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July 7, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Methodist Hospital of Southern California joins Keck Medicine as USC Arcadia Hospital

On July 1, Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia became part of Keck Medicine of USC and was renamed USC Arcadia Hospital. The expansion will enhance medical care available to the San Gabriel Valley, said Rod Hanners, CEO of Keck Medicine. Future plans include an expanded focus in areas such as neurosciences, cardiac care and oncology services, as well as developing academic and training relationships with USC.

Healthy foods form the shape of a brain

USC researcher leads effort to improve research on nutrition and dementia

Contrary to epidemiological studies, clinical research has yet to find convincing evidence to link good nutrition with brain health, says Hussein Yassine, MD, associate professor of medicine and neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Yassine and a team spent two years surveying existing literature on the subject; their analysis was published this month in The Lancet Healthy Longevity.

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A Trojan physical therapist in Uganda

Sharae Tejada, DPT, recently returned to California from Africa, where she was part of a team dedicated to the advancement of sports medicine in Uganda. "It is important for students to see how much can be done with little equipment and what a big impact they can have," says Tejada, an alumna of the USC Division of Physical Therapy and Biokinesiology and now a faculty member at the school.

A small child plays with colorful toys

Study identifies social, motor skills patterns unique to autistic children

Autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder each have distinct patterns of social and motor skills, some of which overlap. But the disorders are diagnosed differently, so these overlapping markers may help clinicians better discriminate between the conditions using motor measures, a new study finds.

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Date: Tuesday, July 12

Time: Noon

Topic and speakers: "Leveraging Digital Health Tools to Reduce Disparities in Cardiometabolic Outcomes," Elaine Khoong, MD, MS, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Summary: An informative talk highlighting digital health tools shown to effectively improve cardiometabolic disease outcomes among diverse patient populations.

Location: Webinar

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