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July 21, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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A woman jogs on a sunny, hazy day

How to run safely in hot weather

As temperatures soar across the globe, it's critical to avoid the risk of heat exhaustion while exercising. Keck Medicine of USC family physician Jennifer Boozer, DO, offers tips to stay safe in the heat — and the potential warning signs to know.

An illuminated green cross marks a storefront dispensary

State-level cannabis policies heighten risks for all users

Cannabis policies are applied at the state level, so the consumer protections — and potencies of available products — vary widely. Establishing federal cannabis regulation could standardize safety measures and reasonable use, a new USC Schaeffer Center white paper asserts.

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USC Roski Eye Institute celebrates 46th anniversary

Faculty, alumni and guests of the USC Roski Eye Institute gathered last month to celebrate 46 years of excellence in ophthalmic care. Four of the institute's ophthalmologists were awarded for their contributions, and a tribute was paid to the late A. Linn Murphree, MD.

A professor and thirteen students flash the peace sign in front of a centuries-old building

Pharmacy students go abroad to study folk medicine history

The USC School of Pharmacy course Balkan History, Geography and Folk Medicine took place in southeastern Europe in May. The course's 13 students spent 20 days in immersive study regarding the history and benefits of folk medicine in Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Turkey.

Featured Event

USC School of Pharmacy

Date: Sunday, July 24

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Topic: Public session: "Regulation of Food and Dietary Supplements"

Summary: Members of the USC School of Pharmacy faculty will offer a preview of a course exploring the key differences between food and supplement regulation.

Location: Webinar

Registration: To register for this event, click here. The event's Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

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