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Oct. 1, 2020

Voting is now open for Top Doctors 2021,

presented by Los Angeles Magazine and Pasadena Magazine.

If you're an active physician in Los Angeles County,

click here to cast your vote.

Voting closes Oct. 9 at midnight.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

See more at HSCNews.usc.edu

A masked doctor faces a patient at a mammography machine.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, hospital offers reduced screening rate to public

Cancer specialists have noticed declining rates of routine cancer screenings, including those for breast cancer. This means that some people are unaware that they need cancer treatment. Responding to this issue, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is offering $99 mammograms through the end of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A provider in PPE gives a flu shot to a masked Mayor Eric Garcetti.

USC School of Pharmacy partners with City of Los Angeles to provide free flu shots

With flu season quickly approaching and COVID-19 remaining a threat, the USC School of Pharmacy has partnered with the City of Los Angeles to provide free flu shots at various COVID-19 testing locations across the city. At a Sept. 22 press event, Mayor Eric Garcetti received his flu shot and urged Angelenos to get theirs in the hopes of avoiding a "twindemic."

A woman's hands cradle a baby's feet.

USC-VHH provides a safe place for growing families

In response to the unique, in-person needs that arise during pregnancy and childbirth, the Beginnings Family Birth Center at USC-VHH has made adjustments to the entire prenatal and maternity process for patients so they can continue to expect an exceptional level of care while minimizing their risk of COVID-19 infection.

A hand writes notes near a stethoscope.

New curriculum educates medical students on health care policies and systems

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have created a curriculum that teaches first-year medical students about the intricacies of the U.S. health care system and its policies. The goal is to empower the next generation of medical providers to advocate for patients as they navigate a rapidly changing and increasingly complex system.

Have you had your flu shot?

All Keck Medicine of USC employees must get their flu shot by Nov. 1. All USC employees who are or will be on campus must get vaccinated, as well. Free vaccinations are available to Keck Medicine employees at Employee Health Services, and to USC employees at select USC Pharmacies.

Keck Medicine employees, please make sure to fill out your Seasonal Flu Immunization Survey before getting your flu shot. Those with medical, religious or philosophical objections may submit an exemption request form. Those who get their flu shot elsewhere must still submit sufficient documentation by Nov. 1. For any questions, please contact Employee Health Services.

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