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Keck Medical Center Raises Flag for Organ Donors

April is National Donate Life Month and Keck Medical Center of USC is celebrating organ donors by flying a flag to alert the Keck Medicine

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M. Victoria Marx Appointed President of the Society of Interventional Radiology

Victoria Marx, MD, an interventional radiologist at Keck Medicine of USC, has been appointed president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) for 2018–2019.

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

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

  • A man with Alzheimer's uses a tablet.

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

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

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

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 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?

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

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An Injection Instead of Surgery? How Arthritis Treatment Could Change

Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC discover a molecule that enhances cartilage regeneration and decreases inflammation.
Will there come a time when a

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How Bioluminescent Deep Sea Creatures Are Helping Us in the Fight Against Cancer

A new tool in the fight against cancer comes from the bottom of the ocean.
A team of scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of

  • Luanda Grazette, Raymond Hall, Vaughn Starnes and Mark Barr stand side by side

Heart Transplant Gives Patient Years of Joy

Raymond Hall was told he had three months to live. That was more than 17 years ago.
Hall is a Vietnam-era Marine veteran. After he developed