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March 30th, 2020

Do you have the blues? USC experts offer advice for coping during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is the ultimate disruptor, reshaping people’s work, family and finances. No one knows how long it will last. No one knows who’s contagious. So many issues at once can cause emotional and psychological instability, affecting careers and relationships. USC experts understand the problem and share expertise to help people navigate the dislocation. Contact: Gary Polakovic […]

March 27th, 2020

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Classical KUSC, and Classical KDFC Present ‘At Home with Gustavo’

Special on-air and online series created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring selections curated by Gustavo Dudamel and his personal reflections on the music that keeps us together, even when we’re apart. Each week includes five, hour-long programs, four in English and one entirely in Spanish. The series will be nationally syndicated through PRX. […]

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March 25th, 2020

USC experts prepare technologies to halt coronavirus

USC is a leading research university, and experts see a challenge and opportunity to slow the coronavirus outbreak. As researchers pivot in response, scientists and engineers marshal new technologies unavailable during past pandemics. Tools such as supercomputers, software apps, virtual reality, big data and algorithms are in play. Here’s what hope looks like from the […]

March 25th, 2020

Coronavirus is latest calamity to affect young people’s psyche

The coronavirus outbreak exacts a hidden toll on young adults as it shapes values and harms their health. It’s the latest calamity for a generation that has experienced life-altering disruptions, from 9/11 to the Great Recession, the decline of American prestige to a housing affordability crisis, global warming to crushing student debt, and now a […]

March 23rd, 2020

How parents can talk to their kids about COVID-19

With states, cities and towns implementing “stay-at-home” orders in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, families are figuring out how to explain global events to kids while keeping them safe, healthy and active. USC experts offer tips on managing this new normal. Contact: Jenesse Miller, jenessem@usc.edu or (213) 810-8554 What happens when we lose our […]

March 19th, 2020

Homelessness and xenophobia during the COVID-19 pandemic

In addressing the needs of the vulnerable, and focusing on our common humanity, we’ll be better positioned to weather the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, USC experts say. Contact: Leigh Hopper at (310) 308-0405 or lhopper@usc.edu Repurposed high school gyms could help meet urgent need Michael Cousineau, a clinical professor in the department of preventive medicine and family medicine […]

March 18th, 2020

Study: What do Americans think of their chances of being infected with Coronavirus?

A national USC survey also reveals the vast majority of Americans recognize the value of handwashing and sanitizing to keep themselves safe from infection. Contact: Jim Key, jameskey@usc.edu or 619-253-1077 or Jenesse Miller, jenessem@usc.edu or 213-810-8554 As the rate of COVID-19 infections in the U.S. continues to grow, slightly more than a quarter of all […]

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March 17th, 2020

Expert Tips for Helping Older Adults Amid COVID-19

A recent analysis of COVID-19 cases in China showed that older adults face the greatest danger from coronavirus. This means it is even more important for older adults to abide health guidelines advising social distancing. USC gerontology experts have tips for how you can help them practice social distancing but still feel in touch. Contact: Jenesse […]

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March 17th, 2020

Benefits of fish in moderation during pregnancy outweigh risks for baby

Eating fish 1-3 times a week during pregnancy is associated with improved metabolic health as the child grows,according to a new study from Keck School of Medicine of USC. Contact: Laura LeBlanc, (646) 825-0821, or laura.leblanc@med.usc.edu; or Leigh Hopper, (310) 308-0405, lhopper@usc.edu. To eat or not to eat fish is a question that has long concerned pregnant women. Now, […]

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March 13th, 2020

People in the US are changing their behavior, anticipating fallout of COVID-19

A new USC survey offers a snapshot of how coronavirus has changed behavior in America, from stockpiling emergency supplies and food to hygiene. Contact: Jenesse Miller, jenessem@usc.edu or 213-810-8554 or Julie Labich, samere@price.usc.edu or 213-821-8188 Amid the rise of the coronavirus pandemic, many people in the United States perceive health and economic risks and are […]

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