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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 terrifying health battle. The soft-spoken 34-year-old typically enjoyed an active lifestyle, spending much of his free time taking long walks in the park or playing basketball, and he had been ... Read More »

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On Steady Ground

One patient seeks a return to stability through deep brain stimulation at Keck Medicine of USC. On a rushed morning one year ago, Mary Shea, stood at a skycap booth at Reagan National Airport and struggled to remove her drivers’ license from her wallet. The skycap and people in line behind her impatiently waited as ... Read More »

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USC stroke patient completes L.A. Marathon

A former patient at the University of Southern California (USC) Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Keck Medicine of USC ran the Los Angeles Marathon on Feb. 14, accompanied by the treatment team that saved her life. Prior to her stroke, 41-year-old Kathy Nguyen had nine marathons under her belt. In March 2015, Nguyen collapsed ... Read More »

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Mind Over Matter

Keck Medicine of USC, Caltech and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation clinical trial defines next generation of neuroprosthetics Paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a gunshot wound when he was 21, Erik G. Sorto now can move a robotic arm just by thinking about it and using his imagination. Through a clinical collaboration between ... Read More »

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From Fierce Headaches to Full Health

Tracey Mallett suffered from headaches, and she was worried. Over the course of four years, the Los Angeles-based celebrity fitness instructor battled headaches that had become increasingly more intense and frightening. Irregular at first, they often came on suddenly and would last for several days. She discussed the headaches with her physicians, but they assured ... Read More »

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