Keck School of Medicine of USC

 Preventive Medicine

Students pitch global surgery solutions

March 17th, 2017|

Students from across USC’s campuses spent a week strategizing ways to improve Nicaragua’s surgical infrastructure as part of the sixth annual USC Global Health Case Competition.

The competition,

Nation’s top environmental scientists say the EPA should not be weakened

March 16th, 2017|

As scientists begin to find their political voices, three former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency insiders on Wednesday said the Trump administration should not sacrifice environmental quality and

Nation’s top environmental scientists say the EPA should not be weakened

March 14th, 2017|

As scientists begin to find their political voices, three former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency insiders on Wednesday said the Trump administration should not sacrifice environmental quality and

From mother to baby: ‘Secondhand sugars’ can pass through breast milk

March 2nd, 2017|

Add breast milk to the list of foods and beverages that contain fructose, a sweetener linked to health issues ranging from obesity to diabetes.

A new study by

Your Health Depends on More Than Your DNA

February 14th, 2017|

Nature and nurture both matter in the move to personalized medicine.
In some not-too-distant future, your health risks and medical problems may be investigated and pieced together like crime

Air pollution linked to heightened risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

February 10th, 2017|

High levels of pollution may make insulin-creating cells become less efficient, increasing the risk for Type 2 diabetes, USC researchers say
Latino children who live in areas with

Mexico public health institute honors Jonathan Samet

February 10th, 2017|

The Institute of Public Health in Mexico (INSP) celebrated the career of Jonathan Samet, MD, Distinguished Professor, Flora L. Thornton Chair in Preventive Medicine and director of

Air pollution may lead to dementia in older women

January 31st, 2017|

Tiny air pollution particles — the type that mainly comes from power plants and automobiles — may greatly increase the chance of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, according

Study: Children with asthma are more likely to become obese

January 26th, 2017|

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that children with asthma are 51 percent more likely to become obese over the next decade

Keck School receives $6 million from National Institutes of Health for obesity research

January 24th, 2017|

The Keck School of Medicine of USC was awarded two grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support projects that could prevent obesity and treat