Posts Tagged ‘Health’

July 30th, 2020

As coronavirus spreads, health officials weigh pooled testing

Contact: Leigh Hopper, lhopper@usc.edu, (310) 308-0405 or Stephanie Hedt, hedt@usc.edu, (213) 821-4555 The United States is testing more than 750,000 people for COVID-19 every day, with demand even higher across states like Arizona, California, Florida and Texas due to a spike in infections. One possible solution is pooled testing in which health officials test small groups — or “pools”– of people for the coronavirus with […]

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April 17th, 2020

National Survey Reveals Extent of Coronavirus-Related Job Loss and Outsized Impact on Blacks, Latinos

USC Dornsife’s Understanding Coronavirus in America Study tracks changes in perceptions and experiences of Americans related to coronavirus and how its impacting lives. Daily updated data is made available to researchers and the public. Contact: Jim Key, (619) 253-1077 or jameskey@dornsife.usc.edu or Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu New findings from one of the few […]

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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 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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March 10th, 2020

USC study shows some combinations of statins and antihypertensives may reduce dementia risk

Researchers say the study is the first to investigate the association of different combinations of frequently used drugs and dementia risk in a large, representative sample of older Americans. Contact: Jenesse Miller, jenessem@usc.edu or 213-810-8554 Certain combinations of cardiovascular drugs may also reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new USC study of nearly […]

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October 22nd, 2019

Research reveals why breast cancer spreads to the brain

USC researchers have determined how cancer cells target certain organs, which could help develop treatments to slow or stop the disease from spreading. Contact: Leigh Hopper, lhopper@usc.edu or (310) 308-0405 Most cancers kill because tumor cells spread beyond the primary site to invade other organs. Now, a USC study of brain-invading breast cancer cells circulating […]

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September 3rd, 2019

Vast majority of dementia patients don’t receive specialty diagnosis and care, study finds

Researchers found the use of dementia specialty care is particularly low for Hispanics and Asians. Contact: Jenesse Miller (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu In the first large study to examine the diagnosis of dementia in older Americans over time, researchers found the vast majority never meet with a dementia specialist and are instead overwhelmingly diagnosed and […]

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August 15th, 2019

As students head back to school, experts share wellness tips

As students from kindergarten to college head back to school, they and their families typically experience a mixture of excitement and anxiety. USC experts share strategies for staying physically, mentally and even spiritually healthy. Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu What’s the biggest challenge faced by today’s college students? “What I have noticed in my […]