Class of 2021 Social Wall

"I hear stories about how men are really tired of hearing about their partner suffering from hormonal side effects or in some cases, complications related to IUDs or implants," says professor Brian Nguyen, MD, "And they want to do something." ...https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/12/04/1140512789/birth-control-male-contraceptive-sperm

“. . . because HIV mutates so much, it’s been very difficult to create an effective vaccine. Broadly neutralizing antibodies is the approach that gets to the core part of the virus, which is the part of the virus that doesn’t change,” Jeffrey Klausner, MD ...https://www.healthline.com/health-news/hiv-vaccine-study-shows-it-may-induce-key-immune-response-in-early-study#How-does-the-experimental-HIV-vaccine-work

“Where we have been falling short, especially with this population, is their reality is so different from ours that we haven’t been building reality-based systems for them,” Brett Feldman, MD, said of the struggle of unhoused people to access benefits. ...https://calmatters.org/health/2022/12/homeless-health-care/

In a 2004 study at @USC, hamsters chose to repeatedly trigger injections of steroids directly into their brains. Nearly a quarter of them did it so often that they died, with symptoms that resembled a heroin overdose, according to professor Ruth I. Wood. ...https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/interactive/2022/bodybuilding-health-risks/

“In space, we know there’s more ionizing radiation than on Earth,” said John Choi, MD, PhD, of @RadiologyUSC, “Can we take advantage of that radiation as a source that allows us to capture an image?” ...https://www.iflscience.com/space-radiation-threatens-astronauts-but-could-also-save-their-lives-66500

Congratulations to Parveen Parmar, MD, MPH for receiving the Group of Women in Medicine in Science (GWIMS) award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (@AAMC). 🎉 #HealOn✌️

CA Surgeon General @DrDianaRamosMD has a plan for the state, with goals of addressing inequities in medical care and improving health. See why mental health is a priority for her, and how her @KECKSchool_USC education prepared her for her new role. ...https://keck.usc.edu/california-surgeon-general-diana-ramos-md-puts-mental-health-and-inequities-of-care-at-the-top-of-her-statewide-to-do-list/

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Many nephrologists partially (or entirely) own dialysis facilities and refer their patients to them. Schaeffer experts Genevieve Kanter of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Eugene Lin of Keck School of Medicine of USC looked into this conflict of interest in a ...recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

While they found improved patient outcomes among centers owned by kidney doctors, including increased use of home dialysis, there were significant barriers in obtaining and analyzing the data.

"CMS should make dialysis facility ownership transparency a requirement in line with other medical financial conflict of interest requirements," Lin, Kanter and their colleagues write in a follow-up blog.

https://ldi.upenn.edu/our-work/research-updates/hidden-physician-financial-conflicts-of-interest-in-dialysis/

Today at noon, USC Price, USC Schaeffer Center and Keck School of Medicine of USC will host a panel of experts to discuss the need for a new generation of antimicrobials to replace critical medications that are losing their effectiveness. Panelists will discuss incentives and policy solutions to ...encourage innovation.

Register: http://ow.ly/wpKb50LX2YC

Dr. Lee notes that early detection is key. “Colon cancer is 90% treatable with surgery alone if we catch it early. Don’t be shy about talking to your doctor—we will be discreet, and we have heard it all. If you’re in doubt, get screened.” #ColonCancer

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Protect yourself:
🔹 Get regular colorectal cancer screenings after age 45.
🔹 If a parent or sibling has had colon cancer, start screening at 35.
🔹 If you suspect something is wrong, don’t wait.

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Know the early warning signs:
🔹 A change in bowel movements, such as constipation or diarrhea
🔹 A feeling like your bowels haven’t completely emptied
🔹 Rectal bleeding
🔹 Unexplained fatigue

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Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US, and the second-most deadly. #ColonCancer is often detected late because the symptoms are similar to other conditions. Sang Lee, MD, Chief of Colorectal Surgery at @KeckMedUSC, shares important advice ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️

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Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States, and the second-most deadly. Colon cancer is often detected late because the symptoms are similar to other conditions.

Sang Lee, MD, Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Keck Medicine of USC, has important advice on ...protecting yourself and your loved ones.

Know the early warning signs:
🔹 A change in bowel movements, such as constipation or diarrhea
🔹 A feeling like your bowels haven’t completely emptied
🔹 Rectal bleeding
🔹 Unexplained fatigue

Protect yourself:
🔹 Get regular colorectal cancer screenings after age 45.
🔹 If a parent or sibling has had colon cancer, start screening at 35.
🔹 If you suspect something is wrong, don’t wait.

Dr. Lee notes that early detection is key. “Colon cancer is 90% treatable with surgery alone if we catch it early. Don’t be shy about talking to your doctor—we will be discreet, and we have heard it all. If you’re in doubt, get screened.”

“This has been a fabulous meeting with great contributions from lots of different people, and really highly interactive,” said Andrew McMahon, PhD, about the recent USC Stem Cell annual retreat.

PhD students, postdocs, faculty, and staff members all gathered to share research through ...an impressive lineup of scientific talks, panels, and posters. Also during the retreat, participants were able to unwind, spending time at Ventura Beach to relax, surf, play beach volleyball, and enjoy the science in the nature all around them. Learn more about the research and relaxation at this retreat: http://spr.ly/61803821I

“This has been a fabulous meeting with great contributions from lots of different people, and really highly interactive,” said Andrew McMahon, PhD, about the recent @USCStemCell annual retreat. http://spr.ly/60183821a

Mark your calendar! 📆 Tomorrow, 12/8, @USCGlobalHealth invites you to attend the launch of The Health and Human Rights Oral History Project (HHROHP), a growing archive of video testimonies from diverse figures in the health and human rights movement. http://bit.ly/lIGHoralhistory