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The Keck Effect: More Leisure Time

When Marco Mejia stepped out of a movie theater one night with an excruciating headache, he didn’t know it would be the start of a

  • Keck Medicine of USC cancer patient Neil Navarro

The Keck Effect: More Charity

Access to clinical trial helps provide a father of four with a dramatic recovery.
At the age of 29, Neil Navarro had a stomachache. It wasn’t

  • Stacy Kinsel, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and receives treatment at the USC Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Center

The Keck Effect: More Stamina

Stacy Kinsel was in a meeting with clients one day in 1999 when she suddenly experienced extreme numbness in her legs and feet.
A forensic accountant

The Keck Effect: More Exercise

When Sherri Hollingsworth learned she had uterine cancer, it wasn’t a complete shock.
Many people in her family had been diagnosed with cancer, including her mother,

  • Aortic dissection patient Romney Mawhorter

The Keck Effect: More Romantic Weekends

It was like a scene from a movie. Romney Mawhorter remembers the helicopter landing on the roof of Keck Hospital of USC.
He remembers the team

The Keck Effect: More Daytime Walks

Gary Dennis used to enjoy taking frequent lunchtime walks from his office to the Exposition Park Rose Garden and USC campus, about a two-mile round

The Keck Effect: More Dog Walks

Susan Garrahan didn’t feel she and her oncologist were on the same page when it came to his plan for treating her breast cancer.
The oncologist,

  • Joelle-and-Andrew-Kanter

The Keck Effect: More Cooking

After a series of bouts with pneumonia, Andrew required complicated surgery. Numerous referrals finally led him to the care and expertise of Keck Medicine of

  • Theresa Vitale, USC Voice Center patient

The Keck Effect: More Conversations

When Theresa Vitale began losing her voice for months at a time, she knew she needed help.
Theresa Vitale’s initials are “TV,” so it’s only fitting