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Minimally Invasive Procedure Calms AFib

Victoria Farraj first noticed her atrial fibrillation symptoms while teaching Kindergarten. The totally thoracoscopic maze procedure, performed by the USC…

Treating Epilepsy With Targeted Surgery

Patients at the USC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center receive the highest level of care, backed by innovative research. On an ordinary…

Heart Surgeries with Team Approach Save Athlete

Lifelong athlete George Young needed multiple surgeries after suffering a severe heart complication. Thanks to the USC Comprehensive Aortic Center,…

5 Ways a Lack of Sleep Can Become a Nightmare for Your Health

Not getting enough shut-eye can do more than make you cranky. You know what it’s like when you haven’t had…

Common Ice Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Learn how to protect yourself and your children from injury while enjoying these winter sports. Ice-skating can be fun at…

Fast Response to Stroke Fuels Full Recovery

David McClure was able to call for help as he suffered a stroke. Immediate, expert care at Keck Medicine of…

A Racing Pulse: How Fast Is Too Fast?

If your heart is beating so fast it feels like it’s about to burst, you could have a serious condition…

What You Need to Know about Heat-related Illness

The summer sun may be a welcome relief after cooler weather, but rising temperatures bring their own dangers. Find out…

5 Questions to Ask at Your next Physical

The right question can reveal a lot about your health. Your annual checkup is more important than you may think.…

What Are the Signs of High Blood Pressure?

Here’s what you need to know about what to look for, along with expert tips on monitoring your blood pressure…

6 Possible Reasons Why You Have Swollen Feet, Ankles or Legs

Occasional swelling of your lower extremities can be caused by everything from salty food to standing too long. Here’s how…

Is Cracking Your Neck, Back or Knuckles Good for You?

While it’s probably not going to lead to harm, cracking your knuckles doesn’t necessarily have any benefits, either. We all…