The Pros and Cons of Taking Zinc for a Cold

When you’re miserable and sniffling and sneezing, you may be ready to try anything — anything — to make it stop. Or maybe you would do anything to prevent those symptoms from starting. Science weighs in on using zinc to fight and prevent colds. Runny nose, sore throat, aches and congestion are the all too familiar symptoms […]

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6 Things You Need to Know When Diagnosed With HPV

Being diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV) can be a nerve-wracking experience. You don’t need to panic, but you do need to be informed. Here are six things you need to know when you’re diagnosed with HPV. 1. Don’t panic. HPV is so prevalent that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some […]

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5 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Even though Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, there are many myths and misconceptions about the condition. Here are the facts: Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes memory loss. The disease usually progresses slowly, with symptoms worsening over time. In early stages of the disease, people with Alzheimer’s may have […]

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Insurance

Insurance The following is the current list of accepted insurance plans. This information is subject to change. Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health […]

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Meet Jonathan J. Russin, MD

Dr. Russin is a neurosurgeon at Keck Medicine of USC, who specializes in cerebrovascular/skull base disease and epilepsy neurology. Here’s what you won’t find on his resume. He doesn’t take the small things for granted. “You will rarely encounter dramatic, life-changing decisions. It is the small, seemingly insignificant decisions that you make every day, which […]

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Travel Accommodations

Travel Accommodations For your visit to Keck Medicine of USC, our International Health team can help organize discounted hotel stays, car rentals and things to do during your stay. Click here for information on booking hotels at a discounted rate.   Email our Patient/Guest Relations Supervisor at international@med.usc.edu for more information.  Getting a Visa  When […]

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Financial Obligation

Financial Obligation For cash patients, we ask that financial arrangement be made prior to patient admission either via our authorized international payment processor or international wire transfer. We will email the patient with a payment link to Flywire when the fee for service is determined. We understand that medical bills and health insurance plans can […]

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Are You In?

We Need Experienced ICU and OR Nurses Learn from the best in a challenging environment where you can make an immediate impact. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with our world-class physicians, you’ll be part of a team that looks at health and healing differently. With competitive compensation and benefits, a wide variety of specialties to choose from, and […]

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Meet Maria T. Ochoa, MD

Dr. Ochoa is a dermatologist at Keck Medicine of USC, who specializes in infectious diseases of the skin, as well as general skin diseases, such as acne, eczema, skin cancer and psoriasis. Here’s what you won’t find on her resume. Her mother is her role model. “My mother, who is a physician, is 87 years old, […]

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Meet Mike M. Nguyen, MD, MPH

Dr. Nguyen is a urologist at Keck Medicine of USC, who specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer, kidney cancer and kidney stones, the prevention of urologic diseases, and robotic and minimally invasive surgery. Here’s what you won’t find on his resume. He and his family are Vietnamese refugees, known as “boat people.” “I was […]

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