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August 5, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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COVID-19 Roundup: Preparing for the school year; addressing vaccine hesitancy

Cases are expected to surge as the K-12 school year starts this month, so experts share tips on how to protect children. A church leader in Watts found that vaccine hesitancy was a multifaceted problem, so he enlisted partners at USC to break down barriers.

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Racial and ethnic disparities discovered in post-operative breast cancer surgery outcomes

A new study from the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center among women who undergo surgery for breast cancer treatment discovered there is a greater likelihood that Hispanic and Black women will have a post-surgery emergency department visit within 90 days than white women.

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To tackle multiple serious symptoms, it takes a team

When doctors found a mass in José Aguiar's colon, he was also experiencing serious symptoms in his heart, foot and endocrine levels. It would take a team of experts from Keck Medicine of USC to help him get back on the path to healing.

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New center aims to improve access, delivery of care to vulnerable groups

The new Southern California Center for Health Equity through Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation (HDS) will bring together experts from many different disciplines and specialties to craft solutions for advancing the access and delivery of patient-centered care in Los Angeles County.

Featured Event

World Head and Neck Cancer Day Concert

Time: 10 a.m. to Noon

Date: Saturday, August 7

Performer: Richard Smith, USC music professor and cancer survivor

Sponsor: Keck Medicine of USC

Location: Aresty Auditorium

Info and RSVP: The event will be livestreamed. For registration, contact Brenda.Villegas@med.usc.edu, Monique.Gutierrez@med.usc.edu or go to tinyurl.com/f4kxwhz3.

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