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July 29, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Keck Medicine of USC ranked in most-ever specialties by U.S. News & World Report

Keck Medicine of USC has been recognized as being among the top hospitals in the nation for a record number of specialties by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals for 2021-22. Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, was ranked among the top 50 in the country in 12 specialties, as well as the top three hospitals in metro Los Angeles and top five hospitals in California.

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COVID-19 Roundup: Experts offer update; changing eating habits; watching the 'Pandemic Games'

Keck Medicine of USC experts weigh in on the latest COVID-19 developments, from increased cases to vaccine requirements. A new study found that more than a quarter of Los Angeles County residents reported that they ate more healthily during the pandemic. And experts discuss the effect of the virus on the Tokyo Olympics, which are going on right now.

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After diagnosis with pelvic disorder, patient looks forward to better days ahead

Nathreen Bonnet suffered from endometriosis for years before she was referred to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, where Marcia Ciccone, MD, and Anna Reinert, MD, teamed up to offer her relief.

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Researcher investigates environmental pollution's contribution to birth defects

With nearly 120,000 babies born with birth defects annually, a researcher from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is looking to better understand the link between environmental pollution and craniofacial defects, such as cleft lip and palate and skull deformity.

Featured Event

30th Annual Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program Educational Symposium

Time: 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Dates: Thursday, August 5 and Friday, August 6

Topic: Surveillance Innovations to Impact Cancer Outcomes in Young Americans

Location: Webinar

Info and RSVP: Registration is required by July 30 via this link: tinyurl.com/cspsymp2021.

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