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November 4, 2021

Open enrollment is now through Monday, November 8.

USC benefits-eligible employees can sign up for webinars

and learn about 2022 benefits here.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Check out the newest issue of USC Health online

After an initial diagnosis of simple cervical cancer, Amy Jordan sought a second opinion with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center's Laurie Brunette, MD. Read more about why Amy says Dr. Brunette saved her life and uncover other inspiring patient stories in the latest issue of USC Health online.

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USC scientists discover a novel therapeutic target to treat fatty liver disease

About 80 million Americans have fatty liver disease unrelated to alcohol abuse that cause a raft of further health problems. To avoid this, a team of USC researchers have discovered a therapeutic target gene that could change the way patients are treated.

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Alzheimer's researcher talks medications, milestones and disease management

Lon Schneider, MD, Della Martin Chair in Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the director of the California Alzheimer's Disease Center at USC, discusses the role of medication in Alzheimer's treatment.

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Sustainability group takes aim at single-use products in dental education

Dental education has a sizable carbon footprint through the use of large amounts of single-use gowns, paper towels, gloves, plastic packaging and butcher paper. Galvanized by USC President Carol Folt's focus on sustainability, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is exploring ways in which it can be more ecologically conscious.

Featured Event

6th Annual Brain Health Forum

Time: 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, November 6

Sponsor: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, California Alzheimer's Disease Centers at USC and Rancho Los Amigos, and USC Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Topic: Health Brain, Healthy You: The Latest in Brain Research and Clinical Practice

Location: Webinar

Info and RSVP: For information, click here. To register, click here.

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