Archive: August 2018

A 2,000-year-old view of age (Nature)

In this Nature article, Caleb E. Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School reveals how a classic work by Greek physician Galen pioneered the idea of the ‘healthspan’.

U.S. Opioid Abuse Fueling Life Expectancy Decline (WebMD)

WebMD featured research by Jessica Ho of the USC Leonard Davis School on recent declines in Americans’ life expectancy among people in their 20s and 30s. The opioid epidemic may be a reason for the declines. The story also appeared In NHS Choices and on Fox St. Louis affiliate