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

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

The Keck Effect: More Time to Ride

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

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

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

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

How Staying Present Can Improve Your Health

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.

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

How Friendship Can Improve Your Brain and Overall Health

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

  • group of young athletes playing team sports poses with basketball

6 Reasons Why Team Sports Are Good for Your Health

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