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As age-obsessed billionaires turn to ‘vampire’ therapies, the FDA takes a stand (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Times quoted Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School about the obsession with immortality among tech industry executives.

Let’s Not Muddle The Message About Home- And Community-Based Palliative Care (Health Affairs)

Health Affairs featured a blog post by USC Leonard Davis Research Assistant Professor Anna Rahman about how the distinction between palliative care and end-of-life care needs to be made clearer. “Consistently conflating palliative care and hospice care threatens to undermine our field’s credibility and our ability to help patients who could benefit from the extra layer […]

Dr. Davison and the Gay Cure (UnErased podcast)

Unerased: The History of Conversion Therapy in America interviewed Gerald Davison of USC Dornsife College and USC Leonard Davis School. He discussed how he took a stand against conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ in the 1970s.

Healthier eating habits taught in free classes at USC Verdugo Hills hospital (ABC News Los Angeles KABC-TV)

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV highlighted the Mindful Eating Series. The spot included interviews with Deborah Weirick of the USC Verdugo Hills and USC Leonard Davis graduate student Megan Tancredi. Tancredi leads class discussions in the 10-week program.

What’s in Gov. Newsom’s budget for middle-class Californians? (Southern California Public Radio 89.3 KPCC)

KPCC quoted Donna Benton of the USC Leonard Davis School about California’s proposed budget for caregiver support. Benton said most Californians don’t qualify for low-income caregiver support services. “Family members in general sacrifice a lot,” said Benton. “And then when they go to look for services for themselves, usually they’re not going to qualify.”

6 Great Health Books to Read This Year (PBS Next Avenue)

PBS’ “Next Avenue” highlighted research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School and his book, The Longevity Diet. Longo’s research suggests that applying a fasting-mimicking diet three or four times a year can activate as well as boost regeneration and rejuvenation in stem cells. Longo holds that this diet reduces the risk of developing cancer, […]

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