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July 16, 2020

Check for continuing updates on the COVID-19 situation through USC's online hub for information, the internal website for faculty and staff (sign-in required) and the Keck Medicine of USC page for patients and visitors.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Three voices from the COVID-19 front lines inspire healing and hope

Helping COVID-19 patients requires teamwork involving many different kinds of specialists, some of whom may not be at the forefront of people's minds. Three of these specialists — a respiratory therapist, a music therapist and an anesthesiologist — have offered to share their stories from the pandemic front lines.

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Less addictive opioid may slow progression of osteoarthritis while easing pain

A preclinical study by Keck Medicine of USC researchers reveals that a new opioid medication not only relieves pain while being less addictive than traditional opioids, but may be capable of helping to slow the progression of osteoarthritis.

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Experts unmask the facts about face coverings

It has become clear that protective masks are an important part of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keck Medicine experts recently shared advice on how the public can properly wear masks in their daily routines — and why it's important to do so.

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The Keck School adds health justice to curriculum

The Keck School of Medicine of USC has developed a curriculum covering health justice to be implemented in the fall of 2021. It will include content on health policy, population health and structural competency. Students also will be placed in clinical venues so they may witness the obstacles to care faced by underserved patients.

Featured Event

USC Stem Cell

Dates: Tuesday, July 21

Time: 11 a.m.

Event: "Summer Seminar Series," Stacey Finley, PhD

Location: Webinar

Info and registration (required): To get information and register, email Cristy Lytal at lytal@med.usc.edu.

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