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Coronavirus will knock more than a year off average US life expectancy, study finds (CNN)

CNN featured research by Theresa Andrasfay of the USC Leonard Davis School on how coronavirus deaths have shortened American life expectancy, especially Black and Latino populations. “Some reduction in life expectancy may persist beyond 2020 because of continued COVID-19 mortality and long-term health, social and economic impacts of the pandemic,” she said. Additional coverage was found […]

How The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Forcing Us To Rethink How We View And Approach Aging And Retirement (KPCC-FM)

KPCC-FM featured Pinchas Cohen, dean of the USC Leonard Davis School, on how COVID-19 will change our views on aging and retirement. “We’re dealing with an incredible rise in the number of seniors who will require some sort of care. This is the result of tremendous success in making people live longer, but more and […]

What Is the Fasting Mimicking Diet? (U.S. News & World Report)

U.S. News & World Report highlighted Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School and his pioneering work with the fasting mimicking diet.

Volunteering Was My Personal Fountain of Youth (New York Times)

The New York Times quoted Paul Irving of the USC Leonard Davis School on the health benefits for older adults who volunteer. “The health benefits for older volunteers are mind-blowing,” he said. When older folks go in for physicals, he said, “in addition to taking blood and doing all the other things that the doctor […]

A support group for women on the front lines of the caregiving crisis (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Times featured the USC Family Caregiver Support Center’s local partnership with the First African Methodist Episcopal Church to support Black caregivers. “[The church] serves as that trusted middleman,” said Donna Benton of the USC Leonard Davis School, who runs the center.

Too much bread in ‘healthy’ Italian diet is making children obese (The Times UK)

The Times quoted Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on how too much bread in Italian diets is contributing to childhood obesity.

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