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Sept. 10, 2020

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Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Lesser-known tips to reduce risk of COVID-19 infection

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have learned that wearing face masks, maintaining social distance and hand washing can help prevent transmission. But as safety restrictions are lifted, the risk of community spread increases. Sirisha Mohan, a family medicine physician at Keck Medicine of USC, recommends a few extra tips that can help keep people safe.

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In memoriam: Nancy E. Warner, MD, a pioneer for women in academic medicine

Nancy E. Warner, physician, pathologist, teacher and mentor, died in the late afternoon of Aug. 17 at the age of 97. Known for her resilience, curiosity and zest for life, she was the first woman chair at the USC School of Medicine, now the Keck School of Medicine of USC, as well as the first woman chair of a pathology department in a co-educational institution in the United States.

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Innovative treatment can help maintain prostate cancer patients' quality of life

A recently completed, years-long study from USC Urology and Keck Medicine demonstrates that focal high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of the prostate can be an effective alternative to surgery or radiation with encouraging outcomes and shortened recovery time. This is the first and largest study examining the outcomes of focal HIFU ablation as a primary treatment for prostate cancer in the United States.

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Experts setting clinical practice guidelines for concussion

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 million Americans experience a concussion every year. While the condition has more recently become the subject of study and practice guidelines in the contexts of athletics and battlefields, there has not been a set of clinical practice guidelines to direct physical therapists in treating more routine concussions until now.

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Date: Tuesday, Sept. 15

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