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HC2 Parking Structure will close form Dec. 19 to Jan. 20 due to construction

December 16th, 2016|

 The HC2 Parking structure will be closed from December 19 to January 20, 2017. 
To better accommodate our patients of Keck Medicine of USC and the

USC Institute of Urology: Life After Prostate Cancer Patient Seminar

March 29th, 2017|

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 6 P.M. – 7:45 P.M (Reception from 6:00 to 6:30pm)
Catherine and Joseph Aresty Conference Center
Room LG 500 (take elevators down to floor

Open Enrollment Is Now: Is Your Health Care Plan Holding You Back?

November 3rd, 2016|

Comparing health care plans is overly complicated, time consuming and it can be very confusing. Take the time to ask yourself these questions to ensure

Keck Medical Center of USC Earns an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

October 31st, 2016|

Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California (USC) is one of 844 hospitals nationwide to receive an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, a

Breast Cancer Awareness Month marked at football game

October 6th, 2016|

To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cancer survivor joined a team of physicians and staff from Keck Medicine of USC on the field during the Oct. 1 USC Trojan football game against Arizona State, while a group of nurses presented the game ball and...

Study: Visual impairment and blindness prevalence in the U.S. to double by 2050

June 2nd, 2016|

A study published May 19 by researchers at the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute in JAMA Ophthalmology found that the U.S. prevalence in visual impairment (VI) and blindness is expected to double over the next 35 years. By 2050, the number of Americans with a variety of eye disease and impairment issues, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy (DR) and cataracts, will dramatically increase impacting both individuals and society. The National Eye Institute (NEI)-funded study, led by principal investigator, Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, interim dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of the USC Roski Eye Institute, found that by 2050, 16.4 million Americans over age 40 will have VI due to uncorrected refractive error compared to 8.2 million in 2015. In addition, more than 2 million age 40+ will be blind and 6.95 million will have VI by 2050 compared to 1.02 million and 3.22 million respectively from 2015. The groups most at risk — non-Hispanic whites, older Americans and women — do not change from 2015 data to 2050 projections. However, while African Americans have the highest prevalence of blindness and VI today (15.2 percent today growing to 16.3 percent by 2050), the Hispanic population will become the most at risk minority group for both VI and blindness increasing from 9.9 percent today to 20.3 percent in 2050. The study also examined data state by state and found Mississippi and Louisiana will have the highest per capita prevalence for blindness while Florida and Hawaii will lead the nation for VI per capita. “This study gives us a GPS for our nation’s future eye health,” Varma said. “Increased education and vision screenings are critical for both […]