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Dec. 10, 2020

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

At least two promising COVID-19 vaccines are in final review by the FDA for emergency use authorization in the United States. Keck Medicine of USC has been working with university leadership to plan for this major development, including how to distribute the vaccine in the most widely beneficial way possible.

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USC Urology continues to reach new heights

USC Urology was once mainly recognized for surgical excellence, but the Keck Medicine program is now also known for significant accomplishments across the spectrum of urologic care.

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Study: High-stress emergencies have a longer-than-expected impact on ER doctors

It's an understatement to say the medical profession is stressful — especially during a pandemic. But a study from USC researchers shows just how large of an impact even the quickest medical emergencies can have on emergency room workers.

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USC Verdugo Hills Hospital launches resource center to support older adults, caregivers

To assist local older adults and their caregivers during this challenging time, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital has launched the Community Resource Center for Aging. The center aims to improve the quality of life for older adults by connecting them with a broad network of support services.

Featured Event

American Heart Association Community Conversation

Date: Friday, Dec. 11

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Webinar

Speakers: Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd; Alexander Li, MD; Pedram Salimpour, MD; Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH; Steven Siegel, MD, PhD

Topic: Managing COVID-19 in the Workforce and Mental Resiliency

Info and RSVP: Information here. Register at https://heart.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L0D8M5ZGSh-s-cpyEL4DuA

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