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Feb. 24, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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A beaming teen girl wears a soccer uniform

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital gets soccer player back in the game

Shortly before her 16th birthday, Kaisa Lindman Marshall was playing defense at a school soccer game when her world was suddenly turned upside down. A mishap with another player resulted in a torn ACL, jeopardizing her future in sports. The task of getting her back on the field fell to Stephen G. Owens, MD, at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

A black and white portrait features a man with spiky hair and pierced ears

Dexter Holland, rock singer and scientist, joins the Keck School commencement speaker lineup

Widely known as the lead singer of the rock band The Offspring, Dexter Holland, PhD, also worked hard to earn his doctoral degree in molecular biology at USC. On May 14, he will return to the university to address the Keck School of Medicine of USC's PhD, DNAP, MPH and MS students at their commencement.

A nerve stimulator rests on a wooden surface with other pain management equipment

New nerve stimulator shows promising results in reducing chronic pain

Steven Richeimer, MD, chief of the division of pain medicine at Keck Medicine of USC and professor of clinical anesthesiology and psychiatry and the behavioral sciences at the Keck School, has announced that a new peripheral nerve stimulator is now being offered to help bring long-term relief to chronic pain patients.

A middle-aged man frowns as he reads a tablet

Study finds older Americans are largely unaware of new Alzheimer's drug

In the spring of 2021, for the first time in decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. Now, researchers have found older Americans most at risk for Alzheimer's know little about the drug, despite the overwhelming majority of survey respondents reporting they are worried about getting the disease.

Featured Event

Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Thursday, March 3

Topic: Self-Care Interventions for Health and Well-Being

Speaker: Manjulaa Narasimhan, PhD, World Health Organization

Location: Webinar

Info and RSVP: To reserve a spot with a free ticket, click here.

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