Stories by Leslie Ridgeway:
USC surgeons use robotics to save the leg of a Whittier teacher
The new technology leads to shorter hospital stays and enhanced safety for patients.
USC stem cell researcher named fellow of national science association
Cheng-Ming Chuong, the sole faculty member to be elected this year, studies complex pigment patterns in bird feathers.
USC team first to perform high-level kidney cancer surgery using robot
The minimally invasive procedure leads to less pain, minimal scarring, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery.
How can doctors improve outcomes for diabetes patients?
Primary care physicians can do three things to boost quality of life, Keck Medicine researchers say.
USC doctors implant game-changing wireless device in heart patient
The sensor aims to reduce admissions to the hospital while empowering recipients.
Dual purpose of cancer drug discovered
Two-pronged mechanism may help explain why patients respond to epigenetic therapy.
Emergency medicine at USC ranks No. 3 among national residency programs
Online network’s tool helps medical students make informed decisions in 21 specialties.
African-Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss
USC study points to need for improved screening and access to treatments.
Soda consumers may be drinking more harmful sugar than labels reveal
The dose could increase a person’s risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and liver disease.
New concerns raised about air pollution at LAX
Airliner activity affects air quality over a larger area than previously known, Keck School scientists say.
Keck Medicine volunteers save life of LA Marathon runner
Fast-thinking staff rescues heart attack victim in midst of a local event.
Circulating tumor cells may be better predictor of prostate cancer survival
The team discovers that elevated CTC counts after chemotherapy indicated as much as a fivefold higher risk of death.
The butts stop here for Keck Medicine tobacco prevention expert
Keck School Professor Jonathan Samet sees the recent CVS decision on tobacco products as a sign that America may be in for a healthier future after years of a smoke-filled haze.
Research increases grasp of prostate cancer predisposition
The research combined data mining through bioinformatics and lab work to put hypotheses to the test.
Sixty-five simple rules to maintain good health
A Short Guide to a Long Life by David Agus expands on his 2012 book The End of Illness.
Clinical trial to study loss of vision
Keck Medicine of USC research to slow vision loss for macular degeneration patients has been funded as part of the third round of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s Disease Team awards.
New location for Keck Medicine’s downtown clinic
The Keck Medicine of USC–Downtown Los Angeles clinic officially opened its doors in a new location with more services designed to make medical care more convenient for patients living and working downtown.
LA County honors Puliafito for innovation, leadership
Carmen A. Puliafito, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has won the Los Angeles County Medical Association’s Innovation Award for Technology.
Alumna supports USC Norris Cancer Center’s 40th anniversary celebration
Philanthropist Deborah Lanni ’70 has pledged $250,000 as a presenting sponsor to support the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Patient-centered program boosts care delivery satisfaction
A joint patient-centered program between USC and UCLA demonstrates a way to mend the health care system.
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital selects new CEO
Debbie Walsh, most recently president and CEO of Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center and past CEO of the former USC University Hospital (now Keck Hospital of USC), has been named the new CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.
McAfee named CEO of new Keck Medicine of USC foundation
Thomas McAfee has been appointed CEO of the newly forming Keck Medicine of USC Medical Foundation.
Keck School graduates prepare to lend a helping hand
Yohualli Balderas-Medina Anaya, Kathleen Ruccione, Claradina Soto and Shantal Villalobos earned degrees at the MS, PhD and MPH commencement ceremonies.
Model created to help sustainable health care delivery
As the Affordable Care Act plays out, numerous challenges have cropped up — from how to serve the millions of newly insured expected to crowd into doctors’ offices, community clinics and hospitals to the perilous shortage of primary care doctors to serve them.