Strong Maternity Care for Black Mom-to-Be

Candice Cauley shares her positive journey receiving maternity care at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, where a women’s health practice is working to address alarming trends for pregnant Black women in the United States. Candice Cauley, considering pregnancy for the first time at age 35, was worried. “I saw in the news that Black women are […]

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Testicular Cancer Surgery Preserves Fertility

After a testicular cancer diagnosis, Cameron Khani was able to avoid chemotherapy and radiation — thanks to an innovative approach by a Keck Medicine of USC specialist who treated him. Cameron Khani always wanted to be a father. So when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 31, the thought of losing […]

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Cultural Awareness Informs Nasal Cancer Detection

Sudden hearing loss brought Danny Kwok to Keck Medicine of USC’s Arcadia clinic, where an otolaryngologist’s deep knowledge of his patient population inspired an early diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Danny Kwok was a little surprised when, during his first office visit with Keck Medicine of USC otolaryngologist Kevin Hur, MD, one of Dr. Hur’s first […]

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Glaucoma

Comprehensive Treatment for All Types of Glaucoma Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages your optic nerve. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Glaucoma damages the nerve that connects the eye and brain, resulting in vision loss. The condition affects your side vision (peripheral vision) first, so early on, you may not […]

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Eye Infections

Treatment for Eye Infection Symptoms Redness, irritation, discharge, swelling, pain and vision loss are all symptoms of eye infections. An eye infection occurs when harmful bacteria, viruses or fungi invade the tissues of the eye and other eye structures. A common eye infection is pink eye. Your symptoms may be present in many different parts […]

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Corneal and External Disease

Diagnosis and Treatment for Corneal and External Disease The cornea is the clear tissue in the front of the eye that provides approximately two-thirds of the focusing power of the eye. It plays an important role in focusing light onto the retina, which gives you clear vision. When this delicate tissue is damaged, it can […]

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Prosthetic Leg Breakthrough Boosts Mobility

A prosthetic leg option from Europe delivers exceptional mobility. Keck Medicine of USC is one of only a few places in the United States to offer it. For Robert Johnson, the ability to pick up his young daughter and go for walks around the neighborhood with his wife means everything. But it was not long […]

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Liver Transplant Patient Celebrates Anniversary

Benigna Carrillo received the first liver transplant performed by USC doctors. On her transplant’s 27th anniversary, she reflects on her journey. When Benigna Carrillo left a medical appointment recently, she was surprised to find her transplant care team gathered in the reception area. The group had gathered to remember — and celebrate — the 27th […]

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Cochlear Implants Key for Early Intervention

The devices boost skill development for infants with hearing loss and severe developmental delays more than hearing aids, new research finds. Up to three out of every 1,000 infants in the United States are born with profound hearing loss. Infants with hearing loss typically are first treated with hearing aids. If these fail to help […]

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