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Robin Heffler

Stories by Robin Heffler:

Civic and church leaders
Najumah Smith-Pollard, Word of Encouragement; the Rev. Zachary Hoover, L.A. Voice; the Rev. James Heft, USC Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies; Rabbi Noah Farkas, Valley Beth Shalom; and Brie Loskota, executive director, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, attended the event. (Photo/Gary McCarthy)

Civic and religious leaders address homelessness at USC event

Los Angeles has seen a 23 percent increase in homelessness this year, but a USC faculty member says there’s been progress in response to the issue. 

Certain contraceptives may pose risk of Type 2 diabetes for obese women

Obese women are sometimes warned by their doctors not to use contraceptives containing estrogen, such as the pill. (Photo/Anka Grzywacz)

A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has indicated that healthy, obese, reproductive-age women who use long-acting reversible contraception containing the hormone progestin have a slightly increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.