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  • doctor inspects young patient after she has suffered a concussion

What to Do (and Not Do) After You Get a Concussion

March 15th, 2018|

Concussions can happen to anyone, not just professional athletes. It’s important to treat yourself well after an accident that results in a concussion.
A concussion is a type of brain injury that occurs after hitting your

The Keck Effect: More Time to Ride

March 12th, 2018|

Diana Hyde didn’t want amputation, but that’s all anyone was offering her — until she met this surgical team.
Hyde had been active all her life. She had been riding, training and raising horses since childhood and enjoyed camping

  • A worried patient talks to a pharmacist about an opioid prescription.

Where Patients Get Prescription Opioids: It’s Not Where You Might Think

March 12th, 2018|

Legislatures and hospitals around the country have tightened emergency room prescribing guidelines for opioids to curb the addiction epidemic, but a new USC study shows that approach diverts attention from the main sources of prescription

  • A man with Alzheimer's uses a tablet.

Alzheimer’s Tool Lets People 50 or Older Monitor Their Risk Factors

March 12th, 2018|

An online tool that helps older people monitor their brain health has been developed at the Keck School of Medicine of USC with other medical groups.
The free website addresses a major obstacle to finding early

How Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Use and Hepatitis C Epidemics

March 12th, 2018|

Heroin is worse than other drugs because people inject it sooner, potentially resulting in increased risk of injection-related epidemics such as hepatitis C and HIV, a Keck School of Medicine of USC study shows.
As more

  • A pregnant woman stands in a field with her hand on her belly as the sun sets.

Can Your Vitamin D Levels Make Your Baby Obese?

March 12th, 2018|

New research sheds light on the effects of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ on unborn babies.
Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could preprogram babies to grow into obese children and adults, according to a Keck School of

  • businesswoman takes break from work on tablet to look out the window and stay mindful

How Staying Present Can Improve Your Health

March 6th, 2018|

Mindfulness has been a hot topic lately — and studies show it lives up to the hype.
Mindfulness is no longer for monks and yoga instructors. Mindfulness studios are popping up across the country, and the

  • friendship is improving these three women's brains and overall health

How Friendship Can Improve Your Brain and Overall Health

March 6th, 2018|

You can get by — and stay healthy — with a little help from your friends.
Whether you have more friends than you can keep track of or a small circle of close pals, it doesn’t change

  • group of young athletes playing team sports poses with basketball

6 Reasons Why Team Sports Are Good for Your Health

March 6th, 2018|

It feels good to be part of a team. Now, researchers have found that it’s also a boost to your overall health and well-being.
Team sports not only help you get in shape and stay that

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