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Is Dementia Preventable?

Experts say that one-third of the world’s dementia cases could be prevented by managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, hypertension and depression.
This remarkable fact was part of a report by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care that was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 and published in The Lancet. The

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USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation 26th Annual Golf Classic

Our 26th Annual Golf Classic one of the most successful in its long history. Our fundraising efforts, fueled by the generosity of our event sponsors, underwriters, golfers and community members was unparalleled. 

Estimated net proceeds of $200,000 (up approximately 20% from last year) will be used to support our highest priority needs including investments in technology, facility

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Men’s Health Seminar

Over 70 guests were in attendance for our most recent Men’s Health Seminar which was held on Thursday, December 8th. Various topics related to men’s health were addressed by local physicians and USC Medical School staff. The evening was especially poignant as it was the capstone for Men’s Health Awareness Month.   Pictured below are Dr.

  • Phil Mutchnik

Phil Mutchnik: Volunteer of the Year Gives With All of His Heart

Phil Mutchnik is easy to track down — if he’s not at the movies catching the films most likely be nominated for an Oscar, he’s volunteering at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital four and sometimes, five days a week.
“I get a lot out of this myself,” he said. “I am not just doing this for myself,

  • Lee Sealander

Lee Sealander: Dedicating His Time To His Community

In his 25-year career as a volunteer – in which he has dedicated more than 30,000 hours to the hospital – Lee has worn many hats. Currently, he spends three busy mornings a week stocking coffee supplies in the hospital. He also delivers newspapers and paperwork to various hospital departments.
Staying busy is a part of

  • June-Snyder

June Snyder: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital’s Brightest Smile

A native of the Verdugo Hills community, she has lived in the same house for 57 years. When June retired, she and a friend decided that volunteering would be a good idea. For the last 20 years, she’s become even more enmeshed in the community than ever before by dedicating her gratitude to USC Verdugo Hills

  • Sue Wilder

Sue Wilder: A Warm and Helpful Hand

Sue Wilder, a volunteer at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital for 18 years, understands that when someone enters the hospital, they are at an extremely vulnerable point. Her first time at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital was when her father was admitted as a result of congestive heart failure.
“He ended up spending seven weeks in this hospital

You’re Never Too Old for These Types of Allergies

While most food allergies start in childhood, adults can develop allergies and it can happen out of nowhere.
Maybe you have been eating seafood your entire life and out of nowhere your favorite lobster dish at your local restaurant causes your lips to swell. What’s causing it? Chances are you have developed an adult onset food

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10 Lifestyle Changes Everyone Should Make In Their 20s

Your 20s are typically a whirlwind of independence, soul-searching, hyper-socialization and figuring out exactly who you are. These lifestyle tricks will help you along the way.
People in their 20’s often experience rapid and frequent changes. Increased responsibilities; moving to and from college or out of your parents home; significant personal relationships grow or dissipate; financial

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