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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Proudly Celebrating PRIDE Month 

Keck Medicine advocates for the LGBTQ+ community   As we near the end of June, Pride month, I am both heartened and distressed.   I am inspired by the many events and celebrations our health system organized to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.    We had a large, enthusiastic showing at the recent LA Pride Parade, and […]

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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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Life 20 Years After a Living-Donor Liver Transplant

By donating a part of her liver, one woman gave someone else the gift of better health. Both transplant participants are still thriving after two decades. When Walter Cervantes learned he needed a new liver in 2002, the last person he wanted to ask was his close friend Rosie Lewis. Back then, living liver donation […]

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4 Weight-loss Surgery Myths, Debunked by a Bariatric Surgeon

Get the facts on bariatric surgery from our experts. Bariatric surgery can be a lifesaving solution for people who are unable to maintain a healthy weight on their own.  Nearly 30 million adults in the United States have a body mass index (BMI) that makes them eligible for bariatric surgery, according to the National Institutes […]

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7 Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a notoriously deadly disease that is hard to catch early — here are some symptoms to look out for. Pancreatic cancer has a bad reputation — and for good reason. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, after lung and colon, according to the National […]

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How Food Insecurity Is Linked to Liver Disease

The lack of access to affordable, nutritious food puts those with chronic liver disease at a higher risk of death, new research finds. Food insecurity, the limited availability of nutritionally adequate food, is a growing public health concern in the United States. Over 35 million Americans experience food insecurity annually, according to the U.S. Department […]

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