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Meet Ravi Shankar, MD

Dr. Shankar is a hematologist and medical oncologist at Keck Medicine of USC who specializes in treating cancers affecting solid…

What You Need to Know about Heat-related Illness

The summer sun may be a welcome relief after cooler weather, but rising temperatures bring their own dangers. Find out…

Should I Go Gluten-Free?

Going gluten-free may seem like a trendy diet option, but for some people, it’s a medical necessity. Chances are your…

5 Reasons Why You Might Have the Chills

Are chills serious? Shivering and goose bumps can accompany a wide range of conditions, from a too-cold environment to cancer.…

Are Hiccups a Sign of Something Serious?

If your hiccups are chronic, they may be more than a temporary annoyance. Find out about the underlying medical conditions…

What You Need to Know About Nosebleeds

If you’ve been tilting your head back to stop a nosebleed, you’ve been doing it wrong. Read on to learn…

Your Body at 40, 50, 60 and 70

As we progress through adulthood, our bodies continue to change. This four-part series will show you what to look out…

Illnesses You Can Pick Up at the Beach

You know to watch out for stingrays and sharks, but do you know about the bacteria and viruses you might…

5 Types of DIY Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Here’s how to stay safe when doing your own renovations and repair projects. You’re excited to get to work on…

Is It a Seasonal Allergy or a Cold?

If you’ve got the sniffles, here’s how to figure out what’s causing your ailments. Just when you think cold and…

Fast Response to Stroke Fuels Full Recovery

David McClure was able to call for help as he suffered a stroke. Immediate, expert care at Keck Medicine of…

5 Questions to Ask at Your next Physical

The right question can reveal a lot about your health. Your annual checkup is more important than you may think.…