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  • Alex Good valve repair patient

Research Helped Him Find the Right Fit

When you’re told that you need surgery, there’s a lot to think about: How to take the time you will need to recover, who your

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Abdominal Pain Signals a Life-Threatening Condition for Former La Cañada Flintridge Mayor

Jonathan Curtis has a “type A” personality. So when he was hit with sudden, severe pain in his abdomen last October, he simply grabbed some

  • couple dealing with male infertility go see a specialist and now have a child

Baby Makes Three

Rocky Walker is a man’s man: He’s a muscular, tattooed, Harley-riding prison guard who lives in the blue-collar town of Bakersfield. But masculinity doesn’t exempt

  • john privett experienced ankle pain that led to swelling that was lymphedema and had a lymphovenous bypass

Triathlete’s Mysterious Leg Swelling Turns Out to Be A Rare Condition

USC alumnus John Privett has been active his whole life and running triathlons since the 1980s. When he experienced ankle pain after a normal run,

  • Kristopher Lyon MD has otosclerosis in both ears and has to undergo two stapedectomies

Unable to Hear His Wife, Emergency Medicine Physician Learns His Hearing Loss Is Due to an Uncommon Condition

A doctor from Central California follows respected otolaryngologist John S. Oghalai, MD, to his new home at Keck Medicine of USC when a previous hearing

  • Melanie Rodriguez bigeminy irregular heartbeat blood clot patient

21-Year-Old Develops Life-Threatening Blood Clots After Cardiac Ablation

At 21 years old, Melanie Rodriguez did not expect to be in a medical transport helicopter on her way to get life-saving treatment at Keck

  • Karen Sartoris spine patient

How One Woman Bounced Back From Back Pain

Her back problems started gradually with a twinge here and there, but quickly escalated. Karen Sartoris couldn’t get on the elliptical at the gym for

  • mark foist skin cancer

About Face

For some people, outdoor activities like swimming and cycling are a fun occasional pastime. But there are also people like Mark Foist, for whom spending

  • richard meyer atrial fibrillation patient

A Better Beat

For 15 years, Richard Meyer lived with infrequent episodes of atrial fibrillation, sometimes only experiencing two episodes a year before he developed an unusual trigger.