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COVID-19 L.A. County vulnerable populations
Vulnerable populations are likely to bear the brunt of the coronavirus, making identifying and distributing resources to these groups essential to stopping the virus’ spread in L.A. County. (Graphic/Courtesy of Esri; U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2014-18 5-year estimates, Table B09008, B09021)

How will COVID-19 impact L.A. County’s most vulnerable communities?

A new USC Dornsife analysis of marginalized communities in Los Angeles County reveals who will be hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, including seniors and undocumented workers.

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cardiovascular drugs reduce dementia risk
Though there are no drugs that can treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, even small delays in onset that have been linked to statins and other blood pressure medicines can dramatically reduce the burden dementia on patients, caregivers and the health system as a whole. (Photo/iStock)

Certain combinations of cardiovascular drugs may reduce dementia risk

In a first, a USC study has shown that drugs already being used for blood pressure and cholesterol control could provide benefits for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.