Battling a deadly disease can take a toll on family members. Learn how you can support loved ones in this time of turmoil. Dealing with cancer means more than addressing the physical side of the disease. There also is an emotional side of cancer that takes just as much — if not more — time,
No one wants to think about their friends or family members battling prostate cancer, but being prepared is the best way to protect their health. Early detection is a critical part of successful treatment, and it depends on regular screenings — especially for men with elevated risk. Too often, myths and misconceptions keep men from
Keeping your joints healthy and strong can help you stay active. As you age, the cartilage around your joints can wear or break down. This can trigger arthritis, a joint disorder that causes pain and stiffness due to inflammation of one or more joints. However, you can take steps to protect your existing cartilage and
Don’t panic: High-risk pregnancy simply means that you or your baby may need extra care during pregnancy and delivery. There are many common reasons your doctor may identify your pregnancy as high-risk. Among the most common: Diabetes Infertility issues Obesity High blood pressure Age Lifestyle Some pregnancies even start out as normal but progress to
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is hosting a special contest in anticipation of the upcoming birth of the hospital’s first baby of the new year. All you need to do is give your best guess about when the baby will be born and how much the baby will weigh. To participate, visit the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
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.
Our 26th Annual Golf Classic was one of the most successful in its long history, raising more than $300,000. Our fundraising efforts, fueled by the generosity of our event sponsors, underwriters, golfers and community members, were unparalleled. Funds will be used to support our highest-priority needs, including investments in technology, facility improvements, patient services and
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 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