College Girl Uses Powerful “Study Drug”

College students constantly use study fuels like coffee and energy drinks to stay productive. But a certain USC student uses a special performance enhancing drug that increases her ability to focus and expands her attention span. Reported, Edited, and Filmed by Cameron Quon Special Thanks: Amy Vandenberg Dr. Dave Baron…

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USC Joins Forces with Verdugo Hills

by Lynn Benjauthrit On July 16, a historic union was born when a deal was closed between two leaders in healthcare: Verdugo Hills Hospital and the USC Keck School of Medicine.  By combining the broad resources of a prominent academic institution and the immediate access to quality care provided by…

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Scholarships for Serving the Underserved

by Morgan Cheeks With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, analysts estimate that nearly 30 million Americans will be newly insured by the end of this decade, drastically increasing the need for primary care health workers. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts a shortage of 90,000 physicians by…

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Wireless Health Technology

by Manu Gandham If you’ve ever seen someone wearing Google Glass, or a Nike Fuelband, or the Pebble Smartwatch, then you’ve witnessed the beginnings of wearable technology. As devices get smaller and lighter, people can start incorporating computers into clothes and fashion accessories. Being in contact with bodies 24/7 enables…

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Dornsife Expands Science Program with New Majors

by Emily He USC Dornsife recently created three new natural science majors: Computational Neuroscience, Environmental Science and Health and Human Biology. Johnathan Kuhn, the Assistant Director of USC Dornsife Office of Admission, said, “These majors will allow students to get an interdisciplinary education while working towards one degree, which both…

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Smallpox Eradicated: What’s Next?

by Aline Hesse The eradication of smallpox is considered one of the greatest achievements in the field of public health. Despite initial skepticism following a failed attempt to eradicate malaria and little funding, the global effort to eradicate smallpox was finally achieved in 1975. Though all diseases are potentially eradicable,…

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