the Oct. 26 USC Trojan football game vs. Utah State. Read More »

December 23rd, 2013|Announcements|

Everything’s coming up roses at HSC

ROYAL VISIT  For the 18th year, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Royal Court visited the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center on Dec. 5 to spread holiday cheer among day-hospital patients and meet with faculty <span style=Read More »

December 13th, 2013|Announcements|

Everything’s coming up roses at HSC

DONATE LIFE  Scott Evans, PharmD, MHA, CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, presents a rose on behalf of the hospitals’ organ transplant team to Alan Cochran, vice president of quality <span style=Read More »

December 13th, 2013|Announcements|

Keck Medicine and Operation Walk offered free joint replacements

By Amy E. Hamaker

Patricia Domay is a busy woman. At 72 years old, she caters for commercial video shoots, work she’s done for nearly 30 years. She grows her own organic vegetables, bakes an amazing coffee cake and charms those around her with her sunny personality.

In fact, the only thing that slows her down is her hip: The cartilage in Domay’s left hip joint has been worn away completely for nearly eight months, and the pain has taken its toll “My work is really strenuous,” she said. “Events are 10- to 12-hour days, plus an additional two days of prep work — all on my feet. I’ve always been very athletic — I’ve raced motorcycles, competed in tournament racquetball and hiked. It’s all hard on your body, but you don’t think about it when you’re young.” Read More »

December 13th, 2013|Announcements|