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Article ID: 697616

Keck Hospital of USC Achieves Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Hospital of USC has joined a select group of health care facilities in achieving Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), one of the highest honors in nursing excellence.

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18-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697577

Tips for Men Considering Plastic Surgery

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

More men are seeking plastic surgery to enhance their looks and boost their confidence. Here are five tips to guide the process of finding the right surgeon.

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17-Jul-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697431

Military Personnel Show Brain Changes Similar to Those Seen in Retired Football Players with Suspected Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Molecular tracer combined with PET scans show locations and concentrations of abnormal proteins associated with degenerative brain disease

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13-Jul-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697466

$26.5 Million Grant to Fund First Large-Scale Study on African-American Men with Prostate Cancer

Keck Medicine of USC

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is leading a $26.5 million effort to conduct the first large-scale, multi-institutional study on African-American men with prostate cancer.

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17-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697434

Emergency Injuries Soar as Scooter Riders Take Over Sidewalks

Cedars-Sinai

Motorized scooters are making quite the splash in pedestrian-heavy cities from Santa Monica, California, to Washington, D.C. They’re ubiquitous, inexpensive to rent, easy to unload and fun.They’re also dangerous, leaving behind a trail of injured riders and pedestrians, according to a Cedars-Sinai emergency physician.

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16-Jul-2018 5:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697432

Worried About Varicose Veins? Here's What You Need to Know

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Varicose veins affect about 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men in their lifetime, and there are many ways they can be treated.

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13-Jul-2018 10:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697394

Cedars-Sinai Affiliate Breaks Ground on New Cancer Center

Cedars-Sinai

Torrance Memorial Medical Center, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate, recently broke ground on the new Hunt Cancer Center. The center, a collaboration with Cedars-Sinai, will provide its patients with access to subspecialists who treat more than 60 types of common, rare and complex cancers.

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13-Jul-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697253

Researchers Discover Gene That Controls Bone-to-Fat Ratio in Bone Marrow

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have found that the PGC-1α gene, previously known to control human metabolism, also controls the equilibrium of bone and fat in bone marrow and also how an adult stem cell expresses its final cell type. The findings could lead to a better understanding of the disruption of bone-to-fat ratio in bone marrow and its health consequences, and point to the gene as a therapeutic target in the treatment of osteoporosis and skeletal aging.

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10-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697271

New Statewide Study: Which Childbirth Services Do Women Want?

Cedars-Sinai

Nearly four million women give birth in the U.S. each year, and it is the number one reason for all hospital admissions. But hospital satisfaction surveys generally don't include specific questions about women's experiences with their care in labor and delivery, according to researchers at Cedars-Sinai. Until now.

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12-Jul-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697052

Patients with Early Kidney Cancer See Significant Benefits with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Keck Medicine of USC

A comprehensive study by the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that robotic partial nephrectomy offers significantly better patient outcomes as compared with open or laparoscopic techniques.

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10-Jul-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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