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How quickly do you walk?

It says a lot about your health. USC’s Christina Dieli-Conwright studies how exercise affects breast cancer survivors, and gait speed is something she tracks.

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Why do we like to be scared?

Many of us love a good scare, especially this time of year. But what does that say about our culture? USC experts in neuroscience, folklore and film weigh in.

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Avoiding sleep deprivation

Not getting a good night’s sleep can take its toll in more ways than you know — but one USC expert has some simple lifestyle changes that could make all the difference.