What Is a Pelvic Floor Disorder?

It’s a medical condition that millions of American women have, but people rarely talk about. You may not be familiar with its name, what its symptoms are or how it’s treated. It’s a pelvic floor disorder, and chances are, someone you know has one. What exactly is a pelvic floor disorder? Pelvic floor disorders occur […]

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Why Do Lonely People Die Younger?

It’s a scientific fact that points to a definite mind-body connection. Loneliness has become a public health epidemic, according to former United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. A 2018 AARP survey seems to back this up: It found that 1 in 3 adults older than 45 were lonely. Given the disconnectedness of our world, it’s […]

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Meet Christine Hsieh, MD

Dr. Hsieh is a colorectal surgeon at Keck Medicine of USC, who specializes in minimally invasive surgery as well as women’s health, including anorectal disease, pelvic floor disorders and functional concerns. Here’s what you won’t find on her resume. The love for a great story led her to medicine. “I used to be a journalist, […]

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Telemedicine

Telemedicine Options for International Health  Telemedicine brings phenomenal experts at Keck Medicine of USC to you, regardless of the distance, via advanced information technology. We are constantly adding more services to meet the growing demand from all over the world.  Our current telemedicine services:  Remote second opinion  Telepathology  Tele-education  Streaming surgeries  Interactive workshop  Regional education […]

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Web Policy Guidelines and Governance

Web Policy Guidelines and Governance Keck Medicine of USC’s website is a representation of the identity and reputation of the University, the hospitals, the ambulatory locations, and the expertise of its physicians and staff. It also serves as a primary source of information about the services provided by Keck Medicine of USC to the Los […]

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Nerve Pain: Is It Different From a Headache?

That nagging headache may not be a headache at all, but nerve pain caused by inflamed occipital nerves. You have probably experienced a headache or even a migraine at some point in your life, but would you know the difference between a headache and nerve pain? Occipital neuralgia mimics the symptoms of a headache but […]

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Do You Need Sunscreen if You Are Indoors All Day?

You’re sitting at home and enjoying your favorite show, with no intention of going outside. Do you still need to wear sunscreen? You may think that if you roll out of bed, get in your car and drive to work, where you sit at your desk all day, that you don’t need sunscreen. Or, maybe […]

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What Happens to Your Body, When You Take a Puff of a Cigarette?

You may already be familiar with the dangers of smoking, but can one cigarette have an impact on your health? Smoking continues to be the primary cause of the majority of lung cancer cases, but can smoking just one cigarette have an adverse effect on your well-being? Yes, according to “How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease,” a 704-page report […]

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How Type 2 Diabetes Affects Men

Low testosterone and sexual health issues are just some of the side effects that men with diabetes may experience. It’s a staggering fact that 11.3% of the population of the United States (that’s more than 37 million children and adults) has diabetes, a lifelong disease that impacts the way the body handles glucose in the […]

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What Are the Different Types of Skin Cancer?

You may be familiar with melanoma as a type of skin cancer, but what other types of skin cancer are there and what signs should you look out for? With more than 5.4 million people diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer people get. According to the latest reports, each year […]

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