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Even the healthiest and most careful expectant moms can experience unforeseen problems during pregnancy or childbirth. Understanding that pregnancy can be filled with unexpected challenges, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital recently opened a new state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). “There are many things that can happen that you don’t expect,” says Melissa Stehlin, BSN, RN,

2018-12-04T12:06:05+00:00News and Stories, Share|

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Receives National Recognition For Emergency Nursing Certification

USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital, part of Keck Medicine of USC, is being recognized for its exceptional support of emergency nursing certification. It is the first hospital in California to receive BCEN Honorary Certification Recognition, an award that is bestowed on one small and one large health care facility each year by the Board of Certification in

2019-01-14T13:44:30+00:00News and Stories, Share|

I Have a High-Risk Pregnancy — Now What?

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

2019-01-14T13:44:30+00:00News and Stories, Share|

Your 6-Step Guide to Preventing Spring Allergies

Spring is here, which means spring allergies have also arrived. Here’s how to stop them before they start. Sure, spring is beautiful with trees and flowers in full bloom, but if you suffer from allergies to trees, grass pollens and ragweed, you know those green leaves and flowers trigger one of the most miserable times

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The Bitter Truth about Artificial Sweeteners

Although they are advertised as being better for your body than sugar, artificial sweeteners may be not be as harmless as they seem. Ever since saccharin, the first artificial sweetener, was created in 1879, scientists have been keeping an eye on the possible side effects of sugar substitutes. While they don’t have any calories and

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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.