Keck Medicine of USC Blog | Breaking Myths and Misconceptions

What Is a Plant-Based Diet? Facts and Myths You Should Know

What’s true and what’s not about plant-based diets? One of our registered dietitians walks you through the sc...
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Why Do I Have So Much Earwax?

A buildup of earwax can not only be embarrassing but also can cause more health problems. Here’s how to deal wi...
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Why Is Colorectal Cancer on the Rise for Younger People?

Doctors are working to uncover why colon cancer numbers are increasing in people under 50. Here’s what you need...
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What Is a Plant-Based Diet? Facts and Myths You Should Know

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Why Do I Have So Much Earwax?

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Why Is Colorectal Cancer on the Rise for Younger People?

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10 Blood Pressure Myths and Facts You Need To Know

Does drinking alcohol raise blood pressure? What are the signs of high blood pressure? Find out the answers — a...
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What Is a Normal Body Temperature?

It’s 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, right? Not necessarily, and here’s why that matters. If you’ve ever taken you...
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6 Things To Know About Lung Cancer

Whether you’re a current or former smoker — or if you’ve never smoked at all — here are essential lung ca...
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5 Helpful Mammogram Facts Everyone Should Know

Misinformation surrounding mammograms can lead to anxiety. Get the facts about this important part of preventive ...
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6 Myths About Urinary Incontinence in Women

There are several misconceptions about urinary incontinence in women, including that it’s a condition without e...
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How Long Does the Flu Last and Other Flu FAQs

Find out the truth about some common myths and misconceptions about influenza. If you feel like you’re coming d...
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7 Things To Know About Prostate Cancer

From warning signs of prostate cancer to how your diet influences your risk, find out some fast facts about this ...
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Do Vitamin D Supplements Really Improve Your Health?

Can vitamin D supplements prevent cancer, protect your heart and step up physical performance? Read on to see wha...
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